Restraint & Seclusion

TASH Shows ‘The Cost of Waiting’ to End Restraint & Seclusion

Through an analysis of news stories collected over the past year, The Cost of Waiting chronicles the vulnerability of children across the nation to restraint, seclusion and other dangerous aversive procedures. With each passing day, children in U.S. schools continue to be at risk of procedures that provide no therapeutic value and have shown to… read more

Parent to Parent USA becomes latest member of APRAIS

We’re excited that Parent to Parent USA has become the most recent addition to the APRAIS network of advocates! Parent to Parent has provided support to families of children with disabilities for more than 36 years. They match those seeking information and support with experienced, trained parents who can offer their time and guidance.… read more

New TASH Webinar on Restraint and Seclusion Launches April 4

Each day, children with disabilities are at risk of restraint, seclusion and other aversive interventions that cause significant physical and emotional trauma. And while we continue to work toward federal legislation that would restrict these practices, there is something you can do to make a difference in your schools and communities. Join us for a… read more

TASH Responds to AASA Position Supporting Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

Last week, the American Association of School Administrators issued an unsubstantiated, ill-informed and reckless report in which it voiced support for restraint and seclusion use on children in our schools. This report gained much attention through e-mail circulation and national news reports. TASH has responded in order to bring clarity and truth to the conversation.… read more

Connecticut Data on “Scream Rooms” Show 18,334 Instances of Restraint/Seclusion during 2009-10 School Year

During the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education collected data that showed 18,334 documented instances of restraint and seclusion in schools, including 8,511 incidents of restraint and 9,823 incidents of seclusion in so called “scream rooms.” With 563,869 students enrolled in Connecticut schools, that equates to one incident for every 30.7 students.… read more

APRAIS Seeks Passage of Long Sought Legislation on Restraint & Seclusion

The Alliance to Prevent Restraint, Aversive Interventions and Seclusion, known as APRAIS, applauds the long-awaited introduction of the Keeping All Students Safe Act (S. 2020) by U.S. Senator Harkin (D-Iowa). If passed, the legislation will provide federal protections for students by prohibiting abusive seclusion and restraint use in schools. Reps. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Gregg… read more