Report Criticizes School Discipline Measures Used in Mississippi

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/r/campbell_robertson/index.html) Published: January 16, 2013 Less than three months after the Justice Department sued Meridian, Miss., after finding that school students there…Read More

$950,000 to be paid in Brentwood case

The Brentwood Unified School District has agreed to pay $950,000 to a Concord family whose 5-year-old special-needs son was hurled to the floor and kicked by his elementary-school teacher. Dina Holder…Read More

Harper: Restraint Guidelines Endanger Children

Harper: Restraint Guidelines Endanger Children By Rep. Gregg Harper Special to Roll Call May 14, 2012, Midnight Every day in schools across the United States, students are being subjected to barbaric and potentially deadly treatment in the form of seclusion…Read More

My Son Was Humiliated and Tormented by his Teacher

My name is Stuart Chaifetz, and my son, Akian, is a ten-year old boy who has Autism. Akian has always been a sweet and non-violent child, and that is why it was so distressing when notes started…

Leake & Watts boy's death: 'I can't breathe,' boy shouts after staffers piled onto him, witness says

http://www.lohud.com/article/20120419/NEWS02/304180105/Restrained-boy-Leake-Watts-Yonkers-dies Leake & Watts boy's death: 'I can't breathe,' boy shouts after staffers piled onto him, witness says YONKERS — The 16-year-old boy who died Wednesday night…Read More

Michigan- 8 Year Old Child with Autism Handcuffed and "Whacked" By Police Baton

JONESVILLE -- Jonesville's Eli Kolodie is eight years old. He was diagnosed more than a year ago with autism. "He has problems with interpersonal skills," his mother Kristen explains to News 10. "He can't moderate his own emotions very well." He's in a…Read More

S. Fulton Middle School Teacher Charged with Abuse

A Fulton County middle school teacher was arrested after she allegedly mistreated special-needs students, officials said. Lavonne Alioth, a teacher at Camp Creek Middle School at 4345 Welcome All Road in south Fulton County, was charged with three counts of…Read More
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