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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.
Jun 10, 2018
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(UK) Isle of Thanet: New special needs school because of "increasing demand"
Feb 13, 2018, (UK) Isle of Thanet News: A school at Quex estate for children with complex health needs is set for approval https://theisleofthanetnews.com/a-school-at-quex-for-children-with-complex-health-needs-is-set-for-approval/
Councillors will discuss a planning application to create a therapy and education centre for children with complex physical and mental needs at Quex in Birchington. …
The school is run by Sara Llewellyn with her husband Phillip from their home in Cliffe Avenue, Margate. Increasing demand for school places has resulted in the couple looking for a larger site. ……with a waiting list and regular referrals there is a need to expand.
The school building at Quex will initially take 20 children and 15 staff. After a period of 5 years a phase 2 would be considered which would involve the addition of further classrooms.