When Sarah was going to school they did not have padded rooms, they had closets with no protection. She would get put in the room or a blocked off space away from everything and everybody. I however did not know about this until Anna our middle daughter came home to tell me. Sarah would be left in the room without supervision for long periods of time. You cannot leave a child in a room like that for most of the day even if it is padded. You need to have good, caring, qualified teachers (and I know there are some out their) to be able to handle things right. I believe Gov. Jan Brewer is on the right track. Don’t punish an Autistic child for something they have no control over!!!