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News Summary for February 6, 2012
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.           “Teacher Suspected of Abusing Students Surrenders” --- Redwood City police obtained an arrest warrant on Wednesday for Alexia Aliki Bogdis, 44, of Millbrae, who taught developmentally disabled or autistic children at Roosevelt Elementary School. --- KGO-TV --- February 4, 2012  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/RZuysB   

2.             “Jeff Gerritt: Mentally Ill Get Punishment Instead of Treatment” ---Michigan Department of Corrections By Jeff Gerritt Criminal Negligence: This is the first in an occaional series of columns and editorials on mental illness … --- Detroit Free Press --- February 5, 2012  (MICHIGAN)   http://is.gd/pNloP8   

3.              “Family of Deaf Patient Gets $70,000 in Settlement with Henry Ford Health System” --- The lack of the interpretation service denied the deaf patient effective communication with hospital staff and the opportunity to participate in medical treatment…. --- The Detroit News --- February 1, 2012  (MICHIGAN)    http://is.gd/zyoZZR   

4.             “2 Sentenced in NJ for Neglecting Disabled Women” --- A former caseworker and a private caretaker have been sentenced to three years in prison for neglecting three women in a case that led to a … --- Asbury Park Press --- February 3, 2012   (NEW JERSEY)   http://is.gd/PXEw3w   

5.              “Blue Shield Agrees to Cover Autism Therapy” --- A major health insurance company has settled an enforcement action with state regulators over providing special therapy for autism patients. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Tuesday … --- Los Angeles Times --- February 1, 2012   (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/xf6ba9    

6.               “Guest Commentary: Davis Schimmel ... Burden of Untreated Mental Illness Impacts Us All” --- Naples CEO, David Lawrence Center Gaining an understanding of the magnitude and burden of untreated mental illness eludes most Americans. --- Naples Daily News --- February 5, 2012  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/gf2zRs   

7.            “ 'R-Word' Push is Important Step for Iowans” --- Lisa Heddens, D-Ames, should be applauded for championing a bill that proposes to replace the term “retarded” in state law with “intellectual disability.” --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- February 3, 2012  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/M5O9J4   

8.          “Groups Want Police to Be Better Prepared to Deal with Mentally Ill” --- Two prominent mental health groups are recommending expanded police training on dealing with the mentally ill and development of new court diversion programs to provide care and treatment for those ... --- Worcester Telegram --- February 4, 2012  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/6f1jik   

9.             “Facing Budget Cuts, 12 Counties Consider Collaborating to Deliver Human Services” --- There's an effort afoot in southeast Minnesota that could have 12 counties collaborating on their delivery of human services. The idea, now in the second stage of exploration, would be to coordinate some … ---- Twin Cities Planet --- January 31, 2012  (MINNESOTA) http://is.gd/5U2lSE   

10.           “Hospitality Not a Friendly Industry for Disabled Workers: Study” --- Many employers in the US hospitality industry may be reluctant to hire people with disabilities due to preconceived ideas that they can't do the work and that they are more expensive to employ than non-disabled workers, ... --- U.S. News & World Report --- January 31, 2012  (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/73up3H   

11.          “That 'Badly Behaved' Child May Actually Have Disability” --- She explains that it's particularly children with undiagnosed ADHD that are excluded, as those who've been diagnosed …. --- This is South Wales --- February 4, 2012  (WALES)   http://is.gd/uBhfHf    

 
Abuse/Crime Related Articles

1.            “Group-Home Manager Charged with Raiding Resident's Finances” --- A woman who manages group homes for people with disabilities was arrested following a three-week investigation on charges she used a mentally challenged … --- The News Journal --- February 3, 2012  (DELAWARE)   http://is.gd/oCh5VC   

2.            “Lehigh Man Arrested for Sexual Assault on a Disabled Person” --- Lehigh man arrested for sexual assault on a disabled person. --- Topix --- February 3, 2012  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/CNOVzY    

