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News Summary for June 11, 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. “AZ Couple Charged in Death of Mentally Disabled Man” --- A Phoenix couple charged in the death of a mentally disabled man is believed to have imprisoned him in a small room and tortured him. Carlena and Joshua Pinkerton face charges of second-degree murder and abuse in the death of a ... --- KPHO Phoenix --- June 5, 2012 (ARIZONA) http://is.gd/gfHqFv

2. “Starved Disabled Girl, 16, Weighed Only 23 Pounds when Found” --- It's now clear that the severely disabled teen could have received crucial help four months earlier if an investigator and her supervisors at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services had done their jobs properly, the Chicago Tribune has … --- .. StandardNet --- June 8, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/fUp8OU

3. “Court Papers Allege Supervisors Aware of Abuse at Sedgwick County Jail” --- Deputies would refer to mentally ill or retarded persons as mentals, crazies, retards and idiots.” Sheriff Robert Hinshaw said he and other sheriff's personnel can't comment on the accusations because of ongoing litigation. --- Kansas.com --- June 10, 2012 (KANSAS) http://is.gd/hZpZXd

4. “Goodwill Pays Disabled Employees Less than Minimum Wage” --- One of the most well-known non-profits in the world is paying some disabled employees less than minimum wage. The National Federation of the Blind is urging a boycott of Goodwill in hopes it hopes it will convince the ... --- W*USA 9 --- June 8, 2012 (MARYLAND) http://is.gd/dRd7C2

5. “New Jersey Police Punish Mentally Disabled” --- For the second time in the past three years, the issue of police abuse of disabled people has grabbed the headlines. The recent publicity about a 3-year-old case in which a young man suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury was ... --- newjerseynewsroom.com --- June 9, 2012 (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/iq25vS

6. “Amid Rising Diagnoses, Missouri Parents Publish Autism Magazine” --- The number of children diagnosed with autism continues to rise and people in Fair Grove are doing something to help. One out of every 88 children has some form of autism. Fair Grove might be a small community, but they are taking big ... --- KY3 --- June 9, 2012 (MISSOURI) http://is.gd/hiEnnm

7. “NY Assembly Passes Bill on Abuse Reports” --- ... unanimously approved a bill this week clarifying a 2007 law giving parents and guardians prompt access to documents regarding allegations of mistreatment at facilities operated or licensed by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. --- WRGB --- June 9, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/nriOoI

8. “Push to Class fetal Alcohol Syndrome a Disability” --- A push to have fetal alcohol syndrome formally recognised as a disability in Australia is being launched today. Foetal alcohol disorders cover a range of physical and mental impairments caused to a child by a woman drinking alcohol while pregnant. --- ABC Online --- June 6, 2012 (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/wWg4O7

9. “’Friends of Disabled’ Committee to Prevent Their Abuse, Mistreatment --- "Friends of the Disabled" committee is to be set up soon to prevent any mistreatment of this sector of the society and to monitor any violation of their rights, Director-General of the Public Authority for Disabled ... --- Kuwait News Agency --- June 9, 2012 (KUWAIT) http://tinyurl.com/736jm9c

10. “UK Child Neglect Cases Rise 30% a Year” --- The number of child neglect reports to the NSPCC charity has increased by 30% a year. The number of neglect reports to a children's charity helpline has soared to record levels, up by a third compared to last year's statistics, warn new figures ,,, ---- .Press TV --- June `10, 2012 (UNITED KINGDOM) http://is.gd/NtauDw


Crime-related

11. “Two Brothers Sentenced to Federal Prison in Scheme That Stole Over $50,0000” --- A third brother charged in this case, Victor Taracena, managed HACLA's construction program for public housing units occupied by disabled residents, and the money his brothers stole was intended to build accommodations that complied with the American …. --- 7thSpace Interactive (press release) --- June 5, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/cpvF7Q

12. “DC Man Dies, Police Investigated” --- On Friday, four officers were asked to assist workers with the DC Department of Mental Health, and when they arrived they were met with a combative man, according to DC's ABC7. 38-year-old Anthony Chambers, the combative man, was subdued and handcuffed ...--- Examiner.com --- June 10, 2012 (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA) http://is.gd/NAn560

