Kristine Sullivan

Kristine Sullivan joined Disability Rights NC as an attorney on the day the agency opened its doors in July 2007. She is the author of a legal practitioner’s manual for advocating against the use of seclusion and restraint in public schools.

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Prioritizing student safety: It’s time to ban prone (face-down) restraint

Schools should be safe places for both students and staff. Six of North Carolina’s public school systems will be safer...


How seclusion is used and misused in the school setting

In previous articles, I told you that restraint and seclusion are permitted in schools. I explained what a restraint is,...


What to expect when your child is restrained at school

In a previous article, I called for a reduction in the use of seclusion and restraint in public schools by...


Schools should use positive interventions, not seclusion and restraint

When you think of a school, you probably envision children sitting at desks compliantly facing the front of a classroom....