On Tuesday, July 13, we received the text of an article, “Preventing Harmful Restraint/Seclusion in Schools Act” by Jess Butler, Esq. Jess is the Congressional Affairs Coordinator for the Autism National Committee (www.autcom.org), was previously Chair of the Board of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, and co-chaired its Congressional Affairs efforts.
We published Jess’ article on Thursday, July 15. As we noted, “The article is a personal statement by Jess and reflects her views.”
On Saturday, July 17 2010, Jess sent this email about her article: “A few days ago, I sent out a message about the Senate bill about restraint and seclusion. I acted too hastily. There is no definitive amendment language in the bill yet and may not be for a while.” (emphasis added)
Because Jess decided to revise her article to more accurately reflect the status of Senate Bill 2860, we removed the text of her original article from the Wrightslaw site.