Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Pam Zich, state certificated Special Education teacher, finds for ABA Leaks that the Judge Rotenberg Center's Executive Director Crookes told the FDA she put Applied Behavior Analysis skin shock device electrodes on her clients' buttocks.

Canton, Massachusetts' Judge Rotenberg Center's (JRC) Executive Director Mrs. "Glenda" Crookes (December 21, 2012, p. 2, par. 3) told the FDA she applied noxious, painful ABA "aversion therapy" skin shock electrodes to JRC students' buttocks. JRC is ABA, a reward and punishment, behavior control institution.

Pam Zich (May 5, 2016), investigative blogging journalist with the new group, ABA Leaks, did a Freedom Of Information Act request with the FDA (FOIA - pronounced at the FDA, "FOYA").

Zich sought Crookes' reply to the FDA violation letter that JRC was using shock devices that were never approved by the FDA, the GED-3A and -4.

The GED-1 had previously been FDA approved, but JRC claimed it was not electrically charged enough to stop these ABA clients' "pinpointed problem behaviors."

Why does she feel she  needs to administer such an invasion of shock victims' private areas? ABA Leaks suspects JRC's other electrode covered areas all over the body were previously burned or blistered by her facilities' "noxious, electrical ABA aversion therapy" applications. Crookes (December 21, 2012, p. 2, par. 3) also reported to the FDA that she also shocks "the forearm, upper arm, upper thigh, calf, torso, palms of the hands, (and) soles of the feet."

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For an FDA/ABA/JRC skin shock timeline see my: Altieri (July 31, 2015): "News report action alert: FDA gives 24/7 complaint line to advocates against extremely painful ABA electric skin shock: (800) 891-8295. FDA requests more public input into JRC's FDA-unapproved electric current levels.  July 9, 2015. Canton, Massachusetts. Director Crookes tells two advocates she still shocks disabled clients with FDA-uncleared devices."


Altieri (January 15, 2007). The problem with punishment.

Altieri (December 27, 2007). New Jersey Supreme Court: On the Matter of MR's freedom.

Altieri (August 20, 2011). On gaining the consent of the recipients of behavioral interventions.

Altieri (September 30, 2014). Some history and consequence to the dialectical notions of absolute and relative freedoms.

Altieri (February 24, 2015). Tell New York City Mayor de Blasio to stop ABA electroshock “torture” of disabled people.

Altieri (April 6, 2015). So-called "deviant autistic child" becomes multibillion dollar benefactor of ABA.

Altieri (May 1, 2015). My one day of electric shock was worse than 36 years of antipsychotics.

Kosovskaya and Altieri (June 11, 2015). Heroic Anna Kosovskaya escapes the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) of ABA electroshock "treatment/torture." Anna's self-reported adventures with interviewer analysis.

Altieri (July 22, 2016). Terri Du Bous, the next emancipated ABA Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) hell-hole survivor, speaks.

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