To help protect all schoolchildren, the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act, prohibits the use of restraint and seclusion unless there is an imminent risk of physical injury that less restrictive interventions would not stop.
What will happen if schools can write restraints and seclusion into the IEPs of children with disabilities? Will the ban on restraints and seclusion apply only to children who are not disabled?
This issue of the Special Ed Advocate contains information about the newly proposed legislation that forbids putting restraint and seclusion in a child's IEP, BIP, or 504 Plan. Learn how you can take action to keep the bill intact and make schools use less-restrictive interventions.
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