Wall Street

Federal, NY state bills seek to end electric shock treatment for people with disabilities

Published by
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Two recent pieces of legislation are renewing a long-running fight over the practice of using electric shocks on people with disabilities as a behavior modification tool — and the role of New York taxpayer dollars in funding the only school in the country doing it. The Judge Rotenberg Center, a residential school for kids and adults in Canton, Massachusetts, has ignited controversy for decades for its use of a device that shocks people with disabilities to prevent what the school describes as dangerous or violent behaviors. Despite multiple attempts by lawmakers, parents and disabil…

Read More

Share this Story
Load More Related Articles
Load More In Wall Street