3.            “Seriously? Teacher Puts Hot Sauce on Crayons, Kids Traumatized” --- Lillian Gomez, a Kissimmee, Fla., special needs teacher, is accused of putting hot sauce on crayons as a form of disciplining her students with autism, according to WPTV. --- News One --- February 2, 2012  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/LdK3Pq   

4.            “Wheelchair-bound Teen Tied up During Robbery” --- Chicago police are looking for two men who they say tied up a wheelchair-bound teenager during an armed home invasion and robbery Friday night. --- ABC7Chicago.com --- February 4, 2012   (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/q2dKk5   

5.            “White Cops Kill a Black, Mentally Disabled Youth” --- The killing of a black 15 year-old autism teenager by two, white Calumet City police officers has sparked accusations of racism and excessive force in one Chicago suburb. --- Examiner.com --- February 3, 2012  (ILLINOIS)   http://is.gd/0lS8mJ   

6.            “Ind. Man Allegedly Attacked Mental Health Patient While Visiting Mother at Richmond Center” --- An eastern Indiana man faces sexual battery charges for allegedly fondling a patient while visiting his mother at a mental health facility. --- The Republic --- February 2, 2012  (INDIANA) http://is.gd/kfm88o   

7.            “Staten Islander Convicted of Health-Care Claims Fraud” --- He was supposed to be helping patients with mental health and substance abuse problems. Instead, a Grasmere man lined his pockets … --- SILive.com --- February 4, 2012  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/sBuZR3  

8.            “Lawsuit Claims Asheville Counselor Fired for Reporting Patient Neglect” --- A former counselor at a mental health treatment facility claims in a lawsuit she was fired because she complained about patient neglect. --- Asheville Citizen-Times --- February 3, 2012  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/P85oVy  

9.            “Man Charged with Assaulting Sister, Handicapped Mother” --- A 46-year-old man assaulted his sister and handicapped mother at his home on Link Circle on Thursday, according to the Lexington Police Department. --- Lexington Dispatch --- February 3, 2012  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/EAWuxd  

10.          “Man Accused of Shoving Amputee, Stealing $7 from His Pocket” --- A disabled Gastonia man was robbed at the Mid-Town Motor Inn in Gastonia on Thursday night. --- Gaston Gazette --- February 3, 2012  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/q4gyZs   

11.          “Man Who Sexually Abused Disabled Women to Be Sentenced” --- ... to two counts of aggravated indecent assault. It's expected the judge will sentence him to 3 years of probation and he'll have to register under Megan's Law. --- CBS 21 --- January 31, 2012  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/J3dM17   

12.          “Psychiatric Hospital Forced to Close” --- Officials with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wrote multiple inspections turned up problems that were, as they put it, a danger to the health and safety of patients. --- KPRC Houston --- January 31, 2012  (TEXAS) http://is.gd/Gc4JLj  

13.          “30 Years for Rape of Disabled Girl” --- A man convicted last year of raping a disabled teen-age girl was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday. He'll serve 30 years. William Gardner Smith, 47, pleaded guilty in October to one count … --- February 1, 2012   (VIRGINIA)   http://is.gd/56ev8E   

14.          “Disabled Woman Robbed in Front of Children” --- Police are searching for a man they said robbed a disabled Marysville women at gunpoint in front of her two children Wednesday night. The 25-year-old Tulalip woman … --- Q13 FOX --- February 2, 2012  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/syNrqu   

15.          “Kewaunee Co. Woman Charged with Stealing Pills from Disabled Patients” --- A woman who owns a home for developmentally disabled adults is charged with stealing pills from a patient. According to a criminal complaint, 49-year-old Justine Schley allegedly took Adderall pills from a patient and ... --- WTAQ --- February 2, 2012  (WISCONSIN)   http://is.gd/pmNX2q  


Seeking Improved Support

1.            “California Disability Community Action Network” --- The direct impact to the Medi-Cal recipients the providers serve, including hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities, mental health needs, the blind, seniors and others will also vary and is less certain, depending on the provider. --- California Progress Report --- February 3, 2012  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/VLrH4g  

