I, along with thousands of other parents, persons with disabilities, and advocates, am trying to ban the use of seclusion rooms and abuse of restraints in our public schools.
Please take a look at Zach's story: http://nomoseclusion.blogspot.com/2009/01/zachs-story.html There is a video. It is kind of small, but I can't upload it properly to youtube right now because it's giving me trouble for using a particular song. There are also some areas that are difficult to read, but I will be working on those as well.
Most importantly, show your support and pledge to stop this here: http://autism.change.org/ actions/view/end_the_use_of_ aversives_restraints_and_ seclusion
Please note, this is not an issue only affecting those with autism, but all individuals with disabilities.
Talk to your legislators, talk to the media, share this and let people know that this is going on. Share your story anyway you can.
Please e-mail me if you have a personal story. And if you have a child with a disability in the school system now--even if you don't think it is possible for them to be restrained or secluded--consider sending a letter to try and prevent this from happening to your child (http://aprais.tash.org/parents.htm).