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(UK) 'Nearly a quarter of learners in Wales [have] some sort of additional learning need'

Dec 13, 2017, (Wales, UK) South Wales Argus: More support for young people with special needs http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/15769423.More_support_for_young_people_with_special_needs/ NEW rules supporting young people with special needs in Wales have been signed off by AMs. The Additional Learning Needs and Educational Tribunal (Wales) Bill was approved on Tuesday, and will pass into law next year. … The terms 'special educational needs' and 'learning difficulties or disabilities' will also be replaced by 'additional learning needs'. Speaking after the bill was approved, education secretary Kirsty Williams said: “Today is an historic day for education in Wales. "Nearly a quarter of learners in Wales will experience some form of additional learning need during their early years or education and this bill places them at the very heart of our system. He added: "It’s crucial now that the government allocates adequate resources to cover the cost of implementing it, in order to deliver the fundamental change needed for children and young people with additional learning needs.”