Monday, May 25, 2009

ACTION ALERT: CT Families, Stories Needed by this Wednesday!

Forwarded from the  CT Council on Developmental Disabilities

Happy Memorial Weekend,

CT families and their childrens stories are needed on the Use of Aversives, Restraints & Seclusions,

Looking for stories from CT families whose children with disabilities have been subjected to the use of the Aversives, Restraints and Seclusions in Schools. If you have a story, could you please email me offline at

I have a meeting with Congressman Joe Courtney this Thursday and need to share real stories of the abuse are children have been put through, the name of their school/facility they attened or attended and the towns in which it occurred and you live, examples of the type of abuse, your childs diagnosis and if a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) is working with your child? I will also take stories without including the family's names and other pertinent information.

Please also let me know if your school district (name & district) has given you a copy of the Restraint & Seclusion Law in CT at a PPT? They are supposed to and this started right after the Bill was signed by the Governor in October 2007.Have you ever filed a formal complaint with the State Department of
Education? Or taken the matter any further?

Thank you in advance for sharing your stories with me and I will keep you posted on the outcome of my meeting and the hope of trying to strengthen the Restraint & Seclusion Law in CT.

Thank you,


Angela R Spino, Disability Policy Specialist
CT Council on Developmental Disabilities
460 Capitol Avenue * Hartford, CT 06106
Toll free (800)-653-1134
Fax (860)-418-6003
TTY (860)-418-6172

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