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News Summary for December 8, 2011
Prepared by Anne M. Kincaid

Please note that the articles are listed in alphabetical order by State, so you can easily scan
through the articles for those within your state or other states in which you have a particular interest.
 

Dr. Nora’s Top Articles:

1.         "Severely Disabled Penryn Care Home Patient's Pregnancy Investigated" --- The Placer County Sheriff's Department has begun an investigation at a Penryn ResCare residential facility after a severely developmentally and … --- News10.net --- December 7, 2011  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/OnpeKn

2.         "Illinois Group Home Settles Lawsuit Filed by Family of Murdered Developmentally Man" --- A Charleston group home has settled a lawsuit filed by the family of a developmentally disabled man beaten to death by employees. --- The Republic --- December 1, 2011  (ILLINOIS)   http://is.gd/icF0Ip

3.        "9 from Beatrice Center Disciplined" --- Steve Lathrop of Omaha, chairman of the Developmental Disabilities Special Investigative Committee, said he was satisfied with the actions taken. --- Omaha World-Herald --- December 3, 2011  (NEBRASKA)   http://is.gd/11wP2j

4.        "Disabled Man Cleared of NY Murder Might Get $3.75M" --- A mentally disabled man is poised to collect a $3.75 million settlement for a wrongful murder conviction in upstate New York that put him behind bars … --- Wall Street Journal --- December 5, 2011  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/KvoX9u 

5.        "Woman Sentenced for Theft from Disabled Adults" --- Yvonne Alexander, who stole $150,000 from developmentally disabled adults she cared for at Hyde Park group homes, went to a new group home Wednesday - one for female … --- Cincinnati.com --- November 30, 2011  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/SDay0I

6.        "Kent Man Accused of Pimping Developmentally Disabled Woman Online" --- A 37-year-old Kent man has been accused of picking up an 18-year-old developmentally disabled Garfield High School student at Westlake Center and selling her for sex on … --- Myfoxspokane.com --- December 1, 2011  (WASHINGTON)   http://is.gd/qcpv4z

7.        "Wyoming Representative Charged with Battery of Mentally Challenged Son at Beach Club" --- A Wyoming state representative was arrested for abuse of a disabled adult on Wednesday, Nov. 23, after he repeatedly struck his mentally challenged son at the Gasparilla … --- Boca Beacon --- December 2, 2011 (WYOMING)  http://is.gd/Ngfypq

8.        "Pokin Around: With Group Homes, Neighbors Say Anywhere But My Block" --- That is the general response when it comes to group homes. Last month, I wrote a column on how St. Peters prevented a homeowner from renting to Community Living Inc. --- STLtoday.com --- December 5, 2011  (MISSOURI)    http://is.gd/8H25nQ

9.        "Study Finds How Child Abuse Changes the Brain" --- Childhood maltreatment is known to be one of the most potent environmental risk factors linked to later mental health problems such as anxiety disorders and depression. --- Reuters --- December 5, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/Vr4qG3

10.         "Staffordshire Council Fined for Stress of Woman and Autistic Son" ---A council has been fined £5,250 for causing "a significant amount of avoidable stress and frustration" to an autistic teenager and his mother. The Local Government Ombudsman … --- BBC News --- December 5, 2011  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/eUcm5q

11.         "Staff Suspended After Abuse Claims" --- The John Daniel Centre in Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall, is used by about 85 people with learning disabilities. Cornwall Council said it has taken immediate … --- The Press Association --- December 2, 2011  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/ymDWMg
 

Abuse/Crime-related Articles:

1.         "Eden: AutoZone Hit with $415,000 Verdict" --- A federal jury recently found that AutoZone, a leading auto parts retailer, violated the Americans With Disabilities Act when it failed to accommodate the disability of a sales … ---  Opelika Auburn News --- December 4, 2011  (ALABAMA) http://is.gd/Okoa7x
 
2.        "Police Arrest Man in Theft Schemes, Targeted Adults with Disabilities" --- Police say Johnson took about $10,000 from people with physical and mental disabilities. "It made me feel stupid," says Jones, who was disabled in a car accident. --- MyFox Washington DC --- December 2, 2011  (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA)  http://is.gd/01Dpk5 
 
