Children today are noticeably different from previous generations, and the proof is in the news coverage we see every day. This site shows you what’s happening in schools around the world. Children are increasingly disabled and chronically ill, and the education system has to accommodate them. Things we've long associated with autism, like sensory issues, repetitive behaviors, anxiety and lack of social skills, are now problems affecting mainstream students. Blame is predictably placed on bad parenting (otherwise known as trauma from home).
Addressing mental health needs is as important as academics for modern educators. This is an unrecognized disaster. The stories here are about children who can’t learn or behave like children have always been expected to. What childhood has become is a chilling portent for the future of mankind.
Anne Dachel, Media editor, Age of Autism
(John Dachel, Tech. assist.)
"What will happen in another 4 years? How can we go on like this? This is a national (and international) problem of monumental proportions. We have an entire new class of children who cannot be accommodated by the system: many are manifestly neurologically impaired. Meanwhile, the government and the medical profession sleep on regardless."
UK media editor, Age of Autism
"The generation of American children born after 1990 are arguably the sickest generation in the history of our country."
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Nov 16, 2019
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Arizona: School resource officers to receive "mental health training"
Nov 15, 2019, ABC15, Phoenix, AZ: Arizona School Resource Officers to undergo voluntary mental health traininghttps://www.abc15.com/news/state/arizona-school-resource-officers-to-undergo-voluntary-mental-health-trainingSchool resource officers across Arizona are getting new training starting next week.
The idea came from a state lawmaker who didn't agree with Governor Doug Ducey's plan just to add more SROs. She says the issue is training them.
Representative Alma Hernandez tweeted the governor during his state of the state address earlier this year, saying Arizona needs counselors, not cops. Hernandez believes SROs need the training to identify students in a mental health crisis or how to de-escalate a situation. …
More than 100 SROs are already signed up for the training.
At this point, the training is voluntary, but Hernandez says there's legislation being drafted to make it mandatory.