There is nothing that turns my stomach more than abuses to kids - but here we have the State allowing the use of torture against kids who are unable to respond or defend themselves.
Actually torture is too small a word to describe this insane, cruel and sadistic regime.
Never in the history of psychiatry has anybody ever proven scientifically that electric shock convulsion therapy has ever done anybody any good - far from it, and here they are using it on kids as punishment - I can only echo the following.
There's something rotten in Rotenberg.
Sixty percent of the school's students have court-authorized treatment plans that include electric shocks as punishment. And autism experts and patient's rights advocates dispute the claim that the shocks are harmless, pointing to the inevitable psychological harm done by such a practice.
According to Barry Pizant of the Brown University Center for the Study of Human Development, shock punishment "interferes with [autistic students'] ability [to] trust people who are with them, and these are people who already have trouble understanding people."
I do not care what justification these people at Rotenberg think they have for maltreating these kids - it just doesn't matter... there is no way on Earth they should be able to sleep at night - they truly belong in a padded cell, where they can't hurt anybody - but they should not be allowed to walk the Earth as free beings, for they cannot be human.