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.
Disability advocates are on the offensive after a national group representing school administrators issued a report supporting the use of restraint and seclusion in schools.
First-ever national data released Tuesday indicates that students with disabilities are significantly more likely than others to be restrained at school.
A proposal in the U.S. Senate is breathing new life into efforts to limit restraint and seclusion of children with disabilities in the nation’s schools.
When students have behavior problems at one school in Maine, staff take a hands-off approach, forgoing restraint and seclusion in nearly all cases, and they say it works.