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News Summary for July 28, 2014
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.   “12 Defendants Added to Lawsuit Alleging 'Known Pedophile' Sexually Abused Minor at Tuscaloosa ...” --- ... added as defendants in a lawsuit that alleges repeated sexual abuse of a minor resident at the W.D. Partlow Developmental Center in Tuscaloosa. --- al.com --- July 16, 2014  (ALABAMA) http://is.gd/uGaHZ1 

2.   “Salinas School Sign Language Interpreter Pleads No Contest to Molesting Deaf Students” --- A Nevada man who formerly worked as a certified sign language interpreter for the deaf at North Salinas High School … --- CBS Local --- July 13, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/m4qNmR

3.   “Squatters Refuse to Leave Disabled Man's Home” --- Manuel Martinez is disabled and lives at the home through Section 8 housing. He invited Elise Fehrenbach to stay with him temporarily last month as a ... --- 10News --- July 12, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/D9oH1s

4.   “Mentally Ill Inmate Dies at Half His Body Weight in Broward Jail, Lawsuit Says” --- With "deliberate indifference," the defendants ignored Priester's glaringly obvious mental-health and phsycial ailments and failed to provide him with ... --- Sun-Sentinel --- July 13, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/Oob9RI

5.   “No Jail Time for Sexual Abuse of Disabled Teen at Gage Park High” --- A 19-year-old who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a learning-disabled girl at Gage Park High School last year was sentenced to probation, while ... --- MyFox Chicago --- July 16, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/44OTZH

6.   “Brochu Convicted of Sexually Abusing Boy at Public Pool” --- A Bowie man was found guilty Wednesday of sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy at a public pool in Maryland — the last of three child sex abuse ... --- Washington Post --- July 16, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/SpuljX

7.   “Girl with Autism Speaks at City Hall After She Says She Was Caught on Overheated School Bus” ---  She spoke at City Hall Friday, and she was joined by a girl with autism who says she got caught on an overheated bus. NY1's Lindsey Christ filed the ... --- NY1 --- July 11, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/oQbpzm

8.   “Woman Indicted for Stealing, Selling Guide Dog” --- A 21-year-old Dayton woman is accused of stealing a guide dog from a blind woman, then selling the animal on Craigslist. Bonnie Ritchie was ... --- WHIO --- July 16, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/Mdbxrl

9.   “Kids with Developmental Disabilities at Risk for Abuse and Neglect” --- Children with developmental disabilities are at a greater risk for abuse and neglect, according to a study published in Clinical Pediatrics. --- Examiner.com --- July 15, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/vaIFsN

10.   “Georgia Has Strictest Student Restraint, Seclusion Preventions” --- In 2004, a 13-year-old boy struggling with ADHD hanged himself after being locked in a “time-out room” at his school in Gainsville, Ga. --- Post Searchlight --- July 15, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/pJxNQV

11.   “Police Uncover Abuse at Centre for Autistic Youth” --- Five educators working at a centre for children and young people suffering from autism were arrested Tuesday for allegedly abusing ... --- Gazzetta del Sud English --- July 15, 2014  (ITALY)  http://is.gd/gr49C3

12.   “Drugs Tested on Mentally Disabled” --- A drug company has been cleared to test experimental drugs on intellectually disabled people, despite earlier concerns that it was illegal and risky. --- Stuff.co.nz --- July 13, 2014  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/wqveNe


Abuse/Crime-related

13.   “Photos: Police Say Teens Stole Phone from Man in Wheelchair” --- Surveillance photos released Friday, July 18, 2014, show three teenage girls who Bakersfield police say stole a cellphone from a man confined to a ... --- Bakersfield Now --- July 19, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/xjJyoO

14.   “Future of Sonoma Developmental Center on Group's Agenda” --- As Gov. Jerry Brown takes steps to downsize or close developmental centers, including California's largest near Sonoma, concerns linger over ... --- Santa Rosa Press Democrat --- July 19, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/QT86oZ

