Meet the Stamford girl dedicated to ending restraint and seclusion
March 18, 2023
Someday after her son was restrained or secluded for the twentieth time in a single faculty yr, Latisha Johnson determined she’d had sufficient.
It was 2017, and her son, Christian, who’s autistic and non-verbal, was a pupil at an Space Cooperative Academic Providers (ACES) program for youngsters with autism and different developmental problems. The then 16-year-old was, in his mom’s phrases, “an superior younger man,” however was additionally susceptible to act up and generally troublesome to calm.