Disability

Read: Legacy Health Will No Longer Arrest Non-Violent Trespassers

Legacy Health Will No Longer Arrest Non-Violent Trespassers

Last week, a non-violent patient was placed in handcuffs when she refused to leave Legacy Emanuel Medical Center’s emergency room after being discharged.

Read: Iowa City Community Schools to Make All Playgrounds ADA-Compliant

Iowa City Community Schools to Make All Playgrounds ADA-Compliant

After parents filed a complaint, the Department of Justice surveyed 12 playgrounds and found more than 200 adjustments that needed to be made to comply.

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.

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