Just spent a nauseating 15 minutes watching Anderson Cooper on CNN interview a legislator about the Judge Rotenburg Educational Center in Massachusetts, where they apply skin shocks to students with Autism as an “adversive.” There is an extremely painful video to watch if you can take it by clicking here–this young man was shocked 30 TIMES over a 7 hour period. What was his offense? He refused to take his coat off in class. If after watching this story you would like to contribute your voice to the horror so many of us feel, click here to leave a comment on what Massachusett State Legislators are calling the “House of Horrors” website. Their phone number–if you would like to leave a comment–is 781.828.2202.
The cruelty of adminstering shocks to children who can’t speak for themselves is so unimaginable that I can’t even express the grief and fury I felt after watching this. This IS happening…unless we all speak up and demand an end to brutalising the most vulnerable in our population.