Friday, July 28, 2017

ABA Leaks finds electric skin shock torture is essential "human and non-human organism experimental subject data science" to all Experimental Behavior Analysis and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA Leaks believes all lab rat Skinner Boxes have electric grid floors.

As many as 86% of a sample of ABAers might consider the use of extremely painful electric skin shock, even though two UN Special Torture Rapporteurs called skin shock on ABA four-point restraint board shackles "torture." See Table 2, page 217 at Brown, F., Michaels, C. A., Oliva, C. M., & Woolf, S. B. (2008). Personal paradigm shifts among ABA and PBS experts: Comparisons in treatment acceptability. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions10(4), 212-227.

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. (Méndez, 2013, p. 85), United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Next see Altieri (June 27, 2016). The "data" is in. Each and every Applied Behavior Analysis member completely supports or is complicit to ABA's extremely painful electric skin shock "torture." Establishing argument: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is different from Positive Behavior Support (PBS), despite some overlap. PBS rules out ABA punitive techniques as unnecessary and therefore unethical. However, PBS does punish in practice, despite its theoretical claims that it doesn't.

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Yale University (1948). Psychology experiment. Hungry Rat: "Motivation and Reward in Learning." 

This is how Experimental Behavior Analysis (EBA) paw-shocks rats in B. F. Skinner Boxes. EBA paw shock "data" informs Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) "how to apply the most effective aversion therapy technologies to the socially important behavior problems of the deviant individuals with autism," ABA says. We at ABA Leaks call it human and non-human animal "torture." So does the United Nations. As far as we know now, all new Skinner Boxes are capable of paw shocking lab rats.



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

Stafford (May 17, 2017). ADAPT goes to FDA to take on the JRC skin shockers.

Altieri (May 1, 2017). Denver. May 25-29, 2017. The Association for Behavior Analysis International annual convention officially "approves" extremely painful ABA electric skin shock torture once again, after autistic advocates have told them year after year they must stop approving it. Is all ABA deaf, dumb, and blind?

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 ABA electric skin shock torture lie to the IRS about her institution's racial discrimination?

Dawson (February 24, 2017). ABA leaders again welcome the JRC's egregious practices. Association for Behavior Analysis International symposium complete with Behavior Analyst Certification Board 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, according to the Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission.

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




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

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

Altieri (May 4, 2016). The Massachusetts Disabled Persons Protection Commission sends ABA Leaks a database of 410 severe abuse allegations at JRC in a recent ten-year time span, averaging one charge per ten days.

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

Altieri (October 12, 2015). Two UN Special Rapporteurs on Torture condemn JRC's electroshock torture of autistics and others.



Kosovskaya and Altieri (June 11, 2015). From Russia with love. Actually autistic #superhero Anna Kosovskaya escapes Canton, Massachusetts Judge Rotenberg Center of extremely painful Applied Behavior Analysis electroshock torture. Her self-reported adventures with interviewer analysis.

Anna Kosovskaya of Facebook
Altieri (May 20, 2015). The Association for Behavior Analysis International officially "approves" the Judge Rotenberg Center 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 (August 20, 2014). The Behavior Analyst Certification Board condones extremely painful ABA skin shock torture.

Davies (August 9, 2014). "Prisoners of the apparatus": The JRC.

Msumba and Werner (Aug 5, 2014). CBS Evening News extended interview with Jennifer Msumba.



Dawson (May 17, 2009). Saving autistics and the world: Skin shock at the 2009 ABA convention.

Dawson (January 26, 2009). The origins of ABA-based autism interventions.

Dawson (January 18, 2004). The misbehavior of the behaviorists: Ethical challenges to the autism-ABA industry.

Skinner (January 1, 1938). The behavior of organisms.

Pavlov (January 1, 1927). Conditioned reflexes. An investigation of the physiological activity of the cerebral cortex.
[Edit note: Russian Pavlov cut holes in dog's cheeks to collect and measure their drippings of saliva. Then he showed them meat and rang a tone or a metronome together. Dogs salivated to the pairing. Then he withdrew the meat and sounded the tone. Dogs salivated to the tone, while it had been a neutral stimulus with relation to saliva, under this classical conditioning, pairing stimuli together to simultaneously gain an effect, subsequently the tone would become the conditioned stimulus. DA]

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

ABA Leaks finds in 2016 Massachusetts revoked the license of the Eagleton School, which did Applied Behavior Analysis, because the state charged five staffers, at first, and eventually sixteen, with different kinds of criminal abuse of autistic boys.



Video from Fay (April 8, 2016). WWLP.com22 News.

Massachusetts revoked the license of the Eagleton School, which did Applied Behavior Analysis, because the state charged five staffers, at first, and eventually sixteen, with different kinds of criminal abuse of autistic boys.

Was Massachusetts getting ready to close the Judge Rotenberg Center of extremely painful Applied Behavior Analysis electric GED skin shock? ABA's GED is not the ECT brain shock of psychiatry. ECT is not supposed to hurt. ABA claims it wouldn't be so "effective" in "decelerating the frequency rates of challenging behaviors" without causing so much pain. GED stands for the "Graduated Electronic Decelerator." See Davies (August 9, 2014). “Prisoners of the Apparatus”: The Judge Rotenberg Center of Canton, Massachusetts and neighboring towns.

Here is the archived link to Eagleton's old profile, before Massachusetts revoked their license. Look at the rosy picture they painted of their "Applied Behavior Analysis" institution. Eagleton said it did Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), mostly on autistic boys, grade 5-12.

