(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - Roughly 70 protesters braved the
rain on Saturday to protest the Judge
use of painful electric shocks as treatment.
The Rotenberg Center
is the only place in the country to use these shocks as aversive therapy.
The practice has been controversial for decades, but opposition to the shocks
has been renewed ever since FOX Undercover first made public a video of a
former student diagnosed with autism who was restrained and shocked for hours.
The mother of that student came from
New York to
be at the protest.
her lawsuit against the center which was settled in April, Cheryl McCollins
vowed to fight to end these shocks for all students.