June 14, 2019, Kilkenny Now: Kilkenny parents of children with autism and special needs join marches in Dublin and Cork https://kilkennynow.ie/kilkeny-parents-of-children-with-autism-and-special-educational-needs-to-join-marches-in-dublin-and-cork/ KILKENNY parents of children with autism and special educational needs will be joining families and health professionals from across the country at marches in Ireland’s two biggest cities. … We also need to ensure that they are educated by teachers adequately qualified in the area of special education,… Many of our children require nursing supports throughout the day.
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.