2.5.3 Funding for special needs education

Figures for government support for arts and cultural education for special schools are not available. As children with special educational needs are generally taught within mainstream schools, support for them depends on the resources of the school.

In Upper Austria, activities for culture and the arts in special schools are primarily financed by the children's parents and by sponsors. Secondly, support comes from the regional and national education institutions, but they only have a limited budget.
(Excerpts from interviews with experts, 2010)