Friday, January 20, 2012

Share Your Restraint and Seclusion Stories with Senator Harkin

From AgeofAutism.com

SEEKING PARENTS WITH RESTRAINT/SECLUSION STORIES FOR U.S. SENATOR HARKIN’S STAFF

Last week, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin introduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act, S.2020, to protect students nationwide from dangerous restraint and seclusion. As the GAO (U.S. Government Accountability Office) has found, restraint/seclusion are dangerous, resulting in deaths, injuries, and trauma to children nationwide. WE ARE SEEKING LETTERS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL FROM PARENTS THAT CAN BE SHARED WITH SENATOR HARKIN’S STAFF AND PERHAPS OTHER SENATE STAFF. WE ARE ALSO INTERESTED IN STORIES OF CHILDREN WHO RESTRAINED OR SECLUDED AND WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN HELPED IF THE BILL WAS LAW. You do not have to have a story to send a letter. Please email Jessica Butler, jessica@jnba.net if you have a story or think the bill would have helped your child, or if you would like to send a letter in support of the bill (even if you do not have a story). Please feel free to forward and share with others.

HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF WHAT THE BILL DOES. PERHAPS ONE OF THESE THINGS HAPPENED TO YOUR CHILD AND THE BILL COULD HAVE PREVENTED IT FROM HAPPENING. OR PERHAPS ONE OF THESE THINGS COULD HAPPEN TO YOUR CHILD (e.g. you live in a state with fewer protections).

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