3.        "Judge: Woman Accused of Stealing from Disabled Brother Likely to Be Incarcerated" --- A Bloomington woman accused of stealing thousands from her disabled brother will be home for the holidays, but a judge warned her Tuesday that she is … --- Bloomington Pantagraph --- November 29, 2011  (ILLINOIS)   http://is.gd/BQinne
 
4.        "Man Accused of Raping Mentally Challenged Woman" --- The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's office arrested a Westlake man for forcefully raping an 18-year-old mentally challenged woman. On November 7… --- KATC Lafayette News --- December 5, 2011  (LOUISIANA) http://is.gd/BKwYI4
 
5.        "Dorchester Youth Charged with Robbing Disabled Woman" --- A Dorchester teen is behind bars after allegedly robbing a disabled woman of her iPad at gunpoint last month while out on bail … --- My Fox Boston --- December 5, 2011  (MASSACHUSETTS)   http://is.gd/yWJGdI
 
6.        "Foster Home Worker Charged with Abuse" --- Smiedendorf said Patrolman Dave Scholten, who investigated the incident, reported it to Adult Protective Services. Smiedendorf said police arrested Wauran after … --- Herald Palladium (subscription) --- December 7, 2011  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/jibphs
 
7.        "Deaf Gal Abducted 'for Sex' " ---  A deaf woman who stormed out on her boyfriend after a fight was snatched off a Williamsburg street by two thugs who tried to pimp … --- New York Post --- November 30, 2011  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/2Zfjlq
 
8.        "Beating, Cover-up at Staten Island Care Center" --- Those fears came to fruition for a developmentally disabled patient at a Staten Island nursing home, who, according to the state attorney general's office was hit on … --- SILive.com --- November 29, 2011  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/bhntVf
 
9.        "Police Charge Woman with Slapping Handicapped Person" --- A Morganton woman is due in Caldwell County district court Tuesday after Lenoir Police say she slapped a handicapped person at Gateway … --- Morganton News Herald --- December 5, 2011  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/kwI0Ce   
 
10.        "Wal-Mart Refuses to Pay Handicapped Victim of Identity Theft" ---
With the holiday shopping season in full swing police are warning shoppers to protect themselves against … --- WCNC --- December 2, 2011  (NORTH CAROLINA)   http://is.gd/ULkbDm  
 
11.        "Man Admits He Beat His Disabled Wife" --- A Lehigh County man accused of beating his disabled wife with a baseball bat has admitted to the crime. John Geisinger, 66, of Lower Macungie Township … --- WFMZ Allentown --- December 6, 2011  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/KuwcAg
 
12.        "FDL Man Charged with Assaulting Wheelchair-bound Father" --- Fond du Lac County authorities have charged a 27-year-old Fond du Lac man suspected of repeatedly punching his wheelchair-bound father … --- WHBL Sheboygan --- December 7, 2011  (WISCONSIN)   http://is.gd/boyfQi
 

Seeking Improved Support

1.         "Ariz. Hospitals Sue to Block State's Latest Reduction of Rates for Medicaid Provider Payments" --- Arizona hospitals are suing to block the latest rate reduction for the state's Medicaid program's payments. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal … --- The Republic --- November 29, 2011  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/oEEvUI
 
2.         "Convenience Store Companies Settle Disability Lawsuit" --- Denial of a reasonable accommodation to disabled individuals violates Title I of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended by the Americans With Disabilities … --- NACS Online --- December 5, 2011  (ARKANSAS)  http://is.gd/ffkOAq
 
3.         "California Releases Plan for Overhaul of Mental Health Programs" ---
The proposal would create the Department of State Hospitals, replacing the Department of Mental Health. The new agency would improve treatment, save money … --- Los Angeles Times --- December 8, 2011  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/QAwzkv
 
