Two recent AIMS-2-TRIALS publications demonstrate how International and European policies have successfully supported children’s rights to equal education in six European countries. The ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ and the ‘Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ state that children with disabilities have the right to inclusive, quality and free education. These policies have resulted in Special Educational Needs services and support being offered in all schools in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.

Van Kessel, R., Walsh, S., Ruigrok, A.N., Holt, R., Yliherva, A., Kärnä, E., Moilanen, I., Hjörne, E., Johansson, S.T., Schendel, D. and Pedersen, L., Jørgensen, M., Brayne, C., Baron-Cohen, S., and Roman Urrestarazu, A. (2019). Autism and the right to education in the EU: policy mapping and scoping review of Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, and Sweden. Molecular Autism, 10(1), 44.

Van Kessel, R., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Ruigrok, A., Holt, R., Commers, M., Hoekstra, R.A., Czabanowska, K., Brayne, C. and Baron-Cohen, S. (2019). Autism and family involvement in the right to education in the EU: policy mapping in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Molecular Autism, 10(1), 1-18.