"Seventy percent of children with autism who have a history of severe language delays are speaking by the time they are 8 years old, according to a study being published Monday in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study, by researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders, shows that far more children with autism than previously thought are making significant gains in speech and language after they enter elementary school."
It would be nice if the WP could tell us why SO MANY CHILDREN STOP TALKING IN THE FIRST PLACE. No one ever seems interested in that phenomenon. I posted a comment.
They get left on buses. They get lost. It's all part of the mystery of autism.
"Of the three bills going to the commission, the autism bill is the only one not to get a hearing.
"The autism bill will get a hearing.
"It will not get a vote.
"Not this time.
Maybe the GA legislature needs to look at what autism is going to cost the state. For each affected child, the estimates are between 3 and 7 million dollars for lifetime care.
Maybe the GA legislature should be concerned that U.S. health officials can't tell us the cause, cure or prevention for autism.
Maybe the GA legislature needs to be worried that the one in every 88 children with autism (one in every 54 among boys alone) rate could get worse.
Maybe the GA legislature should consider that every child they refuse to help today will eventually be dependent on the taxpayers of their state for their support and care for life.
Maybe the GA legislature needs to realize that experts tell us that 80 percent of autistic Americans are under the age of 18.
We haven't even begun to deal with the autism disaster. Eventually, the state of Georgia won't be able to ignore that health care emergency called autism.
"Police charged a
7-year-old with battery Wednesday after he punched a teacher in the nose.
"The kindergarten student at Franklin Elementary School with a history of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism and psychosis was suspended from school after the incident.
"'We had a teacher that was struck in the nose by a student,' said Franklin principal Hayley LaDow. 'A police report was filed. That police report has been turned over by the police to the prosecuting attorney and that prosecuting attorney is the one that determines whether charges will be filed.'"
The nightmare continues. Look at all the things wrong with this boy. And "he's just thrown into a regular kindergarten."
He functions on the level of a four year old and they put him into a regular classroom?
And interestingly, while he has a medical diagnosis of autism, they refuse to test him so he doesn't have an educational diagnosis. Something is seriously wrong at this school. Every child has a right to a free and appropriate education. There's nothing appropriate about this.
At school, she added, he
does not have an autism diagnosis for academic purposes - something she's tried
multiple times to change.
"I've gotten denied four times for the testing," said Velasquez.