Restraint and Seclusion

 

AUCD advocates for legislation that aims to reduce and prevent the use of restraint, seclusion and other aversive behavioral interventions for students with disabilities and increase the use of positive behavioral supports.

Scroll down to see legislation, resources, letters and related links.

 
 

Legislation

 

2/24/2014

Keeping All Students Safe Act S.2036

Text of the Senate Bill

Introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) on February 24, 2014, this bill would establish federal minimum standards to limit the use of restraint and seclusion in schools. It is similar to the House bill, HR 1893, introduced by Rep. George Miller (D-CA).

pdf File Keeping All Students Safe Act 2014.pdf [download]
 
 

5/9/2013

Keeping All Students Safe Act (H.R. 1893)

Text of the House Bill

Introduced by Rep. Greg Miller (D-CA) on May 9, 2013, this bill would establish federal minimum standards to limit the use of restraint and seclusion in schools.

 
 

12/16/2011

Keeping All Students Safe Act (S. 2020)

Text of the Senate Bill

Introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) on December 16, 2011, this bill would prohibit seclusion and restrict the use of restraint to emergency situations in schools. It is similar to the House bill, HR 1381.

 
 

4/6/2011

Keeping All Students Safe Act (H.R. 1381)

Text of the House bill

Introduced by Rep. George Miller (D-CA) on April 6, 2011, this bill would establish federal minimum standards to limit the use of restraint and seclusion in schools. An identical bill (H.R. 4247) was passed by the House of Representatives in March 2010, but did not pass in the Senate.

 
 
 

Resources

 

2/17/2016

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.

 
 

2/17/2016

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.

 
 

2/17/2016

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.

 
 
 

Letters

 

5/27/2016

AUCD Comments on Proposed Rule to Ban Electrical Stimulation Devices (ESD)

AUCD submitted comments to the FDA on the proposed Rule to ban electrical stimulation devices (ESD) that are used to treat self-injurious or aggressive behavior. Research on aversive stimuli does not support the argument that the use of ESDs is either therapeutic or humane, and AUCD fully supports the FDA proposed Rule to ban them.

 
 

2/24/2015

AUCD signed on to a Letter Thanking Congressman Don Beyer for Introudcing Keeping All Students Safe Act (H.R. 927)

AUCD signed onto a letter thanking Congressman Beyer for introducing the Keeping All Students Safe Act, H.R. 927, which safeguards students and staff from dangerous and deadly restraint and seclusion in schools.

pdf File 200 orgs HR 927 restraint seclusion BEYER.pdf [download]
 
 

2/24/2015

AUCD signed onto a letter Thanking Ranking Member Bobby Scott for being the Primary Original Cosponsor of the Keeping All Students Safe Act, H.R. 927.

AUCD signed onto a letter with over 200 National, State, and Local Organizations thanking Ranking Member Bobby Scott for being the Original Cosponsor of the Keeping All Students Safe Act.

pdf File 200 orgs HR 927 restraint seclusion Bobby Scott Ranking Memb.pdf [download]
 
 
 

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