Author: Shakyra Diaz, Author at ACLU of Ohio

  • 02.26.16

    Disability Rights Ohio calls for Enforcement of Ohio Department of Education Rule on Restraint and Seclusion

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    Last year thousands of Ohio students were restrained or secluded in school, placing them at risk of injury and trauma. This happened despite a rule that was put in place specifically to stop this practice.

    In 2013, upon the urging of Disability Rights Ohio, the ACLU of Ohio, and other advocates, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) established a rule limiting the use of restraint and seclusion in Ohio schools to situations where there is an imminent risk of physical harm.