4.         "Study: Californians Not Getting Adequate Mental Health Treatment" --- Nearly 2 million adults in California need mental health treatment, but the majority receive inadequate services or none at all, despite a state law that requires health … --- Los Angeles Business --- December 5, 2011  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/wUtN6z
 
5.         "State Mental-health System Still Underfunded and Fragmented, But Slowly Getting Better" --- Colorado's notoriously underfunded and fragmented mental-health-care system still has far to go, but it has improved substantially over the past decade, according … --- Denver Post --- December 7, 2011  (COLORADO)   http://is.gd/absjvu
 
6.          "Judge Grants Reprieve to 372,000 on Cuts in In-home Care" --- A federal judge has apparently granted at least a temporary reprieve to 372,000 elderly and disabled Californians who faced a 20 percent cut in their in-home care … --- San Francisco Chronicle --- December 1, 2011  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/kyX0rU
 
7.         "Settlement Talks for WellCare Whistle-Blowers under Way" --- Negotiations are under way in the WellCare Health Plans Inc.'s Medicare and Medicaid fraud case that may provide whistle-blowers with more money in any settlement. --- Tampabay.com --- December 6, 2011  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/EumK4Z
 
8.         " 'Living Room' Offers ER Alternative for Mental Illnesses" --- Not long ago, a woman who had just weathered a mental health crisis at the Living Room, a low-key alternative … --- Chicago Tribune --- December 1, 2011  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/tYMdgK
 
9.         "Iowa Eyes Mental-Health System Overhaul" --- Iowa lawmakers charged with redesigning the state's mental-health system will meet next month to begin crafting legislation. Rep. Renee Schulte, R-Cedar Rapids … --- Dubuque Telegraph Herald --- December 2, 2011  (IOWA) http://is.gd/m14cOF
 
10.        "Governor Proposes Big Changes to Medicaid Amidst Budget Shortfall" ---  People enrolled in Maine's Medicaid program could see some major changes and some may lose their health insurance … --- WABI --- December 6, 2011   (MAINE)   http://is.gd/e6nCzd
 
11.        "Penn State Scandal Underlines Need to Better Protect Children" ---Cathi Kelley is program director of the Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center (WCAC), a collaboration of Catholic Social Services, law enforcement and prosecutors, health care … --- AnnArbor.com --- December 4, 2011  (MICHIGAN)   http://is.gd/l0lkZz
 
12.        "Schools Take a New Approach to Handling Suicides" --- It's the standard response that follows most of the sad announcements that no school ever wants to have to make — a student has died by taking his or her own life…--- STLtoday.com ---- December 7, 2011  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/MWU7rZ
 
13.        "$28 Million in Medicaid Cuts" --- State Medicaid officials are proposing to cut more than $28 million worth of services for low-income Nebraskans. --- Omaha World-Herald --- December 6, 2011  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/mgG0uH
 
14.        "N.H. Officials Blast Mental Health Critics" --- Under the threat of a lawsuit, state officials yesterday slammed a federal critique of the state's mental health system and said they … --- Concord Monitor --- December 7, 2011  (NEW HAMPSHIRE)   http://is.gd/V3xZIs
 
15.       "Trenton Family Wants Answers After Disabled Woman is Stranded on Bus" --- A township man is looking for answers after his developmentally disabled sister was left unattended for two hours on a Senior … --- The Star-Ledger - NJ.com --- December 6, 2011  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/WKU3hp                   

              
16.        "Herald News: New Jersey Failing its Disabled Adults" --- They are the developmentally disabled among us, our brothers and sisters, our sons and daughters. Roughly 2,500 of these 40,000 adults statewide reside in one of seven … --- NorthJersey.com --- December 4, 2011  (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/B5Nbmz 
 
17.        "State Paid $355K on Outside Lawyers Fighting Disability Lawsuits" --- He named Dawn Apgar, former head of the Developmental Disabilities Planning Institute at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, as his acting director of the Division … --- NorthJersey.com --- December 4, 2011  (NEW JERSEY)    http://is.gd/1d6Cs6
 
