ERIC Number: ED400634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
CEC Policy on Inclusive Schools and Community Settings [and] CEC Policy on Physical Intervention [and] Position Statement on Discipline.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.
This collection of position statements issued by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) addresses three issues: (1) inclusive schools and community settings; (2) physical intervention; and (3) discipline. CEC's policy on inclusive schools is to support the concept of inclusion as a meaningful goal but also urge that a continuum of services be available for all students. CEC's position on physical interventions aims to assure the child's physical freedom, social interaction, and individual choice and to not include procedures which cause pain or trauma. A list of criteria to be met before physical intervention is used is presented. CEC's policy on the discipline of children with disabilities supports the placement of dangerously violent or destructive students, with or without disabilities, in educational programs designed to meet their learning, safety, and behavioral management needs. The steps that a local education agency should take in determining the discipline of a child with a disability are outlined. (CR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.