Search This Blog

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Report: Thousands of Wisconsin Students Continue to Be Placed In Seclusion Or Restraints Despite 2012 Ban on Such Practices

From Disability Rights Wisconsin
via the Education Law Prof Blog

By LaJuana Davis
February 11, 2016

"Eighty percent of the 3,585 Wisconsin students who were restrained or secluded were students with disabilities."

Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW), along with two other community organizations, reports that seclusion and restraints continue to be used in Wisconsin’s public schools, despite the passage of a law in 2012 intended to reduce such measures.

The report, called Seclusion & Restraint in Wisconsin Public School Districts 2013-2014: Miles to Go, "details how families continue to report instances in which children, even those as young as five, are being secluded and restrained repeatedly, sometimes daily," according to DRW.


Eighty percent of the 3,585 Wisconsin students who were restrained or secluded were students with disabilities. Overall, Wisconsin's school districts reported 20,131 incidents of seclusion and restraint in the 2013/14 school year.

Read the entire report HERE (PDF; 88 pages).

No comments:

Post a Comment