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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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ASAN Welcomes Ban of Electric Shock Torture

Today, the Food and Drug Administration released their final ban on the electric skin shock devices used to torture children and adults with disabilities at the Judge Rotenberg Center. The rule will go into effect in 30 days. The JRC will have 180 days to transition people currently subject to this torture off of the […]

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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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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 […]

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The Rotenberg Center’s Controversial Behavior-Modification Program — New York Magazine – Nymag | Circa 2012

Andre McCollins’s mother thought she’d finally found the right school for her son—one equipped to treat his behavioral and developmental problems. Then she took a closer look at that treatment. Source: The Rotenberg Center’s Controversial Behavior-Modification Program — New York Magazine – Nymag