Saturday, May 12, 2012

Stop electric shocks on disabled students

A few months ago I saw a horrifying video of a student at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Mass. being given painful electric shocks 31 times.

I could not fathom how a place of education for students with developmental and other disabilities had descended into this barbaric act.

A former teacher's aid at the school has launched a petition to get the practice banned. I've signed and hope you will too.


It's stunning and completely outrageous -- I'd heard about it before -- that school -- and am glad that we can all participate in some way to stop it. Have you read of Governor Cuomo's reforms, yet, to the state institutions for the disabled?