FDA Plans To Ban Device Used By Massachusetts School To Shock Special Education Students.

January 23, 2019

NPR (1/23, McKim) reports on its website that the Food and Drug Administration plans to ban a device that can be used to administer electric shocks to special education students. The article notes that Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Massachusetts is “the only school in the country that shocks its students with disabilities to control their behavior,” and there is an ongoing debate about the safety, effectiveness, and ethics of us such a device.



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