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Norway
The country information for Norway, a member of the European Agency, focuses on assessment, specialist Support, financing, teacher education in inclusive education.

international
At its 14th session the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities decided to make a call for submission regarding its draft of General Comment no. 4 on the right to inclusive education, article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Committee has developed this General Comment to guide States parties in fulfilling their obligations [...]

United Kingdom
On 1 September a major change to the special educational needs (SEN) system in England came into effect. The Children and Families Act 2014 has been passed by the UK Parliament and this sets out a new framework for SEN provision along with a new SEN and Disability Code of Practice. The new legislation expands the age-range of the SEN system from 2–19 to 0–25 and so [...]

United Kingdom; England; Northern Ireland; Wales; England
Overview and details regarding the disability allowance for students in higher education with a disability or long-term health condition. Eligibility is subject to a needs assessment and grants are non-refundable.

United Kingdom; England
The website by the British government informs students with disabilities or special needs about their eligibility and funding that is available on top of grants/loans for students, to cover expenses owing to their individual special needs.

United Kingdom
The Green Paper consultation was publlished by the Department of Education in 2011. One of the rationales was to make provisions for children and young people with special educational needs more effective, beyond giving parents control and establishing a system harmonises educational needs, health and care provisions. Future measures (see the Children and Families Act 2014) [...]

United Kingdom; England; Scotland; international
The Virtual Issue, published online as volume 35 of th eBritish Journal of Special Education, hosts four articles on the topic of "special needs education" and "learning support". P First published in 2008, the articles focus on the topic of "inclusive" versus mainstream education and highlight some challenges to the debate.

United Kingdom
A guide for parents of children with disabilities, information regarding available support and assistance (financial and otherwise) for children with special (educational) needs).

United Kingdom
The Children and Families Act 2014 brings together legislation concerning children in care, looked after, adoption, and (chapter 3) children with special needs and disabilities (SEND). In the case of SEND, health plans are outlined targeting health, care and education. The targeted age group is 0 to 25.

United Kingdom
The article focuses on the legal background and provisions for children with special educational needs in England, alternative regulations may apply to other parts of the UK. Published for EURYPEDIA, the European network on educational information in Europe. Reference year: 2013/2014.

United Kingdom
The 2010 Equality Act marks a reform in the legislation against discrimination in public life in the UK, itcovers race, disability, religious orientation, sex and sexual orientation.

international
"The 66th World Health Assembly held in May 2013 adopted a resolution calling for better health care for people with disabilities and requesting the WHO Director-General to prepare a comprehensive WHO action plan in consultation with United Nations organizations and Member States. It was noted that the plan should be based on the recommendations of the World report on [...]

international
In 2011, the World Bank and the Whorld Health Organisation (WHO) published the first report on disability, against the background of the UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities (UN-CRPD). The report is accessible in various languages and formats, including easy-to-read and DAISY format. It can also be accessed by chapters, e.g. chapter 7 focuses on education [...]

United Kingdom; England
This website by the British government provides access to documents concerning special educational needs of children and young people with disabilities, e.g. statutes and guidelines, government policy, consultations. The thematic scope covers SEND, inclusive schooling, children with learning difficulties, etc.

Ukraine; Belarus; Russian Federation
This Russian language website provides a lot of information on disability in Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. You can look up thematic keywords, links to organisations in the three countries, authors and their publications. Many links also provide fulltexts (reports, articles, analyses, guides, guidelines, and more). Among others, you will find information on the issue of [...]

Ukraine; Canada
Short final report of a Canadian-Ukrainian project to support inclusive education in Ukraine. Unfortunately, the project website is offline since 2016. An older version of the website as of 22.06.2016 from the Internet Archive doesn\'t provide the material that was on the site. The website provided information on inclusion in Ukraine, sometimes also compared to the situation [...]

Ukraine
Article written by the researchers Sharon A. Raver und Kateryna Kolchenko about the inclusion of school-age children with disabilities in Ukraine. Preprint of the article in: Childhood Education, Volume 83, Issue 6, 2007, Special Issue: International Focus Issue 2007. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Austria
The abbreviation bidok stands for disability, inclusion, documentation. bidok is a web project researching into integrative/ inclusive education and disability studies at the Institut für Erziehungswissenschaften, University of Innsbruck. Its main task is making specialist journal articles accessible in the full text library. Since bidok makes full texts available (and not [...]

international; Ireland
The School of Education was founded in 1909. Amongst others, it has a focus on gender and education. Furthermore, people are working on areas as diverse as the sociology of childhood, psychology, gender & education, the history of education, education & disadvantage, curriculum design & development, children\'s literature, teachers and teaching, philosophy of education, [...]

