First Years, First Priority Campaign, Lead author: ISSA
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European Union
Francesca Colombo,

Young children with disabilities who require learning support, and their families

Young children with disabilities have a greater chance of being institutionalised, segregated in special schools and face greater risks of violence and abuse, in and out of their family setting. It is crucial for families of children with disabilities to have access to family-centred early childhood intervention (ECI).
Developed by the First Years, First Priority Campaign, this Thematic Paper includes:
  • Key recommendations to EU countries
  • A snapshot of EU policies targeting young children with disabilities
  • Examples of national policies and programmes supporting ECI, and
  • Key priorities for the inclusion and development of young children with disabilities