18.        "Budget Shortfall Could Mean Catastrophic Medicaid Cuts After All" --- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services officials said Monday that state lawmakers have failed to deliver on a promise to fill a projected … --- WRAL.com --- December 5, 2011  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/dGGLpK 
 
19.        "No Stigma Group Helps Young Adults with Mental Illness" --- Members of the “No Stigma” support group display their shirts and banner at the National Alliance on Mental Illness walk at Rider … --- Allentown Examiner --- December 6, 2011  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/TMK6qr
 
20.        "RI to Announce Unit to Combat Child Abuse" --- A new unit is being formed by state prosecutors in Rhode Island to combat child abuse. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is set to announce details Monday about the effort. The announcement … --- Boston.com --- November 4, 2011 (RHODE ISLAND)  http://is.gd/qOE70o
 
21.        "Proposed Medicaid Funding Increase Brings Hope, Skepticism" --- If he had tuned in to the governor's mid-day speech, George Minder, chief executive officer of the Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home, might have found the … --- Rapid City Journal --- December 7, 2011  (SOUTH DAKOTA)   http://is.gd/soTlci
 
22.        "People with Disabilities Have Needs that Officials Overlook" --- … more than 650 million people with disabilities were recognized on the International Day for Persons with Disabilities. This observance has taken place for nearly 20 … --- The Tennessean --- December 6, 2011  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/qraP9a
 
23.        "Home Health Care Firms Breaking Rules, Raking in Medicare Dollars" --- Dubbed "deficiencies" by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, they include violations like failure to make sure drugs and treatments are administered … --- Houston Chronicle --- December 3, 2011  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/kidwQ6
 
24.        "Victoria Man Confronts a Lifetime of Autism" --- His mother, Monica Davis, wants her autistic son to be active in the community, as he was before they moved to Victoria. But in almost three years, this hasn't happened … --- Victoria Advocate --- December 3, 2011 (WASHINGTON) http://is.gd/Om8WSZ
 
25.        "St. John Sees Dramatic Rise in ER Visits for Mental Health Issues" --- A child and family therapist at Longview's Lower Columbia Mental Health Center, Martin Darling sees as persistent problem of people struggling to stay clean and not regress … --- Longview Daily News --- December 3, 2011  (WASHINGTON)    http://is.gd/plN2mW
 
26.        "Judge: DSHS Owes $96 Million to Caregivers" --- In 2003, the DSHS decided to cut payments by 15 percent to Medicaid beneficiaries who had caregivers living in their home. The state argued that taxpayers shouldn't … --- The Seattle Times --- December 2, 2011 (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/zGMwCV
 
27.        "Sex Is for Everyone, Including People with Disabilities" --- “When looking at someone with a disability and their sexuality, I think it's important to look at it from the context of an able-bodied person without … --- PhysOrg.com (press release) --- December 7, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/l8PGgz
 
28.       "Shorter Hospital Stays Tied to Lack of Coverage" --- Uninsured patients stay in hospitals for consistently shorter periods than do patients covered by private insurance or Medicaid, according to an … ---  American Medical News --- December 5, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL) http://is.gd/ymsfN8
 
29.         "Postpartum Mental Illness Linked to Later Bipolar Disorder" ---Childbirth can trigger psychiatric illnesses in some women, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and even psychosis. --- Los Angeles Times --- December 5, 2011 (U.S. -- NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/uT4mFR
 
30.      "Type of Disability Greatly Affects the Chances of Working" --- Disabled people's chances of being in work vary significantly according to their type of disability, says a report from the Office of National Statistics released in … --- Recruiter --- December 5, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/OdeYqo
 
31.        "Man Targeting Mentally Disabled May Have Other Victims" --- Dashanue Johnson, 50, of Landover is accused of financially exploiting four mentally disabled residents and police suspect there may be more victims out there. --- WAMU --- December 3, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL) http://is.gd/0BHvvb 
 
32.        "Clooney Flick Draws Criticism for Use of 'Retarded' " --- But that's not why disability advocates are talking about the family drama. In "The Descendants," George Clooney stars as a father dealing … --- Disability Scoop --- December 2, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/JYU7EB


