- Specialized schools and classes in regular schools
- Quite a bit of spending on research and teaching methods
- Whole industries popping up that offer support tools and products for educators and parents alike
- State governing bodies listening and changing laws
- State and Federal education departments which have built entire bureaucratic structures to support the Autism community.
I know this may sound a little bitter, and perhaps it is. But after a total of over 20 years of having children with disabilities in our school systems, and none of those having a child with Autism, it gets a little frustrating watching new technologies, new teacher trainings, articles in the press, etc. all the while children with other disabilities often seem to be lumped together and the I in IEP forgotten.
I'm sure this post may upset some, but that really is not my intent. I am just trying to understand how children with any disability can receive the services they need.