United States; international
AHEAD is a professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education. Its membership is international. AHEAD is actively involved in all facets of promoting full and equal participation by individuals with [...]

France
The portal, maintained by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, provides information about the studies in France covering all important fields of studying and students\' life like subjects of study, inscription and admission procedures or legal questions, furthermore an overview of financial issues (grants and scholarships), details for handicapped students, [...]

Chile
The objective of the Dysphasia Corporation of Chile: Yo puedo comunicar (YPC) is to support children and youth so that they can have an efficient education and that they can include themselves in society.

United States
The National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) was initially established (in 1962) to investigate the broad aspects of human development as a means of understanding developmental disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the events that occur during pregnancy. Today (april 2011), the Institute conducts and supports research on [...]

Austria
The Austrian Institute for Adult Education is a research and development organisation and a consulting agency focusing on adult education and lifelong learning. The focuses of its activities include: regionalisation of education (learning regions); general aspects of adult education such as environmental education, political education, health education, etc.; developing [...]

Ivory Coast
The Ivorian agency Agefop operates in the field of professional education and promotion. It addresses unemployed, handicapped, and people without a school education to support them in finding an opportunity to get a better professional qualification by continuing education or retraining. Therefore, the Agefop offers on its website information about its current projects and [...]

Japan
The "Center for US-Japan Comparative Social Studies" is an internet- based non-profit organisation founded in 2000. It aims to provide the general public with information about education, society and culture in Japan in English and about education, society and culture in the United States in Japanese. The book "Japanese Education in the 21st Century" offers detailed [...]

Denmark
Informantion on special needs education in the Danish primary and lower secondary school. A short English description is available here.

Denmark
The \'Vejviseren\' is a guide to Danish schools and educational institutions with information on teachers, accessibility for handicapped and the use of IT. Only in Danish.

Europe
HOPE is an international NGO which brings together teachers working with children and young people with medical needs all over Europe. The main aim is to ensure that every young person with an illness receives an education that is comprehensive, of the highest quality and covers all their individual needs. Hope carries out its\' work through a variety of activities, seminars, [...]

Russian Federation
The website "Education and Disabled" aims to assist in defending the right of disabled persons to education and to change public opinion towards invalidity. From the homepage links lead to projects, measures, proposals and educational institutions in the field of special education in Moscow as well as to publications and news archives.

Austria
The web site is supported by the Ministry of Education, Austria, and provides access to reports and documentations on various aspects of special needs education with a focus on the employment of information technology (computers) in schools. It is linked to the European SNE network.

United States
The ECTA Center supports the national implementation of the early childhood provisions (1-5 years) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This is done by transferring knowledge about early childhood research, practices that work, and policies to assist states and their stakeholders to accomplish goals and plans for systems change.

Australia
The Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training ( ADCET) is a web based information source that provides information about inclusive teaching, learning and assessment strategies, accommodations and support services for people with disabilities. Its aim is to encourage equitable, inclusive access to post secondary education and training for people with [...]

Australia
"The Creating Accessible Teaching and Support (CATS) Project has established a framework for good practice that provides information and resources to assist universities to create equitable access for students with disability and to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act and the Disability Standards for Education." The website offers entry points for various interest [...]

Australia
The Australian Association of Special Education (AASE) aims to advocate on behalf of people with special education needs to ensure provision of and access to quality education services. Its members include parents/caregivers, teachers, therapists, community members, administrators and university lecturers. AASE's website provides information on the association and links to [...]

Malta
The Commission helps to meet the demand for an adequate number of professionals working in different fields related to disability, doing work that is supported by applied, scientific research. For instance, there is a training and research programme named PEKTUR for people with disabilities and their families, other concerned individuals, practitioners, administrators, policy [...]

Malta
The Employment and Training Corporation is Malta\'s Public Employment Service. Its objectives are to help employees to find suitable employment and to assist employers to find suitable employees. For this purpose a nation-wide computerised job seekers\' database is in use. The ETC provides vocational guidance and training service to clients seeking new jobs and to clients [...]