Proposed Legislation and New Laws

1.         "Calif Settles Lawsuit over Child Mental Health" --- A Los Angeles judge has approved a settlement that will provide mental health services to foster children and at-risk children under Medi-Cal. --- San Jose Mercury News --- December 5, 2011  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/pcsTC3
 
2.         "Further Legislation Needed for Coverage of Costly Treatment of Autism Behavior Analysis" --- At least part of a new state law designed to mandate insurance coverage for children with autism is going to be delayed because it requires state licensing for certain providers … ---   The Republic --- December 4, 2011  (VIRGINIA)   http://is.gd/AFi3Ey
 
3.         "GAO: Mental Health Parity Law Is Seen As a Success" --- A law that went into effect in 2008 concerning the availability of mental health and substance abuse services in employer health plans has largely been a success, the … --- Insurance News Net (press release) --- December 7, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/Mwju3l
 

International Articles:

1.         "Psychologists Protesting at Cuts to Mental Health Programs" --- Psychologists are stepping up pressure on the federal government to delay cuts to a key mental health program. They are warning they are being forced to slash their … --- The Australian --- December 5, 2011  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/ocscV8
 
2.         "Mental Health Patients' Rights Ignored" --- The legal rights of involuntary mental health patients are at times treated as optional, according to WA's mental health watchdog which has revealed a mentally ill … --- The West Australian --- December 2, 2011  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/ET2BNT
 
3.         "Man in Wheelchair Hospitalized After Violent Robbery" --- Police on Vancouver Island are hunting for two suspects after a man in a wheelchair was beaten so viciously during a robbery that he had to be hospitalized. --- CTV.ca --- December 7, 2011  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/aX9ukk
 
4.         "Disabled Community Left In the Cold" --- That's just not right,” said Michele Gardner, 45, who has cerebral palsy and attended the event in a wheelchair. About 60 people gathered for about two hours in the cold to … --- Toronto Star --- December 3, 2011  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/SABm5Z
 
5.         "Tories Reject Consideration of Mental Illness in Major New Crime Bill" --- The Conservative government is refusing to consider any exceptions for Canadians suffering from mental illness in its massive new crime bill. --- Winnipeg Free Press --- December 1, 2011  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/AOqYxN
 
6.         "Abuse of Mentally Handicapped in Tongzhou Alleged" --- Police and labor supervision authorities are investigating reports of human rights abuses inflicted upon mentally handicapped workers in the Tongzhou district in Beijing. --- People's Daily Online --- December 6, 2011  (CHINA)   http://is.gd/xg4LlC
 
7.         "Disabled Woman's Fight for Compensation" --- A Cornish woman facing a lifetime of acute disability due to a medical tragedy during heart surgery when she was a tiny baby today renewed her fight for multi-million-pound … --- Pirate FM --- December 6, 2011  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/gLfaUC

8.         "Ghanaians Urged to Respect Persons with Disabilities" --- The Adansi North District branch of the Ghana Federation of the Disabled, has called on Ghanaians to respect and appreciate challenges confronting persons with disabilities. --- Vibe Ghana --- December 7, 2011    (GHANA)  http://is.gd/OQ23To
 
9.         "Living with Autism and the Negative Comments" --- At least 1 million people in India live with autism, a condition that is still very poorly understood. For many parents of children with disabilities, the big … ---  IBNLive.com --- December 6, 2011  (INDIA)   http://is.gd/p10lkl
 
10.         "New Rules Offer Fresh Hope for Jakarta's Disabled Citizens" -- Jakarta on Wednesday unveiled a new regional regulation that requires buildings and transportation facilities to accommodate the disabled and assures them … --- Jakarta Globe --- December 8, 2011  (INDONESIA) http://is.gd/LaFlCu
 
11.         "Budget Disability Cuts to Be Reviewed After Opposition" --- The Government has signalled it will revisit cuts to disability allowance to younger people announced in the budget following sharp criticism from all sides of … --- Irish Times --- December 7, 2011  (IRELAND)   http://is.gd/9h7DjS
 
