Ending Isolation Practices in Washington K-12 Schools

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Join the ACLU-WA, Disability Rights WA, and League of Education Voters to learn about ending isolation practices in Washington schools.

Isolating students in schools creates harm that is lifelong and disabling.

In this free webinar, we will spotlight findings from a new ACLU/Disability Rights Washington report and an Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)-led legislative workgroup report on isolation and restraint practices in Washington state and discuss the impacts of isolation in K-12 schools, why this practice must end, and alternatives to isolation.

Spanish and ASL interpretation and closed captioning in English will be provided.

Panelists include:
  • Mina Barahimi Martin, Policy Analyst at the ACLU of Washington
  • Andrea Kadlec, Attorney at Disability Rights Washington
  • Eric Warwick (she/her), Community Advocacy Coordinator at The Arc of King County who experienced restraint and isolation as a special education student and has worked as a paraeducator
  • Lee Collyer, Director of School Health and Student Safety at the Washington state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
  • Nikki Otero Lockwood, Vice President of the Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors
  • Kayla Korves-Bishop, Special Education Teacher at South Shore PreK-8 in Seattle Public Schools
  • Lulu Ramadan, Investigative Reporter at The Seattle Times and a distinguished fellow with ProPublica's Local Reporting Network
Moderated by League of Education Voters Communications Director Arik Korman.