2.            “Disabled Bet in Dame-Sex Marriage Dues over Federal of Full Benefits”--- An Iraq war veteran from Pasadena filed suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday over its refusal to pay her full disability benefits because she is in a same-sex marriage. --- Los Angeles Times --- February 1, 2012  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/ycrQdP    

3.            “Cleo Berry Leg Amputee Fake Photo Prompts Diabetes Controversy” --- A Cleo Berry fake leg amputee photo is prompting controversy for a diabetes campaign. Cleo Berry has two legs in real life, but appears as an amputee in a new diabetes campaign making news this week. --- LALATE --- January 31, 2012  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/2rHNvF  

4.            “Chicago, Stacrack down on Disability-Parking Abuses in Loop” ---- Eighteen officers from the Chicago Police Department and three from the Illinois Secretary of State's Office fanned out around the Loop to look for disability-parking abusers. --- Chicago Sun-Times ---- January 31, 2012  (ILLINOIS)   http://is.gd/JAZPaH

5.            “Some Employers Find Those with Autism Especially Suited for Jobs” --- The challenge of finding work is magnified for individuals with disabilities such as autism, who often have difficulty with social interaction. Experts and parents are trying to change that by helping ... --- Chicago Sun-Times --- January 31, 2012  (ILLINOIS)   http://is.gd/evth3d           

6.            “Disability Day being Held at Capitol” --- Families with members who have disabilities are urged to attend the Disability 2012 Advocacy Day at the Idaho State Capitol on Friday, Feb. 3. The event will last from 8 am to 3 pm and is sponsored by the Consortium for Idahoans … --- The Voice of Mini Cassia --- February 1, 2012  (IDAHO)  http://is.gd/6tqcsj  

7.            “Autistic Man Struggles in Iowa's Mental Health System” --- Rick Shults, Iowa's top administrator for mental health and disability services, wasn't surprised to hear about Jeff's experience. --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- February 4, 2012  (IOWA)   http://is.gd/ZOK3eW   

8.            “Mayor Landrieu Urges State Leaders to Reconsider Mental Health Cuts” --- A day after state officials announced sharp cuts in local facilities for treating mental health patients, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Saturday released a letter he sent earlier to Gov. --- NOLA.com --- February 5, 2012  (LOUISIANA)   http://is.gd/YcxtmA  

10.          “Marcia Fowler to Lead Department of Mental Health” --- Lawyer and behavioral health specialist Marcia Fowler will lead the state Department of Mental Health starting next week. Fowler has worked for the department for 16 years, most recently as deputy to … --- Boston Globe --- February 1, 2012  (MASSACHUSETTS)    http://is.gd/1ykgbs  

11.          “Insurance Companies Cover Missouri Autism Treatments” --- Missouri's insurance department says nearly 4000 residents received autism treatments that were covered by their health insurance plans last year. --- Kansas City Star --- February 2, 2012  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/rG6GJm   

12.          “Montana's Mom Tells Her Story of an Autisic Child” --- I sought out a doctor after speaking to a friend in the "Babies Can't Wait" program who described autism. --- Newnan Times-Herald --- February 5, 2012  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/a8FwFb  

13.          “Senator Proposes Bill to Block Medicaid Cuts” --- The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is looking at cutting millions of dollars from the state's Medicaid program. But a bill introduced in the legislature could prevent that. --- KHAS-TV --- January 31, 2012  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/fYVzl0  

14.          “For Mentally Ill Inmates, Health Care is Often Out of Reach” --- A man who was declared suicidal by a New Mexico jail and alleges he was then left to rot in solitary confinement for nearly two … --- msnbc.com --- February 3, 2012  (NEW MEXICO)   http://is.gd/B2lwvX  

15.          “Parents Hopeful After Disabled Tot Transplant Denial Spawns Outcry” ---The family says doctors initially told them Amelia wasn't eligible for a transplant because of a mental disability caused by Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome. --- NBC New York --- January 31, 2012  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/fFkoY1  