Malta
This site of the homepage of the Maltese government contains links to many pages that include lists of schools, the Exams Department, libraries and how to apply for a scholarship. The General section includes enrolment for evening classes, students\' maintenance grants, resources for children and links to related publications.

international
This website is an information and communication platform of a global association which exists to promote educational opportunities for children and adults with visual impairment throughout the world. This means people who are totally blind or who have low vision, including those with additional disabilities.

United Kingdom
The RNIB is the national state organisation for the blind. The web site "Education and Learning" states its objectives concerning the support of vision impaired people in education at home, school, and in the community and increasing the number of students in higher education. It provides information for special interest groups (teachers, students, pupils and parents). [...]

Japan; Japan
This website is provided by English speaking parents residing in Japan. It aims at collecting all information about raising and educating children in Japan parents who are new to the country may need. Numerous links lead to babysitting, nursery institutions and schools. There is a focus on the education of children with special needs. This particular section of the site lists [...]

Spain
The services of this Centre are information, documentation and publication in the field of special education. An information centre, a library, an information bulletin and other special publications are provided. The web site presents information about the services and has a search form for a search with costs in the databases of the Centre.

Puerto Rico
This web site provides a complex and detailed overview of development and current isues of education in Puerto Rico and the various offers of educational programs at many levels and in many educational fields. The homepage has the following main areas (buttons): mission and tasks of the Ministry (asuntos); organizational structure and responsibilities within the Ministry, [...]

Japan
The Institute is the central research and teaching facility for special education in Japan. It has the following aims: To undertake applied researches in the field of special education to analyse teaching methodology. To provide professional and technical in-service training for teachers of special education. To disseminate research findings and to promote collaborative [...]

Asia; Pacific Rim
The programme focuses on the Eradication of Illiteracy (EOI), Universalization of Primary Education (UPE) , and Promotion of Continuing Education for Development (CED). The main target groups include the marginalized and disadvantaged groups, especially, the under-served, un-reached and the children with special needs. The website provides information about strategies, program [...]

France
Since the French law for equality of opportunities and rights (2005), the Promotion of school integration of disabled children increased. The website presents various texts, statements and political declarations concerning this issue, the texts of legal prescriptions, reports and dossiers, references to publications and multimedia resources and a link list.

France
This website of the French Public Administration provides information for the citizen - in this case the handicapped one - who wants to learn about his / her rights and the ways how to push them through. The link list at the left has, among others, links to: financial aid for handicapped persons, handicapped children, vocational training and labour market for the handicapped.

India
Like the University Grants Commission (UGC), NCERT works under the Ministry of Human Resource Development as a coordinative organ in educational training and research. It develops standards, instructional materials and textbooks. The latter is available online as fulltext. It also provides information about programmes and publications. [Abstract: Editors of Education Worldwide]

Republic of Korea
The institute strives for integrating handicapped people into society so that every student with disabilities should be treated with respect and dignity as they are. This is done, among others, through research and providing professional development opportunities for special education professionals. The website provides information about purpose and history of the institute, [...]

Ireland
Full text of the document as rtf-file. The White Paper focuses on children from birth to six years. Its aim is to support the development and educational achievement of children through high quality early education, with a particular focus on the disadvantaged and children with special needs.

Ireland
NDA is an independent statutory agency established under the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform by the National Disability Authority Act 1999. NDA strives to ensure that the rights and entitlements of people with disabilities are protected. In this context NDA undertakes e.g. research and develop statistical information for the planning, delivery and monitoring of [...]

Ireland
This discussion paper (PDF-file, 56 pages, 1999) is intended to stimulate discussion and debate that will inform the work of the NCCA and assist in the development of curriculum guidelines that will provide access to an appropriate education for all students with general learning disabilities. Section 1 provides a brief historical background, looks at current provision for [...]

United States; Canada; international
CEC claims to be the "largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents". A lot of members nevertheless come from the USA and Canada. The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) is a little more international. Unfortunately, several parts of the [...]

Norway
The FFO was founded in 1950, and is officially recognised in Norway as the co-ordinating body for organisations of disabled people. In English information on the role of FFO activities and services. Information on projects, publications and current activities in Norwegian only.