13. “Letter: Special Needs Neglected” --- One thing that I think Rockford overlooks, if not perceptively ignores is special needs. I envision there being a deeper commitment to serving all that need assistance, regardless of what limitations exist (as I have had successful brain ... --- Rockford Register Star --- June 10, 2012 (IILLINOIS) http://is.gd/lFYGel

14. “Ky. Man Charged with Rape, Sodomy of Disabled” --- Kentucky State Police say 62-year-old Michael E. Burt of Liberty had sex with an intellectually disabled woman at a group home between June 2011 and May 2012. Galilean Children's Home founder and director Jerry Tucker told The Advocate-Messenger the ... --- WLKY Louisville --- June 8, 2012 (KENTUCKY) http://is.gd/8QxXmj

15. “Former Group Home Worker Arrested on Sex Charges” --- There is shock and disappointment from the founder of the Galilean Home in Casey County after one of his long-time former employees was arrested and charged with a sex crime against one of the home's residents. "He worked for us for 22 years," said ... --- LEX18 Lexington KY News --- June 7, 2012 (KENTUCKY) http://is.gd/2Tvtv5

16. “Letter: Support Electric Shock Therapy Ban” --- We are writing as concerned members of the disability community to urge you to give your support to Amendment #548, which bans the use of electric shock aversive “therapy,” as contained in the Senate FY 13 Budget. We ask that this be included in the FY. .. --- Patch.com --- June 8, 2012 (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/Pegl07

17. “Marine Challenges Police Officer Who Shot Disabled Veteran” --- It has been almost six months since disabled veteran Stanley Gibson was shot and killed during a standoff with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. A Marine is now challenging the officer that shot ... --- KTNV Las Vegas --- June 6, 2012 (NEVADA) http://is.gd/982Xd8

18. “Keene Mental Health Counselor Charged with Attempted Sexual Assault” --- A licensed mental health counselor in Keene has been charged with attempted sexual assault, police said. On Wednesday, the Division of Children, Youth and Families reported to Keene police that a girl was possibly a victim of sexual abuse. --- WMUR Manchester --- June 8, 2012 (NEW HAMPSHIRE) http://is.gd/WhsDZV

19. “Mother of Rape Victim Speaks Out” --- A mother is speaking out after the man who police say raped her mentally challenged daughter was taken into custody. News10NBC is not identifying the mother or the daughter in this case, but she was willing to speak with us Friday afternoon. --- News 10NBC --- June 8, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/fxwSJ3

20. “Ohioan Charged in Candlestick Attack at Group Home” --- A man accused of using a wrought-iron candlestick to attack three fellow residents at an adult group home and an employee has been charged with attempted aggravated murder. Jack Berry, 32, was arraigned Monday by video hookup ... --- Marietta Times --- June 6, 2012 (OHIO) http://is.gd/5j3tMh

21. “Man Jailed in Rape of Woman with Mental Disability” --- ... 21, to his apartment and raping her after he stopped to talk to her at the Turtle Creek Park apartments, 2218 E. 59th St. A man was arrested Wednesday on allegations that he raped a mentally challenged woman, ... --- Tulsa World --- June 7, 2012 (OKLAHOMA) http://is.gd/Ghbwob

22. “How Do I Protect My Kids with Special Needs from Criticism?” --- Q: I have two children with special needs and I am getting upset at all the criticism that special education costs the district and taxpayers too much money. I am worried that my kids will be blamed for some of the budget cuts by the other kids or ... --- Allentown Morning Call --- June 10, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/atpqoY

23. “Trio in Pa. Basement Lockup Case Face Fewer Counts” --- A Philadelphia trio accused of keeping mentally disabled adults locked in a basement while they spent their Social Security checks will face fewer charges when they head to trial in January. --- MiamiHerald.com --- June 8, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/qUTMYI

24. “Graham Man Arrested on Assault Charge” --- A Graham man was arrested Sunday on multiple charges after he allegedly assaulted a handicapped person, according to warrants. Barry Todd Duncan, 41, of Wagoner Lane entered a house at Meadow Creek Lane in Mebane between 2 am and 3 am Sunday. --- Burlington Times News --- June 11, 2012 (VERMONT) http://is.gd/IdiJlz


