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Education for children with special needs has not been prioritized by regional governments. Schools for them are still provided by private parties. The Head of Education Agency of Riau Archipelago, Yatim Mustofa, says that regency/city governments in Riau Archipelago concentrate more on general education. The Regent of Natuna, Ilyas Sabli, says that they have difficulty in developing schools for children with special needs due to the limited budget.