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This final section of this post is copied and pasted word for word from Altieri (April 29, 2017). Applied Behavior Analysis has a Terrible Timeline it will never publish and here it is.

Remember. Never believe anything an ABAer claims is true in her brag sheets. [Edit note: An ABA Controller is usually a woman, so I often, but not always, use just the "she" pronoun for them, instead of the cumbersome "he or she" or the confusing, grammatically-incorrect singular "they." DA.]

Look at how the Eagleton School said wonderful things about itself in January, 2016. Two weeks later Eagleton's sh*t hit the ABA fan. Massachusetts investigators invaded their "bucolic" Western Massachusetts campus and shut them down. The state charged 16 of their staffers with various kinds of criminal abuse against their grade 5-12, all-boy, mostly autistic and other kinds of childhood and teenage victims.

These are the terms Eagleton used to promote themselves to unsuspecting parents who would read their marketing ploys and sign the informed consent documents:
Kurt Garivaltis, Admissions Director. Admissions Associate Chad Astore. Grades 5-12. Founded 1977. Eagleton School is a residential psycho-educational treatment center for boys and young, men with, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disorders, Psychiatric Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, trauma issues, challenging behavioral problems, and/or learning disabilities. A structured milieu facilitated in an open setting provides socialization, challenges, and opportunities for working toward a positive self-image and reintegration into home and community. Eagleton operates its residential/academic program year round providing intensive education and counseling, and unique experiential and pre-vocational opportunities in a safe, predictable environment. Eagleton School is a residential psycho-educational treatment center for boys and young, men with challenging behavioral problems, developmental disorders, psychiatric disorders, emotional disturbances, trauma issues, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and/or learning disabilities. Eagleton School has successfully provided 24 hour residential, educational and therapeutic programming for many generations of adolescent boys during the past 38 years of its existence. The school is nestled on a scenic 46 acre campus within the bucolic Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, in the town of Great Barrington. Services provided to the young men at Eagleton School are focused around the educational, interpersonal, and social growth of each individual student. This has enabled them to return to their home school district and communities with the skills necessary to display positive behaviors, handle the stressors of life on life's terms, and the vocational and academic skills needed to become gainfully employed, productive members of society. Since our inception, the population of Eagleton students has dramatically evolved. Like many older residential treatment facilities, our roots are in the behaviorally disordered, juvenile delinquent population. Approximately twenty years ago, with the addition of the addition of a sophisticated clinical team, Eagleton began to serve a more psychiatric population which included organic mental illness and trauma survivors. In the past decade, the population shifted again, through the explosion of growth with students on the autism spectrum. At this time, approximately 75% of our current population maintains a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum Disorder co-morbid with other diagnoses. Additionally, this year Eagleton broke ground on a state-of-the-art self-contained program servicing the severely autistic young man. Applied Behavior Analysis and intensive staffing augment the structured milieu. [Bold italics added. DA] Eagleton school. (January 19, 2016. Profile last updated. August 9, 2016. Most current web archive date. Private School Review).
Altieri (May 5, 2016). Berkshire County. Massachusetts charges Eagleton School staff with abuse and revokes its license. [They did ABA to autistic boys.]

Ropek (May 4, 2016). Nine former employees of Eagleton school for boys with autism charged with abusing students; arrest warrant issued for one. [They did ABA to autistic boys.]

Gentile (May 4, 2016). Nine additional former Eagleton School staffers facing assault charges. [They did ABA to autistic boys.]
This brings to 16 the number of Eagleton employees who have been charged in the case. The residential school for boys with special needs was closed last month following a state-led multi-agency investigation.... A police raid on January 30 triggered the investigation, which, according to state officials, revealed a school-wide pattern of abuse, reportedly over the course of several years....
Four of the defendants charged Monday are from Berkshire County. They are Eric D. Williams, 34, Derek L. Saunders, 42, and Alexis Lopez, 23, all of Pittsfield; and Martin G. Schmidt, Jr., 46, of Lenox. Williams faces one count of assault and battery and assault and battery on a disabled person. Saunders faces the same charges plus assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Schmidt is charged with three counts each of assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Lopez faces six counts each of assault and battery and assault and battery on a disabled person, as well as one count of assault and battery with intent to inflict injury.
Also arraigned were Michael Bell, 44, of Watervliet, N.Y., who was charged with one count each of assault and battery; Justin Senecal, 26, of Palmer, one count each of assault and battery on a disabled person; assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery with intent to cause injury.
Darien C. Sinclair, 24, of Albany, N.Y., was charged with three counts each of assault and battery and assault and battery on a disabled person and Christopher O. Welch, 24, of also of Watervliet was charged with one count each of assault and battery and assault and battery on a disabled person.
Isaac H. Harris-El, 41, of Watervliet, was also summonsed but did not appear in court.
He faces the most charges: six counts each of assault and battery and assault and battery on disabled person and one count each of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, attempting to intimidate a victim or witness and assault and battery with intent to cause injury.
All eight defendants pleaded not guilty and were all released on their own recognizance.
Fact. January 30, 2016. Berkshire County, Massachusetts. "A police raid at the Eagleton School triggered an investigation, which, according to state officials, revealed a school-wide pattern of abuse, reportedly over the course of several years (Gentile, May 4, 2016)." The state eventually revoked its license. They did ABA to autistic boys.


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