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Seclusion Rooms In Schools, Even In Missouri, Get National Attention

Missouri, May 21, 2009
Testimony is taking place this week in Washington, D.C., regarding the use of seclusion rooms for students with disabilities - not only in Missouri, but across the country. Ange Hemmer has been vocal about the issue ever since her son was sent to a seclusion room numerous times in kindergarten in the Francis Howell School District.

From the passage of legislation in Missouri this year to the Congressional hearings, Hemmer says she's pleased the debate is creating awareness, but more needs to be done. For example, she urges teachers to get the training and support they need to help students with disabilities before they fail.

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