February 7, 2005. Alleged death number seven with the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) of extremely painful Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) skin shock "torture," centered in Canton, Massachusetts, was an unborn baby, according to a file that the Executive Branch of the state of Massachusetts sent to ABA Leaks, a network of journalists, investigators, and researchers with autism, epilepsy, and other disabilities that David Altieri, this Reward and Consent blogger, founded in 2015.
In 2015 the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) sent ABA Leaks a spreadsheet of 410 serious abuse allegations taking place inside the JRC in a recent ten year history, averaging one charge every ten days, including sexual abuse and burns from their ABA skin shock devices. The information on line 6 of the spreadsheet most likely comes from one of the Commission's intake forms dated February 7, 2005. The end of the line says, "Alv was 7 months pregnant. Alv was assaulted by an aggressive client and fell. Alv was brought to a hospital by ambulance after hemorrhaging all over the floor. It appears that alv lost the baby." Column D identifies the "program city" as Canton, Massachusetts. Column L and M say the case was referred to the Norfolk County District Attorney in Massachusetts.
A DPPC attorney told Altieri on the telephone that the mother was seventeen years old. He could not verify for certain whether or not she lost the baby. The Norfolk County District Attorney's office could not confirm it on the telephone either. The person there told Altieri that ABA Leaks needs to send a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the office. ABA Leaks is looking for another FOIA request volunteer to take this next step to find out if the girl did, in fact, lose her baby.
So why, then, does it seems like a pregnant teenager was allowed to live in that place of ABA "abuse and torture"? Aggression is widely known to cause counter-aggression. JRC aggressively uses extremely painful electric skin shock. It is an ABA institution.
Have there been other unreported ABA/JRC deaths? How many? Quentin Davies (2014) cited all six known ABA/JRC deaths to date in his article "Prisoners of the apparatus."
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Juan E. Méndez (2013, p. 85) said,
Therefore and in the absence of evidence to the contrary, the Special Rapporteur determines that the rights of the students of the JRC (Judge Rotenberg Center) subjected to Level III Aversive Interventions by means of electric shock and physical means of restraints have been violated under the UN Convention against Torture and other international standards.*****
This is what ABA/JRC has done:
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Altier(i) (April 13, 2016): Here's evidence straight from the horse's mouth of ABA-induced trauma: The Ass. for Behavioural Analysis International (ABAI) officially "approved" extremely painful Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) electric skin shock "torture" once again, after autistic advocates demanded they stop it. https://rewardandconsent.blogspot.com/2016/04/action-alert-advocates-against-judge.html
Altier(i) (March 31, 2016): Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) is abuse. Reward and Consent's (R+C's) Cognitive-Behavioral Teaching (CBT) method is a viable alternative. It uses dual parent AND child consent.
Altier(i) (May 4, 2016): Here's evidence from Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission of ABA-induced trauma: Canton, Massachusetts Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) skin-shockers sound much worse than feared. Journalist Evan Anderson collaborates with ABA Leaks on a report about severe abuse allegations at Rotenberg.
Altier(i) (June 28, 2016): Here's evidence from ABA's own authors of ABA-induced trauma: The "data" is in. Each and every Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) pseudo-professional completely supports or is complicit to ABA's extremely painful electric skin shock "torture."
Altier(i) (November 24, 2016): An actually autistic man defines and explains Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA).
Altier(i) (March 18, 2017): They did it to gays. They still do it to autistics. We call it false behavioural conversion therapy.