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Lawmaker Says Indiana Needs Formal Rules Governing Seclusion Rooms

Sen. Randy Head (left, at podium) presents his legislation to members of the autism study committee Wednesday.

An Indiana lawmaker says the state needs to address the use of seclusion and restraint in public schools, reports Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brandon Smith. Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, told members of the autism study committee that last year teachers used duct tape to restrain a student with special needs. He says the medical community and [...]

What The Indiana Department Of Education Says About Seclusion Rooms

Ohio limits the use of seclusion rooms in mental institutes and children’s residential facilities, but not in public schools, writes StateImpact Ohio‘s Molly Bloom and The Columbus Dispatch‘s Jennifer Smith Richards: Some teachers say that seclusion rooms are effective tools when used properly. No law governs seclusion rooms, and the Ohio Department of Education has provided little guidance [...]

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