Saturday, May 13, 2017

B. F. Skinner generally opposed coercive punishment, but only for "normal" people, which is what he called "neurotypical people," who we atypical and proudly-identified autistic folks call everyday people, the so-called "mentally healthy" adults and children.

Skinner was ABA's leader of extremely painful electric skin shock torture upon whom they still call "abnormal autistic deviant human organism experimental subjects." ABA's cruel and unusual Aversion and Shock Therapy device is not the ECT of Psychiatry's brain shock.

In the long run, punishment, unlike reinforcement, works to the disadvantage of both the punished organism and the punishing agency.
But Skinner became an advocate of aversives, nevertheless.

"Israel 'is a very humane man, much concerned about injustice. It takes a brave man to take these cases on. Most people run as far away as possible," said the 81-year-old psychologist, who was Israel's mentor when the younger man earned his Harvard doctorate in 1960. [Skinner] emphasized that Israel 'has not asked me to speak on his behalf.'" (Dietz, 1985). "Skinner said he has seen videotapes of Israel's methods, but has not visited the program, which maintains group homes in southeastern Massachusetts for 67 clients from many states." (Dietz, 1985)

It wasn't until 1989 that Dr. Matthew L. Israel (2000), also known as "Doctor Hurt," bought his first skin shock device from another Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Brian Iwata, narrow-minded one variable at a time simplistic and reductionist, Antecedent, Behavior Consequence (ABC) assessment instigator, who owns their "most prolific author" bragging rights Shabani et al. (2004, p. 237) , and his team's company that invented his SIBIS device.

Iwata (1988) introduced his politics of skin shock paper by saying, "Two years ago Henry Pennypacker, in his presidential address to the Association for Behavior Analysis, used this forum to discuss issues related to the transfer and subsequent adoption of behavioral technology (Pennypacker, 1986)." As of February, 2017, which is before the date that this blogger, Dave Jersey of Facebook, blocked Pennypacker from viewing Jersey's posts in Facebook, Jersey identified Pennypacker as a Facebook friend of Dr. Israel's wife, Judy Weber (Gone Wild, July 4, 2015).

B. F. Skinner and O. Ivar Lovaas, sat on the Board of Editors of their inaugural Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) issue 1 (1), when one of the trio of JABA trend setters of their highly-cited Bear, Wolf, and Risley (1968) "Some current dimensions of ABA," when this trio decided being gay was a bad thing that ABA would then also proceed to skin shock and torture in any manner of perverted scientific manners, Todd Risley (1968) called a young autistic girl a "deviant" and shocked the hell out of her with primitive ABA skin shock devices, simply because she climbed on the "precious" family furniture.

So instead of bolting the bookshelves to the wall, setting her up with backyard monkey bars, and taking her out to a gymnastics class, they decided it would be more profitable for ABA to "treat her effectively" extremely painful ABA electroshock torture. This article is precisely why ABA Leaks makes this claim that Grampz generally opposed coercive punishment, but only for "normal" people, while he defended ABA extremely painful electric skin shock aversive torture.

Grant (1965)reported that Lovaas, the precision technical Discrete Trial Training and Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention inventor, ABA founder O. Ivar Lovaas, speaking in derogatory terms of Pamela, a young autistic girl, when he took off her shoes and forced her to stand barefoot on his UCLA laboratory room and shocked the hell out of her too, in Life Magazine, as he thought it would be clever and profitable to present her as some kind of a circus sideshow freak act in how they photographed and talked about her.

Dr. Israel (2010) reported "JRC first employed skin-shock in 1989-1990." So we do not know if Skinner and Israel plotted together on ABA's skin shock. It seems probable.

Monday, May 1, 2017

ABA Leaks finds "A Clockwork Orange" in Denver. Association for Behavior Analysis International convention "approves" Canton, Massachusetts' extremely painful electric skin "shock therapy" after autistic advocates told them year after year to stop "approving" this torture. Is all Applied Behavior Analysis "Empathy Disabled" (ED)?

This picture from the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) movie, A Clockwork Orange, is about their overbearing and over-controlling methodology.

Like a predictable Clockwork Orange, once again the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) is officially "approving" the Canton, Massachusetts Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) of extremely painful Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) electric skin shock "torture" as being "aligned" with ABAI's "mission," this time at its Denver, Colorado, USA annual convention during May 25-29, 2017 (ABAI Convention Program Book, 2017, pp. 23, 34).

What is most incredible is that all ABA supports torture, every last one of them, either outright or complicit, as they have not published a single statement against it, to the knowledge of ABA Leaks (Altieri, 2014, 2016).

Autistic advocates have demanded that ABAI stop their unconscionable behavior, yet they approve this painful abuse year after year (Altieri, April 13, 2016). In fact, Cat (May 27, 2012) led the JRC and ABAI protest with the Seattle Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN).

ABA calls this "effective science." Certainly they have seen the video below of their shock torture in action. Why do they all like this?

This is not the ECT of brain shock psychiatry. That's not supposed to hurt. ABA intends to cause pain. Otherwise, they claim, it would not be so "effective."

This is at least the fifth year in a row ABAI has done this at its annual conventions despite demands from the actually autistic community that Maria Malott, CEO of ABAI, stop her all-out support of this Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) "torture." (Altieri, 2015, 2016).

