This had been in the news lately with a prank caller leading to unsubstantiated skin shocks not in order with the normal route of business at the school...the state of Massachusetts has tried to close the school on a couple occasions based on the use of electrical shocks. The State of New York, has also been in the news taking on the institution, but parents rally to support the actions to keep their children in the institution....and it appears there are various levels of students there from severe autism to those with less critical behavioral issues...BD
A special education school where two emotionally disturbed students were wrongly given dozens of shocks after a prank call, will be allowed to use electric shock treatments on students for another year.
But the state's Office of Health and Human Services said the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center must prove it uses shock treatments only for the most dangerous and self-destructive behaviors, and also show that the treatments reduce those behaviors.
Links provided by the school below:http://youtube.com/watch?v=XXEbWkZPUvI&feature=related