The METO Settlement
Self Advocates: Restraint
Interviewer: Do you remember ever being restrained?
David Donnelly: Yeah, a long time ago.
Interviewer: Why were they trying to restrain you?
David Donnelly: He took... and wouldn't let me get my own coffee.
Interviewer: Okay. So you wanted a cup of coffee.
David Donnelly: Yeah. They hold down on the floor and grabbed arm.
Interviewer: And they grabbed you by the arm. And how did that make you feel?
David Donnelly: Bad.
Interviewer: Do you feel that that was the right thing to do?
David Donnelly: It did not feel right to do, no.
Interviewer: So what should have staff done?
David Donnelly: Tell somebody.
Roberta Blomster: It's bad to be using it.
Interviewer: And why?
Roberta Blomster: Be... because it... it really can hurt people, you know, especially if they get it more than once.
Interviewer: And how should he be treated?
Brian Jensen: Be treated normally like you and me, and stuff, with the same respect, the same dignity.