Canton (Massachusetts)

  • News

    May 22, 2007
  • News

    May 15, 2007

    Shocking Behavior

    Parents lobby lawmakers to have their kids zapped

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2007

    New York Bans Controversial Treatment

    The state Board of Regents on Monday adopted regulations that ban New York students from receiving skin shocks and other "aversive therapies" after June 30, 2009. The vote ends almost a year of deliberation over whether the treatments are appropriate for students with severe emotional problems. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    When It's OK to Shock Kids (Take 2)

    As the Voice and PowerPlays have been reporting, New York State education officials have been working since June on new rules to restrict the use of "aversive therapies" like skin shocks on special education students. Temporary rules passed in July infuriated both defenders and opponents of the prac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2006

    NYC Skips 'School of Shock'

    New York City's Department of Education has stopped recommending that special education students enroll at a residential school in Massachusetts that uses skin shocks to control behavior, a top DOE official testified at a City Council hearing Thursday. Linda Wernikoff, the Deputy Superintendent for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2006

    School That Shocks Gets Slapped

    Fourteen workers at the Judge Rotenberg Center, a residential special education school in Massachusetts that uses skin shocks as a form of "aversive therapy" to treat behavioral problems, have agreed to pay a total $43,000 in fines for calling themselves "psychologists" without being licensed in the ... More >>

  • News

    October 3, 2006

    School of Shock

    Inside a school where mentally disturbed students are jolted into good behavior