After receiving the right diagnosis it is important to participate in society as a fully-fledged individual.

People with disabilities are capable of achieving great things in life, knowledging and understanding of our (dis)abilities is the key.

To enhance opportunities for international collaboration the ICF is the tool.

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, known more commonly as ICF, is a classification of health and health-related domains. ICF is the WHO framework for measuring health and disability at both individual and population levels. ICF was officially endorsed by all 191 WHO Member States in the Fifty-fourth World Health Assembly on 22 May 2001 as the international standard to describe and measure health and disability. More information can be found in the ICF Practical Manual (Draft). Learn more by e-learning.

Functioning and disability are umbrella terms for body functions, body structures, activities and participation.




In the ICF body functions are physiological functions of body systems, including psychological functions

Activities and participation

The ICF activities and participation describe the execution of a task or action by an individual, and the involvement in the life situation.