April 26, 2019, Kodiak (AK) Daily Mirror: School district early education team briefs school board on autism http://www.kodiakdailymirror.com/news/article_3fd4af52-6841-11e9-a796-db7afa8c8750.html The number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder has been on the rise for years, but the Kodiak Island Borough School District’s early education team have adapted to tackle the challenge. That team explained the trend, as well as provided details on autism and recommendations the district could implement in its classrooms, to the Board of Education on Monday.
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.