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.
“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
Jun 29, 2019
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Fort Gratiot, MI: Local autism provider hopes to expand to other counties
June 28, 2019, Port Huron (MI) Times Herald: New autism services center opens in Fort Gratiothttps://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/2019/06/28/new-autism-services-center-opens-fort-gratiot/1582386001/…The autism service provider has opened a new location in Fort Gratiot, looking to provide both center-based and in-home care.
Owner and president Paul Semian started Attendant Care Services about 15 years ago, providing in-home health services. A year ago, the company moved into providing autism services in hopes of filling gaps around the metro-Detroit area. …
In addition to the Fort Gratiot location, Attendant Care Autism Services currently has a location in Macomb County and is looking to add locations in Wayne County and Oakland County later this year, Semian said. …
Lead Board Certified Behavior Analyst Anna Pedue said the center fills a gap for services in the area. When an area does not have access to autism services, Pedue, who's own son is on the Autism spectrum, said patients often go without services, or their families have to make long commutes to access those services, which can strain costs. …
Semian said he wants to work with families who do not qualify for Medicaid and also whose private insurance does not cover the services. He hopes to establish parent support groups and to "scholarship" some patients to address this. He said he'd like to become a resource center around the Thumb. …