Today’s guest author is Katherine Whitt. Katherine is a sophomore at Ohio University majoring in Special Education.
I came across the Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint (AASR) Twitter account while scrolling through my feed one day. I chose the topic of ending seclusion for my final project. I relied heavily on the AASR Twitter account and website for my project.
I chose to focus my final project on seclusion in education because it is a topic that is not talked about enough.
Seclusion is a serious problem in education and I believe it is incredibly important for my fellow future educators and me to be informed and educated on the harmfulness of seclusion.
It is maddening to hear about the trauma and PTSD from people with disabilities who have been secluded in the school system. We need to do better and bring awareness on this subject to stop it from happening. I relied heavily on endseclusion.org to educate myself on this topic, and thank you for bringing this issue to my attention.
I just wanted to say thank you for being a resource to help me educate myself and my classmates!