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VoiceAmerica on Restraint and Seclusion of Special Ed Students

Posted Aug 24 2009 12:00am

Handcuff Autism One: A Conversation of Hope
Tuesday, August 25, 12:00 noon Eastern Time
Host: Teri Arranga on the VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel HERE.

Who will teach our children?  From alphabets to abuse, with Dr. Roy Leonardi and Lori McIlwain.

On July 7, we talked with Lori McIlwain of the National Autism Association about restraint and seclusion of special ed students in schools.  An NAA release cited that, in May of 2009, a government report listed 19 state governments that have yet to regulate the practices of restraint and seclusion in schools.  The report also cited multiple cases of improper restraint and seclusion resulting in death, injury, and emotional trauma of children with varying disabilities.  Lori returns with Dr. Roy Leonardi, Assistant Professor in the School of Education & Professional Studies, Department of Special Education, at Central Connecticut State University.  How can we protect our children?  How can we teach our teachers well?

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