CEC Adopts New Policy on Restraints and Seclusion

The Council for Exceptional Children has adopted a new policy concerning the use of restraints and seclusion on children with disabilities. The policy recommends that restraints and seclusion be used only as a last resort where the child or others are in physical danger. It also recommends that data collection for the use of such tactics be mandated by law and that further research be done on the effects of these techniques.

Here is a link to the full policy. Here is the accompanying press release.

The CEC is a well-respected organization. I'm sure that Congres will review this policy

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before deciding what changes to make in the law. See our previous posts on the GAO report and Congressional hearings on the abuses of restraints and seclusion on school children with disabilities.
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