December 2, 2021


by: admin


Tags: education, Future, Ghost, special


Categories: autism

The Ghost of Particular Schooling Future

East Anglian Daily Times: 7th grade students outside the new “Mulberry” SEND unit at Stowupland High School – Credit: John Milton Academy Trust

By Anne Dachel

Comparing the state of special education in the UK and the US leaves me baffled.

All a person has to do is look at the last hundred or so posts on Loss of brain confidence and it is clear that pupils with special needs are overwhelming and costing too much of the UK education system. At the same time, however, officials seem incredibly happy about it.

Money doesn’t seem to matter.

Here’s what I’ve posted over the past week.

Portland: (South england)

A NEW school for children with additional needs in Weymouth and Portland has come a step closer to reality – the location and opening date have now been confirmed. …

It will provide up to 75 places for children and young people between the ages of 14 and 19 with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)….

Richard Drax, MP for South Dorset, said: “I am happy that these exciting and urgently needed special free school is finally confirmed and is now continuing. …

In addition to this investment by the DfE, the Dorset Council is investing £ 37.5 million [$50M] plan to improve the lives of children in Dorset with SEND,

Gateshead: (NE England)

Gateshead has a “new flagship, state-of-the-art special school”.

Cost: $ 16 million

Gibside is an elementary school for students with a range of special needs (moderate learning disabilities (MLD), severe learning disabilities (SLD), severe and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD)) and Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).

The new school offers space for 170 students, …

Plymouth: (SW England)

Plans are being developed for a new school so that the most vulnerable children can get the education and care they deserve closer to home.

The aim is to create a special school with 120 places for children aged 5 to 16 and to make the school a center of educational excellence for students who a significant level of ASA and social emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs….

Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Schools Cllr Andrew Leadbetter said, “This is part of a multi-million dollar county council program to open new special schools and schools increase the number Places in our existing special schools. …

Cllr Dave Downie, Plymouth City Council Cabinet Member for Education, said: “We are very happy

Burgess Hill: (SO England)

There were smiles everywhere at Woodlands Meed College on Burgess Hill – not to mention the opening of a bottle of champagne – As a contractor, ISG started the preparatory work on Monday (November 22nd).

Headmaster Adam Rowland said: “We are very happy to work with ISG to build the new college and we are all incredibly happy to see them arrive on site today.

“It will take a tremendous amount of team effort to build this college next to the current one, yet” we are excited…

The school will accept 100 children with special educational needs and disabilities.

West Sussex County Council for Learning and Skills Cabinet Member Nigel Jupp said, “Everyone on county council is very happy to see how work to rebuild the college officially begins. It’s extremely exciting Moment…

We are very happy to work with them and everyone is excited to see how the new college takes shape. “

Wadsworth: (London borough)

Wandsworth City Councils have approved proposals to expand support for schools for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). …

The funds are used to finance 119 additional places in schools for children with different needs….

Over the past five years, the number of Wandsworth children and adolescents with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) has increased by 78%.

That number is expected to increase by a further 8.9% in the next ten years….

The city council’s decision to add more school places follows immediately to £ 153,000 [$205K] The local council invested in upgrading the facilities of a playground on Wandsworth Common designed for children with disabilities and special needs….

It supports severely disabled children with cerebral palsy, visual impairment, hearing impairment, severe developmental delay, children with Autism spectrum disorder, Children with varying degrees of learning disabilities, children with emotional and behavioral difficulties, children with ADHD and also children who are still being diagnosed.

  1. Anglia: (E. England)

Two new special needs education institutions at Stowupland High School and Mendlesham Primary School have started their first student cohort. …

The two units will have 18 school places at each school Potential for improvement that until 24 …

“You are part of our £ 45 million [$60M] Investment to create 870 new SEND places for children and young people across Suffolk. “…

“We are very happy

Surrey: (SE of London)

This new school in Surrey is specifically aimed at children with complex social and communicative needs, such as: autism. It started with a small number of 3rd and 7th grade children at the reception but will grow to 152 students.

The school was founded because many children need a special school place, but often have to travel a long way from home to reach a suitable school. Fox Grove is now the fourth school in Surrey for children with Autism,…

Scary as these stories are, they are just a weeklong coverage of the demise of education and the decline of children.

If councilors and educators stopped looking forward to another special school and looked at the bigger picture, they would have to recognize that something is wrong with the children today.

The UK has had laws similar to the US for 45 years, requiring special education for disabled children.

Why are the numbers still increasing? Why is the demand growing all the time? Why is AUTISM a common feature of these stories?

IF this happened in the US, those of us in the autism community who have long tried to wake people up to the epidemic around us, would use these stories as evidence that something is wrong with children in the 21st century.

Incredibly, no one in Great Britain even shyly raises the alarm about it. It seems there are endless millions of pounds to meet the skyrocketing demand they are so “excited” about.

There was another interesting story in the US last week. It was from my state of Wisconsin.

On November 22nd, PBS Wisconsin released the play, A gap between Wisconsin’s special needs and resources.

It appears that the state and federal agencies are not allocating all of the funds needed to cover the cost of educating students with disabilities. There were also some disturbing comments that caught my attention.

Commenting on the government’s failure to cover half of the SPED costs, Jeff Spitzer-Resnick, “a civil rights attorney who sued multiple school districts on behalf of special needs students,” commented: “Sooner or later, unless everything collapses, the legislature must take on its responsibility to provide an adequate education for all of our children.”

This ominous statement was followed by a statement from State Representative Rob Swearingen from Rhineland. He spoke specifically about the effects of Autism.

“I’m not an expert on autism, I can tell you this: It won’t go away. And the state is better starting to deal with it more than it is now. ‘

This is an absolute that the British also clearly understand. AUTISM DOESN’T GO AWAY. Be ready to PAY AND PAY.


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