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New York City Sends $30 Million A Year To School With History Of Giving Kids Electric Shocks

ProPublica | Heather Vogell and Annie Waldman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

The Judge Rotenberg Center, a Boston-area school for kids with severe developmental disabilities and behavior disorders, has earned national notoriety...

Deaths, Abuse and Alleged Rapes: How Lax Oversight Endangers Florida's -- and the Nation's -- Children

Art Levine | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Art Levine

Is Florida the most dangerous places in the country for children with disabilities, behavioral disorders or the sheer misfortune to be born into abusive families? That could well be the case, based on a series of troubling investigative reports.

Autism and Empathy

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Liane Kupferberg Carter

So why does this myth that autistic people lack empathy persist? The reasons are complicated -- a convergence of media, popular culture, and ignorance.

Mass. Problems for Kids

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Bill Lichtenstein

The lawsuit, filed by the New York-based Children's Rights, charges that Massachusetts has one of the nation's highest rates of abuse of foster children in the country.

WATCH: Teen Tied Down And Shocked 31 Times (GRAPHIC)

Posted 04.12.2012 | Crime

A jury in Dedham, Mass., saw video this week of an 18-year-old being tied down and shocked 31 times as he screamed in pain. WARNING: The video belo...

Shocking Stupidity: Boston Globe Ignores Research to Support Dangerous Autism Program

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

If the FDA's standard is good enough for medications -- why shouldn't we use it for other treatments that can potentially do harm to our most vulnerable children?