Seeking Improved Support

25. “'Status Quo' Budget Shows $17M Shortfall” --- To move forward in the long term with righting the county's financial outlook, the budget calls for a number of changes, including integrating three social service programs — Adult Protective Services, Child Welfare Services and Foster Care — that ... --- Santa Maria Times --- June 10, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/EOIjnW

26. “Jardine: Longtime Modesto Protester's Starvation Strike Raises Concerns” --- ... or to himself or herself, or gravely disabled." Even then, the person can be held for only 72 hours to be evaluated. It would take stronger evidence to hold him for 14 days. If he were deemed gravely disabled, a conservatorship would be an option. --- Modesto Bee --- June 9, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/quzEgC

27. “State Could Consider a Hybrid Approach to Caring for Aged, Blind and Disabled ... --- But Cook says one of the challenges has been figuring out a system that will work for the aged, blind and disabled. “We've been exploring very interesting ideas and how to coordinate care better for the aged, blind and disabled population, ... --- Public Broadcasting Atlanta --- June 5, 2012 (GEORGIA) http://is.gd/DNYrPI

28. “How did Peoria Area Lawmakers do in Springfield?” --- Clearly the state budget, Medicaid reform, an as-yet-uncompleted pension reform package and a host of other large, statewide issues dominated the Illinois Legislature's spring session. --- Peoria Journal Star --- June 9, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/kdCqRe

29. “Iowa Mental Health Funding Changes Causing Counties to Drop Services for Mentally Disabled” --- County officials blame a new state law that shifts control over Medicaid-funded mental health services from counties to the state. The change is part of larger reforms of Iowa's mental health care system designed to make services more uniform, ... --- The Republic --- June 10, 2012 (IOWA) http://is.gd/mohhX7

30. “Avoyelles Group Serving Developmentally Disabled May Close for Lack of State ... The Avoyelles Society for the Developmentally Disabled may close because it can't pay its state licensing fee. The Marksville, La., group cares for 47 disabled adults during the day. Leaders tell KALB-TV in Alexandria (http://bit.ly/KpKxy9 ) that they ... --- The Republic http --- June 10, 2012 (LOUISIANA) http://is.gd/UKJVzJ

31. “After Child's Death, Westborough Family Aids Autism Research” --- After coming home that night, May 13, and telling their six other children about Alexei's death as the siblings wept and screamed, the couple decided to donate his brain to researchers studying autism. The disorder had contributed to such a strong bond ... --- MetroWest Daily News --- June 10, 2012 (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/rpEUgC

32. “Sick (and Poor) in Massachusetts: Longer Waits, Less Satisfied Patients” --- She's on MassHealth, the state's subsidized Medicaid program for low-income residents. But Bollinger says that as soon as she steps into the doctor's office, she enters a world in which she feels inferior — rushed, ignored and discounted at each step… --- WBUR --- June 11, 2012 (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/AUHNDx

33. “Editorial: Mentally ill, Chronically Homeless” --- Even the most sequestered suburbanite visiting downtown Detroit can see that cuts in mental health services have pushed mentally ill people onto the street. During the day, more and more of them share the sidewalks with nicely dressed people who walk ... --- Detroit Free Press --- June 10, 2012 (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/EYfbk9

34. “Man Busted for DUI on Wheelchair” --- A man from Michigan is facing charges of driving under the influence in a motorized wheelchair. Dash-cam video shows police pulling over55-year-old Raymond Kulma late last month. Police say kulma's blood alcohol content was .241, ... --- 9NEWS.com --- June 8, 2012 (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/zNvlDj

35. “Most Missouri Employees to Receive Raises July 1” --- A group home supervisor for developmentally disabled individuals in southeast Missouri, White makes about $24,000 a year from the state of Missouri. "It's been frustrating," he said. "We all could use a little bit extra these days. --- STLtoday.com --- June 11, 2012 (MISSOURI) http://is.gd/n3FzbR

