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.
"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.
“It seemed to me that with rising autism prevalence, you’d also see rising autism costs to society, and it turns out, the costs are catastrophic.”
“They calculated that in 2015 autism cost the United States $268 billion and they projected that if autism continues at its current rate, we’re looking at one trillion dollars a year in autism costs by 2025, so within five years.”
Toby Rogers, PhD, Political economist
Apr 20, 2019
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Florence, SC: School adds second sensory room for kids to "de-stress"; cost: $8K
April 17, 2019, News13, Myrtle Beach, SC: Florence school district opens second sensory-motor roomhttps://www.wbtw.com/news/pee-dee/florence-school-district-opens-second-sensory-motor-room/1934238869
LAKE CITY, SC - Florence County school district three opened a second sensory-motor room for students with disabilities to destress and enjoy activities during school hours. …
Ronald E. McNair Jr. High school has added a new addition into the school for all students to focus on their alert levels, help with student engagement, and academics.
"We wanted to cater to their physical needs, and cognitive needs. It's also very inclusive, not only for students with disabilities but all students," said special education director, Cherlyly Hubbard-George.
The special education state department funded more than $8,000 for the sensory-motor room to fit specific needs for students….