Special needs education in Austria is provided either through integrated education or in specialized schools.
- Integrated teaching and integrated education provide children with and without special needs the opportunity to receive a shared learning experience. Pupils with special educational needs can receive integrated teaching in the different levels of the Austrian education system.
- Special schools encompass nine school years, with students joining at the age of six. The final year is the pre-vocational year. With the approval of the school authority and with the consent of the body operating the school, the special school may be attended for up to twelve years.
More information can be found on the website of the Specialist Department for Inclusion, Diversity and Special Educational Needs (FIDS).