Show: Disabilities Rights Center Presents

Episode: 0018 DRC Presents: Special Education and Discipline, Part I

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Episode Description:

This is the first of a six part series exploring special education and discipline in our public schools. Too often, the disciplinary practices used on children with special needs are ineffective, harmful, dangerous, and sometimes fatal.

Earlier this year, a shocking report from the National Disability Rights Network, DRC’s national organization, found numerous cases across the country where the use of restraint and seclusion on children with disabilities had resulted in injury or death. A GAO investigation and Congressional Hearings confirmed the severity of this problem.

Over the next six months, starting in October 2009, the Disabilities Rights Center will take an in-depth look at school discipline issues: what was, what is, and what can be. We’ll examine the use of restraint and seclusion as well as other troubling disciplinary practices, including the overuse of suspensions and expulsions for students with disabilities and the growing dangerous trend of involving the police and criminalizing school misbehavior, the so-called “schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline”. We’ll also talk with experts and show examples of positive approaches, such as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), that lead to successful outcomes for students.

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Friday, September 25, 2009 - 13:12

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