"BOSTON The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation into whether a Massachusetts special needs school violates federal disability laws by disciplining students with electric shock therapy. The Boston Globe reports that the first federal probe of the Canton-based Judge Rotenberg Educational Center follows demands from more than 30 disability rights groups." http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1235423&format=comments#CommentsArea The school specializes in treating children with autism. Children are hooked up to electrodes by doctors and nurses and they are apparently given shocks for negative behavior...eye rolling, shrugging shoulders, refusing food or drink given to them. Some of the people who have commented on the article make the EXCELLENT point that this would clearly not be tolerated in someone's home. I for one am trying to have an open mind about this because there are several families who have come out in support of this technique. I think it is barbaric.