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She Didn’t Know Her Autistic Son Could Be Tasered at School

Two years ago, at the start of the school year, Rosie Phillips got a call from her son’s school, asking her to come pick him up. When she arrived, she found him slumped on the hallway floor, sitting in a puddle of his own urine, with a Taser…
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Report: Students of Color, Disabled Students More Likely to Receive Corporal Punishment

A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at UCLA finds in states which allow corporal punishment, students of color and disabled students are more likely to receive the discipline than…
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Desperation and Broken Trust When Schools Restrain Students or Lock Them in Rooms

Every time Jennifer Tidd's son was secluded or restrained at school, she received a letter from his teachers. Her son has autism and behavioral issues, and over three years — from 2013 to 2016 — Tidd got 437 of those letters. "I see…
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Positive Youth Outcomes Committee Education Series: Special Education Services

On Nov. 5, 2018 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EST) CJCA's Positive Youth Outcomes Committee will host a webinar on putting in place the necessary supports and services that youth with disabilities require in order to achieve optimal progress in…
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FREE Webinar: Special Education

On Nov. 5, 2018 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EST) CJCA's Positive Youth Outcomes Committee will host a webinar on putting in place the necessary supports and services that youth with disabilities require in order to achieve optimal progress in juvenile…
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School District Bungled Parkland Suspect's Request for Therapeutic Services: Report - FOX News

The suspect linked to a mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., was denied the therapeutic services needed for disabled students, according to a report released Friday. In the year leading up to the Feb. 14 rampage that left 17 people dead at Marjory…
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Stoneman Douglas Shooter Was Assigned To Controversial Broward Discipline Program, Officials Now Say - WLRN

Broward County's PROMISE Program has received backlash since leaked information has revealed that the Parkland school shooter was involved in the program when he was in middle school. Read more.  
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Schools Could Have Done More for Shooter Nikolas Cruz, Experts Say - The Orlando Sentinel

Some special education experts have criticized Broward County Public Schools' failure to adequately treat Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 people during a school shooting in Parkland. Read more.
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Free Webinar: Partnering with P&As to Improve Educational Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System, October 3 at 4-5:00 pm ET

Webinar: Partnering with P&As to Improve Educational Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System Tuesday, October 3 at 4-5:00 pm ET An estimated 30-50% of those in the juvenile justice system are identified as…
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Juvenile Law Center Releases New Report on Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities

Last week, the Juvenile Law Center released its new report, Unlocking Youth: Legal Strategies to End Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities. The report was able to make a number of findings: The use of solitary confinement in juvenile…