Federal officials say schools are restraining and secluding kids with disabilities far more often than other children and are disproportionately referring them to law enforcement.
Widespread use of restraint and seclusion in the nation’s schools is putting kids with disabilities at risk and current laws offer families little recourse, a U.S. Senate investigation finds.
Students with disabilities are much more likely than other kids to be restrained or secluded at school, but how often the techniques are used varies significantly, a new report finds.
Disability advocates are looking to jump-start their efforts to end abusive restraint and seclusion practices in the nation’s schools with a campaign kicking off this week.
Lawmakers are renewing their push to enact first-ever federal legislation regulating the use of restraint and seclusion in the nation’s schools.
Facing mistreatment in his special education classroom, a 7-year-old boy who is nonverbal turned to stick-figure drawings to alert his parents.
Officials in Massachusetts are taking steps to clamp down on a controversial school that uses electric shocks to address behavior problems in kids and adults with developmental disabilities.
A community is outraged after an 8-year-old girl with Down syndrome was sent home from school with her feet and ankles duct taped.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning a Massachusetts school over its use of a controversial skin-shock therapy with students who have disabilities.
More than 200 disability organizations are urging Congress to reignite efforts to regulate the use of restraint and seclusion in schools.
Federal education officials are standing behind a North Carolina school’s right to confine students with disabilities in seclusion rooms.
Following several incidents of alleged mistreatment of students with disabilities, a grassroots movement is urging schools to install cameras in classrooms.
Disability issues topped the agenda on Capitol Hill this week as members of the U.S. Senate convened two hearings focusing on the rights of those with special needs.
Lawmakers are set to consider the use of restraint and seclusion in the nation’s classrooms in the coming weeks, rekindling efforts to establish first-ever federal rules governing the practices.
The U.S. Department of Education weighed in on the use of restraint and seclusion in schools Tuesday with a 45-page resource document, but stopped short of issuing formal guidance to educators.