For students with special educational needs particular provisions are made to match their individual needs in the best way possible.
The 1962 'School Organisation Act' is the basic legal framework for Special Needs Education in Austria. It is the foundation on which the current organisation of special schooling, special schools and inclusive education rests.
Important milestones are the 15th and 17th Amendment to the 'School Organisation Act' in 1993 and in 1996 and the associated amendments of the 'Compulsory Schooling Act', the School Education Act and of the 'Basic Act on the Maintenance of Compulsory Schools'. These legislative amendments have re-oriented the educational system in providing new forms of special pedagogical assistance for students with special educational needs during primary and lower secondary education (grade 1 to 8).
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