Every child is a special and unique individual. Special needs children represent a spectrum of different needs or disabilities such as children with a long-term illness or chronic health condition, mental or physical disabilities. There are also many children without diagnosis that have special needs and need a lof of help with daily activities.

All the mothers and fathers of children with special needs are called “Leijonaemot” (Lioness Mothers and Fathers). Our parenthood does not end even when our children grow up or if they die. Together, as parents, we support each other, share information, our thoughts, and we stand up for our children’s rights in the Leijonaemot community. Above all, we are proud parents of our children.

We welcome all parents of children with special needs to join Leijonaemot. The association already has thousands of members. The membership fee is 15 euros for individuals or families per year (continues 12 months after each yearly payment).

Member benefits

The most important benefit is peer support from one parent to another. Members are welcome to join our Facebook group called Leijonaemot. Members get reduced fees for our events and can seek financial assistance for these events (such as entry fees and travel expenses). Members also have a priority in our events’ participation. Furthermore, members get discounts on Leijonaemot products and other promotions from our partners (tickets, store discounts, etc.)

Become a member (application is in Finnish, if you need help, contact toimisto@leijonaemot.fi)