Friday, January 29, 2010

Seclusion and Restraint: Concerns and Solutions Teleconference

February 8, 2010: Seclusion and Restraint: Concerns and Solutions. Teleconference discussion from 12:00 to 12:45 PM (ET) Presented by: Lise Fox (Florida Center for Inclusive Communities), Sylvia Smith (Advocacy Center for Persons with Disabilities), Margaret Hooper (FloridaDevelopmental Disabilities Council), and F. Daniel Armstrong (Mailman Center for Child Development).


Description: Families, educators, advocates and students are becoming increasingly concerned about the use of seclusion and restraint in school settings. In Florida, there are documented cases where seclusion and restraint has been used with disastrous and tragic consequences. This panel will discuss the concerns related to the use of seclusion and restraint; provide information on its use within Florida Schools, and present current efforts for ensuring how schools can provide effective and safe behavior intervention procedures including proposed state legislation, resources and training opportunities.

This web and teleconference event includes a recorded on-line presentation and a live teleconference discussion during which participants will have the opportunity to ask presenters questions about the topic. Space is limited and registrations will no longer be accepted once capacity is reached. Please note that the presentation, a recording of the teleconference, and all supporting materials will be available to the public on , , and within two weeks of the event.

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