Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New England Center for Children Murders Autistic Children

This comment deserved its' own post. NECC has not learned anything since their slipshod methods of restraining autistic children resulted in a child being killed. We began learning how to cure mercury poisoning misdiagnosed as autism about eight years ago. Yet here we have this expensive joint in Massachusetts who refuses to even attempt to cure these horribly damaged children. Instead, they persist in obsolete methods of trying to manage behavior while doing nothing but setting these kids up to managed more easily when they are institutionalized for life as adults.

All these kids ever did was comply with our corrupt government's policy on vaccinations. They do not deserve life in prison at the hands of scumbags like NECC who profit from their brain damage that could be cured. If NECC ever gets their heads out of their asses and begins to cure these children, they will be losing a lifetime of income. That is a conflict of interest that any parent who considers sentencing their child to this nuthouse should be aware of.

WBZ TV has done a severe disservice to parents of autistic children by not presenting the whole truth about this place.

Anonymous said...
And when the kids get so out of control isn't wonderful to know that places like this (NECC was called New England Center for Autism back then) resort to such restraint that the child dies. Completely sickening.

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Database
http://www.mentalhospitalabuse.org/web%20docs/Courant/death_data.htm

Data Key:
N/A -- Information not available
P -- Physical restraint hold | M -- Mechanical restraint | S -- Seclusion
H -- Hospital | R -- Residential facility
(list has been modified to reflect only children and young adults ages 6-19)

Name
Age
Sex
State
Date
Method
Institution
Type
Notes on death
Cause of death


Bogrett, Jeffrey
9
M
MA
12/1/95
M
New England Center for Autism
R
New Hampshire boy died in restraints at a Massachusetts group home.
Sudden death during restraint

Tue May 13, 10:05:00 AM EDT

For those of you with a child who has been abused or for those of you who know of abuse that has occurred, could you please see if your school's or institution's name has been added, and if not, could you email me tcfpbis@gmail.com with that info? Your personal information will not be shared, just the name and location of the school or institution and the reason it was added, so as to protect privacy and/or from retaliation.

To see the full listing, please click the following link: http://tcfpbis.blogspot.com/2009/10/state-by-state-listing-of-locations_24.html

11 comments:

Foresam said...

I see that someone mailed the link to this blog to NECC. I hope the assholes at NECC now realize that we know they are not looking out for the best interests of autistic children. You bunch of scumbags!

Anonymous said...

This was also found. It just makes my stomach turn to hear he was "violently restrained." I hoped they have updated their procedures in that place, however why these kids are being restrained at all is just so disturbing.

From something called The Child Death Brochure dedicated to children who died in residential. Just heartbreaking:


The death of a child is

devastating by any measure.

But when a child is killed under

the guise of “help,” by uncaring

mental health professionals and

an impassive system, it is

unspeakably tragic.

The following list is a damning

indictment of what amounts to

legalized child abuse dressed

up as mental health treatment.

Jeffrey Bogrett, 9

Died December 1, 1995 while

being violently restrained at the

New England Center for

Autism.

Anonymous said...

This is a finding from a recent Mass.DOE review of New England Center. I thought this place was supposed to be state of the art?


CRITERION
NUMBER


Legal Standard

11.9
Organizational Structure
28.09(7)
28.07(c) The program shall demonstrate that its organizational structure provides for the effective and efficient operation of the school, supervision of school staff, and supervision of students.


Rating: Partially Implemented RESPONSE REQUIRED: Yes

Department of Education Findings:
Review of the organizational chart and interviews indicated that not all staff are appropriately supervised, specifically preschool teachers in the Intensive Instruction Program who are not licensed to teach nor are on approved waivers.

Anonymous said...

Here's another Mass. DOE finding regarding their 2007 review of NECC. How can this place get away with the tuition they charge and they can't even maintain an approriate library for the kids?


CRITERION
NUMBER


Legal Standard

13.7
Library/
Resource Room
18.04(6)(b)
In addition to the regular instructional area, the school shall have a library or resource room (or comparable instructional resource area approved by the Department of Education) that contains a variety of materials appropriate to the age and abilities of the students enrolled.
Rating: Partially Implemented RESPONSE REQUIRED: Yes

Department of Education Findings:
At the time of the Program Review’s onsite activities the library lacked a variety of materials (such as audio books, computer programs and software, and videos/ dvds) available for students and students minimally used it.

Anonymous said...

You guys are all acting like a bunch of idiots. NECC has helped so many children with autism. If you don't believe it, why don't you ask the parents of children who are able to look them in the eye after their enrollment at NECC.

And as for the "violent restraints", the staff are trained to use NONVIOLENT restraints when the children are hurting themselves or others. If you think it'd be better to allow a child to bang his head on a concrete floor, then maybe you're all far too idiotic to be this preachy about a field you all clearly do not understand.

Foresam said...

Anonymous Nitwit,
The profiteering knuckleheads at NECC are practicing methods of dealing with autism that have been obsolete for 10 years. They don't cure anyone and they never will. They belong behind bars.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anon, you brainwashed idiot. If NECC staff is as trained as you claim then why did this child die due to a restraint at a NECC group home? Also, why do kids who are sent to NECC residential seem to get worse? Several even get shipped off to JRC after NECC gets done with them. God forbid anyone in that dump allow biomedical intervention. It just may help but then they couldn't charge $300,000 per year for the kids' placements then could they? Disgusting.