36. “Autism Research Conference” --- Life can be stressful for both children with autism and their families. That's why experts say it's important for parents to be informed about the latest treatments. On Saturday, they had a chance to speak to professionals about that most recent ... --- WROC-TV --- June 9, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/46taIb

37. Disability Advocates Make Their Voices Heard” --- On May 31, more than 125 people with disabilities gathered in the state Capitol to put the governor's disability agenda back on track. While the administration is taking its message on the road, disability rights advocates are sending ... --- Syracuse.co --- June 7, 2012 (NEW YORK)

38. “Diagnosing Autism Remains Difficult” --- Many young children develop autism in their early years. Although researchers are learning more about the disorder, it remains difficult to diagnose. As two mothers in North Dakota discovered, the disorder is not clear-cut and, in some cases, ... --- KFYR-TV --- June 6, 2012 (NORTH DAKOTA) http://is.gd/NIOp3M

39. “Adoption of Disabled Child Teaches Mom about Patience, Love” --- A former teen mother and high school dropout, Pat McCollum doubted that she could handle such a severely disabled child even though she'd gained a reputation for caring for special needs foster children. --- USA TODAY --- June 9, 2012 (OHIO) http://is.gd/v0vDAg

40. “Antipsychotic Drug Prescriptions High for Oklahoma Foster Children” --- On the other hand, the rate in the other state might just be low because officials aren't getting children mental health treatment when they should, he said. “I think the high rates that we're seeing is really a symptom or the fact we're not providing ... --- NewsOK.com --- June 10, 2012 (OKLAHOMA) http://is.gd/WYut32

41. “State Releases Special Education Report Cards” --- When it comes to ensuring that students with special needs graduate from high school, the Rapid City Area Schools district falls below the state average. --- Rapid City Journal --- June 9, 2012 (SOUTH DAKOTA) http://is.gd/K2FOWE

42. “Texas Mother Arrested for Packing Her Daughter a Special Lunch” --- When the school called Gutierrez, she told them "Don't call EMS and don't call (Child Protective Services), I'm on my way." The 34-year-old took her first grader home and called the paramedics. The little girl tested positive for PCP, and was swiftly ... --- Complex.com --- June 9, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/9PQtWe

43. “Vt. Panel Tackles Big Health, Mental Health Issues” --- Adult Protective Services is being sued over what Vermont Legal Aid calls big backlogs in investigating abuse and exploitation cases. Still later, the committee's attention turns to mental health, likely including a recent death at the Brattleboro ... --- NECN --- June 11, 2012 (VERMONT) http://is.gd/5UCOtG

44. “Virginia to Change Distribution Schedule for Monthly Food Stamp Benefits” --- Wendy Clark of the Lynchburg Department of Social Services said she expects the transition to go smoothly for all but a small percentage of city residents. Clark, chief of eligibility, is most concerned about the elderly and those with mental health ... --- Lynchburg News and Advance --- June 10, 2012 (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/YAdJeR

45. “Make Mental Health a Priority” --- Mental Health Month is an annual observance designed to raise awareness of mental health conditions and promote mental wellness for all. It is the perfect time for us to consider the essential link between our minds and our bodies, and how our mental ... --- Muncie Star Press --- May 10, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/axk3nZ

46. “Social Security Disability System Can Be Hard to Navigate” --- Social Security Disability benefits are designed to aid those who are unable to work due to an injury, disease or other medical condition. Although the application process may appear easy after browsing the Social Security Administration's (SSA) ... --- Daily Disruption --- June 10, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/MXMDE3

47. “17.8 Percent of Disabled Workers Employed in 2011” --- In 2011, 17.8 percent of persons with a disability were employed, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. In contrast, the employment-population ratio for persons without a disability was 63.6 percent. --- The Lane Report --- June 8, 2012 (U.S. --- NATIONAL) http://is.gd/w0Mwkt


Proposed Legislation and New Laws

48. “Biz Bits: City Wants to Help Protect Businesses from ADA Lawsuits” --- Business Editor Evidence of habitual Americans With Disabilities Act lawsuit filers, among other catalysts, has got Chico rolling with a be-aware workshop. A free seminar is slated for 9 am to noon June 20 in the Chico Council ... --- Enterprise-Record --- June 9, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/6q6FCC

