Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization

Physical Restraint and Time Out Requirements: Update and Summer Tasks for Administrators

About Us

This event is being sponsored by ISBE, SELA, IAASE, and NSSEO


Registration open through 6/13/21


Target Audience

Administrators, Mentors and Teacher Leaders

Continuing Education

1.5 CPDUs


Brandon K. Wright


Brandon K. Wright is a partner in the law firm of Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd. in Monticello, Illinois. Brandon graduated with a B.S. in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (2001), and a master's degree in educational administration from the Department of Educational Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois (2004). He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law (2004).


Prior to becoming an attorney at the firm of Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd., Brandon worked as an administrative assistant and consultant at the Regional Office of Education for Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Union Counties. Brandon also served as a member of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Board of Education from 1999-2003, the youngest person to be elected to a school board in Illinois at that time. He has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Southern Illinois University's Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses, and currently teaches school law courses as an adjunct at Eastern Illinois University.


Brandon currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys. Brandon focuses his practice on school law, having developed a particular interest in the field of special education, due process, and co-operative school districts. He regularly speaks at local, state, and national conferences on issues of school law and special education.


Teri Engler


Teri Engler is a founding partner at Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC. For nearly four decades, Teri has concentrated her school law practice in the areas of special education/disability law and other student issues and has represented school districts and cooperatives throughout Illinois. She is currently a member of the IAASE's Legislative Committee and Chair of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys. Teri has previously been an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University's School of Law and Graduate School of Education, and has served as a member of the Illinois Attorney General's Special Committee on Special Education, the National Louis University Special Education Advisory Board, and numerous other professional committees and organizations in the fields of law and education. She regularly lectures on special education and other school law topics at local, state and national conferences, seminars, webinars, and training programs, and has frequently been recognized by Chicago Magazine as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” in the area of schools and education.




Monday, June 14, 2021


Participants may send questions to Christi Flores at , before the workshop to have the attorneys answer during the session.

This workshop will provide an update to the Physical Restraint/Time Out Regulations and identify what special and general education administrators should be focusing on this summer in order to prepare for the opening of the 2021-22 school year. In addition, a review of any current cases and legal findings will be included. The session will end with an open Question and Answer session. Participants will be able to submit questions through the registration process.



By participating in this session, participants will be able to: 1) understand key requirements of regulations pertaining to physical restratin/time outs; 2) identify key tasks to complete during ths summer to prepare for the 2021-22 school year; 3) seek clarification and guidance regarding regulations related to physical restraints/timeouts.


Online Via Zoom (Link to come)

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