Special education in Denmark falls into two statutory categories, each covered by the Danish ?Folkeskolelov’ legislation. Section 20.1 of this deals with so-called ‘normal special education’. Pupils here have milder forms of handicaps, learning disabilities or behavioural problems, while section 20.2 covers pupils with severe handicaps or disabilities. This distinction reflects the degree of special education required and the responsibility for that provision, which is in the hands of either the municipality or the county. This chapter focuses on children with severe handicaps.