Restraint and Seclusion Public Forums, Webinars and Public Input
What Do I Need to Know? (From the P2P weblink above….)
Children with disabilities are subjected to restraint and seclusion in schools more than children without disabilities. The use of restraint and seclusion with students with disabilities is often for behaviors over which they have little or no control.
There is no research that shows that the use of restraint or seclusion is beneficial for children. In fact, "research confirms that physical restraint and seclusion are not therapeutic; nor are these practices effective means to calm or teach children, and may have an opposite effect while simultaneously decreasing a child's ability to learn." (H.R.4247)
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"There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people." ---- Thomas Jefferson
“Refrain from Restraining, Secluding and Corporal Punishment” ---- Carol Sadler, Advocate
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Please try to join us as P2P hosts this presentation by Leslie Lipson of the Georgia Advocacy Office on restraint and seclusion in Georgia's schools. For
more information about this issue, please visit the Parent to Parent website
Georgia's Safe Schools Initiative
Join us for a Webinar on January 19
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
This session will introduce the issue of restraint and seclusion and a proposed GDOE rule limiting their use in Georgia Schools. There will be an
explanation of the process for making public comment before the State BOE and tips on writing and submitting comment. The Safe Schools Initiative
website containing further info and community forum schedule will be introduced. Question/answer will be a part of this webinar.
*Title:* Georgia's Safe Schools Initiative
*Date:* Tuesday, January 19, 2010 *Time:* 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
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