Mar 6, 2019, Fox2, Detroit: Fredi the Pizza Man's quest for sensory classrooms for students with autism http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/fredi-the-pizza-man-s-quest-for-sensory-classrooms-for-students-with-autism In the U.S. one in 59 children are diagnosed with autism. Four years ago, Fredi Bellow's son was one of them. It was then that Fredi quickly learned how important it was for the kids to be able to use sensory rooms in schools. With his heart leading the way - he decided to do something about it. So Fredi went to work. He started a golf outing, and little did he know that the golf outing would lead to more than $20,000 being raised in just two years. He's now equipped four classrooms into sensory rooms, which are instrumental in the development of children with autism. We visited one of the sensory rooms inside Southfield's Birney Elementary School. … While FOX 2 was in the classroom, there was a small token of appreciation for Fredi and his Pizza Man Foundation, which he hopes one day will equip sensory rooms in every school in the state.
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.