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Spurred by a parent advocate, Calvert County Schools dramatically reduced seclusion and restraint
February 20, 2022 from The Frederick News-Post

This piece highlights Calvert County Schools’ success drastically reducing restraint and seclusion with the help of Ukeru.

Direct care expert: Lakeside appeared ‘very committed’ to restraint-free training
October 14, 2020 from

Kim Sanders talks to Target 8 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, about the benefits of Ukeru training.

These schools did away with seclusion and restraint. They say Illinois can too.
April 13, 2020 from Chicago Tribune

As part of a Chicago Tribune/ProPublica investigation into the use of restraint and seclusion, Kim Sanders explains how schools can find a new path.

8 Tips for People With Autism and Communication Challenges During COVID-19
April 8, 2020 from The Mighty

Ukeru President Kim Sanders and Pam Martin, Training and Support Manager at Grafton Integrated Health Network, provide advice on effective communication with individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During Autism Awareness Month, Let’s Focus on Comfort vs. Control
April 3, 2020 from Thrive Global

Ukeru President Kim Sanders talks about taking trauma out of the classroom for students with Autism.

Let’s ban secluded ‘quiet rooms’ in schools nationwide
January 26, 2020 from Philadelphia Tribune

Ukeru is cited as an evidence-based alternative to the use of seclusion.

Grafton’s New Partnership with Page Elementary School
December 9, 2019 from

Chloe Sorensen and Tasha King with Grafton and Nicole Shaffer, Principal of Page Jackson Elementary School, talk about a new partnership and the impact that Ukeru’s trauma informed care approach has had with students.

An Alternative to Seclusion and Restraint was Born in Virginia and It’s Spreading
December 6, 2019 from Virginia Public Media/NPR

This piece highlights the change that two organizations, Support Services of Virginia and Woods Services, significantly reduced restraints and seclusions by working with Ukeru.

The Quiet Room
November 19, 2019 from Chicago Tribune

As part of a collaboration between the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica Illinois, Kim Sanders talks about why Ukeru’s parent organization eliminated seclusion.