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Restraint and Seclusion: What Parents of Autistic Children Should Know

  • 23 Jan 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Online (Register to receive the Zoom link)


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An xMinds Event 

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Date and Time: Tuesday, January 23 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Speakers: Guy Stephens, Founder and Executive Director, Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint (AASR)

Cost:  Free

Location:  Online (Register to receive the Zoom link)

Did you know autistic students are more likely than other students to be restrained and secluded in school? Parents need to know what these terms mean and whether they are practiced in their child's school. To be clear, restraint refers to limiting the physical mobility and freedom of movement of a student. Seclusion relates to the involuntary confinement of a student alone in a room from which the student is prevented from leaving.

The use of these strategies are known to cause trauma, injuries, and even death to students every year. Every effort should be made to prevent the need to use restraint and seclusion. But currently there are no federal laws governing their use. Discussing these topics can become complicated because each state has their own laws and guidance on the subject. 

Join xMinds on Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00 PM to learn the limited circumstances under which these practices are permitted in Maryland schools and hear how surprisingly often they are still used in our classrooms. We'll discuss the serious risks associated with restraint and seclusion and explore alternative approaches.

Don’t miss this important presentation!

Presentation will be followed by Q&A with the audience.

**Spanish interpretation will be available.**

Guy Stephens lives in Southern Maryland with his wife and two amazing children. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint (AASR), a nonprofit he started in 2019. AASR is a community of over 25,000 parents, self-advocates, teachers, school administrators, paraprofessionals, attorneys, related service providers, and others working together to influence change in supporting children whose behaviors are often misunderstood. He has presented at conferences and events across North America and guest lectures for undergraduate and graduate courses as a national expert on the issue of restraint and seclusion.


Restricción y reclusión: lo que los padres de niños autistas deben saber

Fecha y hora: martes 23 de enero a las 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Orador:  Guy Stephens, fundador y director ejecutivo, Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint (AASR)

Costo: Gratis

Ubicación: En línea (Regístrese para recibir el enlace de Zoom)

¿Sabías que los estudiantes autistas tienen más probabilidades de estar restringidos y recluidos en la escuela? Únase a xMinds el martes 23 de enero a las 7:00 p. m. para discutir este tema tan importante tema. Analizaremos lo que dice la ley sobre estas estrategias en Maryland y con qué frecuencia se utilizan en nuestras aulas. Discutiremos los riesgos asociados con el uso de la restricción y el aislamiento y exploraremos enfoques alternativos.

¡No te pierdas esta importante presentación!

A la presentación le seguirá una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con el público.

**Habrá interpretación en español disponible.**

Guy Stephens vive en el sur de Maryland con su esposa y dos hijos maravillosos. Es el fundador y director ejecutivo de the Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint (AASR), una organización sin fines de lucro que fundó en 2019. AASR es una comunidad de más de 25 000 padres, autodefensores, maestros, administradores escolares, paraprofesionales, abogados y proveedores de servicios relacionados. y otros que trabajan juntos para influir en el cambio y apoyar a los niños cuyos comportamientos a menudo se malinterpretan. Ha presentado conferencias y eventos en toda América del Norte y ha sido invitado a cursos de pregrado y posgrado como experto nacional en el tema de la restricción y el aislamiento.

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