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.
What will happen in another 4 years? How can we go on like this? This is a national (and international) problem of monumental proportions. We have an entire new class of children who cannot be accommodated by the system: many are manifestly neurologically impaired. Meanwhile, the government and the medical profession sleep on regardless. John Stone, UK media editor, Age of Autism
The generation of American children born after 1990 are arguably the sickest generation in the history of our country. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
It seemed to me that with rising autism prevalence, you’d also see rising autism costs to society, and it turns out, the costs are catastrophic. They calculated that in 2015 autism cost the United States $268 billion and they projected that if autism continues at its current rate, we’re looking at one trillion dollars a year in autism costs by 2025, so within five years. Toby Rogers, PhD, Political economist
Nov 5, 2020
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(Singapore) Plans to expand special needs (autism) schools set
Two special education schools serving students with mild intellectual disability will move to an expanded, co-located campus in 2025, the Education Ministry (MOE) said on Thursday (Nov 5).
They are Chaoyang School in Ang Mo Kio, which serves primary school students, and Tanglin School in Bukit Merah serving secondary school students.
Both schools will move to a new site at the former Da Qiao Primary School in Ang Mo Kio, MOE said in a press release.
This is to help meet demand for student places in the north-east and central region, the ministry said.Student capacity will be expanded with the redevelopment, with Chaoyang School to provide 400 places and Tanglin School to provide 350 places. …
The new purpose-built campus will have enhanced building specifications, including larger classrooms and modulation spaces, to cater to students with minor intellectual disability including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), MOE said.