Did the School District Restrain and/or Isolate Young Children with Disabilities?


In October 2020, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division opened an investigation into seclusion and restraint against children with disabilities in Frederick County Public Schools (MD). On December 1, 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 →

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 →

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 →