Articles about: Seclusion

Autism organisation takes strong stance on seclusion use

3 November, 2016 Altogether Autism, a free, nationwide service for autism spectrum information and advice, today welcomed education minister Hekia Parata’s announcement that seclusion rooms at schools will be made illegal under new legislation. National manager Catherine Trezona and clinical psychologist Jenny Gibbs said seclusion rooms had been established because sometimes teachers and parents did […]

Altogether Autism’s position on seclusion

Altogether Autism is aware of the current debate on the use of seclusion for autistic students. We welcome the enquiry from the Chief Ombudsman Judge Peter Boshier and the endorsement of this enquiry by the Disability Rights Commissioner. Trish Grant, IHC director of advocacy, while condemning the practice as something from the ‘dark ages’, also […]