TASH calls American Association of School Administrators' report "ill-informed and reckless"

March 14, 2012

TASH, an international disability advocacy organization, responded to a report released by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) condoning the use of restraint and seclusion in schools. TASH called the report "unsubstantiated, ill-informed and reckless" and issued its response to "bring clarity and truth to the conversation." In the report, the AASA asserts if school districts are unable to use restraint or seclusion, then students with severe behavioral or emotional disorders would have to be institutionalized or sent to private facilities. TASH points out that these facilities often do not provide the same rights and services to students. TASH emphasized that restraint and seclusion is a dangerous and traumatic experience for everyone involved and is used most often for convenience and punishment rather than emergencies.

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