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.
“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
Jun 26, 2020
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(UK) Dorset: Charity to open 2 autism projects; cost over $111K (U.S.)
June 24, 2020, Bournemouth Daily Echo: Autism Wessex opens two new Portfield School schemeshttps://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18540592.autism-wessex-opens-two-new-portfield-school-schemes/A DORSET charity that cares for and supports children and young adults with autism has announced the opening of two new community projects thanks to £90,000 [$111K U.S.] worth of donations. …
The SMUGA project was created after the teachers at Portfield School identified the need for an area where the students could play sports in a fit-for-purpose environment.
The space offers noise cancelling fences to minimise the risk of loud noises if balls or other equipment hit the sides and a track with two lanes for a student and their support worker to run alongside each other. …
“The Wheels Workshop and the SMUGA are two more fantastic additions to Portfield’s offering, and we can’t express in words how much we value the support and generosity from those around us who make these things happen.”
Both projects totalled in excess of £90,000, [$111K U.S] with donations provided by the local community groups as well as The Postcode Community Trust, Wessex CTC, The Clothworkers’ Foundation, Sport England, The Peter Harrison Foundation and The Morrisons Foundation.