End the use of aversives, restraints and seclusion
End the use of aversives, restraints and seclusion on children on the autism spectrum by alerting the media, school teachers, parents, and the general public about the dangers and inhumanity of these pratices.
A report issued in January 2009 by the National Disability Rights found that 32 states have rules or laws that refer to the use of restraint and isolation, but these policies are "either unclear or inadequate." Instead of aversive practices, offer pro-active strategies such as positive behavior supports as the solution. The Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Child From the Use of Restraint, Aversive Interventions, and Seclusion from bridge4kids describes a number of such pro-active, positive solutions; explains the rights of parents and students; includes a "no consent form"; and debunks the "myth of safe restraint."