Content Warning: Triggering comments from parents that are pro the electro-shocking torture of autistics.
Parents of children attending the Judge Rotenberg Center are today celebrating a lower probate and family court ruling that their autistic children can continue to be shocked dozens of times each day, each time “as a last resort”.
Parents in their brief to the court had asserted that electro-shocks were a ‘Positive Behavioural Support’. The State, opposing this animal-like torture, having received a 290,000 signature petition from autistics and allies, asserted violent shockings were clearly used hourly for “minor episodes of noncompliance”.
A group of parents, lifted by the lower court result, are now pushing for much more aversive/coercive centers to be established across the nation, to speed progress towards an autism-behaviours cure some day, or – if the State is to be believed – to wreak more severe revenge on more autistic children in a politico-legalised fashion.
— John Greally