Throughout the education system recreational and therapeutic programmes are provided for children and young people with developmental disabilities, from kindergartens through elementary and secondary schools to counselling and assistance services organised by the University.

Within the entity “Dječji vrtić Rijeka” a special programme for children with developmental disabilities is implemented. Within this programme, in addition to education and training, therapeutic and rehabilitation programmes, meals and transport are provided.

At elementary school level a model of help desks for children with disabilities is in place. The help desks are offices that employ professionals and they operate at the elementary schools of the City of Rijeka and are available to pupils with disabilities who attend various schools in Rijeka and in its surroundings.

Furthermore, pupils with developmental disabilities are educated according to adapted programmes performed in two secondary schools in Rijeka, while within the University of Rijeka the Office for students with disabilities is in place.