posted May 19, 2012, 8:44 AM by OcuppyJudge Rotenberg
Cheryl McCollins and Stephen Mark Shore have both announced that they intend to attend and speak at the Occupy JRC protest in Canton, Massachusetts on Saturday, June 2nd.
Cheryl McCollins is the mother of Andre McCollins, a former JRC student who was restrained face down for over seven hours and shocked 31 times while at the center. Andre and his mother were recently successful in having their case against JRC heard in court which also resulted in clips of Andre's ordeal being released to the public by Fox News. These clips can be viewed on this website in the 'Articles & Info' section. Cheryl has made several appearances on TV, most recently on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360.
Dr. Stephen Mark Shore was diagnosed with 'atypical development and strong autistic tendencies' as a child, and treatment professionals recommended that he be institutionalized. However, through much support from family, others and his own determination, he followed a different path that lead him to a full life, marriage, and Adelphi University where he now works as a professor and researches best practices in treatment of people with autism.