Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Please Support Senate Bill S. 2860

I've been doing quite a bit of reading on education and came across a post at The Wrightslaw Way regarding a restrain/seclusion bill that the House of Representatives passed and is now in the Senate for approval.

The bill - H.R. 4247 for the house, S. 2860 for the Senate - addresses the issue of restraint and seclusion in our school system. According to the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, roughly half of of all states provide little or no protection against restraint and seclusion. The result is that each year hundreds if not thousands of students are abused in school, resulting in trauma, injury and death. Passing this bill will requires states to set a minimum standard to the federal law on restraint and seclusion.

To learn more about this bill, please look at this blog post that gives more information around the bill, what opponents of the bill are saying and why it is so important to all our children - with and without disabilities - to ensure this bill is turned into law.

For our children that are not verbal and cannot tell us what is happening in schools, it is imperative that they have protection against abuse. Please contact your senators and ask them to vote FOR bill S. 2860. Then, please ask your family and friends to contact their senator so we can get this bill approved and protect our children.

Thank you for your support!

1 Comments from readers:

Holly said...

I bought the book Disability is Natural on Amazon (cheaper) and just started reading it, thanks to you :-)

It's wonderful so far and I can already tell that I think a lot like the author.

The medial model and the grief process go hand in hand. Genius. I never thought of it that way but it's oh so true.

Thanks for the recommendation!