15.   “Sheriff's Deputies under Investigation after Mentally Ill Man Hospitalized after Arrest in Compton” ---  Barry Montgomery, whose sister says is a paranoid schizophrenic, was arrested on Monday night when he refused to leave … --- LAist --- July 19, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/Z0Gjjt

16.   “Man Accused of Sexual Assault of Mentally Handicapped Woman” --- A San Benito man was arrested Monday and accused of participating in the rape of a mentally handicapped woman, the Cameron ... --- Valley morning Star --- July 18, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/sFK8Ev

17.   “Plea Entered in Molestation Case” --- Frogel was a certified sign language interpreter for the deaf at North Salinas High School. In March, school officials called police to report allegations ... --- KSBW The Central Coast --- July 11, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/4rYZn4

18.   “Police Find Crack, Marijuana at Residence of Handicapped Child” --- Police called Child Protective Services who started an investigation for child neglect and placed the daughter in the custody of Cummings' sister, who ... --- Bradenton Herald --- July 18, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/LndgPT

19.   “Former Employee at Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind Charged with Lewd and Lascivious Act” --- Amber Nicole Blackmer, 26, of Elkton was arrested June 10 following a June 6 complaint, according to Times-Union news partner First Coast News. --- Florida Times-Union --- July 14, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/qc8HXx

20.   “School Worker Quits after Suspicious Handprint Left on Autistic Child, Questions Remain” --- The mother of an autistic child said she believes there is more to a case where a suspicious handprint was left on her son. --- WALB-TV --- July 16, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/rcmYTQ

21.   “Chicago Inmate Gouges His Eyes: Cost of Not Caring” --- "Here was someone horribly mentally ill, who should have been in a mental health setting, not in a jail,'' Dart said. "But that is where he's at.'' --- USA TODAY --- July 21, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/DDQGmW

22.   “Man Sexually Victimizes Autistic Youth” --- The July 4th holiday weekend celebration resulted in felony sexual battery charges against a Chicago man accused of inappropriate conduct with an ... --- Stacey Page Online --- July 14, 2014  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/bP4EN6

23.   “Mental Health Still a Problem at New Orleans Jail” --- The hearing was focused on the cost of a short-term fix for the inadequate housing and treatment of mentally ill prisoners at a building known as ... --- Kansas.com --- July 14, 2014  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/1kfej6

24.   “OBI Supervisor Charged with Sexually Abusing Mentally Disabled Man” --- Gregory Phillip Chambers, 50, of Glen Burnie has been charged with vulnerable adult abuse, second degree assault, and sexual abuse charges after ... --- CapitalGazette.com --- July 15, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/kOZEzd

25.   “Maryland Lawmakers, Child Advocates Seek Probe into Oversight of Troubled Group Home” ---  Maryland lawmakers and child advocates called Monday for an investigation into regulators' oversight of a troubled group home operator, asking why ... --- Baltimore Sun --- July 14, 2014  (MARYLAND) http://is.gd/fqgWRT

26.   “Group Home for Disabled Children Struggled to Provide Adequate Care” --- "This is unnerving," said Nancy Pineles, managing attorney for the Maryland Disability Law Center, a nonprofit that advocates for the disabled. --- Baltimore Sun --- July 12, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/gSoO9h

27.   “Suspects Arrested in Robbery of Wheelchair-bound Subway Rider” --- Transit police have arrested two men in the robbery of a man in a wheelchair and the stabbing of a person pushing that wheelchair. It happened ... --- WBAL Radio --- July 11, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/4MvHzB

28.   “Salem Group Home under Investigation after Autistic Resident Suffers Severe Injuries” --- Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Salem residential group home after a Lynn woman says her 37-year-old ... --- The Republic --- July 14, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/tqzdAq 

