The National School Boards Association is seeking a far less heavy-handed version of proposed federal legislation and exemptions from any national law for states with their own guidance or legislation.
Recently in Restraints and Seclusion Category
July 20, 2012
July 12, 2012
The hearing concentrated on how schools and students have and can avoid using restraints and seclusion and address the behavior that may have triggered those techniques to be employed in the first place.
June 01, 2012
TASH, formerly The Association for the Severely Handicapped, recently issued a second edition of "The Cost of Waiting," which reinforces its criticism of Congress for not pushing harder for a legislative solution to reducing the use of restraints and seclusion.
May 15, 2012
Among 15 principles developed by the agency, one says that policies restricting restraint and seclusion of students should apply to all students, not just students with disabilities.
April 11, 2012
An advocacy group says that as a result, the 5-year-old girl's overall mobility improvement has been stunted.
March 20, 2012
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.
March 13, 2012
Too often, the disability advocacy group TASH says, these strategies are used to discipline students, not keep them or school employees safe.
January 18, 2012
The state legislature will consider a law restricting how students are restrained or secluded, a second attempt at such a law after a bill proposed in 2011 failed to pass.
December 20, 2011
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.
October 24, 2011
Will the teachers of students with disabilities, teachers who in many cases work with all students, have to meet a lesser standard than their counterparts? And will expectations of students with disabilities be lowered, too, when the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is reauthorized? Maybe.