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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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ACLU Comment on FDA’s Final Rule to Ban Electrical Stimulation Devices | American Civil Liberties Union

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Congressional Appropriations published a final rule today to ban electrical stimulation devices (ESDs). These devices were marketed as Source: ACLU Comment on FDA’s Final Rule to Ban Electrical Stimulation Devices | American Civil Liberties Union

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FDA bans shock device used on mentally disabled patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials on Wednesday banned electrical shock devices used to discourage aggressive, self-harming behavior in patients with mental disabilities. Source: FDA bans shock device used on mentally disabled patients

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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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#StopTheShock | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Join us on April 24 Join us on our day of action, April 24th, to #StopTheShock – learn more and find your local #StopTheShock wait-in here! What’s happening at the Judge Rotenberg Center? The Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) is an institution in Massachusetts for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), mental health […]