By Kim Stagliano
"Advocates for the mentally disabled are lobbying the world’s largest psychologists’ group to ban the practice of electroshock therapy that is currently being used on D.C. children in a Massachusetts clinic, The Examiner has learned." Read the full article HERE.
Our children are human beings. No matter how violent their behavior toward themselves or others. They are human beings and do not deserve to be stunned with shock treatment. Period.
Tell us, Rotenberg Center, are your young charges (if you'll pardon the atrocious pun) on the GFCF diet or a fistful of pills? Are their foods free of dyes and chemicals or are they S.S. Pierce's cheapest victuals? Do they breathe toxic cleaners day in and day out and sit under fluorescent lights?
The behaviors of people with autism are often the result of decimated GI tracts. Think colic times a thousand. By pounding migraines alleviated only by head banging and arm biting. By rage induced by profound chemical imbalances and even heavy metal poisoning. Look up lead and mercury poisoning for yourselves. You think shock treatment is helping them? It's not a treatment at all. It's a war crime. STOP.
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism, a writer and the mother of three daughters with autism. She blogs here.