Thanks everyone for your comments so far!
We haven't forgotten about this topic but it is a very complicated issue and it will take a while to sort out what is needed and what we can do.
FunKy~Mummy - you mentioned a letter you'd like to send. What is in the letter and could it be turned into a petition of sorts?
I was thinking about the teachers in regular schools ... they do get training on how to look after kids with special needs but they can hardly be considered experts. Plus all the training in the world won't help when they don't have the time to devote to individual kids anyway.