We have the opportunity to collaborate with many amazing allies and partners. The listing here represent some of the many individuals and organizations who are allies in our work to reduce and eliminate the practices of restraint and seclusion. If you are an individual or organization that would like to work together please contact us.
The mission of Exceptional Needs Today is to provide support and FREE resources for families, educators, professionals, and self-advocates on a variety of topics including (but not limited to) autism, Down syndrome, intellectual disability, visual or hearing impairment, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, learning disabilities, orthopedic impairment, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, and gifted/talented.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/6082510268445051/The mission of Idahoans for Safe Schools
is to support parents and partners in creating change in Idaho Public Schools. Changing school culture, policy and practices regarding inappropriate use of restraints, seclusion and corporal punishment. Saving lives, eliminating trauma and protecting all students with better approaches to school discipline.
To that end, Stop Spanking, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to ending corporal punishment of children. Our mission is to raise awareness of both parents and educators that spanking is violence and harms children. Spanking violates a child’s human right to be free from violence.
Michigan Advocates to End Seclusion and Restraint started as a group of parents of children who had experienced seclusion and restraint in Michigan schools. We expanded to include adult victims of restraint, teachers, and community members who recognize that there is a better way. We advocate to end the practices of seclusion and restraint in Michigan schools through student advocacy, teacher support, parent education, quality control, and legislative change. We believe that seclusion and restraint are dangerous and traumatic practices. Not only is there no evidence that they are effective in reducing problem behaviors, but there is evidence of trauma symptoms, deteriorated student-teacher relationships, increased behavior problems, and they can be a denial of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
Studio 3 is an international organisation specialising in behaviour consultancy, clinical services, training and coaching in the management of distressed behaviour. They are the originators of the Low Arousal Approach, and strong advocates for the eradication of restraint and seclusion. Studio 3 offers training designed specifically for school and classroom settings, focusing on low arousal approaches and de-escalation.
Therapist Neurodiversity Collective is a therapy, education, and advocacy international collaborative for credentialed and licensed speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. We provide families with free access to a worldwide directory of pro-neurodiversity-focused, trauma-informed therapists, businesses, and organizations. We presume competence, champion human rights, and respect neurodivergent differences.
The U.S. Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that brings together individuals, groups, and organizations to create a unified voice calling for, and working toward, the end of all forms of physical and emotional punishment against children, especially in schools and homes.
Ukeru® is a restraint- free crisis management system that operates under the philosophy of Comfort vs. Control®. Ukeru® provides training in trauma- informed care, de-escalation techniques and physical alternatives to restraint and seclusion. The Ukeru team is a proud supporter of the Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint.
We Warned Them is a grassroots action campaign to protect at-risk youth from institutional abuse including but not limited to: conversion therapy, seclusion, restraint, exploitation, neglect and abuse. The main focus of the campaign is to provide support and resources for groups or individuals to take strategic actions on protecting our young people in care.