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(Australia) Children with autism "restrained by WA school staff at alarming rates"

Aug 22, 2023, West Australia: Parents’ outrage as young children with autism among those restrained by WA school staff at alarming rates

There are disturbing claims children with autism are among those being restrained by teachers at alarming rates in WA schools despite rules banning physical contact — except as a last resort.

The troubling allegations have been raised by parents’ lobby group Accountability for Children in Education WA after a survey of almost 100 of its members revealed dozens of claims of inappropriate restraint use.


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