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    Please share this reminder as widely as possible! Those who attend will receive the necessary information and materials to become trainers on this topic, and
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 12, 2011
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      Please share this reminder as widely as possible! Those who attend will receive the necessary information and materials to become trainers on this topic, and to carry the message back home!
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      2011 TASH Conference

      Skills-building Opportunities on Preventing Restraint and Seclusion
      Did you know? More than 70% of all parents whose children have been restrained or secluded in schools report not knowing until much later than -- sometimes years later -- the first time they are used. Now is the time to know more and join forces to stop this and all abusive practices done in the name of "treatment."
      Come to the 2011 TASH Conference November 30-December 3 in Atlanta, Ga. and learn from leaders in the field about effective advocacy strategies to prevent restraint and seclusion in schools.
      TASH's Work to Eliminate Restraint & Seclusion in Schools

      In 2004, TASH convened the Alliance for the Prevention of Restraint, Aversive Interventions and Seclusion (APRAIS) to protect children with significant disabilities who exhibit challenging behaviors from abuse in schools, treatment programs and residential facilities. Now 22 national organizations strong, APRAIS worked with Congress to introduce legislation that would end the use of these practices as a planned intervention in public schools in May of 2009. In 2011, APRAIS is still fighting hard to get this legislation through the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
      But the work doesn’t end there – in March, TASH released The Cost of Waiting, a summary of the dozens of media stories demonstrating abusive restraint and seclusion practices exercised by the nation's schools against the most vulnerable children. Recognizing the power of strong parent advocates, TASH then published Shouldn't Schools Be Safe, a thoroughly researched guide for parents to help them prevent, identify and/or intervene on behalf of their children on the question of restraint and seclusion use.

      2011 TASH Conference Presents Opportunities to Learn How to Prevent Restraint & Seclusion
      At the 2011 TASH Conference, we’re creating an environment for parents, self-advocates, teachers and others to connect, develop skills, and mobilize. It’s time to reaffirm our position that there are NO EXCUSES for the use of restraint and seclusion in our schools. Our pre-conference workshop –Shouldn’t Schools be Safe? Parents and School Personnel Working Together to Prevent and Eliminate the Use of Restraint and Seclusion – focuses on guiding parents whose children are vulnerable to restraint and seclusion on how to communicate with schools about behavioral, medical and support needs, understanding their rights, and recognizing signs that may indicate danger.
      The conference also includes a number of sessions focused on human rights issues that take place within our general schedule. To learn more about these visit our session schedule on the TASH website.
      Click here to learn more about these opportunities and other events at this year’s TASH Conference. Have Questions? Just send an e-mail to conference@... or call (202) 540-9014.
      See You in Atlanta!

      Sandy, Illinois
      Volunteer Co-Webmaster, http://www.ourchildrenleftbehind.com (IDEA reauthorization)
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