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December 18, 2012

Conn. School Shootings Unleashed Attack on Disabilities, Too

Unconfirmed diagnoses of autism, mental health disorders, or other conditions have been blamed for the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

July 10, 2012

Mississippi Ed. Agency Sued Over Lingering IDEA Violations in Jackson

Advocates say the state education department is falling short of ensuring that the Jackson district provides services required under federal law for students with disabilities.

May 07, 2012

What Works to Prepare Young Children With Disabilities for School?

In a recent review, the What Works Clearinghouse found that something called milieu teaching appears to have no discernible effects on prepping young children for school, and more research is needed about play-based interventions.

April 25, 2012

Parents Compelled to Secretly Wire Children to Track Events at School

In at least two cases, parents of children with autism fitted their children with recording devices to capture what happens in school. In both cases, students were subjected to hearing inappropriate conversations. One student was recorded being spanked repeatedly.

April 23, 2012

Kansas Takes First Step Toward Regulating Restraints, Seclusion

The rules about the use of these emergency interventions should apply to all students, not just those with disabilities, these techniques be used only for emergency or safety reasons, not as a behavior modification tool, an advisory group said.

April 16, 2012

The Intersection of Race and Students With Disabilities

"Racism is endemic," one university professor says of assigning students of color to certain types of disabilities. "Many of us who have been victims are perpetrators of it."

March 20, 2012

Advocates Press Congress to Act on Restraints, Seclusion

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities says a recent report by the American Association of School Administrators is flawed and gives a false picture of how school employees handle the restraint and seclusion of students.

December 30, 2011

After Jail, Youth With Disabilities Need Special Support to Stay Out

When young people with disabilities end up in the juvenile justice system, they're less likely to end up back in youth prisons after a sentence if they have jobs or go to school quickly after being released, a new paper finds.

December 20, 2011

Senate Introduces Bill Limiting Restraints, Seclusion

The bill would restrict the use of restraints and seclusion in schools, requires states to document their use, and keep them out of students' IEPs.

September 09, 2011

Federal Health Agency Must Do More on Restraints, Seclusion

A federal committee wants more done to ensure children and adults subjected to restraints or seclusion are kept safe.

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