49. “State Police Beating of Disabled Man Condemned by ACLU, Lawmaker” --- The beating of a mentally disabled man three years ago at the hands of State Police troopers drew condemnations today from a top lawmaker as well as civil rights and disability advocates. Oliver said state authorities must better ... --- The Star-Ledger - NJ.com --- June 4, 2012 (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/YAYajb

50. “3 Nonprofits Seek to be NY Disabled Advocates” --- New York has received proposals from three nonprofits seeking to take over as the state's federally funded advocate for the disabled. The Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities, which has held that ... --- WRGB --- June 10, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/LqNkK5

51. “Judge: State's Disabled Population Will Not Be 'Tossed Out' of Institutions” --- The agreement also means the state will move forward in closing four of Virginia's five training centers — or institutions for the disabled. However, a sticking point for getting the agreement's approval involved the future of some people in the ... --- WTVR --- June 9, 2012 (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/Navixj
 

International Articles

52. “Advocates Call for Inquiry into 'Profiteering on Disability Equipment” --- Disabled Australians are forced to pay thousands of dollars more than their overseas counterparts for equipment such as wheelchairs and walking aids because overseas websites, which sell the same products much cheaper, are being prevented from shipping ... --- Sydney Morning Herald --- June 11, 2012 (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/L1i5NM

53. “Australian Preschoolers to Get Mental Health Checks” --- Australian preschoolers are set to be screened for early signs of mental illness as part of a voluntary Government-funded programme. The Healthy Kids Check will be predominately conducted by GPs who will refer children with troubling behaviour to ... --- Radio New Zealand --- June 10, 2012 (NEW ZEALAND) http://is.gd/pSnL8G

54. “Time to Talk Straight about Mental Illness, Says Advocate” --- Politically correct language is hurting, not helping, Canadians with mental illness by actually reinforcing stigma, says an advocate for those with mental illness. John Roswell of the Digby Clare Mental Health Volunteers Association spoke ... --- TheChronicleHerald.ca --- June 10, 2012 (CANADA) http://is.gd/Qv8Vy8

55. “New Program Helps Integrate Developmentally-Delayed Adults After School is Done” --- It was in that vein that a collection of parents and community stakeholders came together to create Beyond 21, a grassroots organization that provides daily activities and stimulation to develop-mentally challenged adults who have had to leave the ... --- Seaway News --- June 9, 2012 (CANADA) http://is.gd/bh9BHW

56. “Former Winnipeg Group Home Manager Guilty of Sex Assault on One of His Employees” --- A former Winnipeg group home manager has been found guilty of sexually assaulting one of his employees. Court heard Olayemi Fatunmbi (oh-lah-YEHM'-bee fah-TOMB'-bee) climbed into bed with his victim, kissed her and groped her while she was … --- Winnipeg Free Press --- June 6, 2012 (CANADA) http://is.gd/ynWFOR

57. “Homicide Suspect's Hit List Included School, Group Home” --- Two schools and a group home were on the hit list of a man who is suspected of killing two people in a Burnaby, BC sushi house and wounding another, police say. Sgt. Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Wednesday that one ... --- CBC.ca --- June 6, 2012 (CANADA) http://is.gd/PM9prU

58. “Bird-Vrained Liverpool Council Members Link Pigeon Feeding to Mental Illness” --- In a report from Liverpool City Council, the statement said: "Pigeon Feeding - Often undertaken by individuals with mental health needs." The statement was part of the council's Street Activity Management Plan, and has enraged members of the mental ... --- Click Liverpool --- June 10, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/

59. “Hospital Says Sorry after Deaf Patient Left 'Trapped'” --- A deaf patient said he has been treated like a "second-class citizen" after repeatedly being left unable to communicate in hospital. Michael May, aged 27, said a lack of qualified sign-language interpreters left him "trapped" and unable to understand ... --- This is Plymouth --- June 7, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/i1oGA7

60. “Disabled Man Targeted by Gang” --- A man suffering with a neurological condition was assaulted by a group of men who targeted him because of his disability. The victim, aged in his 40s, was walking to the Co-Op store towards Gresham Road when the ...--- Worcester Standard --- June 6, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/bqesTJ

