International Coalition Against Restraint and Seclusion (ICARS)

International Coalition Against Restraint and Seclusion (ICARS)
The International Coalition Against Restraint and Seclusion seek to connect efforts and organizations to end the use of restraint and seclusion, as well as representing over 1600 families internationally whose children have been subjected to restraint and seclusion abuse. With legislation passed the parent lead campaigning group continues to work with lawmakers and human rights organizations internationally.

ICARS: The Time to End Restraint and Seclusion is Now

Deadly restraints and cruel seclusion have been a harrowing stain on the legacy of disability rights. The time to end these barbaric practices is now.

A Child in a Straight Jacket

One man sheds light on a terrifying reality for many autistics– that families commit their autistic children to psychiatric hospitals where they are abused, mistreated, restrained, and secluded.

A young boy with autism faces an abstract wall of rainbow colors

The Coat Closet – An Autism Seclusion Story

Mike Wise recalls his time as an autistic student placed in seclusion as a punishment for being impulsive or not getting his work done.

Seclusion Broke My Heart

Students with disabilities are often placed in seclusion, further isolated from peers. One sibling would no longer watch it happen to her little brother.

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