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Restraint and Seclusion – Understanding the Basics

In November, lawmakers introduced the Keeping All Students Safe Act, which would protect students from the dangers of seclusion and restraint. If enacted, the law would establish strong federal standards to prohibit the use of seclusion and to limit restraint in federally funded schools, improve the safety of students and school staff, and ensure parents…
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Tips for Working Safely with Students with Special Needs

Working with students with special needs can present unique challenges to school staff. Beyond the typical teaching demands, school staff also face the possibility of injury. Two common causes of injury include: Overexertion related to helping lift and transfer students with special needs. Injuries caused by students, such as hitting, biting, and pulling. It’s important…
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The Costs of Not Training All Staff on Special Education Topics

Is it Worth the Risk? Today, over 6 million students in U.S. public schools receive special education services. The demand on schools and school staff members to skillfully provide services to these students is increasing. So it’s important that all staff receive training on both the specifics of the laws associated with special education and…
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