US ED issues Restraint and Seclusion Resource Document, May 2012
Press release -US Department of Education state-by-state restraint & seclusion information with a link to their 224-page report. Go to page 161 to read about Oklahoma.
Law center public comment on SDE's S/R guidelines
CEC Adopts New Policy on Physical R/S, September 2009; CCBD Issues Position Statement on Physical R/S in School Settings, July 2009 -- with two longer statements on restraint and seclusion.
Secretary Duncan asks states to review their guidelines for use of R/S Press Release Letter to SDE
Oklahoma State Department of Education - Guidelines for Minimizing Restraint and Guidelines for Minimizing Seclusion
MEDIA ALERT: National Disability Rights Network released shocking report on seclusion and restraint in U. S. schools; NDRN's Investigative Report on Abusive Restraint and Seclusion in Schools, January 2009. Follow up Report in 2010. Updated Report in 2012.
Statement of Opposition to Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools by law center, with picture of seclusion room in urban schooland pictures of seclusion room in rural school
S/R: Selected Cases of Death and Abuse at Public and Private Schools and Treatment Centers, May 29, 2009, GAO Report
Abuse in Schools Is Widespread, CBS News
Schools Restrain, USA Today
CNN Article "Children Forced into Cell-Like Seclusion Rooms," December 2008
Take law center restraint survey, click here
Alliance to Prevent Restraint, Aversive Interventions and Seclusion (APRAIS)
PBIS: Effective Discipline for Student Success -- Reducing Student and Teacher Dropout Rates, 2008.
Law center opposes legislatively-created restriction placed on children with mental illness who live in the community in a therapeutic foster home, read memo
FTC Facts for Consumers, Considering a Private Residential Treatment Program for a Troubled Teen? Questions for Parents and Guardians to Ask, July, 2008.
NICHCY: What's New?
Wrightslaw - The Special Ed Advocate - all issues
Wrightslaw - Free Online Newsletters
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