16.          “Agencies Serving Those with Developmental Disabilities Already Feeling Funding Cuts” --- If more is cut, layoffs could happen, group homes may close and the programs designed to increase quality of life for the state's vulnerable may disappear. --- Scranton Times-Tribune --- February 5, 2012  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/SF528i  

17.          “New Autism Definition Ccould Affect Hundreds of Erie County Children” ---- But a change to how Asperger's syndrome and autism are defined could force families like the Yeshions to pay out of pocket for those services, or lose them. "The American Psychiatric Association is looking to redefine autism as part of the latest ... ---- GoErie.com --- February 1, 2012  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/BGbaFn   

18.          “Disabilities Agency Faces Job, Facility Cuts” --- United Disabilities Services in Lancaster says it has been forced to make deep cuts as it tries to maintain its level of service. Twelve people were laid off last week and up to 18 more jobs are on the chopping block. UDS closed two offices … ---- WGAL Lancaster --- January 1, 2012  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/5r9Fgu  

14.          “Mentally Disabled Tot May Get Kidney Operation” ---- Chrissy and Joseph Rivera with their 3-year-old daughter, Amelia, at their home in Stratford, NJ The couple is hopeful the toddler will receive the operation she needs. --- New York Daily News --- January 31, 2012  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/BUVmlb  

15.          “Amelia Rivera, Mentally Disabled, May Get Kidney Transplant After All” --- Chrissy Rivera, the mother of the 3-year-old girl who was initially told by a doctor at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia that he would not recommend a kidney transplant for her mentally disabled daughter, is "hopeful" the hospital … ---- ABC News --- Australia 31, 2012 (PENNSYLANIA) http://is.gd/fBAO4p  

16.          “Group Goes to Court over SC Inmate Mental Health” --- "Persons suffering from mental illness are vulnerable under the best of circumstances," the advocacy group argued. --- The State --- February 5, 2012  (SOUTH CAROLINA)    http://is.gd/MuTVmg  

17.          “Early Intervention Critical in Preventing Suicide” --- The actions of 38-year-old Phillip DeClemente held up traffic on the Ravenel Bridge for hours on Thursday, and according to mental health professionals, showed the need for early treatment if mental issues are suspected. --- ABC NEWS 4 --- February 3, 2012  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/mKTq8J   

18.          “Cuts to Mental Health Funding Leaving the Most Vulnerable Behind” --- It's the kind of accent that makes her news about the state of mental health services in South Carolina harder to hear than usual. --- ScienceBlogs --- January 31, 2012  (SOUTH CAROLINA)   http://is.gd/O4nCuS  

19.          “American Association of People with Disabilities Days Law Unfair” ---- A representative for the American Association of People with Disabilities visited the Capitol Tuesday to complain that the state's new voter identification law is unfair to the disabled because it raises hurdles to … --- The Tennessean --- January 31, 2012  (TENNESSEE)    http://is.gd/DZNDUa  

20.          “Vt. Senate to Get Mental Health Bill” --- It's on to the Vermont Senate for a bill that would redesign Vermont's mental health system now that its centerpiece Vermont State Hospital in … --- Washington Examiner --- February 4, 2011  (VERMONT)    http://is.gd/NTmv2c  

24.          “Vt. Lawmakers, Advocates Push Autism Coverage” --- Some Vermont lawmakers are joining with advocates for people with autism to urge passage of a bill that would require private health … --- The Republic --- February 2, 2012  (VERMONT)   http://is.gd/jMsGkf  

25.          “Panel Cuts Off Abortion Funding” --- ... medical assistance plan to cover abortions in cases where a doctor has certified “that he believes the fetus will be born with a gross and totally incapacitating physical deformity or with a gross and totally incapacitating … ---  The Free Lance-Star --- January 31, 2012  (VIRGINIA)   http://is.gd/BLyWXY  

26.          “Vt. Struggles to Rebuild Mental Health System” --- …. including the complex containing the Vermont State Hospital in the north-central town of Waterbury, but is still raining down on the mental health system. --- Fox News --- January 31, 2012   (VERMONT)   http://is.gd/fcR9z2  

