Sarah’s four-year-old son was regularly being placed in a restraint chair by his school to address “behaviors” they claim were related to her son’s intellectual disability. Rather than restraints, Sarah believed her son’s behavior should be assessed, and appropriate behavior supports provided if needed. She reached out to DRC-NH. Our attorney investigated, reviewed the services that should have been put in place, and attended an IEP meeting with Sarah where we successfully advocated for more appropriate services. As a result of this advocacy, the school district stopped using the restraint chair in the classroom entirely. Sarah’s son is now much happier at school.
We filed a successful appeal so that John could continued to receive the nursing care he required.
With the help of DRC-NH, Dylan is happy. As he says, “Life is great. Life is good.”