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
(John Dachel, Tech. assist.)
"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.
“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
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(UK) Chester: New special school for kids with ASD opened
Updated: Jan 21
January 15, 2021, BDaily: Cheshire leaders voice their support for new centre of educational excellence in Chester
(West central England)
https://bdaily.co.uk/articles/2021/01/15/cheshire-leaders-voice-their-support-for-new-centre-of-educational-excellence-in-chesterDean of Chester, the Venerable Dr Tim Stratford has joined city leaders in celebrating the launch of a new world-class centre of excellence for children with Special Educational Needs in Chester.
Abbey School for Exceptional Children, a day and residential school that caters for children and young persons aged four to 19 years with a diagnosis of autism and/or severe learning difficulties, opened this academic year.
The state-of-the-art school is based in a Grade II* listed building in the grounds of Chester Cathedral that has been transformed following a sensitive refurbishment. Over 200 new jobs are being created by the school, which is staffed by a highly trained multi-disciplinary team….
…We’re delighted to have Abbey School based with Chester Cathedral’s grounds and look forward to seeing the school grow and thrive.”…
Dr Katy Lee, Principal of Abbey School, said: “We’re thrilled to have successfully launched the school and to be offering a truly world-class educational resource for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and autism both across the region and from further afield….
“Chester’s leaders and the wider community have really welcomed the school and supported us as we worked to bring this outstanding facility from vision to reality and we’re delighted to be a part of the city, and to have Chester recognised as a location with a nationally relevant SEND offering.”…