The need is there
In general a higher percentage of people with learning disabilities are not included in the labor market in comparison with the rest of the population. In Sweden, the statistics show that less than 40 % of people with learning disabilities are included in the labor market.
In the UK statistics show that only 16% of autistic adults are in full-time paid employment. Disabled pupils in England, Wales and Scotland have much lower achievement rates than non-disabled pupils and are significantly more likely to be permanently or temporarily excluded.
As many as 15% of all pupils today have special education needs. There is clearly a great need to find methods and solutions to support these individuals in a cost-efficient way.
To graduate from school is key to avoid social exclusion
Based on our more than 40 years’ experience from working with children with cognitive challenges in Scandinavia and supported by research evidence, we know that our assistive technology provides children access to a more fulfilling life.
We must do all we can to help children thrive and enjoy learning.