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Protesters rally against Judge Rotenberg Center

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(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - Roughly 70 protesters braved the rain on Saturday to protest the Judge Rotenberg Center's use of painful electric shocks as treatment.

The Rotenberg Center is the only place in the country to use these shocks as aversive therapy.

The practice has been controversial for decades, but opposition to the shocks has been renewed ever since FOX Undercover first made public a video of a former student diagnosed with autism who was restrained and shocked for hours.

The mother of that student came from New York to be at the protest.

After her lawsuit against the center which was settled in April, Cheryl McCollins vowed to fight to end these shocks for all students.