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.
Mar 4, 2019
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***(UK) N. Somerset SEND funds "do not match demand"
Mar 4, 2019, North Somerset Times: Improvements to special education needs funding approved https://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/education/improvements-to-special-education-needs-funding-agreed-1-5915955 The amount spent on children with SEND is increasing and the funds available do not match demand.
The current top-up funding (TUF) arrangements, which determine how much extra support pupils need in schools – have been in place for six years.
However, an increasing number of pupils with complex needs are managed in mainstream schools. …
A North Somerset Council spokesman said: “To respond to these changes we reviewed our arrangements to look at how to make the best possible use of the limited resources we have available….
There are 3,783 SEND pupils in North Somerset, with 493 of them receiving top-up funding in mainstream schools. …