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.
Apr 21, 2019
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(Canada) Durham (ON) schools expect 350-400 MORE autistic kids next year
April 20, 2019, Durham (ON) Region: Durham school board expecting 350 to 400 more students with autism over the next year Board chair says budget process will be 'very difficult'https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/9286594-durham-school-board-expecting-350-to-400-more-students-with-autism-over-the-next-year/The Durham District School Board is anticipating an influx of students with autism over the next year, as a result of changes to Ontario’s autism program.A new report says an additional 350 to 400 students with autism who have "significant needs" are expected by winter 2020 — about triple the normal amount.
The report also says about 16 to 20 of the students will require “intensive supports,” which means two or more staff.
School board chair Michael Barrett says it can cost tens of thousands of dollars to provide support for a child with complex needs.
“The reality is, it will cost hundreds of thousands to be able to service and meet the needs of our most vulnerable,” he says. “This is going to be one of these dilemmas that not just Durham, but all school boards are going to face.”…
Childhood budgets up to age 18 will be capped at $140,000 for kids entering the program before age six. Lifetime funding for those entering at an older age will be limited to $55,000….