The FDA has been saying for years that they will end the use of shocks at the Judge Rotenberg Center. On April 24th, 2014, the FDA held a hearing on the GED shock devices used at the JRC. The testimony of medical experts and JRC survivors led the FDA to conclude that the devices cannot be used without causing harm, and to recommend a ban. This ban is closer than ever to being finalized, but our work isn't done - we need to keep up the pressure until the FDA acts to #StopTheShock for good.

Wait-in leaders are a key part of our strategy to push the FDA to #StopTheShock this year.  The wait-ins, held on the anniversary of the FDA hearing, are to remind them that #WeAreStillWaiting and we demand the rule's immediate release.

Leaders are responsible for coordinating a group event, such as tabling or physically waiting in a public place, and getting the word out about their event on social media. To learn more about what kind of work is involved in coordinating a wait-in, please consult our guidebook. If you have any questions about leading an event, please email rcaplan@autisticadvocacy.org

Please fill out the following information if you would like to coordinate a wait-in event, to take place on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019.

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* 1. Name of organizer

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* 2. Name of organization, if preferred (optional)

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* 3. Email

This will serve as your point of contact for people with questions about your wait-in, as well as where ASAN will communicate with you regarding the event (including distributing materials). Please use an email address that you check often and are comfortable with us listing on our website.

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* 4. What city and state will your event be in?

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* 5. What are you planning to do during your event? (e.g. waiting in a public place, tabling, hosting a virtual wait-in)

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* 6. What is the link to your Facebook event, if you have one?

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