Monday, August 14, 2006
Good Money to Be Made in Bad Practices
I just couldn't get the image of these young African American men testifying that electric shock aversives had done them good out of my head.
So I decided to take a look at some of the finances of the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center. It's easy to do since non-profits are required to file Federal Tax Form 990 financial statements, and these are available at www.guidestar.com.
Turns out that while, according to a New York State Department of Education Report, most of the staff at the JRC have almost no education (and are likely poorly paid), the director of the JRC has an ample salary and benefit package — more than $365,000 in 2005.
No wonder JRC is working so hard to keep the school open — sending these kids to a public hearing to lobby on their behalf.
There's good money to be made in abusing disabled children.
Keywords: autism • Asperger's Syndrome • ADHD • learning disabilities • speech-language disorders • parenting • family life • special education • child abuse • New York State Education Department • VESID • behavior modification • aversives
Posted by MothersVox at 8/14/2006 10:15:00 PM