27.          “W.Va. Autism Law in Jeopardy, Supporters Warn” --- West Virginia's new law extending health care coverage to children with autism may not do what its supporters intended, and a fight is brewing with insurers over pending legislation on the subject. --- NBC4i.com --- February 2, 2012  (WEST VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/yZzsvM   

28.          “State Medicaid Programs Gace $141 Million Shortfall, Report Says” --- Scott Walker's administration has savings plans that would more that cover that potential deficit in the Medicaid health programs. --- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel --- January 31, 2012  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/sBNh5G  

29.          “Advocates Voice Concerns of Proposed Changes in the DSM-5 for Autism” --- Since the release of the proposed changes to the DSM-4 Autism Disorder, advocates are voicing their concerns. --- Examiner.com --- February 3, 2012  (U.S. – NATIONAL)    http://is.gd/LOuu6a  

30.          “ 'Best Practices': Learning to Live with Asperger's” --- Kristen Finch had just given her unsuspecting husband a self-quiz to evaluate for Asperger's syndrome, a condition on the autism spectrum. --- NPR --- February 3, 2012  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/8poLXe  

31.          “Editorial: Disability Claims Swelling in Recession” --- But that appears to be happening with Social Security Disability Insurance, the 1950s-era expansion of the program best known for paying retirement benefits. --- USA TODAY --- February 2, 2012  (U.S. – NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/eB1kCh  

32.          “United Nations announces Autism Awareness Stamps for World Autism Day April 2” --- The Art of Autism is pleased to announce that four of the eight artists selected for the United Nations Autism Awareness stamps for 2012 are participants in the soon to be released book…. --- Examiner.com ---January 31, 2012   (U.S. – NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/xGo5pu  

33.          “Asperger's History of Over-Diagnosis” --- But these men are able to compensate more completely than a truly autistic child or adult whose language deficiencies and cognitive deficits can often put him at a level of functioning in the mentally retarded range. --- ... New York Times --- January 31, 2012   (INTERNATIONAL)    http://is.gd/aBaphN  


Proposed Legislation and New Laws

1.            “Some in Autism Community Opposed to Health Care Mandate Bill” --- Senate Bill 138 was met with opposition from some of those in the autism community on Wednesday. --- Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City --- February 1, 2012  (UTAH)    http://is.gd/gdbw8p  

2.            “Va. House: Don't Fund Abortions in Cases of Fetal Deformity” --- ... continued today in the Virginia House of Delegates, which passed a proposal to halt state-funded abortions for poor women … --- The Virginian-Pilot --- February 4, 2012  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/klvBbd    

3.          “Autism Bill Gets Final Approval” --- A year after the bill that would provide health insurance to young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder was passed by the General Assembly, Richmond lawmakers have again passed legislation … ---- Leesburg Today --- January 31, 2012  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/dajvib  

4.            “Wash. Lawmaker Pushes 'Evidence-Based' Treatments for Mentally Ill Youth” ---  But a Washington state lawmaker says it's time to invest in evidence-based programs to treat mentally ill youth. --- KUOW NPR --- February 3, 2012  (WASHINGTON)   http://is.gd/QnG419  


International Articles:

1.              “Schools Worried Overhaul Will Cut Disability Funds” --- The state government will overhaul the way it funds school students with disabilities and principals and parents are fearing vital teachers' aides will be lost, classes disrupted and students left to fall through the cracks. --- February 3, 2012  (AUSTRALIA)    http://is.gd/paW0ZQ  

2.              “Mental Health Cuts Reversed” --- The federal government has caved in to strong opposition to its $580 million cuts to a mental illness treatment program, agreeing to reverse one element of the cuts until next year. --- The Australian --- February 2, 2012  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/WrMMfc               

