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US bans shock ‘treatment’ on children with special needs at Boston-area school | US news | The Guardian

The US government has banned an electric shock machine that is used to zap children and young adults with special needs in a school outside Boston – the only institution in the world known to practice the controversial punishment “treatment”. …   Source: US bans shock ‘treatment’ on children with special needs at Boston-area school […]

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FDA Takes Rare Step to Ban Electrical Stimulation Devices for Self-Injurious or Aggressive Behavior | FDA

For Immediate Release: March 04, 2020 After careful consideration, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today published a final rule to ban electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) used for self-injurious or aggressive behavior because they present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury that cannot be corrected or eliminated through new or updated device […]

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Democratic Senators Demand FDA Move Forward With Ban On Shocks For Students With Disabilities

The agency missed a self-imposed deadline to ban the shock devices that are only used at a Massachusetts school. Source: Democratic Senators Demand FDA Move Forward With Ban On Shocks For Students With Disabilities

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Take Action | Anti-JRC signature collection in Massachusetts #StopTheShock

#StopTheShock Site info: Thank you for your commitment to ending torture of disabled people in Massachusetts. If you are available to canvass for signatures in September or October 2019, please share your information with us (Daniel Farnkoff, Nancy Weiss, and Lydia X. Z. Brown) so we can keep track of the efforts to gather the […]

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As Seen On Facebook | My write up on the puzzle piece. I barely touch upon the T4 project during the Shoah (Holocaust). | Fierce Autie

Fierce Autie Yesterday at 8:14 AM ·  My write up on the puzzle piece. I barely touch upon the T4 project during the Shoah (Holocaust). I will do a more in depth one another time. Katherine Ruth Last Excellent, accurate and succinct. Just one note – rainbow infinity is more and more being used for broader neurodiversity, […]

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Initial ballot petition filed to ban shocks of disabled students

Boston man frustrated controversial practice is still legal Source: Initial ballot petition filed to ban shocks of disabled students

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Judge Rotenberg Center « Lydia X. Z. Brown

Note: This page and all links on it discuss electric shock, other abusive and coercive treatments, institutions, and other forms of abuse against disabled people/people with disabilities in great detail. This page contains links to a variety of materials relating to the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC), formerly known as the Behavior Research Institute (BRI). Please […]