A new article published in The Atlantic investigates the crisis facing the growing number of people on the autism spectrum:
'What kind of government subsidies can they expect for housing? Programming? Medication? And then they have more existential concerns: What constitutes a meaningful life for an adult with autism?"
The article tells the story from the perspective of one family who is coping with these questions.
Read more, here>> https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/02/lack-services-adults-autism/582586/
According to a new article published by CNBC, college graduates now expect to earn far more than reality has in store for them. The poll suggests grads expect to earn about $60,000 per year, when in fact that is 25% higher than the actual number of $48,000.
Read more in the full article, here:
When I was in college, my roommate was on his computer, and I asked what he was doing. He said he was on the “web.” I paid no mind. As I scoffed, he stated that one day soon, I would be on the computer every day. Not even truly understanding what he was up to, I looked at the screen, saw words, in a dot matrix printer typeface, and said my goodbyes. As a result of my immaturity and/or apathy to hearing about “boring computers,” I missed out on a variety of opportunity, from stock investments, to work related skills, to understanding how the world would operate in the very near future. Within a year, I was using email. It was so foreign then, but also useful. I have made efforts to catch up, though I was reluctant to learn programming, and didn’t employ enough technology in my classrooms. I began to investigate ways to connect students with information about technology. I would teach them what to look for in tech careers. I have encouraged participation in CTE programs. I kept students aware of tech, to help them understand the importance of being willing to change how you interact with the world. Our next step is 5G, a real change in how we will interact with the Internet of Things. It’s exciting, and will require learning, for which I am now ready, after blowing it the first time.
David Parnes, M.Ed.
Founder, Supporting Education LLC