3.              “Mother Claims Mental-Health System Failed Son” --- The mother of a 21-year-old Nova Scotia man who took his life is calling for a provincial inquiry into how suicidal patients are treated by mental-health professionals. --- CBC.ca --- February 3, 2012  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/3eiJ3W  

4.            “Parents Upset with Cuts to Autism Programs” --- A number of popular summer programs for autistic children in Regina are being scaled back or cut altogether, moves that have some parents concerned. --- CBC.ca --- February 2, 2012  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/i3459L  

5.             “Errors Found in Scalding Death of Disabled Man in Calgary Group Home” --- The family of a severely disabled 35-year-old man who died after being scalded by hot bath water at a group home calls the incident - and the ensuing two-and-a-half hour delay in treatment … --- Calgary Herald --- January 31, 2012  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/zUkYTJ  

6.            “A New Mental Health Team to Lauch in East London” --- The team, run by East London NHS Foundation Trust will provide assessment, treatment and management of mental health problems to older people. --- EastLondonLines --- February 1, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/X8VjRb  

7.            “The Disability Forum: Welcome to Holland” --- This story was given to me many years ago, and I would like to share it with all families who have someone with a disability. by Emily Perl Kingsley When you're going to have a baby, it's like planning a fabulous vacation …. --- The Voice of Mini Cassia ---- January 31, 2012  (HOLLAND)   http://is.gd/RPg9Yg  

8.            “Unable to Pay for Surgery, TN Man, Wife Commit Suicide” --- Murugesan, who was physically handicapped, had suffered a fracture six months ago in a road accident and was advised surgery that would cost Rs 3 lakh. --- Indian Express --- February 5, 2012  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/uLv6PI   

9.            “ 'Lives Lost' as Mental Health Funds Suffer Cuts” --- Lives are being lost on a daily basis due to under-funding and under-staffing in the mental health services, the head of Kerry's Psychiatric Nurses … ---              Irish Examiner --- January 31, 2012  (IRELAND)   http://is.gd/zfS1K8   

10.            “Israeli Parents Place Mentally Ill Son In Cage” --- A young Israeli suffering from a persistent mental health disorder has been placed in a cage in his house by his parents. --- Al-Arabiya --- February 4, 2012  (ISRAEL)  http://is.gd/V3TJsC   

11.            “Address Jamaica's z Mental-Health Situation “” --- Primary care or community services includes mental-health care offered in health centres, local hospitals, home visitation and crisis-response teams. ---  Jamaica Gleaner --- February 1, 2012  --- (JAMAICA) --- http://is.gd/HHz2F1  

12.            “Japan Builds Training Center for Persons with Disability” --- The Philippines has not channeled sufficient funds to the marginalized sectors of the society, including persons with disabilities (PWDs), so that their opportunities for education and employment face limitation. --- Inquirer.net –--February 2, 2012  (JAPAN)  http://is.gd/vAg06w       

13.            “Kenya Doctor Fights Mental Health Stigma in 'Traumatized Continent' ” ---- As Kenya's leading psychiatrist, Frank Njenga has been championing the cause of better mental health care on the east African country and the continent for more than three decades. --- CNN --- January 31, 2012  (KENYA)  http://is.gd/tQ4wgs  

14.          “Woman Jailed for Raping Disabled Boy” --- In the first conviction of its kind in SA, a woman has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars for the rape of a disabled teenage boy. --- Myjoyonline.com --- February 1, 2012  (SOUTH AFRICA)   http://is.gd/BqD6mt  

15.          “Benefit Cuts Are Fuelling Abuse of Disabled People, Say Charities” --- The government's focus on alleged fraud and overclaiming to justify cuts in disability benefits has caused an increase in … --- The Guardian --- February 5, 2012  (UNITED KINGDOM)   http://is.gd/9HjNEp   

16.            “Is Asperger Syndrome a Social or Mental Health Disorder?” --- If Asperger syndrome is effectively synonymous with social and interpersonal issues, then isn't it right to remove it from the autism spectrum, and from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder? --- February 1, 2012  (INTERNATIONAL)  http://is.gd/gcLoiq
 

 


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