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How 'the most violent' special education school ended restraint and seclusion

Jul 27 2020 - 2:15pm

Twenty years ago, a visitor to Centennial School would have heard a cacophony.

“Banging on doors, yelling, wailing,” said Julie Fogt, the current director of the school. “Adults were loud: ‘Stop that, stop that! Crisis! I need help!’”

It was a private school, but public schools paid to send their most troubled kids there. The school took only children who had both a diagnosis of autism or emotional disturbance and a history of severe behavior issues.

Dr. Julie Fogt

Director of Centennial School and Adjunct Professor
Phone: 
610-266-6500
Fax: 
610.266.7126
Office: 
Centennial School
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