BAN THE GRADUATED ELECTRIC DECALATOR.

BAN THE GRADUATED ELECTRIC DECALATOR.

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Sam Hanson started this petition to House of Congress

I may not be autistic, but the person I love most in this world is, so I need to talk to you about something. At the Judge Rotenburg Educational Center, autistic children as young as eight are being tortured. The device in question is the Graduated Electric Decelerator.  This machine was invented by Matthew Israel and was designed to be more painful than a police taser. Young children received up to forty shocks a day. These offenses included things as simple as saying no, stimming (rocking, flapping their hands, etc.), or making more than five noises an hour. The device caused third-degree burns in many children. Luckily, the device was banned by the FDA in 1994. But recently, in a Supreme Court ruling, this horrific device was brought back. Please stop the abuse of autistic children.

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Hello, [MR./MS. CONGRESS REP NAME], my name is [NAME] I need to talk to you about a very important issue. Recently the Supreme Court brought back the graduated electronic Decelerator, which the FDA banned in 1994. I understand why the FDA could not do this, however, you can. The GED is a device invented by Matthew Israel, and is meant to be as painful as a police taser. This machine was originally invented to stop SIB, or Self Injuring Behavior, however the doctors and nurses abused their power and used it up to forty times a day. Please create legislation to stop the abuse of autistic children. 

 

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