Dr. Crimmins and Dr. Gamel-McCormick’s Conversation with Clay Whitehead

The second webinar in our Real School Climate Change: New Approaches For Better Behavior webinar series was led by positive behavior intervention expert Dr. Daniel Crimmins and early intervention specialist Dr. Michael Gamel-McCormick. During “Positive Behavior Strategies: The Real Road to School Climate Change,” both experts discussed positive behavior strategies that can help address problem

Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Aims to Better Protect Students from Restraint & Seclusion

Recently, Disability Scoop reported that the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee’s plan to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The new bill includes an amendment that will require states to create and implement policies to prevent “any physical restraint or seclusion imposed solely for purposes of discipline or convenience.” This is monumental

Unsettling Trend: Thousands with Special Needs Caught Up in the Juvenile Justice System

“Across the country, students with emotional disabilities are three times more likely to be arrested before leaving high school than the general population.” “The vast majority of adults in American prisons have a disability, according to a 1997 Bureau of Justice Statistics survey. Data hasn’t been updated since, but experts attribute the high percentage of