Disability Rights Oregon provides information, referral, and advocacy services for Oregonians who are having a disability-related legal problem related to education, including public special education and transition services, and post-secondary education including public, private, and vocational schools. DRO works to secure integrated and appropriate public services for children and young adults in the public school system and prevent the use of restraint, seclusion and police intervention with students. See our Goals & Priorities for more details.


Special Education A Guide for Parents & Advocates – Sixth Edition

Restraint & Seclusion: When Behavior Interferes with Learning

Keep School Safe for Everyone – a report on the restraint and seclusion of children with disabilities

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DRO then drafted a bill for the 2011 legislative session to regulate the use of seclusion and restraint to prevent violence before it happened, require parental notification of incidents and provide a mechanism for complaint resolution.  The bill was sponsored by Representative Gelser, Senator Edwards and six other legislators.  On August 2, 2011, Governor Kitzhaber… Continue Reading THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT Continue Reading THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT