Country information for Austria - Ministry of Education and relevant departments

Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

Address: Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Forschung

Abt. I/8, Minoritenplatz 5, A - 1014 Vienna 
Web: https://www.bmbwf.gv.at/

Sonderpädagogik und Inklusion

Web: https://bildung.bmbwf.gv.at/schulen/bw/abs/sp.html

Due to the particular education system arrangements in Austria, it is necessary to provide separate details about special educational needs contact people in the various Federal Provinces. A file with a list of key contact people is available at the links below.

The experts on the lists can help you get the information you need.

Also attached is a file with a list of all School Inspectors for Special Needs Education (SNE) in the Federal Provinces.

 

Other relevant contacts

UNIVERSITÄT WIEN

Contact: Univ. Prof. Dr. Gottfried Biewer
Address: AG Sonder- und Heilpädagogik, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien
Tel.: +43/1/4277-48072
Email: gottfried.biewer@univie.ac.at

UNIVERSITÄT SALZBURG

Contact: Dr. Gottfried Wetzel
Address: Abteilung für Erziehungswissenschaft, Akademiestraße 26/2, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43-662-8044-4200
Email: gottfried.wetzel@sbg.ac.at
Website: www.sbg.ac.at/erz/people/wetzel.htm

UNIVERSITÄT KLAGENFURT

Contact: Ass.-Prof. Dr. Marion Sigot
Address: Abteilung für Sozial- und Integrationspädagogik, Universitätsstraße 65-67, 9020 Klagenfurt
Tel.: +43-463-2700-1223
Email: marion.sigot@uni-klu.ac.at
Website: https://www.aau.at/

UNIVERSITÄT GRAZ

Contact: ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Peter Rossmann
Address: Abteilung für Integrationspädagogik und Heilpädagogische Psychologie, Merangasse 70, 8010 Graz
Tel.: +43-316-380-2550 (Sekretariat)
Email: anneliese.pirs@uni-graz.at
Website: https://www.uni-graz.at/

UNIVERSITÄT LINZ

Contact: a.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Klaus Miesenberger
Address: Institut Integriert Studieren, Altenbergerstraße 69, 4040 Linz
Tel.: +43-732-2468-9232
Email: klaus.miesenberger@jku.at
Website: www.integriert-studieren.jku.at/

INSTITUT FÜR INKLUSIVE PÄDAGOGIK, INTERKULTURELLE PÄDAGOGIK, INNOVATIVE LEHR- UND LERNKULTUR

Contact: Prof. Dr. Ewald Feyerer
Address: Institut für inklusive Pädagogik, Interkulturelle Pädagogik, innovative Lehr- und Lernkultur, Kaplanhofstraße 40, 4020 Linz 
Tel.: +43-732-7470-3106
Email: ewald.feyerer@ph-ooe.at
Website: www.ph-ooe.at/inklusive-paedagogik.html

SCHULE.AT 

Focus: online information for teachers
Target users/groups: Teachers and school staff, counselling services 
Support provided: Online information and support concerning SEN in Austria, Computer technology, integration and transition from school to work. You will find examples of good practice, recommendation of books, brochures, guidelines, recent weblinks and news concerning special education. (presented in German) 
Contact Person: Erwin Brenner- Wolfgang Sieberer 
Address:  contact via webportal
Website: https://www.schule.at/portale/sonderpaedagogik/

SCHULPSYCHOLOGIE / BILDUNGSBERATUNG

Focus: School Psychology/Psychological (Education) Counselling Service, customer-oriented and organisation-oriented tasks (quality control) 
Target users: Parents, pupils, teachers
Support provided: Psychological counselling, examinations and expert opinions psychological support, care and treatment (possibly with the use of psychotherapeutic measures) aiming at personality development, prevention, intervention and rehabilitation promotion of co-operation in school matters, psychological research on school matters, and  co-operation in the planning and co-ordination of initial, further, and in-service training activities in the school system public relations
Contact Person: Dr. Franz Sedlak, Dr. Gerhard Krötzl, Dr. Harald Aigner, Psychologists
Address: BMBWK, Schulpsychologie / Bildungsberatung, Freyung 1, A - 1010 Wien 
You will find addresses of all Psychological (Education) Counselling Services by opening the website. Information is provided in German
Phone: +43/1-53120-2580 (Sedlak) +43/1-53120-2582 (Krötzl) +43/1-53120-2581 (Aigner)
Fax: +43/1-53120-2599
Email: schulpsychologie@bmbwk.gv.at
Website: https://bildung.bmbwf.gv.at/schulen/service/psych/index.html

SONDERPÄDAGOGISCHE ZENTREN

Focus: Resource centres which have to provide the necessary supply of information and materials for inclusive education.
Target users: Teachers, parents and experts 
Support provided: Resource centres provide necessary supply (transfer of competence, material resources, counselling etc) for inclusive education. These centres are affiliated to special schools or to local authorities by law. Headmasters have to provide the assessment procedure and the support for children with SEN in mainstream schools.
Contact Person: Contacts are available by entering the website
Further information: Via www.cisonline.at/html/spn.htm you will get access to different web sites of 'resource centres'. Please click the coat of arms of the Federal States, when entering the relevant site.
Most information is provided in German. Some resource centres are involved in Comenius Projects, so you will find summaries in English or other European languages 
Email: cisnoe@asn.netway.at 
Website: www.cisonline.at/home/

ZENTRUM FÜR INKLUSIVE BETREUUNG (ZIB)

Support provided: Information, monitoring support, information material, literature, booklets In-service-training, organisation of further training and international projects.
Contact Person: Sabine Haucinger, counsellor 
Address: Körblergasse 23, 8010 Graz
Phone: +43-316-345 408 
Fax: +43-311 666 435 355 
Email: sabine.haucinger@lsr-stmk.gv.at

HEILPÄDAGOGISCHE GESELLSCHAFT ÖSTERREICH

Target groups: Teachers, medical doctors, therapists, experts, special institutions for children, young people and adults
Support Provided:Platform for national and international exchanges of information, training opportunities and research
Contact: Sekt.-Chef Dr. Heinz GRUBER (President)
Address: 2500 Siegenfeld, Badenerstraße 3/13
Phone: 02252 / 440 65
Email: heinz.gruber@gmx.net

BUNDES-BLINDENERZIEHUNGSINSTITUT - LEHRMITTELZENTRALE

Target Groups: Children and young persons with visual impairments, parents, teachers and experts
Support Provided: Early intervention, kindergarden, primary and secondary education, vocational training, rehabilitation for young adults, boarding school, support of blind and visually impaired students in mainstream schools, braille materials, journals and books, library for braille books, technical aids for the blind, specialist for physical therapy, psychology experts for therapies and for technical aids, in-service-training
Contact person: Susanne Alteneder, headmaster
Address: Wittelsbachstraße 5, A - 1020 Wien
Phone: +43 1 7280866
Fax: +43 1 7280866 275
Email: bbi@bbi.at 
Website: www.bbi.at

BUNDESINSTITUT FÜR GEHÖRLOSENBILDUNG

Address: A-1130 Wien, Maygasse 25 
Contact Person: Katharina Strohmayer, headmaster 
Phone: + 43 1 804 63 64
Fax: + 43 1 804 63 64 59
Email: dion1.big@913033.ssr-wien.gv.at 
Website: www.big-kids.at

BIDOK - BEHINDERTENINTEGRATION UND DOKUMENTATION

Contact Person: Volker Schönwiese, Dr.
Address: Institut für Erziehungswissenschaften der Universität Innsbruck, Liebeneggstr. 8, A-6020 Innsbruck
Phone: +43-(0)512-507-4049
Fax: +43-(0)512-507-2880
Email: Volker.Schoenwiese@uibk.ac.at 

ÖSTERREICHISCHE DOWN SYNDROM GESELLSCHAFT

Target groups: all persons interested in the topic
Support Provided: contacts, information about DS, therapy, events in Austria
Contact person: Dr. Gabriele Herbertstein
Address: Lerchenfelderstr. 94, 1080 Wien
Phone: +43 1 4024531
Fax: +43 1 4024531 33
Email: office@down-syndrom.at
Website: www.down-syndrom.at

LEBENSHILFE ÖSTERREICH 

Target groups: families, parents, people with disabilities and people interested in support for persons with disabilities
Support Provided: Lebenshilfe Österreich is an interest group for people with severe and multiple disabilities and maintenance of support services 
Address: Lebenshilfe Österreich; Förstergasse 6, 1020 Wien
Phone: +43 1 812 2642
Fax: +43 1 812 2642- 85
Email: sekretariat@lebenshilfe.at 
Website: www.lebenshilfe.at

BIZEPS-ZENTRUM FÜR SELBSTBESTIMMTES LEBEN 

Target groups: People with disabilities and their families
Support Provided: Councelling and peer councelling of people with disabilities and their families in all relevant fields to support people on their way to independent living. 
Address: Kaiserstraße 55/3/4a, 1070 Wien
Phone: +43 1 523 8921
Fax: +43 1 523 8921-20
Email: office@bizeps.or.at 
Website: www.bizeps.at

INTEGRATION: ÖSTERREICH 

Target groups: Parents of people with special needs
Support Provided: Integration: Österreich is a parent's initiative to suport inclusion from kindergarden to labour market, councelling service, brochures, events
Address: Tannhäuserplatz 2/1. Stock, 1150 Wien
Phone: +43 1 7891747
Fax: +43 1 7891746
Website: www.ioe.at

VEREIN MITEINANDER 

Target groups: people with special needs and their families, experts and students in the field of SN 
Support Provided: 'Verein Miteinander' is an interest group, which supports people with special needs in various fields: early intervention, individual support, job assistance, play groups, family councelling service, institute for inclusive paedagogy, brochures: 'Miteinander' and 'Behinderte in Familie, Schule und Gesellschaft', events
Address: Verein Miteinander, Rechte Doanaustraße 7, 4020 Linz
Phone: +43 732 782000 17
Fax: +43 732 782000 33
Email: office@miteinander.com 
Website: www.miteinander.com

VEREIN 'INITIATIV FÜR BEHINDERTE KINDER UND JUGENDLICHE'

Target groups: children and young people with disabilities and their parents, experts
Support Provided: 'Ein Prozent' is an interest group, initiatives: councelling service, babysitting for children with disabilities, extra care for children in hospital, provision of therapeutic aid to foster independent living, peer councelling for parents and people who live/work with autistic persons
Contact Person: Peter Rudlof
Address: Alberstraße 8, 8010 
Phone: +43 316 / 32 79 36 
Fax: +43 316 / 32 79 36-21
Email:  rudlof@eu1.at   
Website: www.behindert.or.at/bg/institut/einpr_b.htm

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