Back to School 2022: An Inclusive School to Support Everyone’s Journey

the right to education for all childrenregardless of their disability, is a fundamental right. the including school budget has steadily increased since 2017 (+66%). At the start of the 2022 academic year, it will still rise by 6% compared to 2021, up to 3.5 billion euros. In concrete terms, these resources ensure better care for pupils with disabilities at school. They serve an ambition: to build an inclusive school for all, the foundation of a fairer society.


“Inclusive education is a fundamental issue of equality. The ambition is to develop students’ autonomy year after year and to give them access to knowledge and knowledge. It benefits not only students with disabilities, but everyone, especially all students with special educational needs. My responsibility, in collaboration with the other members of the government, is that every student with a disability benefits from the conditions that enable their success. It is a matter of social justice for each of them. It is also what, in the longer term, will enable us to build a truly inclusive society.” Pap NdiayeMinister of National Education and Youth

“Working today to build a school that welcomes all the children of France means laying the foundations for a more just society. We want to enable every student, regardless of his or her situation, to reach their full potential. But we also need to change our collective view of disability. The challenges ahead are immense. By continuing to give more resources to inclusive schools, the government wants to continue this effort in the long term.” Genevieve DarrieussecqMinister Delegate for People with Disabilities.

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Strengthen resources at the service of the inclusive school

The aim of the government is to continue efforts to provide quality education for all students from kindergarten to secondary school and to take into account their skills and educational needs.

For the start of the 2022 academic year, the resources have been significantly increased with an extra 6% budget compared to 2021 :

  • 3.5 billion euros will go to inclusive schools in 2022;
  • ie EUR 211 million extra compared to 2021;
  • representing a 66% increase since 2017.

Situation of the inclusive school before the start of the 2022 school year

More and more students with disabilities welcome in regular schools

  • 430,000 students with disabilities receive education in regular schools for this start of the school year, which amounts to a 4.8% increase number of students with disabilities in primary and secondary schools.
  • In comparison, at the start of the 2021 school year, 409,000 pupils with disabilities were welcomed to school, or 3.3% of the total number of pupils. At the start of the 2017 school year, there were 321,000.

More suitable devices

  • 303 new Localized Inclusive Education Units (ULIS) are created, bringing their total to 10,272. This means that this year 6,000 additional students will be able to receive education in mainstream schools thanks to these systems, which have increased by about 20% since 2017.
  • The education of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a big problem. To pursue the goals of the National Strategy for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 84 new devices will be created in kindergarten by the beginning of the 2022 school year (UEMA) as in primary school (EAEU).

    Of the self-regulating devices (DAR) for students with autism spectrum disorders are also used. The ‘self-regulatory apparatus’ is a new form of inclusive education: the children are still at school in their ‘regular’ class with their peers, but benefit from ‘self-regulatory education’. Within the school, a team of professionals is on hand to guide the students to help them better control their attention, behavior and emotions throughout the school day.

    26 DARs were created: 9 were made in primary schools at the beginning of school year 2020 and 17 in 2021 and 15 more at the start of the 2022 school year.

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  • The units of study for children with multiple disabilities provide an appropriate framework for the education of children with multiple disabilities. 12 new units be made before the start of the 2022 school year. It is the intention that all academies will be equipped with this type of system before the start of the 2023 school year.

Better support for students with disabilities



More counselors for pupils in mainstream education:

  • 4,000 additional full-time equivalents for those who accompany students with disabilities (AESH) compared to 2021.
  • As a reminder, there were 92,700 AESH in 2017; there will be 132,200 this autumn of 2022, an increase of 42%.

Better Trained Companions:

  • Initial teacher education includes a minimum of 25 hours of training to consider the best accessibility of educational content and the special needs of students with disabilities.
  • The AESH take advantage of a 60-hour job adaptation training.
  • The permanent education is reinforced in academic plans and relies on available resources (thanks in particular to Cap École’s inclusive platform).

Strengthen the link between the different actors to better support students with disabilities

Family listening unit durability

  • A unique green number – 0 805 805 110 or 0 800 730 123 (accessible to the hearing impaired) – allows you to access, thanks to an interactive server and according to expectations, either the departmental cell or the national cell School Handicap Assistance.
  • With this toll free number you can:inform families about the existing systems and the functioning of the public service for inclusive schools. It also makes it possible to respond to families in their child(ren)’s file with the aim of responding to applicants within 24 hours of the call.

Mobile medico-social support teams to address the special educational needs of students with disabilities

  • The 166 mobile medical-social support teams for the education of children with disabilities consist of several medico-social professions:
    • They support schools and the educational community;
    • They advise and participate in the awareness of professionals schools that welcome students with disabilities;
    • They intervene in case of difficultiesalways with the educational community.
  • Mobile teams let the take into account the special educational needs of students as soon as possible by the educational community with a handicap.

New tools for better coordination

  • the including route booklet is an application that provides educational answers to the special educational needs of students. It is intended for all professionals who support the student in his or her education (teachers and school principals, national education doctors, professionals of the departmental centers for the disabled, etc.).
  • After an experimental phase for the year 2021-2022, the booklet will be distributed throughout the territory from the beginning of the 2022 school year, to be generalized during the school year.

Press contacts

Ministry of National Education and Youth

Phone: 01 55 55 30 10

Email: spresse@education.gouv.fr

Ministry deputy in charge of people with disabilities

Phone: 01 40 56 89 04

Email: sec.presse.cabph@social.gouv.fr

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