Advocacy To Ensure Human Rights in Schools

Advocacy To Ensure Human Rights in Schools

Reno groupLast week, Steven Schumacher, Blanca Ocana, Brianna Hammon, and Scotty Fye of People First Nevada hosted a session at the Nevada Statewide Conference on disability issues. The session was geared towards training parents and discussing human rights issues that children with disabilities face in school, as well as how to keep these children safe from the abuses that the presenters themselves once suffered. The group also discussed: how to find the “scream rooms” in your community; a six step approach to getting the attention of people who can help change a child’s school situation; and positive alternatives to seclusion, abusive restraint practices, and generic behavior approaches in school. Audience members came from all over, including a DD Council member from the Virgin Islands!

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