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Alan Kurtz, Ph.D.
New Hampshire-Maine Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Trainee Program (NH-ME LEND)
The Coalition for Restraints and Seclusions (C.A.R.S.) is a group of stakeholders whose mission is to prevent the overuse of restraints and seclusions within the educational setting. As part of my training with the New Hampshire-Maine Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopmental Related Disabilities Program (LEND), I have been working with C.A.R.S. to update their resources and parent education materials. We created a series of short informational videos which will be accessed via the internet, in order to provide materials which are easily digestible and accessible for parents. My poster will provide descriptions of the content included in each of the videos, and I will share a video sample during my presentation. For this project, I assisted in developing the video concept, recording the videos, and editing the videos. As a parent with a child who has special needs, I was able to provide a necessary perspective in developing the content of the videos. My role in the recordings was to interview a special education advocate and develop questions which are pertinent to families who are interested in learning more about restraints and seclusions.
University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
2018 University of Maine Student Symposium, Research and Creative Activity
autism, behaviors, restraints and seclusion
Disability and Equity in Education | Psychology | Social Work | Special Education and Teaching | Teacher Education and Professional Development
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Hall, J. (2018, April). Educational videos about restraint and seclusion. Poster presented at the 2018 University of Maine Student Symposium: Research and Creative Activity. Bangor, ME.