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The Judge Rotenberg Center on Trial, Part One

by Shain Neumeier Almost ten years after Andre McCollins was restrained facedown for seven hours and shocked 31 times over that interval while attending the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) in Canton, Massachusetts, the lawsuit against the program and some of its most important staff for these abuses, McCollins...

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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: Autistic Child Charged with Felony Assault after Resisting Restraint

Action Needed to Protect Child: An 11-year old Autistic boy in Arkansas named Zakhqurey Price is currently being charged with felony assault after fighting back when two staff members restrained him in response to behavioral challenges. The school has ignored repeated efforts from Zakh's grandmother over the course of...

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ASAN in Education Week article

ASAN President Ari Ne’eman was quoted in an¬†Education Week article¬†on the proposed federal legislation to protect students with disabilities from abusive use of restraint and seclusion, which, if enacted, would give students much greater protection than under existing law....

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ACTION ALERT: Autistic Six-Year-Old Charged with Assault

ACTION ALERT: Nathan Darnell, a six-year old autistic student at Taylor Elementary School in Bracken County, Kentucky, has been charged with fourth-degree assault for pushing a school aide. While we typically avoid getting involved in judicial proceedings, it is our feeling that the overreaction is so egregious as...

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