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Seclusion & Restraint in Nebraska Schools



Over the years, the use of seclusion and restraint in schools across the United States has garnered plenty of attention. The prevalence of the issue prompted Disability Rights Nebraska to publish At Risk with Only Guidance for Protection, a 2014 report addressing the use of seclusion and restraint on Nebraska students. Since then, the issue has persisted. According to federal data, about 122,000 students were restrained or secluded in the 2015-2016 school year. The widespread use of seclusion and restraint methods in our nation is risky and dangerous, especially for students with disabilities. View our Information Toolkit on Restraint and Seclusion use in Schools to learn more about this issue. 


  • restricting the student’s ability
  • to freely move his or her torso,
  • arms, legs, or head
  • involuntarily confining a student alone
  • in a room or area from which he or she
  • cannot physically leave

If your child or a child you know has been affected by inappropriate seclusion and/or restraint in Nebraska, please complete this form or email with your stories, pictures, or any other documentation of restraint/seclusion.