WFTV Channel 9 News Coverage of CLSMF Children’s Rights Unit
9 Investigates: Volusia County parents up in arms, say autistic children treated like criminals
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida reached out to WFTV Channel 9 to share a disturbing trend we have encountered in our Volusia County school system where children with disabilities are being handed over to law enforcement instead of implementing and following learning plans especially designed for these students. This trend is a classic example of the school to prison pipeline, a critical issue affecting the future of thousands of children nationwide. View the video clip below to see what they uncovered during their investigative reporting and read the full article on their website for more details.