June 19, 2019, Penn Live, Harrisburg, PA: Vista Autism Services to open new location for its early intervention program https://www.pennlive.com/life/2019/06/vista-autism-services-to-open-new-location-for-its-early-intervention-program.html Vista Autism Services has announced it has opened a new location in the Middletown area for its early intervention program…. Vista’s Early Intervention program was launched on November 6, 2017. The program is currently located at Vista’s main campus in Derry Township. More space was needed for the program which currently can support 12 children. The new location will be able to support up to 24 children with autism. Vista says the program provides applied behavior analysis at the time of diagnosis and and the organization says it is the first clinic-based program in Pennsylvania for children 12 months through 6 years of age with autism. Vista says that the program improves a range of social behaviors, builds meaningful connections between the child and caregivers, and decreases undesirable behavior. The new location will serve children year round, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday…. “We are thrilled to have a great space in an accessible location in order to provide the service to more families and offer hope to new generations.” …
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.