Disability

Read: Preparing for an Active Shooter Incident: 11 Tips from a Commander

Preparing for an Active Shooter Incident: 11 Tips from a Commander

“One’s survival strategy must reflect that person’s physical and psychological characteristics, location, and the nature of the threat itself.”

Read: 3 Former School Employees Indicted for Abuse of 6 Non-Verbal Students

3 Former School Employees Indicted for Abuse of 6 Non-Verbal Students

Two of the former employees allegedly abused the students while the other, a principal, did not report suspected abuse complaints from other staff members.

Read: Next Level Crisis Planning for Students with Disabilities

Next Level Crisis Planning for Students with Disabilities

When doing access or functional needs crisis planning, let go of labels or diagnoses and concentrate on practical abilities or disabilities that pertain to emergency response.

Read: Conducting Site Assessments for Students with Disabilities

Conducting Site Assessments for Students with Disabilities

Access or functional needs (AFN) site assessments should cover landscaping, architecture and security, as well as indicators of how well people appreciate, support and communicate with each other, and how functional the school is as a center of teaching and learning.

Read: Video Catches Substitute Teacher Allegedly Beating Student

Video Catches Substitute Teacher Allegedly Beating Student

The sub was arrested after local law enforcement interviewed student witnesses and reviewed cell phone videos taken during the incident.

Read: SRO Arrested for Child Abuse After Slamming Student to the Ground

SRO Arrested for Child Abuse After Slamming Student to the Ground

The alleged incident involving an SRO and teen was caught on the school’s video surveillance system.

Read: How Man’s Best Friend Could One Day Trigger Alarms and Emergency Alerts

How Man’s Best Friend Could One Day Trigger Alarms and Emergency Alerts

Georgia Institute of Technology is training dogs to communicate using wearable devices that can activate personal response systems (PERS) and other alarms.

Read: Creating Emergency Plans for Students with Disabilities

Creating Emergency Plans for Students with Disabilities

School crisis planning is challenging, but particularly so for individuals with disabilities. Here’s how you can start making improvements.

Read: Univ. of Nevada, Reno to Sue Mackay Stadium Architect

Univ. of Nevada, Reno to Sue Mackay Stadium Architect

The university claims the architects in charge of renovating the stadium failed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Read: Education Department Begins Dismissal of Civil Rights Cases

Education Department Begins Dismissal of Civil Rights Cases

One disability rights advocate says the department notified her that 500 of her complaints were dismissed in recent weeks.

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