The Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint (AASR) was formed to raise awareness about the use of aversive practices including dangerous restraint and seclusion in classrooms in schools across our nation. The mission of the AASR is to raise awareness about the issue of seclusion and restraint. These practices disproportionately impact children with disabilities, minorities, and boys. Not only are these practices ineffective, but they can also lead to significant trauma, injury and even death. There are better ways to work with all children and educate them in the classrooms across our nation. This is a serious issue, a civil rights issue, and human rights issues.
AASR is a small dedicated volunteer group of parents and advocates. We are always looking for others to share their stories and help raise awareness on the issue.