Is a Bird in the Hand Really Worth Two in the Bush?

by Tricia and Calvin Luker, www.ourchildrenleftbehind.com Earlier this year, Congressman George Miller introduced and championed the “Keeping All Students Safe Act” in the House of Representatives. Miller’s bill took substantial Continue Reading →

Eye on the Prize: Keeping All Students Safe

In their article, Eye on the Prize: Keeping All Children Safe, Tricia and Calvin Luker, from Our Children Left Behind, provide a summary of the provisions passed by the House Continue Reading →

Article being revised: “Preventing Harmful Restraint/Seclusion in Schools Act” –

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 Continue Reading →

Will the Senate Pass the Restraint & Seclusion Bill?

Call your Senators and ask them to pass S.2860, the restraint/seclusion bill as it passed the House.  Dial 202-224-3121 or go to http://www.senate.gov, click on Senators for contact information (including Continue Reading →

School Is Not Supposed to Hurt: NDRN Report Update

Federal minimum standards are needed so that school children are protected from abusive seclusion and restraint practices, regardless of where they live. On February 2, 2010,The National Disability Rights Network Continue Reading →

Congressional Committee Considers Restraint and Seclusion Bill

The House Committee on Education and Labor will mark up the Congressional restraint/seclusion bill this Thursday, February 4.  During mark-up, the Congressional Committee will consider the bill and any proposed Continue Reading →

Congressional Committee Considers Restraint and Seclusion Bill

The House Committee on Education and Labor will mark up the Congressional restraint/seclusion bill this Thursday, February 4.  During mark-up, the Congressional Committee will consider the bill and any proposed Continue Reading →

Today: National Call-In Day! Prevent Harmful Use of Restraint & Seclusion in Schools

Today is the day! Thursday, January 21st, tell your members of Congress to support the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act (H.R. 4247/S.2860) introduced last month by Representatives Continue Reading →

“Something is Very Wrong When Our Children Are at Risk in School”

A 14-year old student in a special education classroom in Texas, Cedric lived with a foster family because of a history of neglect, including malnutrition. One day in 2002, his Continue Reading →