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Regulation of Restraint and Seclusion in Virginia’s Schools: What Parents Should Know

January 26, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

Although the use of restraint and seclusion in private schools forstudents with disabilities has been regulated for years in Virginia,the use of these practices in public schools was not subject tostatewide regulation until newly adopted regulations took effectin January, 2021.

This presentation will address when restraint and seclusion may, and when they may not be used by school personnel; documentation and reporting requirements; personnel training requirements; mandatory school policies and procedures; and other relevant regulatory provisions that parents should be aware of in the new restraint and seclusion regulations.

Presented by the disABILITY Law Center