Ireland
The website presents the organisation AHEAD and offers access to their handbook for students with disabilities (full-text, HTML format, ' accessing third level education in Ireland'), an online guide to grants, scholarships and disability benefits, reports on third level options, Irish disability-related documents and organisations.

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
NICIE was established in 1987 with the aim to co-ordinate efforts to develop integrated education and to assist parent groups in opening new integrated schools. On the site there is information on integrated education in Northern Ireland and a directory of related schools.

Ireland
The purpose of this Bill is to provide a statutory framework within which the education of children and people who have special educational needs because of disabilities can be guaranteed as a right enforceable in law. Fulltext of the Bill together with an explanatory memorandum ( HTML-file, 38 pages).

Finland
The Arla Institute is a vocational training and development centre focused on vocational rehabilitation and training for visually impaired and deafblind people. (Virtual) studies, courses and projects are presented on the website. Articles are available in HTML format. A comprehensive linklist to Finnish Special Education sites.

Sweden
The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools was established 2008 for the purpose of coordinating the government´s support for special needs education. The aim is to ensure that children, young people and adults with disabilities will be able to develop and receive an education based on equality, participation, accessibility and companionship.

Norway
Tambartun is working with visually impaired children, youths and adults in 180 local authority areas in Norway. The aims are to establish services to contribute to the fulfillment of the needs of each individual child in their local school and home environment; to gather and distribute information in the field of visual impairment. The homepage informs about research and [...]

Australia
Report on a NEEF project who wished to develop actions to address some of the key problems of disadvantaged groups in Australia. NEEF had its genesis at the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Council of the World Education Fellowship (WEF) in January 2000. Five forums brought together a diverse group of prominent Australians, business people, welfare executives and [...]

Australia
FaCS has three strategic outcomes: stronger families, stronger community, economical and social particiption. The hompage presents the welfare system, welfare reform, publications on child care, families, indigenous education, and disability (pdf- format), ministers and links to portfolio and government sites on family and social íssues.

United States
COPSSE, is supported by a cooperative agreement between the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs ( OSEP), and the University of Florida. Fostering research in special education focus is laid on teacher quality in the area of special education. Project overview in a brochure to download. Profile of special education in each state. Access to papers [...]

Ireland
The study examines access by mature and disadvantaged students and students with disabilities to third level education. Chapter 1 explores definitions of access and illustrates why access by underrepresented groups to third level education should be improved. Chapter 2 considers the need to increase representation by students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. [...]

United States
TED is an organization composed of teacher educators, supporting the professional development of individuals who provide education and supports to individuals with diverse abilities and disabilities and their fam ilies. Access to TESE (Journal of TED of the CEC) with abstracts and indexes online. Broad range of links to related organisations.

France
This website of the French public administration offers an opportunity for all citizens to get information about their rights in vocational education. There is a pre-prepared list of themes which includes VET for specific groups (e.g. handicapped, youth, unemployed), but one may also search for one' s own specific questions.

Bangladesh
By clicking "official statistics" one gets the site "NDB statistics" and there one finds 3 links for data sheet 1999, literacy map and disability map.

Europe; Austria; Belgium; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxemburg; Malta; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom; England; Scotland; Wales
The European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education provides national overviews of special needs education in numerous European countries. The information includes the following topics: legal system, financing, identification of special educational needs, special needs education within the education system, teacher training, - basic and specialist teacher training, [...]

United States; United States
The database ABLEDATA, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability andRehabilitation Research of the U.S. Department of Education is the Premier Source for Information on Assistive Technology. ABLEDATA is a federally funded project whose primary mission is to provide information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and [...]

Netherlands
This is the home page of a non-violent approach for helping children and adults with special needs. It offers access to the following buttons: gentle teaching international; gentle teaching places; gentle teaching schools; quality of life; quality of life profile; sensory integration; personal teaching plan; placements and courses.

France
This website of the Minister of Solidarity and Social Cohesion shows documents, studies, dossiers, statistics, an overview of the publications and official guidelines combined with practical information for specific parts of the society, especially older people, family and childhood, women and their equality and handicapped people.

United Kingdom
"As a professional association of teachers of students with specific learning difficulties, it is for all those concerned with the teaching and support of pupils with SpLD: dyslexic, dyspraxic, ADD, and Aspergers syndrome". The website offers events and publications.

United Kingdom
"Skill promotes opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of disability in post-16 education, training and employment across the UK".

