Federal action is sought to limit restraint, seclusion in schools

03/12/2012 | Washington Post, The

Many advocates for children with disabilities are opposed to policies that allow the use of restraint and seclusion of students with special needs by adults at school. Some educators and school administrators say the practice sometimes is necessary as a last resort to protect students and faculty from physical harm and to keep students with disabilities in classrooms instead of residential institutions. However, some advocates disagree and are calling on federal officials to set standards to limit the practice.

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