A measure that would regulate the use of restraint and seclusion has passed the Virginia state legislature, while a child advocate in Connecticut pushes for further restrictions in that state.
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February 06, 2015
November 14, 2014
Districts within the same state often show dramatic differences in their use of restraint and seclusion, according to a recent report from the Carsey Institute of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.
October 07, 2014
Columbus, the state's largest district, shows a much higher rate of the practice compared to the other districts that have reported information thus far.
June 19, 2014
ProPublica used data collected from the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights to examine rates of restraint and seclusion nationwide.
April 25, 2014
The Judge Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts, a residential and day school for children and adults with emotional and behavioral disturbances, is the only entity in the country known to use the devices.
March 21, 2014
The most recent release of data from the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights shows broad disparities in restraint, seclusion and suspensions for students covered by IDEA.
February 28, 2014
While few districts overall use these techniques to manage student behavior, they are most likely to be used on students with disabilities, the researchers said.
February 12, 2014
Along with the report's release, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, reintroduced a bill that would severely restrict or prohibit the use of restraints and seclusion in schools.
May 30, 2013
The Stop Hurting Kids campaign, a coalition of more than 20 advocacy groups, will premiere a documentary that talks about restraint and seclusion from the perspective of youth and their families.
November 05, 2012
Talking with a group of foreigners about the U.S. special education system recently, I wondered how well the American system really works.