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
Nov 5, 2020
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(UK) South Cumbria: Plans for 'wonderful' new special school; more coming
Nov 4, 2020, Westmoreland Gazette: New Alternative Provision school plan for South Cumbria hailed as 'wonderful'
A PLAN to create a brand new Alternative Provision school in South Cumbria has been hailed as ‘an exciting time for education’.
Community leaders praised the proposals for a new 40-place school, which would support up to 25 young people with social, emotional and mental health needs, as ‘wonderful’.
If given the green light the site, on derelict land at Channelside, Barrow would be brought back to life.
County Cllr Sue Sanderson, cabinet member schools and learning was exited by how far they had come with the project.
She said: “It’s the Cumbria County Council’s responsibility for education, and because of lots issues, we seem to get more children being excluded from schools and we wanted to build better provisions for them.There are children who can’t cope in a mainstream setting or they can’t normally cope. We have pupil referral units in Carlisle that helps get pupils back into mainstream provisions. But this will help their emotional provision as well in the south of the county.”…
Cllr Sanderson Is already looking ahead to the schools opening. She said: “We will be building two and possibly more. There are primary’s schools taking on the children with special emotional issues now also. It has got to go through planning for Carlisle and Barrow. Then once its approved then it will go ahead. With the Carlisle one going ahead first in 2021 then in 2022 the new wonderful one for Barrow.”