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Abusive and dangerous practices have found their way into some schools, and bullying is a persistent problem that can do significant damage to its victims. Other category archives, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

Sign the petition against school abuse

ASAN intern Lydia Brown started a petition against school abuse, which more than 150,000 people signed, after a teacher put an Autistic child in a bag with a drawstring in a school hallway. Lydia Brown was interviewed along with ASAN volunteer Landon Bryce for a national news article....

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ACTION ALERT: Speak Out Against Chemical Restraint

A New York Times article has documented the systemic overuse of psychotropic medication by New York's residential service-provision system for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Please take the time to send a message to the State of New York that chemical restraint is never appropriate...

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Facing Criminal Charges, Matthew Israel Leaves Judge Rotenberg Center

Criminal Charges Lead to Departure of Matthew Israel from Judge Rotenberg Center: As part of a plea bargain agreement for charges against him involving JRC's use of electric shock on two teenagers, Matthew Israel is leaving the center, the Boston Globe reports....

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Joint Letter to CDC on proposed ICD-9-CM wandering code

Joint Letter to CDC: With the support of allied disability advocacy and professional organizations, ASAN submitted a joint letter to the CDC opposing the wandering code proposal....

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FAQ on proposed ICD-9-CM wandering code

FAQ on Wandering Proposal: What is the wandering code proposal and why are disability advocacy and professional organizations concerned about it?...

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ACTION ALERT: Tell the CDC “No” on Abuse-Enabling “Wandering” Code!

ACTION ALERT: Stop Dangerous CDC Proposal! A proposal being considered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), would create a new medical diagnosis for "wandering" by people with developmental disabilities. This proposal has no scientific basis and could cause many people to be abused and institutionalized....

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JFAAN Statement on House Passage of Restraint and Seclusion Legislation

The Justice for All Action Network (JFAAN), a coalition of disability-led organizations, applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passage of HR 4247, the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act....

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ACTION ALERT: Restraint & Seclusion Legislation National Call-In Day February 26th

Recently, the House Committee on Education and Labor voted H.R. 4247 out of committee with a vote of 35 to 10. Your hard work has certainly made a difference, but we need your continued efforts to advance this important legislation. Specifically, we need your assistance to get the bill...

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URGENT ACTION ALERT: HR 4247 Going to Committee This Week

H.R. 4247, the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act is going to be marked up by the House Education and Labor Committee this coming Thursday. In order to avoid amendments to the legislation that could potentially weaken the bill's ability to protect students, it is important we...

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ACTION ALERT: Restraint & Seclusion Legislation National Call-In Day January 21st

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), in conjunction with the Alliance to Prevent Restraint, Aversive Interventions and Seclusion (APRAIS), is asking you to join us in a National Call-In Day on Thursday, January 21st, 2010 to tell your members of Congress to support the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion...

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