Did you know that almost 40% of states have no laws or policies against the use of Restraint or Seclusion in schools? That’s absurd.
Disability Scoop reports that:
The House Education and Labor Committee voted Thursday to pass the bill known as the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act by a vote of 34 to 10. Now, the measure must be considered by the full House and it must be taken up in the Senate before it can become law.
This is good news for our students with EBD or behavior problems. The Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders sent representatives to the Hill back on May 19, 2009 to testify before the House Education and Labor Committee about the abuse of restraint and seclusion in our school. Read their White Paper and see other reports form that day here.
This is an important law and I urge you to stay up to date on new developments. Please share your experiences, on either side of this issue, by commenting below.
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