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FDA Proposes Ban On Electric Shock Devices Used On Autistic Children

From rats on floors to children zapped with cattle prods wasn’t a huge leap for some behaviorists. Source: FDA Proposes Ban On Electric Shock Devices Used On Autistic Children

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Autism Shock Therapy Practiced In US Is Torture, Says UN Official

But wait, you might say. What does shocking people have to do with autism or mental illness treatment in the United States? If you look at the science, not one thing. But the JRC is the reality. Source: Autism Shock Therapy Practiced In US Is Torture, Says UN Official

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Press Announcements > FDA proposes ban on electrical stimulation devices intended to treat self-injurious or aggressive behavior (#STOPTHESHOCKS already)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced a proposal to ban electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) used for self-injurious or aggressive behavior because they present an unreasonable and substantial risk to public health that cannot be corrected or eliminated through changes to the labeling. Source: Press Announcements > FDA proposes ban on electrical stimulation devices […]

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Activists Tell FDA Head: Ban Electric Shocks on People With Autism – Rewire.News | #StopTheShocks

The disability community wants to see devices that deliver electric shocks eliminated from the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts. Source: Activists Tell FDA Head: Ban Electric Shocks on People With Autism – Rewire.News

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#STOPTHESHOCKS | FDA to ban use of electric shock devices to treat children <– what's the wait, ban it!

The FDA proposed banning the use of electric shocks that have been employed to treat children who are aggressive or prone to harming themselves. Source: FDA to ban use of electric shock devices to treat children

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Autism Awareness Month Awareness Month by Amy Sequenzia

Autistic activist Amy Sequenzia on the dangers of Autism Awareness. “I declare March “Autism Awareness” Month Awareness Month. To make it less confusing, let’s call March: The Month to Beware of Autism Awareness Month.” Source: Autism Awareness Month Awareness Month by Amy Sequenzia

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I Am Autistic & Have Human Rights | #autisticsrise