FDA Bans Electro Shock Punishment of Autistic Patients
News released March 5 2020! YES YES YES YES YES!!!! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO WROTE IN!!!
The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) in Canton, Massachusetts can no longer electro-shock autistic patients to punish them! The JRC was the ONLY PLACE IN THE ENTIRE US electro-shocking patients as punishment.
We’re not talking about gentle electrical therapy to help calm seizures. We’re talking about situations where the patient acts out in some way and to punish them the doctor pushes a button to send electrical current through the patient’s body.
Many people called this torture.
Nobody else in the entire US was doing this. Everyone else found better ways to work with autistic patients.
” The FDA believes that state-of-the-art behavioral treatments, such as positive behavioral support, and medications can enable health care providers to find alternative approaches for curbing self-injurious or aggressive behaviors in their patients. “
It shows that together we can make a difference!!
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