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Mom Sues School Over Shocking of Autistic Son

Judge Rotenberg Center shocked boy 31 times that day

(Newser) - A deeply disturbing video of an autistic teen being restrained and shocked at a facility in Massachusetts was played in a Boston-area courtroom yesterday. The teen's mother is suing three workers at the Judge Rotenberg Center and the center itself, alleging that they tortured her son and left him... More »

UN Denounces 'Torture' at Massachusetts School

Shock treatment of autistic kids crosses the line, official says

(Newser) - A top anti-torture official at the UN wants the US government to investigate the use of electric shocks to control disturbed and autistic children at a Massachusetts special school. Students at the Judge Rotenberg Center are fitted with electrodes and given shocks by staff members when they engage in forbidden... More »

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