Full Statement from the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center Parents Association

Parents trust JRC because it has a proven track record of successfully educating and treating the most difficult behaviorally involved students in the nation. Aversive therapy, which includes skin shock treatment known as the GED (graduated electronic decelerator), are incorporated into treatment plans for students who struggle with violent, abusive or mutilating behaviors toward themselves or others, only after their families have exhausted other therapies, residential programs and psychiatric facilities. In many cases the students' parents have removed them from previous placements because they spent much of their time physically and mechanically restrained or chemically sedated; in other cases the students are asked to leave because these other facilities are unable to handle the students' behaviors.

Most students at JRC do not received aversive therapy. It is only administered when parents and doctors petition the court; each case is reviewed by a Human Rights Committee, a Peer Review Committee and a physician. There are hundreds of peer reviewed articles on the safe and effective use of contingent skin shock, several of which are specific to the treatment success at JRC.

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