April 8, 2020, WTHI-TV, Terre Haute, IN: Local Organization Promotes National Autism Awareness Month https://www.wthitv.com/content/news/Local-Organization-Promotes-National-Autism-Awareness-Month-569485031.html This year, the CDC reported that 1 in 54 children in the United States are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. April is National Autism Awareness month. One local organization is doing their part to still bring awareness to these statistics despite everything that’s going on. … In Terre Haute specically, Pingleton says they are trying their best to still show autism awareness during this month even though they can’t really do anything publicly with everythjng that’s going on. Last week was World Autism Awareness Day. All staff and clients wore blue to show awareness….
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.