The special schools are coping increasingly with children who may have both physical and intellectual handicaps. Increasing numbers of physically handicapped children are being accepted in ordinary schools and a number of local authorities are making available more special provision within ordinary schools. Although wide variations exist between one area and another in the extent to which this is being done and also in the form that this special provision takes. Few parents had major complaints, although parents of special school children sometimes expressed anxiety about academic standards. Ordinary school placement is usually perceived as likely to facilitate society's acceptance of the child, or, at worst, the child's ability to cope with society's ambivalence. Special schools and special classes for PH children in ordinary schools are organized so as to be able to provide such help. Impaired mobility also mean that many spinal bifida children will need careful supervision and general help outside the classroom.