United Kingdom
"With over seventy branches across the country The National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) is the leading organisation in the UK which aims to promote the education, training, advancement and development of all those with special educational needs". The site offers a book list with order service, papers of the organisation as full texts and a database on [...]

Europe
The main objective of the agency is to work towards the creation of a coherent and permanent framework for extended European co- operation in the field of special needs education. Its main tasks are to collect, process and distribute information about new and innovative measures in the field of special needs education as well as to initiate research and distribute research [...]

international
The Enabling Education Network (EENET) has been set up to establish an information-sharing network aimed at supporting and promoting the inclusion of marginalised groups in education world wide.- This homepage offers various links to reports, case studies, training materials, publications bibliographies on topics regarding handicapped children, teacher education and family [...]

international
Educational Testing Service is the world's premier educational measurement institution and a leader in educational research. A private nonprofit company, dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions and agencies, and governmental bodies in 181 countries, ETS develops and annually administers more than 11 million tests worldwide on behalf of clients [...]

United Kingdom
IPSEA advises and supports parents in case of problems with authorities concerning questions of special educational needs.

United Kingdom
"ALLFIE is an organisation of disabled people, parents and disabled children and their allies, campaigning for an to compulsary segregation in the education system". The site offers addresses, literature and an electronic journal.

United Kingdom
"CSIE is an independent organisation working towards the inclusion of all children with disabilities or learning difficulties in mainstream schools , as well as lobbying and networking. The website on inclusive education contains links, publications, legal information

France
This site has been prepared for people interested in social work and "for all persons concerned with special education"; it contains a wealth of information. Beside an employment market for relevant jobs, discussion lists, and full texts about the formation of social workers, the site mainly consists of a collection of links (with short descriptions) arranged under the [...]

Switzerland
Special education deals with particular educational situations of children, adolescents and adults, who experience long-term difficulties in their development education and formation. The Departement and the affiliated Institute of Special Education meet the challenge of these issues in practice, research and theory.

Canada
The National Institute of Disability Management and Research ( NIDMAR) is a cooperative venture between employers and trade unions which conducts research and education directed towards re- integrating disabled workers into the work place. The web site provides links, information on training programs, research activities, products and services, and information on REHADAT [...]

Canada
SET-BC - Special Education Technology-British Columbia is a provincial Resource program of the BC Ministry of Education established to assist school districts to educate students with disabilities.The Provincial Resource Team, located at the Provincial Centre are responsible for administrative and support services for the provincial program. These services are structured [...]

Canada
Vecova is an affiliate research institute of the University of Calgary. Its mission is to build the capacity of persons with disabilities and to enrich communities through leadership, innovation and collaboration. Besides research it offers social, residential, recreational, training amd employment opportunities.

Austria
Exhaustive contributions to the Austrian higher educaton system, studying, course guidance, colleges of technology, scholarships, higher education law, and information for international students. Moreover a list with contact information in the university sphere is offered, e.g. for the topics of women´s promotion, international science relations, studying with disabilities, [...]

Canada
The LDAC is a national, non-profit voluntary organization. It is dedicated to advance the education, employment, social development, legal rights and general well-being of people with learning disabilities. There is a Learning Disabilities Association in each province and territory of Canada and from these extends a network of chapters in more than 140 communities across the [...]

Canada
SNOW is the branch of the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University that focuses on inclusive education and learning. Our goal is to provide information and training for educators, parents and students with disabilities on technologies for learning both in and out of the classroom as well as promote understanding of inclusive practices. Our resources are free [...]

Italy
Homepage of the Association for the Promotion of Projects in Information Technics for Handicapped. ASPHI regards itself as a competence center for the application of information technics and telematics with the aim of integration of handicapped and disadvantaged in school, at work and in the social surroundings.

United States
This homepage provides access to many useful databases in the fields of handicap, special needs and rehabilitation: The reference database REHABDATA, and databases about support and research projects, resources, internet addresses and much more.

United Kingdom
The site offers a database of current TV programmes of Channel 4 for pupils, online resources to the programmes for teachers to download, an interactive science section, a forum for discussion, educational CD- ROMs and materials for the deaf and hearing impaired.

United Kingdom
"The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) is a central body responsible for collecting and compiling statistical data on Higher Education establishments in the UK". The focus is on data on students, staff and finances. There are a linklist to higher education institutions and press releases as full texts.

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