Disability group sues Donna ISD for records on alleged abuse

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A federal lawsuit filed against Donna ISD by nonprofit advocacy group Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) claims the district failed to turn over records on the alleged abuse of disabled students.

The group claims it received multiple complaints of possible abuse and neglect by school staff of children with disabilities who were students during the 2021-2022 school year and attempted to investigate those complaints in accordance with its statutory obligations.

Those complaints involved students ages 3 to 5 who were allegedly inappropriately placed in restraints and denied behavioral services required by their educational plans while they were in a special education class at Rivas Elementary.

“Each of the children here has been identified as an individual with Autism, and the child’s disability results in substantial functional limitations in three or more areas of a major life activity, to include self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, and self-direction,” court documents read.

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