Anonymous said...

I know this is an older post but if someone wants to report the abuse and death of this child to this list it would help another child. Information like this should not be hidden, as NECC likes to do.

My child, who has been diagnosed with epilepsy and PDDNOS among other things, was illegally and inappropriately restrained while in "seclusion" in a public school in Pennsylvania in 2006 at the age of 7.

We tried and tried to find someone to help us, with little to no luck (plenty of referrals, but no one - including the Disability Rights Network, our state's Protection & Advocacy - who would actually do anything to get involved to stop the abuse). So, for the past 2 years, I have been collecting and posting the names of schools where abuse has allegedly occurred, first at Families Against Restraint and Seclusion and now at The Coalition for Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports at http://tcfpbis.blogspot.com.

These names come from published news articles and (a few) parents' and advocates' reports.

For those of you with a child who has been abused or for those of you who know of abuse that has occurred, could you please see if your school's or institution's name has been added, and if not, could you email me tcfpbis@gmail.com with that info? Your personal information will not be shared, just the name and location of the school or institution and the reason it was added, so as to protect privacy and/or from retaliation.

To see the full listing, please click the following link: http://tcfpbis.blogspot.com/2009/10/state-by-state-listing-of-locations_24.html

Thanks!

Foresam said...

Anon, Thanks. A lot of people still find this post on Google. I'm adding your link to the front of it so it's easy to click on it.

Anonymous said...

One of the best descriptions of NECC that I have ever seen. What a hell hole:


I have to pipe in about NECC as well.

From what I've seen over the past four years as a resident of Massachusetts with two effected children, NECC seems to be the enemy. It seems to be the kind of place where some families can feel they're having a benign, even helpful experience while horror is going on just down the hall. The use of drugs, restraint and food reinforcements known to be toxic to our kids is part of it, but it's also the fact that NECC emits a distinctly malevolent "political" and ideological influence on autism services in the state. Here's a sample of NECC's research newsletter entries: http://www.necc.org/research/newsletter.asp

Note the number of anti-biomed/vaccines-really-really-don't-cause-autism articles, and the one I particularly like for it's "sophisticated ironic play" on David Kirby's book, an entry entitled "Evidence of Harm"-- to describe the child who died from chelation. This is not the publication of an open minded, non-politicized organization that will ever change its mind or its tact on cause and treatment of autism. Stick a fork in NECC, they're cooked and the world would be better off without it.

We've had to fire more than one private ABA therapist because the anti-biomed brainwashing they received at NECC made them literally dangerous to our kids. In one situation, the BCBA deliberately wore clothes soaked in fabric softener to follow up her written protest against our request that therapists not wear strong perfume because of our kids' serious reactions to synthetics. One therapist received such a scary brow beating from the NECC-trained director of the service over our children's biomedical issues (the director was yelling that our kids "have no medical issues") that she had to quit and decided to return to school so she could get out of ABA altogether.

Though I've met parents who have their children at the school who opt out of drug treatment, NECC pushes and prescribes antipsychotics and other drugs routinely. And when the children don't improve from the Skittles reinforcements and Risperdal regimen, the center has referred the failures to the Judge Rotenberg "shock" Center (page 3 of JRC's own "executive summary" on some of NECC's referrals: http://www.judgerc.org/posonlyprograms.pdf ; then go to page 7 for details of NECC students being drugged and restrained up to 70 times per week ).

JRC is the repository for children so drug damaged that they'd die if they took another pill but who's behavior has become so problematic that no other institution will take them. I view places like NECC as a kind of "feeding tube" for places like JRC, both because NECC exerts its considerable influence in preventing further research on environmental cause and because of its practices. So much for NECC's "positives only" philosophy if they drug and restrain to this degree and if the end result is landing at JRC. Positives only is a mischaracterization.

NECC is funded in part by Dunkin' Donuts, so I seriously doubt they'll ever change their credo on GF/CF and biomed. I would run steer clear of anything that NECC was intrinsically involved in. I don't particularly care how "great" they are at providing ABA (and I question this because of little things like the fact the school would rely on antipsychotics and would *RESTRAIN A CHILD UP TO 70 TIMES A WEEK BEFORE IT WOULD EVER TRY GF/CF*-- sheesh)considering the other drawbacks in their philosopy and approach.

Posted by: Mass protest | November 24, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Never Again said...

2016 and the torture of disabled children by the Sadists of JRC happens 24 hours a day. The U.N. condemned these illegally modified shock packs that burn these mental babies with 2nd and 3d degree burns. The Judge Rotenberg Center defended this by saying it didn't hurt badly enough. They enjoy making these poor children suffer. JRC starves them, shackles them, puts them in the dark, and shocks them. Monsters! How long will the cries and screams of these abused special needs children be ignored? Why aren't these children rescued from those depraved lunatics? Defending the defenseless and not closing eyes to evil is a great teaching of most just societies. Mengele would feel right at home at the Judge Rotenberg Center.