In the year 2003 in the Netherlands an old regulation of the Labour Party from
1996 started to work, known as ‘de rugzak’, translated: The backpack.
Parents of handicapped children (so children who are deaf, blind, with an imperfect
eyesight, spastic, mentally handicapped or have a conduct disorder) have to make
a choice whether their child goes to a special or to an ordinary primary school.
If they want their child to go to an ordinary school, they receive the so-called
‘backpack’ with money, to take with them. The school can use that
extra money to spend on the adjustments made for the child.