Restraint & Seclusion

TASH Heating Things Up on the Hill

It is a SCORCHING 90+ degree weather in Washington, D.C. today, but that will not stop TASH members and advocates from across the country, to gather on Capitol Hill to hear from disability champions in Congress and meet with U.S. senate and house offices. TASH’s Capitol Hill Day started with an 8:30 AM meeting at… read more

Mississippi Introduces Restraint & Seclusion Legislation

The ongoing use of restraint, seclusion, and other aversive techniques continues to plague our schools and threaten our children. At the federal level the Keeping All Students Safe Act (H.R. 1893) languishes in the House Education and Work Force committee while we continue to wait for the companion bill to be introduced in the Senate.… read more

Ending Restraint & Seclusion Abuse Once Again a Conference Priority

Look what’s happened in just a year. Last November, TASH facilitated a panel discussion during the annual TASH Conference of self-advocates and family members telling their personal stories and the lasting impact of restraint and seclusion abuse in schools. From that panel came Restraint and Seclusion: Hear Our Stories, the film by Dan Habib, which… read more

People First of Nevada Take Action on “Scream Rooms”

The self-advocacy group People First of Nevada rallied in response to reports from children with disabilities and their parents in Washoe County School District about the use of “scream rooms” – rooms used to isolate or seclude children, in which they are left alone and prevented from leaving. Reports alleged the use of scream rooms… read more

Mass. Dems Pass Resolution on Restraint & Seclusion

The Massachusetts State Democratic Party passed a resolution at its July 13 convention stating its support for “policies and practices to dismantle the ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ and to minimize the use of restraints and seclusion.” The resolution was offered by more than eighty convention delegates from across the state. Data on school suspensions and… read more

Send a Tweet to Congress!

TASH is a partner organization of the Stop Hurting Kids campaign to end restraint and seclusion abuse in schools. Over the past six weeks we’ve been advocating for the prevention of these practices by raising awareness and encouraging advocates to contact members of Congress to make their voice heard. This week the campaign unveiled a… read more

Take Action | Contact Your Member of Congress

Every student deserves to learn and grow in a safe, supportive environment, yet each day children across the U.S. continue to be subjected to restraint and seclusion abuse. We can do more to protect our kids, and we can start by advocating for federal policy that puts an end to restraint and seclusion abuse. As… read more

Join the Stop Hurting Kids Campaign!

Stop Hurting Kids is a National Campaign to End Restraint and Seclusion Abuse in Schools TASH has teamed up with other advocacy, disability, social justice and mental health organizations to launch Stop Hurting Kids, the national campaign to end restraint and seclusion abuse in schools. The campaign kicks off this Thursday, May 30, in Washington,… read more

Breaking: Restraint & Seclusion Prevention Bill Reintroduced in House

Today, Representative George Miller (D-Calif) reintroduced a critical piece of legislation to the House of Representatives. The Keeping All Students Safe Act would safeguard students across the U.S. from trauma, injury and death as a result of abusive restraint and seclusion practices. TASH’s full press release is below. You can also download a copy here.… read more

Kentucky Passes Restraint Seclusion Regulation

This guest post comes to us from Leslie Lederer, a Disability Rights Advocate with the Kentucky Protection & Advocacy and Co-President of KY-TASH. Like most other states, Kentucky did not have any laws regulating restraint and seclusion in the public schools. There were many incidences of the misuse and abuse of these dangerous interventions. Parents often… read more