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  • Tue 13 Nov 2018
  • Tue, November 13, 2018

Violent Crime More Likely Against Those With Disabilities

There are very few things that can make me as angry as this topic. Anyone who has perused this site probably noticed fairly quickly the amount of space dedicated to crimes committed against individuals with disabilities, specifically the type of disability that makes it difficult to defend or speak for themselves. Please click here for a more in-depth review with further details regarding how crime statistics are relevant to individuals with special needs and their families. I would love to ignore it,…

Statistics: Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

Restraint/Seclusion: It’s estimated that over the last five years, more than 20 students, many with disabilities, have died due to seclusion and restraints being used in schools. A 2009 Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation reported that thousands of students have been physically injured and emotionally traumatized as the result of restraint and seclusion Currently there is no federal law that prohibits the use of restraints that restrict breathing, and locked seclusion, in public and private schools. Dangers include: Death by…

Law Enforcement and First Responders

Finding yourself in an unexpected situation or emergency that requires law enforcement or first responders has the potential to be a terrifying experience.  There are so many things in even an ordinary scenario with typical family dynamics that could go wrong or change at any moment. It is important to have a proper plan in place for the situations in our lives that are somewhat predictable or considered likely to happen at some point. For example, if you live in a tornado zone, you…

Autism and Wandering 2015

Watching the montage of news footage in this video is what it is often like inside my mind.  My brain will play a constant loop of fear, tragedy and ‘what-if’ driven dialogue that remind me to never let my guard down, stay prevention minded and have a plan. Here is an important video from the National Autism Association on the dangers of wandering and its relationship with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The search times for those found deceased ranged from 15 minutes to 20…

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Caboodle: Just getting started

As you can see we are just starting out and we have big dreams at Caboodle! We are in the earliest stages of putting all this together just for you.  We can’t wait to show you all the amazing ways we plan to make your life easier.  We still have some tidying up to do around here so hang in there as we continue to add posts, make changes and get things moving along.    See something you like?  Let…