Thursday, February 16, 2017

The seventh death with Canton, Massachusetts' Judge Rotenberg Center of extremely painful Applied Behavior Analysis electric skin shock torture was an unborn baby, according to the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission.

Mrs. Glenda P. Crookes, Executive Director of the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) of extremely painful Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) electric skin shock "torture."

The seventh death with Canton, Massachusetts' Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) of extremely painful Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) electric skin shock "torture" was an unborn baby, allegedly.

February 7, 2005. Alleged death number seven with the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) of extremely painful 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. M√©ndez (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): The Ass. for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) officially "approved" extremely painful ABA electric skin shock "torture" once again, after autistic advocates demanded they stop it.

Altier(i) (March 31, 2016): 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): The Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) sends ABA Leaks a database of 410 severe abuse allegations at Rotenberg in a recent ten-year time span, averaging one charge per every ten days.

Altier(i) (June 28, 2016): The "data" is in. 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 ABA.

Altier(i) (March 18, 2017): ABA did it to gays. They still do it to autistics. We call it false behavioral conversion therapy. It causes us Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), indisputably.

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