61. “Hertfordshire Families with Disabled Children Going Without Food” --- There are just under 5000 families across Hertfordshire with a disabled child and research from charity Contact a Family has revealed many of those families are going without essentials. The charity's Counting the Costs 2012 survey showed for families ... --- Times 24 --- June 5, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/Y5gbGN

62. “PostNL to Create 1,200 Jobs for Handicapped, Long-term Jobless” --- Dutch postal group PostNL plans to create 1,200 jobs for people on welfare benefits or employed through sheltered work schemes for the handicapped, the company said on Saturday. By 2014 'some 550 people from sheltered work schemes and almost 650 people ... --- DutchNews.nl --- June 9, 2012 (HOLLAND) http://is.gd/MGaYbr

63. “Hunter Syndrome Haunts 10-Year-Old Boy” --- There is facial deformity and his liver has enlarged. But his brain is still functioning fine. The only way to arrest his condition is by injecting a critical enzyme that is deficient in his body," said child specialist and Institute of Child Health ... --- Times of India --- June 10, 2012 (INDIA) http://is.gd/2fOugi

64. “Disabled Indonesian Students Are Separate, But Not Always Equal” --- Activist contend that disabled youths, like these visually impaired students, would fare better at regular schools than at schools for the disabled. Senna Rusli will forever be grateful that his parents encouraged him to study in an ... --- Jakarta Globe --- June 6, 2012 (INDONESIA) http://is.gd/aYJm44

65. “Change Mindset on Mental Illness” --- The strategies include mental health promotion starting with schoolchildren; early detection; treatment and referral of person with suicidal behaviour; capability and capacity building; research, monitoring and surveillance; and restricting access to ... --- Malaysia Star --- June 10, 2012 (MALAYSIA) http://is.gd/W7gVT6

66. “People with Disabilities Face Tough Time at Polls” --- Life wasn't that easy for him, especially in a society where people with disabilities (PWDs) are of least importance. There are about 4.2 million PWDs in the Philippines and roughly 2.6 to 3 million of them are qualified to vote. --- Rappler --- June 10, 2012 (PHILLIPPINES) http://is.gd/C1nW3I

67. “Disabled Woman Injured in Street Attack in Edinburgh” --- A disabled woman has dislocated her shoulder during an attack by a thief who mugged her in an Edinburgh street. The 52-year-old, who has Huntington's Disease, was walking southwards on West Granton Road between 10:30 and 11:20 on Thursday when she was ... --- BBC News --- June 8, 2012 (SCOTLAND) http://is.gd/eYti9u

68. “Disabled Not Using All Their Tax Breaks” --- Taxpayers with disabilities or who have disabled family members are probably not making full use of the tax deductions to which they are entitled, a tax consultant who specialises in assisting families affected by disabilities says. --- Independent Online --- June 10, 2012 (SOUTH AFRICA) http://is.gd/bi0ZH0

69. “Disabled Teens in Wheelchairs Suffer in Shack” --- Two disabled children living in Khayelitsha have been waiting three years for proper medical treatment after coming to Cape Town to seek the help of a specialist who might help them walk again. Siphosethu, 18, and Akhona Dotwana, 16, ... --- The New Age Online --- June 7, 2012 (SOUTH AFRICA) http://is.gd/CmXbfT

70. “Teachers for Disabled Underpaid, Overworked” --- Operating as a non-governmental charity organisation, the village offers therapeutic help to mentally and physically disabled people including war veterans and Dioxin-affected youth. Upon arrival, the incapacitated children are taught personal hygiene ... --- Viet Nam News --- June 8, 2012 (VIET NAM) http://is.gd/VEn0hy

71. “Learning-Disabled Adults Suffer High Rate of Visual Impairment” --- A British study has found that adults with learning disabilities are 10 times more likely than the general United Kingdom population to be blind or have some level of impaired vision. The data is consistent with similar research done in other countries ... --- National Post --- June 11, 2012 (UNITED KINGDOM) http://is.gd/ENknbD
 

 


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