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The Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) — a special needs school in Canton, Massachusetts — systemically utilizes shock aversive therapy to restrain students who they deem are acting out. These painful treatments are nothing less than torture. Four years after the FDA's request and JRC's non-compliance, more children are speaking out and the Center is now being investigated by the Justice Department.

Video footage has been made public of a teen strapped face-down to a gurney and being shocked over 30 times. Following the "therapy" session, the teen was diagnosed with acute stress and suffered long-term physical distress.

Most recently another patient has spoken out about burns and scars and suspected seizures that have resulted from the therapy.

How is this legal? These forms of torture are grave human rights offenses that cannot be allowed to continue, and it's so serious that we need the president to step in.

Ask President Obama to take swift action against JRC and to immediately outlaw the practice of shock aversive therapy.

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Dear President Obama,

I need to call your attention to a brutal practice that's taking place at a special needs school in Massachusetts called the Judge Rotenberg Center.

JRC utilizes shock aversive therapy as a means of controlling the behavior of its special needs students. Recently a video was made public that featured a teenager being tortured by JRC teachers for hours. Following the session, the student developed acute stress and long-term physical implications.

How this type of torture could still be acceptable is beyond me. Special needs students should be nurtured and encouraged — not brutally tormented in ways that only hurt them more.

I need you to step in and bring justice to these poor families who are dealing with the aftermath of shock aversive therapy. I need you to call JRC onto the chopping block and make all who were involved answer for their actions. And I need you to create legislation that would prevent further suffering on the part of special needs children.

Please do what you can to make sure our special needs students are receiving proper care and education.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Aug 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2017 David Mowry
Aug 20, 2017 Linda Barner President Trump, Please put an end to this inhumane "treatment" to children!!
Aug 20, 2017 Heather Ellsworth
Aug 20, 2017 Susan Hahn
Aug 20, 2017 Kathleen Knutson
Aug 20, 2017 Jane Lemison
Aug 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2017 mary giardino
Aug 20, 2017 Lajeanne Leveton
Aug 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) YOU NEED TO STOP DOING THIS THANK-YOU
Aug 20, 2017 Annicka Chetty
Aug 20, 2017 Patricia Kreger
Aug 20, 2017 Ann McNeill
Aug 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) Of course this is a horrible thing to do to a child and should be stopped. But I think whomever is responsible for this website might want to catch up with who is President
Aug 20, 2017 corina mitrov
Aug 20, 2017 Peter Stickney This doesn't do any good and a lot of harm. Stop it! Please!
Aug 20, 2017 Catherine C Evans President Trump: Please intervene to put an end to this torture of innocent children. This has been going on for many years and has been a public outrage. This is not legal.
Aug 20, 2017 April Eversole
Aug 20, 2017 Annette Sloan
Aug 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2017 Andrew Ruff Stop this barbaric practice NOW!
Aug 20, 2017 Kay Lee
Aug 20, 2017 kathleen killoran
Aug 20, 2017 Pamela Parker To Mr. trump - This cannot heal a child, especially one who doesn't need healing.. Ridiculous! Please put an end to the torture now. Thanks.
Aug 20, 2017 Christine stead
Aug 20, 2017 Kevin Foley ECT is harmful, especially for innocent children.
Aug 20, 2017 DeeDee Berkshire
Aug 20, 2017 Sheila Doss
Aug 20, 2017 Tanya Garrett
Aug 20, 2017 cindy lance
Aug 20, 2017 Marty Pina
Aug 20, 2017 Denise Johnson This is a little outdated, Trump is now Pres. This treatment is barbaric, it should be used on the ones doing it.
Aug 20, 2017 Alice Burns
Aug 20, 2017 Barbara Phillips
Aug 20, 2017 Teresa Kohl
Aug 20, 2017 Liz Seff
Aug 20, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 20, 2017 Steven Schueller
Aug 18, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Aug 16, 2017 Susan Martin
Aug 14, 2017 Tina Bayliss
Aug 11, 2017 Jason Evans This should not be happening in the 21st century. I'm disgusted.
Aug 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 10, 2017 Vanesa Randerson
Aug 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2017 Penny Foster This is shocking and prehistoric treatment
Jul 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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