The Big Picture: Injured Kids, Society Costs
Children with disabilities are changing the face of education in the 21st century, and the evidence is overwhelming on a global basis. The impact of the ever-increasing autism rate is a big part of the story, but it’s not just about autism. Intellectually, behaviorally and emotionally, students today are noticeably different from those of past generations.
Below is just a fraction of recent mainstream media coverage that clearly documents the decline of children’s health everywhere. Incredibly, these reports are presented without explaining or even stating potential causes of such drastic changes being seen worldwide. Exploding numbers and soaring costs are accepted without question by today’s reporters and educators. The only solutions presented involve more money for more programs, schools and therapists to meet the growing needs of increasingly unhealthy students.
What is never discussed is how this will impact the future of society as we know it if this trend continues unchecked.
Anne Dachel’s February 2020 update on the impact upon society from the ever-increasing childhood health epidemics.
Anne Dachel’s January 2020 update on the impact upon society from the ever-increasing childhood health epidemics.
By Sheri A. Marino, MA, CCC-SLP for Focus for Health, Children’s Health Defense Partner In “The Special Ed Epidemic” series, Children’s Health Defense’s partner, Focus for Health (FFH), examined the special education epidemic, its crippling effects on the US economy, as well as housing and employment issues for individuals with disabilities once they age out […]