Feb 1, 2020, Hays (KS) Post: FHSU special education team presents at conference on autism https://hayspost.com/posts/5e3437c37d7daa72b30ec298 Three faculty members from the Department of Advanced Education Programs at Fort Hays State University presented at the recent 21st International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability, and Developmental Disabilities in Sarasota, Fla. …. “We aim to identify the self-determination skills of college students with autism, implement an intervention to foster self-determination skills and then evaluate quality of life,” she said. Current research shows that approximately one-third of high school students with ASD are likely to pursue college within six years of leaving high school. According to the National Center for Special Education Research, by the year 2028, of the projected 20,310,000 college students in the United States, more than 200,000 will have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through this research, the team hopes to help students with autism make a smooth transition from K-12 settings to college life.
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.