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7.26.2011

Lawmakers Consider Proposals Banning Skin Shock Therapy

Canton, MA



WBUR – State representatives will hear a proposal today for a ban on
so-called “skin shock,” or aversive therapy, for children attending the
Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton. The JRC is the only known school in
the country that offers the skin shocks, which supporters say
help developmentally disabled children who injure themselves and others. Rachel Gotbaum reports that over the years the center has been a targeted for shutdown by lawmakers, parents and advocates of the
disabled, who say the practice amounts to the torture of children.



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