Help ADAPT Fight Shock Torture

Support ADAPT’s efforts to ban shock torture at Judge Rotenberg Center!

Although the FDA promised to finalize regulations to ban shock torture several months ago, there has been no sign of movement from the Trump administration.  Meanwhile, JRC has begun its nationwide campaign to seek support for its continued abuse of children and adults under their care. 

JRC lobbyists and practitioners are raking in millions each year by using a program that has been condemned by the United Nations, Amnesty International, and the State of Massachusetts, and has been long discredited by almost every legitimate U.S. medical association. Despite universal condemnation, money talks, and JRC may very well quash the FDA’s promised ban.  ADAPT will not sit by and let this happen!

Please give now to help ADAPT continue fighting on the front lines of disability rights!  We faced down JRC at their front doors, we surrounded FDA and HHS offices across the country, we weathered a polar vortex to camp out in front of the FDA commissioner’s home for two weeks. 

This fight is about more than the victims of torture in Canton, MA – it is about ensuring that NO institution ever uses shock torture in this country ever again.  ADAPT won’t back down.  The stakes are too high.  Please support this vital work to bring an end to the abuse and torture of people with disabilities! 

Your contribution goes directly to the front-lines campaign to ban shock torture in the United States.  Dozens of ADAPT members have been arrested in their struggle against JRC and the FDA's gross negligence.  This fight is expensive but worth it.  ADAPT members are poor but determined.  Your support pays for transportation to protest targets, it goes to protest materials and, the most expensive item, fines and court costs.   Thank you for your help!

For more information on JRC torture, please check out these resources:





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