Friday, November 30, 2012

Seclusion & Restraints Back in the News



Perhaps second only to bullying as a hot button issue in special education law, the topic of seclusion and restraints is back in the news. The ABC news magazine Nightline had an investigative piece on seclusion and restraints in the schools last night. The story focused on electric shock, restraint and a deadly "hold." Pretty scary stuff.

The House Committee on Education has a clip with the video on its website.  The story apparently got the attention of the ranking Democrat, Rep. George Miller.  Here is the link.

Congress really needs to act on this important issue!  Write your representative with your views.

Here are some of  the previous posts from this blog on the topic of seclusion and restraints:
http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/school-is-not-supposed-to-hurt.html
http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/breaking-news-congress-introduces.html
http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/panel-on-seclusion-and-restraints-at.html
http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/feds-issue-principles-on-seclusion-and.html

You can also see the Nightline piece here:

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