Monthly Archives: October 2015

Reject Proposed 2016-17 Transportation Standards

Dear School Board Directors: The Transportation Standards for 2016-17 were introduced at the School Board meeting on October 21, 2015. They include a new provision that affects students receiving special education services. Specifically, the new Transportation Standards propose to create … Continue reading

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Rulemaking on the use of isolation, restraint and restraint devices in the State of Washington

There is a limited time window for individuals to comment on proposed rulemaking.  Submit your comments to OSPI by November 12, 2015. Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 392-172A – Proposed Rule Making to Address SHB 1240 and Other Proposed Rule Changes … Continue reading

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Washington State Law on Use of Restraints and Seclusion‏

Dear Dr Nyland and Board Directors The Washington State Legislature passed new legislation in the last session to prohibit aversive intervention plans, and to limit the use of isolation and restraint to situations in which there is an imminent likelihood … Continue reading

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Why “disciplining” our children for their disability is just wrong

The Justice Department also urged the court to consider whether the officer’s decision to handcuff little kids was “punitive, rather than necessary to ensure safety.” It pointed out that the officer had told the child “to behave the way you’re … Continue reading

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