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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Another Dragging in Kentucky

In The Politics of Autismdiscuss the use of restraint and seclusion, along with cases of abuse.

Previous posts discussed dragging incidents in Kentucky.  Here is another.

Lindsey Bever at the Washington Post:
A special-education teacher emerged from a classroom, dragging a student with autism through the hallwaysof an elementary school in Kentucky.
After a moment, the teacher, whom authorities later identified as Trina Abrams, stopped and asked the 9-year-old boy, “You want to walk?”
“No,” he said.
“Okay,” she responded, then the boy let out a moan as she continued to pull him by his wrists, dragging his limp body across the floor.
The child’s mother, Angel Nelson, told ABC affiliate WCHS she was “horrified” when she learned that her son, who has autism among other special needs, was allegedly dragged by a teacher through his school. Nelson said she posted surveillance footage of the October incident on Facebook last weekend because she wanted him “to have a voice.” The video has since been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, prompting widespread outrage and calls for change.