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ICARS Manifesto

We stand for children, worldwide, who have suffered restraint and seclusion abuse in schools. Listening to the unheard voices and recognizing that, united, we can

A Child in a Straight Jacket

I grew up in the Bronx, New York. I was born in the early 90s, and If you think the system is unethical now, you can imagine the hell it was back then. This was a time when parents would leave their children to horrific fates, deeply believing– or …

The Coat Closet – An Autism Seclusion Story

As an autistic student, I was placed in seclusion in elementary school. The effects still haunt me.
Mrs. Bradshaw was her name. She was my first grade teacher at Mountain View elementary School in Broomfield, Colorado, and she was the strangest teache…

ICARS Manifesto

We stand for children, worldwide, who have suffered restraint and seclusion abuse in schools. Listening to the unheard voices and recognizing that, united, we can

A Child in a Straight Jacket

I grew up in the Bronx, New York. I was born in the early 90s, and If you think the system is unethical now, you can imagine the hell it was back then. This was a time when parents would leave their children to horrific fates, deeply believing– or …

The Coat Closet – An Autism Seclusion Story

As an autistic student, I was placed in seclusion in elementary school. The effects still haunt me.
Mrs. Bradshaw was her name. She was my first grade teacher at Mountain View elementary School in Broomfield, Colorado, and she was the strangest teache…

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