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Massachusetts / Rotenberg Center / Shock Treatment / A Discussion (Part III) #1022660

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 24, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A follow-up look at the Judge Rotenberg Center† where students are zapped with electric shock re-introduced; video of the 2002 shock treatments for an autistic boy shown; details given about the past investigation by the New York state education department of the shocks, what the FDA is saying about approving the device, the Justice Department investigation into the center and the approach of the state of Massachusetts to the therapy.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with state senator Brian Joyce and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry member Dr. Louis Kraus about the Rotenberg Center and its use of shock treatments. [JOYCE, KRAUS - offer views on the use of aversive shock therapy on autistic children and on other treatment options and on the Massachusetts legislation to ban the practice.]

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