When Does Physical Restraint Become Abuse?

The Autism News | English The tale of an autistic student in Massachusetts shows the issues that come with restraint practices By Jessica Calefati | U.S. News and World Report Most children who get hurt at school can tell their parents what happened, but what about those who cannot? Twelve-year-old Carmen Maggiore is autistic and cannot communicate verbally, so when his mother, Linda Auger, noticed deep purple bruises on her son’s arms and abrasions on his upper chest, lower back, and buttocks, she couldn’t ask him to tell her what happened.

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When Does Physical Restraint Become Abuse?

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