In the U.S., 13 percent of children participate in IEPs as designated special education students.
That figure will likely increase given the rising number of school-age kids being diagnosed with disabilities.
In the last 10 years, the number of students with diagnoses on the autism spectrum spiked 165 percent. This time span also saw a 51 percent increase in the amount of students with other physical and mental health conditions such as epilepsy, mobility impairment, ADHD and bipolar disorder. These categories account for the bulk of the new students that receive IEPs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Are you scared yet????
It's strange to see a story with two smiling ladies above a headline talking about "autism experts" and then read what's in the story.
Thirteen percent of kids in U.S. schools now have an IEP because they have to have special help in order to learn.
And if that's not bad enough, they expect that number to worsen. Why? Because of all the kids diagnosed with autism.
LOOK AT THE SHOCKING INCREASES IN SICK KIDS IN OUR SCHOOLS. Autism is just ONE ISSUE HERE. It's everything: epilepsy, mobility impairment, ADHD, bipolar disorder.
STILL no one is alarmed, or even slightly concerned about these increases. Why should they be? Their job is to accommodate these kids. And if health officials don't raise a alarm, then everything must be okay.
We can go on like this forever, right?
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism.