Tell the FDA: Stop the Shock!

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This post talks about torture of disabled children and adults, including a graphic video of a person being restrained and shocked. The video also flickers and maycause seizures.

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On 22 April 2016, the Food and Drug Administration proposed aban on electricalstimulationdevices used to punish people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with electric shocks. A ban like this should never have been necessary in the first place. Unfortunately, it still is.

There’s one program in the country that uses electric shock as a form of punishment. The Judge Rotenberg Center, a school and treatment facility for disabled children and adults just outside of Boston, has not only done this legally, but has also preventedstate agencies in Massachusetts and New York from stopping it for decades.

It’s very likely that the FDA will adopt this regulation…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com

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