The FDA estimates that between 45 and 50 students at a Massachusetts school for students with autism, emotional disturbances, and intellectual disabilities are subjected to electrical shocks through electrodes attached to their skin.
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March 05, 2020
May 29, 2019
A survey from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Understood.org finds a teaching corps that lacks confidence in their ability to meet the needs of millions of children with disabilities in the nation's public K-12 schools, but wants the training, support, and guidance to improve.
August 07, 2018
In a contentious meeting in his junior year, then 18-year-old Nikolas Cruz revoked his consent for special education services after he was told that was the only way he could stay at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But there were other options, said a report released by a firm hired by the Broward School district.
July 06, 2017
The program will be an option for 100 students with complex behavioral needs, with the goal of reducing private school placements.
August 19, 2016
The Justice Department will take action against Georgia after eight months of fruitless negotiations over a state network of schools for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.
July 07, 2016
The New York-based Child Mind Institute highlights several evidence-based options for educators looking to support students with mental health needs.
January 07, 2016
The 26-year-old aide was filmed pinning the student to the ground and also striking him in the face. She was charged with felony child abuse.
July 25, 2012
Kelsey Carroll's a self-proclaimed "bitch" who says she's into safety pins, piercings, and tattoos. One of her teachers doesn't want her in class, but a new documentary shows she has what it takes to graduate—with some adult support.
May 10, 2012
Former employee Greg Miller has created an online petition to push for an end to the practice, which has been challenged in court but remains legal.
October 15, 2010
The National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent and At-Risk has a number of resources for educators who work regularly with students who may have emotional or behavioral disabilities.