Judge Rotenberg Center

  • 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 >>

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    October 24, 2006
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    October 17, 2006