Seclusion and Restraint of Mentally Disabled Students

The committee met to investigate the dangers of seclusion and restraint on mentally disabled students. Mr. Greg Kutz of the… read more

The committee met to investigate the dangers of seclusion and restraint on mentally disabled students. Mr. Greg Kutz of the Government Accountability Office detailed student abuses and displayed pictures of the victimized students. Mrs. Ann Gaydos, parent of Paige, a victimized student, spoke about the abuses her daughter suffered and her successful lawsuit against the school corporation. Ms. Toni Price, foster mother of Cedric, spoke with great emotion about the same treatment that inevitably resulted in Cedric’s death. Dr. Reece Petersen, Special Education Professor at the University of Nebraska, talked about his research on the use of restraint and seclusion in schools; he concluded that, in most cases, such techniques are unnecessary and dangerous. Additionally, he provided his recommendations on the issue. Lastly, Elizabeth Hanselman, Illinois Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, spoke about Illinois' efforts to regulate the use of seclusion and restraint techniques. close

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Program ID:
286447-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 19, 2009
Last Aired:
Jan 8, 2010

Airing Details

  • May 19, 2009 | 10:03am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 19, 2009 | 11:04am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 19, 2009 | 8:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 19, 2009 | 11:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 20, 2009 | 4:58am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 23, 2009 | 1:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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  • Dec 28, 2009 | 12:17pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 29, 2009 | 4:18am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 04, 2010 | 3:13pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 07, 2010 | 11:42pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 08, 2010 | 5:42am EST | C-SPAN 3
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