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31 Dec 2019
Broad educational support for children with special needs is fundamental. In England and Wales, for example, councils can create educational, health and care plans (EHCPs) for children with disabilities. These always contain the child’s special need...
05 Dec 2019
The National Children's Network (NCN) reported that 3 December was International Day of People with Disabilities. The event featured the exhibition ‘We Can Also!’, organized by the Parents in Action civic formation, which emphasizes the right of...
04 Dec 2019
The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MLSP) sent their views on the findings of the Disability Rights International report, which was presented last week, to news website Dnevnik. The Ministry called the findings tendentious, unrepresentative,...
26 Nov 2019
Balkan Insight reported on Disability Rights International's (DRI) critique of the lack of significant change in the ways in which children with disabilities are cared for, despite the recent move towards deinstitutionalisation. According to DRI,...
23 Oct 2019
A  report from the Education Select Committee in the UK warned that the government is failing children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). In 2014, a new reform aimed to improve the situation of these children and their families...
18 Sep 2019
Gábor Varga, who is raising a severely disabled boy alone, has decided to set up a daycare centre to give parents a little breath, develop their children and provide them with meaningful care. The “Fellegajtó Nyitogatók Foundation” was established...
17 Sep 2019
'School for All', a Croatian civil society initiative, organized a protest rally in Zagreb on September 15th, demanding Croatian authorities employ more school assistants to ensure the inclusion of children with disabilities in the educational ...
29 Jun 2019
The Völgyzugoly Foundation for differently-abled children has been operating since 2016 in Budapest’s 17th district. This year it received a Goodwill Award as a volunteer community doing social work. The foundation was created by parents who have...
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...

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