Special Education and Integration into Regular Education

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This portal contains information regarding the education of Children with Special Needs, whether in the special education system or through integration into the regular education system.

According to The Special Education Law, children with special needs between the ages of 3 and 21 are entitled to free special education. Parents of toddlers younger than 3 with special needs may find a suitable framework for their children privately (private therapy, private daycare, etc.). Alternatively, they may also contact the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, which is responsible for placement of young children through its local social services offices. The parents should request assistance in integrating their children into a normal day care center or placement into a rehabilitative daycare center.

From age 3, the child's education becomes the responsibility of the Ministry of Education, which provides its services through local authority education departments. Educational options range from integration into a regular educational framework to placement in a special education program. (Source: Kesher)



Students with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

Aid organizations

  • For a comprehensive categorized listing of aid organizations offering assistance and support, click here.
  • For a listing of aid organizations offering assistance and support for children with special needs, click here.

Government agencies

Court Rulings

Laws & Regulations

Additional publications

Credits

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