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Slaughter Elementary teacher fired for breaking arm of special needs student in May | In-depth | wdrb.com

Jefferson County Public Schools substantiated on July 10 an allegation that Christian Harrison broke a student’s arm during an improper restraint on May 23, district personnel and investigative records obtained Source: Slaughter Elementary teacher fired for breaking arm of special needs student in May | In-depth | wdrb.com

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Seclusion and restraint in schools: Children with disabilities at risk

Children with disabilities as young as five years of age are at risk of psychological harm caused by the use of unregulated seclusion and restraint practices in schools, according to campaigners. Unlike children’s residential care, there are no detailed guidelines on the use of seclusion and restraint in schools. In addition, the Department of Education […]

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11-year-old with Autism committed under Baker Act at local middle school | WPEC

BOCA RATON, Fla. (WPEC) – A local family is speaking out after they say a School District Police Officer unfairly invoked the Baker Act and took their child away from school in handcuffs. Larissa Leander has been helping her immigrant friend, Ayme, take care of her son Erik for years. Because Ayme’s English is not […]

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Autism Speaks Promotes Autistic Abuse & Calls It "Inclusion" | Eve Reiland

ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) Doesn’t Work. Year, after year, it doesn’t work. The Department of Defense even said so, AGAIN. But we’re getting ABA shoved down our throats from birth to death by Autism Speaks. Even in adult work programs. A$ has done a good one here with the $$$ trade commodifying Autistic people for their […]

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Heart-rending moment ‘autistic’ girl, 6, asks ‘am I going to jail’ when cops are called after ‘tantrum’ – The Sun

Note: Tantrums are not the same as Autistic meltdowns and these words should NOT be used interchangeably as seen here. BODYCAM footage shows a six-year-girl who was led out of her school asking a police officer if she was being sent to jail. The girl, who is named Nadia and thought to be on the […]

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How much compliance is too much compliance: Is long-term ABA therapy abuse?: Cogent Psychology: Vol 6, No 1

(2019). How much compliance is too much compliance: Is long-term ABA therapy abuse? Cogent Psychology: Vol. 6, No. 1, 1641258. Source: How much compliance is too much compliance: Is long-term ABA therapy abuse?: Cogent Psychology: Vol 6, No 1 Abstract This article discusses the prevalence of ASD with specific regard to the most ubiquitous current […]

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Polk man pleads in case of autistic girl kept in dog cage – News – The Ledger – Lakeland, FL

Polk’s Hector Guzman Morales and his wife, Pamela Ramos, were charged in connection with holding their 12-year-old autistic, non-verbal daughter in a feces-laden dog cage. Guzman Morales pleaded no contest to child neglect and failure to report child abuse Tuesday. Source: Polk man pleads in case of autistic girl kept in dog cage – News […]