"Saturdays for Special Kids has been a success and a safe haven for children with disabilities in Cromwell for years and city officials are hoping to duplicate the effort here.
"Chris L. Montes, director of the Community Services Department, will apply soon for a $10,000 grant to pay for staffing, supplies and food to bring a similar program to the city. The grant application will be filed with the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain by Aug. 9. If approved, the program should be in place by the end of the year, Montes said.
"'Evidence shows there are a growing number of young people with autism and other developmental disabilities,' Montes said in a recent interview. 'About one in 110 kids have autism.'"
Autism is such a part of our lives that stories about accommodating kids with ASD are everyday occurrences now. "Saturday for Special Kids" talks specifically only about autism. We're told "there are a growing number of young people with autism and other developmental disabilities," but we're not told why. We're so brainwashed with autism--the mystery--that we don't think about asking where they're all coming from. Look at the number, "one in 110 kids." That's from two rate changes ago.
No matter. It could be one in 20 and we'd just read it and move on. I posted one comment.
"Karen Hamilton, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education Services in Wake County, said she was also baffled. 'I think we're seeing fewer candidates come out of the universities and we're seeing children with very specific needs so it takes some very special people who want to fill those positions,' Hamilton said.
"She said there are roughly 150,000 students in Wake County and about 20,000 of them are special needs.
"'We're talking about children with autism, children with intellectual disabilities and children who have serious emotional disabilities,' said Hamilton."
Several things stand out in this story. For one thing, no one is alarmed about 20,000 special needs kids in the county schools out of 150,000 total students.
Has it always been like this? The disability named at the beginning of the list is autism. The mother cited has a 10 year old, nonverbal autistic son who's still not potty trained.
No one ever asks why.
On the video: "One out of every seven students in Wake County have special needs."
"Anti-GMO activist Rachel Parent got in a spirited debate with Kevin O'Leary on CBC's "The Lang And O'Leary Exchange" Wednesday night.
"Parent, who scored the debate after a speech she gave critical of O'Leary's comments about GMOs was featured on HuffPost Canada, argued genetically-modified foods should be labelled in Canada and the United States. Europe, Japan, Australia and other nations require GMO labels, but Canada and the U.S. do not.
"O'Leary was quick to suggest Parent is essentially operating as a lobbyist for anti-GMO groups and said changes to the DNA of crops will save lives."
Here's a beautiful example of the media in bed with industry. Kevin O'Leary shows no concern about the possibility that GMO's are bad for us. His job seems to be to promote the interests of Monsanto and everyone else denaturing our food. It's exactly like they talk about vaccines.
Fourteen year old Rachel Parent is incredibly well-informed, much more than the interviewers are. She gives me hope that her generation will expose the toxic assault on us from our medicine, vaccines, food, cleaning products---you name it.