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.
Anne Dachel, Media editor, Age of Autism
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"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."
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.
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(UK) Bromley: 29% increase in SPED plans in 2 yrs; new special school planned
June 16, 2020, Kent News Shopper: Consultation on plans for new Riverside school site openedhttps://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/18520914.consultation-plans-new-riverside-school-site-opened/Plans to form a new satellite school site to keep up with swelling demand for specialist education in Bromley have been published, with locals’ opinions on the potential move wanted. …
The new expansion would join the school’s existing sites at St Paul’s Cray and Beckenham, with the council saying it would provide an additional 60 places for local students with special educational needs.
According to the council, ballooning numbers of children with Education, Health and Care Plans have far outweighed projected increases in recent years.“Since 2018 there has been a 28.5 per cent increase in the number of Education, Health and Care Plans issued in Bromley against a projected increase of 7 per cent across the four years from 2018 to 2022,” council documents state.
The authority states there is a particular shortage of places for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) or severe learning difficulty (SLD).
“The council needs to take action to ensure that children with an EHC plan who require this type of provision are able to access an appropriate school place in September 2020 and beyond,” documents say.
“The expansion of Riverside School will help Bromley Council meet this need through increasing the capacity of the school from 259 to 319 places.”...