Advocacy Groups

Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint – They are a small, but fierce, team of parents, advocates, educators, and other working to effect change, but we have a lot of work ahead of us. Their mission is to educate the public and connect people who are dedicated to changing minds, laws, policies, and practices so that restraint and seclusion are reduced and eliminated from schools across the nation (and beyond).  They believe children must be treated with dignity and respect. Children must not be humiliated, manipulated, exploited, or subjected to harsh forms of punishment, such as restraint, seclusion, and corporal punishment.  Such treatment negatively impacts a child’s feelings of dignity, value, and self-worth.

Alliance to Prevent Restraint, Aversive Interventions, and SeclusionThe Alliance to Prevent Restraint, Aversive Interventions, and Seclusion (APRAIS) is a coalition of organizations and advocates who dedicate their time and resources to ending restraint and seclusion abuse in U.S. schools and work together in support of this Vision: All children with disabilities should grow up free from the use of restraint, seclusion, and aversive interventions to respond to or control their behavior, and from the fear that these forms of behavior management will be used on themselves, their siblings or their friends.