The Croatian school system is organized so that children with special needs are included in regular classes, which is a great challenge for our teaching staff. Therefore, there is a need for further improvement and lifelong learning in the area of social skills.
For the last couple of years we have designed a project with the Center for Rehabilitation Zagreb which provides social services to children with intelectual and developmental disabilities. The aim of this cooperation is to strenghten children's social skills and their endeavor to accept those who are different in abilities, but equal in their rights. Our overall aim is developing social and communication skills, and building a balanced relationship between the school, parents and children.