Via Autistic Hoya: Judge Rotenberg Center Survivor’s Letter

10 Feb

The Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) is a school for autistic students which incorporates aversives into the program for some of their students. These aversives are electric shocks delivered via remote-control to packs the students wear 24/7.

The JRC has been the focus of a great deal of criticism. To put it mildly. JRC has repeatedly described the shocks in relatively mild terms. Autistic Hoya (whose blog I highly recommend) has an article which includes a letter from a JRC survivor. I do not have permission from the author to copy the letter here, so I will send you to her site. With the warning that this is not an easy letter to read:

Judge Rotenberg Center Survivor’s Letter


By Matt Carey

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3 Responses to “Via Autistic Hoya: Judge Rotenberg Center Survivor’s Letter”

  1. jonathan February 10, 2013 at 08:02 #

    learn how to spell “aversive”

    • Sullivan (Matt Carey) February 10, 2013 at 15:01 #

      Corrected

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