April 9, 2020, Olympia, WA, Thurston Talk: Boggs Inspection Services Reminds You That April is Autism Awareness Month https://www.thurstontalk.com/2020/04/08/boggs-inspection-services-reminds-you-that-april-is-autism-awareness-month/ April is many things to many people, and the same is true for Boggs Inspection Services. While you might be thinking about April showers bringing May flowers to your garden, the Boggs team is thinking about how this is the best time of year to uncover drainage issues and leaks. But April is another important time of year for Boggs Inspection Services: Autism Awareness Month. What is Autism? Odds are, someone you know is affected by autism. The CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network states that about 1 in 54 children are identified as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is a complex neurological disorder that usually manifests in early childhood. ... Fortunately, great strides have been made in understanding ASD. “There is much more acceptance and autism awareness in most communities,” says Arzu Forough, president and chief executive officer of Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy (WAAA). Researchers now know that the causes of ASD are as complex and unique as the individual. There is no one cause of autism, rather many different conditions, both genetic and environmental, that influence the likelihood that a person will display symptoms that place them on the autism spectrum….
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.