Abuse & Neglect
Major Step Forward in Improving Safety of Children in Schools with Legislation to Restrict the Use of Restraints and Seclusion
AUCD applauds Senator Tom Harkin who announced that he will introduce legislation today to reduce the use of restraints and seclusion in schools. Currently, no federal guidelines exist regarding the use of restraints and seclusion. Evidence shows a disproportionate use of these techniques on students with disabilities, violating their right to nondiscrimination in accessing education.