Feb 7, 2019, KCLR Radio, Kilkenny: Carlow mother reveals her fears for daughter if she can’t get ASD school place https://kclr96fm.com/carlow-mother-reveals-her-fears-for-daughter-if-she-cant-get-asd-school-place/ Another local mother has highlighted the lack of places availble for children with special educational needs. Martina Smith, whose daughter Emma has autism, should be starting school in September and has been on a waiting list for a place in an ASD unit. But she has found out in recent days that there’s not a place for her….
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.