How Safe Is The Schoolhouse?

Updated March 2015! How Safe Is The Schoolhouse? An Analysis of State Seclusion and Restraint Laws and Policies by Jessica Butler. The report examines state restraint and seclusion statutes, regulations, Continue Reading →

Prince William Schools Restrain, Seclude Disabled Kids Frequently, Inquiry Finds

“Federal civil rights officials have found that two Prince William County public schools for students with emotional disabilities frequently restrained, secluded and removed children from classrooms in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach Continue Reading →

Update: 107,000 Students Subjected to Restraint/Seclusion. Contact Congress to Pass National Bill

New statistics show that in 2011-12, at least 70,000 students were subjected to physical restraint, and 37,000, to isolated seclusion. The statistics were released this Spring as part of the Continue Reading →

Organization Sign-On: Keeping All Students Safe Act

– From Jessica Butler, Congressional Affairs Coordinator, Autism National Committee Would your organization like to sign-on to a letter in support of the Keeping All Students Safe Act, the Congressional Continue Reading →

Live Blogging from the Institute of Special Education Advocacy – Please Join Us!

Wrightslaw is live blogging from the Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA) all week. We hope you will join us! Day 1    Day 2 & 3     Day 4    Continue Reading →

Congressman Miller Urges Congress – “Protect Children from Abusive Restraint & Seclusion”

On May 9, Congressman George Miller delivered a floor speech urging Congress to pass the Keeping All Students Safe Act, H.R. 1381, and protect children from abusive restraint and seclusion. Continue Reading →