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Webinar: Significant Changes to the Law Concerning Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

What You Need to Know

July 2, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Speakers: Gwen J. Zittoun, Linda L. Yoder

July 2, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST


The Legislature has passed Public Act No. 15-141: An Act Concerning Seclusion and Restraint in Schools (the "Act"), which makes significant changes to the law and regulations governing physical restraint and seclusion in Connecticut schools. We anticipate that the Governor will sign this legislation and that it will become effective on July 1, 2015.

These significant changes include:

  • prohibition on the use of prone restraints and seclusion as part of an IEP;
  • time limitations for both physical restraint and seclusion;
  • extensive training requirements;
  • and applicability of the law to regular education students and special education students attending private special education schools.

Join us for this complimentary webinar to review the details of the new law and to answer any questions you may have concerning this sensitive issue.


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