Presidential address (of some sort)

Simo Vehmas (President of NNDR)
Professor of Special Education
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

NNDR has been since its foundation in 1997 a relatively loose network that has had mainly two functions: arranging biennial congresses and publishing The Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. NNDR thus has been a kind of god-parent of national disability research networks and societies where the actual work has been done. The role of NNDR has been to provide a forum for the researchers in Nordic countries to present their work for an international audience. Our conferences have always been multidisciplinary events where the diversity of viewpoints is welcomed and celebrated. The same goes for SJDR as well. NNDR hasn’t supported a uniform research agenda that would automatically exclude some viewpoints. I think this a great strength of NNDR and something we should strive to maintain Continue reading