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Awareness Campaign: December 2013 Archives

Seclusion Rooms in P.E.I. Schools

Posted by Mitch Cormier

angelacolegillis.jpgAngela Gillis says her son Cole spends most of his school day away from his classmates, in a small room working with his educational assistant on strategies to calm himself. 

The education department calls the rooms "quiet rooms" or "seclusion rooms."

Angela says Cole should be in the regular classroom instead. He only joins his classmates for gym, music, and recess.

The Autism Society says this isn't an isolated case on P.E.I.

Kerry Campbell has more on Cole's story.

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