NDSC and other APRAIS Members Meet on Abuse in Schools
Susan Goodman, Director of Governmental Affairs for NDSC, and other representatives of APRAIS, (the Alliance to Prevent Restraint, Aversive Interventions and Seclusion) met recently with representatives from the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice to explore ways to curb abusive practices against students with disabilities in schools.
The representatives from these agencies expressed a great deal of support for APRAIS's agenda and a desire to see practices prevented and ended. Recently, we met with staff of the Senate and the House of Representatives about the reintroduction of the Keeping All Students Safe Act, a bill that would prohibit the use of restraint and seclusion in schools, except in truly dangerous situations.
We will continue the dialogue with Members of Congress and agency representatives to advance our goal of the banning the use of these practices. Parents who want to share their experiences with the use of these practices against their child are encouraged to contact susan@....
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