Maria Malott, as CEO of ABAI, is the major, major ABA skin shock "torture" advocate.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 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 part of the video of their actual skin shock torture in action that ABA fought so hard to conceal from the public. Andre McCollins is screaming. They gave him 31 shocks in one day, allegedly because he refused to remove his coat when they ordered him to take it off. During the trial, when McCollins sued them at JRC, their pro-ABA witness did not know if it was cold in the room, so he told the jury. This is what ABA calls "scientifically effective treatment."

Related links

Altieri (April 17, 2017). ABA Leaks concludes that a direct cause of the "shock treatment" in Chechnya's gay concentration camps is the pseudoscience cult called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Altieri (April 17, 2017). She's speaking again! Jennifer Msumba, ABA skin shock torture victim, reports on her trauma, yet ABA refuses to listen.

Altieri (April 15, 2017). As unbelievable as it sounds, ABA Leaks concludes, beyond a reasonable doubt, that ABA is a direct cause of their well-known extremely painful electric skin shock "treatment" now as we speak on gay victims of the newly-reported Russian concentration camps, the likes of which the world has never seen since Adolph Hitler's mid-Twentieth-Century, white-supremacy, neurotypical, scientifically-genocidal Nazi Party rounded up, imprisoned, tortured, sterilized, and annihilated 6,000,000 gays, disabled people, and all the others.

Altieri (April 6, 2017). Did the Executive Director of Canton, Massachusetts' JRC of extremely painful electric skin shock "torture" lie to the IRS about possible racial discrimination?

Dawson (February 24, 2017). ABA leaders again welcome the JRC's egregious practices ABAI symposium complete with BACB credits.

Altieri (February 17, 2017). News from 2016 to 2017 shows precisely how violent a place is Canton, Massachusetts' ABA/JRC of extremely painful electric ABA skin shock.

Msumba (February 16, 2017). What are my nightmares about? The JRC.

Altieri (February 16, 2017). The seventh death with Canton, Massachusetts' JRC of extremely painful ABA electric skin shock "torture" was an unborn baby, allegedly.

Msumba (Dec 31, 2016). My life inside the JRC. Skin shock aversives. What it was like.

Altieri (November 8, 2016). Dear Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Skin shock yourselves instead of autistic and gay people and stop calling us "deviants," you control freaks!

Altieri (October 15, 2016). ABA behavior controllers claw their way into the USA National Ass. of School Psychologists (NASP) which calls Canton, Massachusetts' JRC of extremely painful electric skin shock ABA "torture" "good company" at its annual conventions.

Altieri (August 10, 2016). JRC's Executive Director Crookes told the FDA she put ABA skin shock device electrodes on her clients' buttocks.

Altieri (July 22, 2016). Terri Du Bous, the next emancipated ABA/JRC survivor, speaks.

Altieri (June 28, 2016). The "data" is in. Each and every ABA pseudo-professional completely supports or is complicit to ABA's extremely painful electric skin shock torture.

Altieri (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.

Altieri (April 13, 2016). ABAI officially "approved" extremely painful ABA electric skin shock "torture" once again, after autistic advocates demanded they stop approving it.

Altieri (November 21, 2015). Here's why ABA is a profiteering pseudoscience cult.

Altieri (November 3, 2015). JRC skin shock "torturers" offered ABAers $85,000+ to work in its 2015 so-called "happy environment."

Altieri (October 12, 2015). The U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture condemns JRC's ABA electroshock "torture" of autistics and others.

Altieri (September 4, 2015). Please report the JRC of ABA electroshock "torture" to Facebook.

Altieri (July 31, 2015). The FDA gives a 24/7 complaint line to ABA Leaks advocates against extremely painful ABA electric skin shock "torture": (800) 891-8295. FDA New England requests more public input into Rotenberg Center's FDA-unapproved electric current levels. July 9, 2015. Canton, Massachusetts. Glenda Crookes Executive Director of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA's) extremely painful electric skin shock torture meets ABA Leaks advocates Persico and Rosenthal and says she still shocks her disabled clients with FDA-uncleared devices.

Altieri (June 23, 2015). JRC's Achilles' heel vulnerability is the truth about ABA's electroshock "torture."

Kosovskaya and Altieri (June 11, 2015). Anna Kosovskaya escapes Canton, Massachusetts' Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) of extremely painful ABA electric skin shock "torture."

Altieri (May 20, 2015). ABAI officially "approves" the JRC of extremely painful ABA electric skin shock.

Altieri (May 1, 2015). My one day of electric shock was worse than 36 years of antipsychotics, which I happen to enjoy very much, just as many others like me also appreciate them, according to my psychiatrists, while ABA claims its coercive methods are so much better than medicine, which they ain't, not by a long-shot, if you will only listen to all their victims instead of their biased, multibillion-dollar-operation disseminators.

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

Altieri (August 20, 2014). The Behavior Analyst Certification Board condones extremely painful ABA skin shock "torture."

Davies (August 9, 2014). 'Prisoners of the Apparatus." The Judge Rotenberg Center.

Msumba and Werner (Aug 5, 2014). Extended interview with Jennifer Msumba.


See the rest of this developing ABA Leaks timeline project here.

Altieri (April 29, 2017). ABA has a terrible timeline it will never publish and here it is.


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