Pain and Shock in America: Politics, Advocacy, and the Controversial Treatment of People with Disabilities [Audiobook]
English | ASIN: B09HR2Z2N2 | 2021 | 16 hours and 49 minutes | MP3@64 kbps | 462 MB
Author: Jan Nisbet
Narrator: Margaret Strom
For more than 40 years, professionals in the field of disability studies have engaged in debates over the use of aversive interventions (such as electric shock) like the ones used at the Judge Rotenberg Center. Advocates and lawyers have filed complaints and lawsuits to both use them and ban them, scientists have written hundreds of articles for and against them, and people with disabilities have lost their lives and, some would say, lived their lives because of them. This book is a historical case study of the Judge Rotenberg Center, named after the judge who ruled in favor of keeping its doors open to use aversive interventions. It is a long story, sad and tragic, complex, filled with intrigue and questions about society and its ability to protect and support its most vulnerable citizens.