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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 […]

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FDA must end the legal torture of autistic people

For several years, disability rights advocates have raised concerns over the use of an electric shock device called a gradual electronic decelerator. Source: FDA must end the legal torture of autistic people

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Five years later, #WeAreStillWaiting – join us to 🛑 #StopTheShock 🛑

The disability community has been working for years to end the use of electric shock torture at the Judge Rotenberg Center. Since an initial hearing on April 24th, 2014, the FDA has been slowly moving toward banning the GED devices used to shock disabled students at the JRC—but every step forward has required sustained pressure from our […]

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About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: What’s Up With Autism Speaks | Circa July 1, 2008

Jan 1, 2008, 7:44 AM | Newsletter In the Spotlight What’s Up With Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks is by far the largest autism-related fundraising entity in the United States – if not the world. Founded and managed by Suzanne and Bob Wright (formerly former…read more What’s Wrong with Autism Heroes There’s a new book out entitled Autism Heroes. It’s a pretty book, with lovely photos. […]

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Judge Rotenberg Center « Lydia X. Z. Brown

Living Archive & Repository on the Judge Rotenberg Center’s Abuses 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), […]