Abuse & Neglect





Mark Your Calendars for AUCD 2016!

December 4-7 in Washington, DC

The AUCD 2016 Conference, "Navigating Change: Building our Future Together," highlights both the change that comes at the end of a Presidential term as well as our need to work together to create a future in which children and adults with disabilities are able to participate fully in all aspects of life as valued members of their communities. Join us to engage in powerful, important, and inspiring personal and professional discourse on December 4-7 in Washington, DC.





Civil Rights Data Collection Snapshot: School Discipline

The Department of Education Office for Civil Rights released this Data Snapshot Issue Brief examining demographic patterns in school suspensions and expulsions, including disability status.



Fact Sheet: Keeping All Students Safe Act (H.R. 927)

Rep. Donald Beyer (D-CT) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced their own version of the Keeping All Students Safe Act. The bill is identical to that which the House approved in 2011.



The Business Case for Preventing and Reducing Restraint and Seclusion Use

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) outlines the economic rationale against using restraint and seclusion in this policy paper.



APRAIS Fact Sheet Regarding the Keeping All Students Safe Act

Advocates are urging reintroduction of the Keeping All Students Safe Act, which was previously introduced by Rep. George Miller in 2013 during the 113th Congress. The bill establishes federal minimum safety standards to limit the use of restraint and seclusion, requires school officials to be trained and certified before practicing restraint, and bans the use of mechanical and chemical restraints.