12.         "Demand Up for Psychiatric Care" --- The rise in people seeking help and support for mental health problems is mirrored by organisations such as GROW, which has 130 groups around Ireland. --- Irish Independent --- December 5, 2011  (IRELAND)   http://is.gd/Z1NBot
 
13.        "Ruderman Prizes to Encourage Jewish Disabled Inclusion" --- Ruderman Special Needs Funding Conference announces new global prize for including disabled individuals in the Jewish community. --- Jerusalem Post --- December 6, 2011  (ISRAEL)   http://is.gd/zMrKZ5
 
14.        "New Treaty Aims at Employment for the Disabled" --- The fourth person was a mentally challenged woman who does cleaning chores in a food outlet. She loves what she's doing and she's good at it … --- Jerusalem Post --- December 5, 2011  (ISRAEL)   http://is.gd/jOur2L
 
15.        "NGO Urges More State Action for Country's Disabled" --- People with Disabilities will mar Saturday's events to mark the United Nations … --- The Daily Star --- December 3, 2011  (LEBANON)  http://is.gd/vQWYqj
 
16.        "International Day of the Disabled" --- Labour MP Justyne Caruana, party spokesperson for the family and the disabled, said in a message marking the International Day of the Disabled that the government claims it … --- Malta Independent Online --- December 3, 2011  (MALTA)  http://is.gd/J5miHn
 
17.        "Nigeria Has 19 Million Persons Living with Disabilities -Yar'Adua Foundation" --- There are about one billion persons living with disabilities, representing 18 per cent of world population, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has said. --- Nigerian Tribune --- December 5, 2011 (NIGERIA)  http://is.gd/rC8frs
 
18.        "Conference: 'Give Persons with Disabilities Their Rights' " --- Pakistan currently houses 17.5 million persons with disabilities (PWDs), yet no effort to secure their rights. Pakistan currently houses 17.5 million persons … --- The Express Tribune --- December 5, 2011  (PAKISTAN) http://is.gd/JnXb6x  
 
19.        "Over Five Million Lankans Have Diverse Disabilities" --- Idiriya Secretary General, Dr. Ajith CS Perera said that at least five million Sri Lankans have diverse disabilities impaired sight and hearing and … --- Sunday Observer --- December 4, 2011  (SRI LANKA)   http://is.gd/TiiFBD
 
20.        "Some 1.09 Million Disabled Apply for Government Assistance" --- A total of 1,093,219 people in Taiwan applied for identification booklets for the physically or mentally disabled from January to September this year, marking an … --- eTaiwan News --- December 3, 2011  (TAIWAN) http://is.gd/TXzdNy 
 
21.        "Helping Children Cope with Disability" --- Cao Thi Phu has spent much of her adult life helping disabled children make their way in life. She herself was a victim of Agent Orange, which she was exposed to during … --- Viet Nam News --- December 6, 2011  (VIETNAM)  http://is.gd/5gquvd
 
22.        "One Fifth of Welsh Working Age Population Now Registered as Disabled" ---  Western Mail Charities have called for more support for Welsh people with disabilities as startling figures showed a fifth of the nation's working … --- WalesOnline --- December 7, 2011  (WALES) http://is.gd/NKrpLv 
 
23.        "In Mainstream Media, Mental Health Still Taboo" --- The subject of mental health is still not receiving the attention it deserves, according to the results of a survey … --- PsychCentral.com --- December 4, 2011  (UNITED KINGDOM)   http://is.gd/cQp8e2
 
24.        "Europeans with Disabilities Are Terrified" --- The austerity measures taken in response to the European sovereign debt crisis have had a devastating impact on people with disabilities, leading to allowance cuts … --- EurActiv --- December 7, 2011  (EUROPE)   http://is.gd/la3tOK
 
25.                    "Do More Children Have Autism Now than Before?" --- The rising prevalence of autism is a story destined to achieve headlines, take up column inches and even bump MasterChef from the top of the water … --- ScienceAlert --- December 6, 2011   (INTERNATIONAL)  http://is.gd/or7FYf  

 

 


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