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03 May 2019
Milan Šveřepa, the co-chair of the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, wrote an interesting blog on the deinstitutionalisation process and people with intellectual disabilities. These issues were...
18 Mar 2019
The National Network for Children Bulgaria announced that the Health and Sport Directorates of the Municipality of Varna will launch eight new health programs this year. Among them is the Hippotherapy and Rehabilitation of Children with Disabilities...
07 Mar 2019
According to UNICEF, almost 4 million children are living with disabilities in Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia and do not have access to qualified and inclusive education. Ms. Afshan Khan, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Europe and...
11 Feb 2019
NGO Fit Woman Montenegro and PI Day Center for Children with Disabilities Herceg Novi organized a seminar in Herceg Novi to present the importance of animal-assisted therapy. Some of the benefits of animals-assisted therapy for children with...
06 Feb 2019
Devex has outlined five overarching ideas to consider when planning for disability-inclusive education, aiming to address the challenges many educations systems face in relation to making schools accessible, ensuring learning materials are tailored...
25 Jan 2019
László Székely, the ombudsman for fundamental rights in Hungary recommended closing the special needs homes and schools in a north-eastern Hungarian village Tornanádaska, unless those can be immediately repaired. This comes after the inspection that...
15 Jan 2019
Council of Europe`s Commissioner for Human Rights wrote a letter to the Prime Minister and Minister of Education of Czech Republic reacting to the proposed changes of the laws on education of pupils with special education needs. The Commissioner...
04 Jan 2019
Human Rights Watch and the European Disability Forum issued a report about the support European Schools provide to disabled children. European Schools is a network of 13 intergovernmental schools mainly hosting the children of EU employees,...

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