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On the Legal Limits of Using Restraint or Seclusion

On December 28, 2016, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education released a suite of resources explaining the limits that federal civil rights laws impose on the use of restraint and seclusion by public elementary and secondary school districts. The suite includes a Dear Colleague Letter, a 2-page fact sheet offering additional information to help school districts meet their obligations to students with disabilities, and the original May 2012 resource document from the Department that discussed best practices to prevent the use of restraint or seclusion.

Read more about, and access, each of these authoritative guidance documents.