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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Isolation Rooms

Several posts have dealt with the issue of seclusion and restraint.

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports:

The way Lincoln Public Schools officials handled the education of a 10-year-old autistic boy violated federal special education laws and the student's constitutional rights, a lawsuit alleges.

LPS refused to change the boy's education plan despite the recommendation of an expert from Johns Hopkins University, the lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Omaha alleges.

LPS ignored evidence from the doctors at Johns Hopkins that the boy's behavior was better when he stayed in the classroom rather than being moved to an isolation room, according to the lawsuit.