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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.

August 10, 2011

Students With Disabilities, Health Issues Bullied More Often

Students with disabilities or health problems are more likely to be the target of bullies than their classmates, according to a new study, but they were also slightly more likely to have attacked someone else at school or tell someone they would hurt them

February 04, 2011

Students with Disabilities Suspended Disproportionately in NYC, report says

During the last 10 years, students with disabilities have served nearly a third of suspensions handed out by New York City public schools, according to a report published late last month by the New York Civil Liberties Union and the Student Safety Coalition.

February 01, 2011

Agency Releases Free Resource on Restraint, Seclusion

The video offers alternatives in a format appropriate for educators, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration.

December 14, 2010

Full Appeals Court to Hear Special Education Seclusion Case

The full Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will revisit a March decision where a panel of judges said parents had to exhaust their administrative remedies under the IDEA before filing a lawsuit.

October 26, 2010

New Federal Guidance Addresses Anti-Disability Bullying

Some forms of bullying could also be civil rights violations, according to the Education Department's office of civil rights.

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