Helsinki - Post Report Question and Answers

What accommodations do schools make for special-needs kids?

Special need services for expat families are not at the same level as the United States, in my opinion. Some embassy families have found ISH accommodating of minor special needs. Others have not been satisfied with the level of special need services available. - Oct 2021

Helsinki offers a full range of special services, but capacity is limited. There are private clinics that serve almost all special and psychological needs, although it may not be possible to receive treatment at the desired times or intervals. - Oct 2018

Accommodating. - Jul 2012

ISH is excellent, if you are able to get in. - Jan 2011

One of the reasons I do not have a child in school here is that I did not think the school here would have proper help for the special-needs of my high-school-aged child. I hear they have minimal help for very minor needs. - May 2010

It depends on the special need. I know a child with Down Syndrome that attends ISH and the parents are happy. Another family, however, had to send their child to a boarding school in the U.S. because no schools here could accomodate his severe disability. The best thing is to contact the school directly and explain your situation. - Mar 2008

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