At Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Center, people with special needs can prepare for work and learn a variety of work skills. Astangu's teaching takes place in conjunction with supporting rehabilitation and employment activities. Our goal is to provide people with special needs with the skills and the will to participate actively in everyday life as a full-fledged member of society.

Astangu students are working age  people (16-64) who  have the following special needs or health problems:


  • intellectual disability
  • congenital and / or chronic health impairment
  • physical disability
  • hearing impaired
  • through a post brain trauma
  • mental health disorder, including autism
  • learning difficulties


This year 112 special needs students study at different courses in Astangu.The academic year in Astangu is from the beginning of September to the end of May, with holidays included.


Astangu's learning opportunities can be divided into three - adaptation courses, job training and state vocational training.

The purpose of the adaptation courses is to provide people with special needs with support for adaptation, opportunities to study, work and other activities, including support for acquiring and practicing the skills necessary for independent living , studying and working.

All adaptation courses are tailor-made for students with intellectual disabilities.


The purpose of work-study courses is to offer people with special needs the opportunity to acquire work skills in the chosen field. Our work training courses are in three areas - cleaning and home service and bakery work, which curricula are adapted for our students.

An IT-customer support work placement course is suitable for people with special needs who have studied in a national curriculum.


Vocational training courses are carried out in cooperation with the Haapsalu Vocational Education Center, which allows for the acquisition of VET (including vocational secondary education).

Students in the national curriculum are suitable software developers and office work specialists, in which it is possible to acquire vocational secondary education.


At the end of each course, the learner is encouraged to find suitable and capable future activities, such as further learning or moving to work.

Students have  full suport from us after graduation.