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USED Dear Colleague Letter on Restraints and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities

Source:  U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

This guidance letter and series of questions and answers, issued by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on December 28, 2016, inform school districts how the use of restraint and seclusion may result in discrimination against students with disabilities in violation of Federal laws that prohibit disability discrimination, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).

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