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.
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(UK) Stourbridge: School expands to help more disabled/'sustained increase' in need for places
June 26, 2020, (UK) Stourbridge News: Boost for special education needs provision in the Dudley boroughhttps://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/18542345.boost-special-education-needs-provision-dudley-borough/A SPECIALIST base for youngsters with special educational needs is set to become a permanent fixture at a Brierley Hill primary school as part of a programme to boost SEND provision across the borough.The unit at Hawbush Primary School in Brierley Hill caters for up to eight children with social, emotional and mental health needs and has been in operation since January, but council bosses have now confirmed the facility will be in place permanently.
Post-16 education is also set to be implemented at Halesbury School in Halesowen when four pupils aged over 16 with autism will join the roll at the special school from September 2020….
"We have seen a sustained increase in the borough in recent years in the need for specialist educational provision for young people with special educational needs….
…It will prevent pupils from having to travel long distances to get to schools outside the borough, which is what is happening in some cases currently."