"There's thousands and thousands of children that have been traumatized, that have been injured at the hands of the caregivers and it's just unacceptable," said Rep. George Miller, D.-California, sponsor of the new legislation.
While progress has been made at the state level in strengthening laws and statues, many parents and advocacy groups in support of the federal legislation say it's been too slow and the inconsistencies between and within states leave children with disabilities vulnerable.
Foster said she grieves the loss of her son every day and is determined to help make a difference regarding restraints and seclusions in schools. "It's been an emotional rollercoaster but I'm willing to ride it out until I see justice for Corey," said Foster. "I'm not stopping."
"I know I won't feel him hug me anymore, or say, 'I love you, mommy,'" said Foster. "And this shouldn't happen anymore to another child, to another family. Someone powerful has to step in and say this isn't right."