Carol Sadler
Special Education Consultant/Advocate
1105 Rock Pointe Look
Woodstock, GA 30188

I am a lay Parent Advocate assisting parents of children with disabilities in school IDEA, 504 and SST meetings. I am a former CHADD and LDA Coordinator, graduate of the 1st GA Advocacy Office PLSP legal training course and most importantly parent of two children with various disabilities.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

COPAA - Join the Stop Hurting Kids Campaign



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Carol Sadler, Special Education Consultant/Advocate
GA Advocacy Office PLSP I Graduate
1105 Rock Pointe Look
Woodstock, GA 30188

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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 & Aversives are Abusive and Dehumanizing" ---- Carol Sadler, Advocate

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Information contained in this communication is confidential and privileged. It is not meant to represent legal or medical advice, but rather advice given based on my knowledge as a trained Parent Advocate by the GA Advocacy Office, Council of Parent Advocates & Attorneys, CHADD, LDA, the GA DOE Parent Mentor program as an invited guest and the special education attorneys that I often work with on educational matters. Please do not forward without my permission.


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Subject: Join the Stop Hurting Kids Campaign


COPAA Logo Stop Hurting Kids Campaign

Your National Voice for Special Education Advocacy


stop hurting kidsDear Carol:

Stop Hurting Kids is a National Campaign to End Restraint and Seclusion Abuse in Schools


COPAA  has teamed up with other advocacy, disability, social justice and mental health organizations to launch Stop Hurting Kids, the national campaign to end restraint and seclusion abuse in schools. The campaign kicks off this Thursday, May 30, in Washington, D.C., with a special film screening.


Stop Hurting Kids seeks to spark a public dialogue about the dangers of restraint and seclusion practices, and gain support for the adoption of practices and policies that maintain a learning environment free from the threat of these abuses.  The campaign promotes resources for safe and effective alternatives, and calls upon parents, educators, policy makers and advocates to take action.


The film screening on May 30 will feature Restraint and Seclusion: Hear Our Stories, the latest documentary from filmmaker Dan Habib (Including Samual, Who Cares About Kelsey?). It will also include special guests Michael Yudin of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and Larke Huang or the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. You can participate in this event either in person or virtually over the Internet.


Film Screening and Campaign Kick Off

Thursday, May 30, 2013

5-6:30 p.m. ET

National Youth Transition Center

2013 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006


To participate over the Internet, see the access instructions at the campaign website,


We encourage you to visit, sign up to join the campaign and help us spread the word by sharing information with your friends, colleagues and social networks! You can find the campaign on Twitter at, and on Facebook at


We look forward to sharing additional details in the coming weeks. Please help us spread the word about this important campaign!