Special Education: Overview

The aim of special education in Hong Kong is to provide children having special educational needs (SEN) with education services to help them develop their potential to the full, achieve as much independence as they are capable of, and become well-adjusted individuals in the community.


Under the prevailing policy, subject to the assessment and recommendation of the specialists and with parents’ consent, children with more severe or multiple disabilities are placed in special schools for intensive support. Other children with SEN will attend ordinary schools.

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