29.   “Roscommon County Teacher Charged with Assault and Battery of Students” --- A 26-year-old teacher, from Houghton Lake, was arraigned in Roscommon County for allegedly assaulting two adult students with disabilities after a ... --- UpNorthLive.com --- July 14, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/z1mpRK

30.   “Disability Nonprofit Discriminated against Deaf Employee, Suit Alleges” --- According to Campbell, the nonprofit violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by firing Jeffries without giving him the tools he needed to do his job. --- The Detroit News --- July 13, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/omvVo6

31.   “A 5-year-old Boy with Down Syndrome Was Found Dead Inside a Neighbor's Car about Seven Hours ...” --- Don McCullough, grandfather of Derrick Holmon, is counseled by All Nations Church of God and Christ Pastor Vincent Matthews after the 5-year-old, ... --- Lansing State Journal --- July 11, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/kXrQg9

32.   “Deaf, Nonverbal Man Attacked on Brooklyn Subway Train: NYPD” --- Police are looking for the attacker they say repeatedly punched a 44-year-old man who cannot hear or speak on a subway train in Brooklyn Monday ... --- NBC New York --- July 16, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/UqoYdz

33.   “Defendants Deny Blame in Lawsuit of Skaneateles Special Needs Student Allegedly Sexually ...” ---  Three defendants accused of failing to protect a Skaneateles special needs student who was allegedly sexually assaulted in a school bathroom in ... --- Auburn Citizen --- July 15, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/lfR23c

34.   “Mentally Ill Rikers Inmates Are Frequently Attacked by Officers, Says Secret Study” --- And there are more disturbing statistics: 77 percent of the seriously injured inmates had been diagnosed with a mental illness. Over a third of the ... --- New York Magazine --- July 14, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/CMjxjU

35.   “Police: Missing East Islip Man Was Living in Home Filled With Human Waste” --- Adult Protective Services contacted police after the home was found to be filled with three feet of clothing, garbage and human waste, police said. --- Patch.com --- July 10, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/loZpJL

36.   “Man Who Got Shortest Sentence in Mentally Disabled Pa. Woman's Torture Murder Files Appeal” --- A man who received the shortest sentence among six people in the torture killing of a mentally disabled ... --- The Republic --- July 18, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/ysRp28

37.   “Death at Stroud Township Group Home Leads to Investigation” --- The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is investigating a Stroud Township group home following the death last week of one of its residents. --- Pocono Record --- July 16, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/zWc5ZR

38.   “State Supported Living Center Employee Charged with Punching Resident” --- ... elderly or disabled person following the alleged June 26 incident investigated by the Angelina County Sheriff's Office and Adult Protective Services. --- Lufkin Daily News --- July 17, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/YVYzLU

39.   “Adult Day Care Driver Jailed for Gang Rape of Mentally Disabled Woman” --- Court records obtained by Action 4 News show Vega is accused of being one of two men who raped a 37-year-old mentally handicapped woman. --- KGBT-TV --- July 16, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/3m53c7

40.   “Police: Woman with Mental Disability Burned with Cigarettes by Boyfriend” --- A manager of an adult daycare noticed the woman had bruises and burns on her body and contacted her mother. That's when the mother contacted ... --- KGBT-TV --- July 16, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/jqA5SJ

41.   “Autistic Boy Attacked by Three Teens” --- Misty Nichols was winding down from a long day when her son Christopher who has autism came home visibly upset. "He doesn't understand ... --- KCEN-TV --- July 12, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/4d7Y6R

42.   “Former Utah Bus Driver Charged with Sexual Abuse of Second 5-year-old Special Needs Girl” --- Both girls are special needs students at Altara Elementary School in Sandy. Carrell's attorney, Ron Yengich, wasn't immediately available for comment ... --- Daily Journal --- July 14, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/dRsTvj

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43.   “High Percentage of Mentally Ill Unemployed, Study Finds” --- The state of Alabama has an almost 90 percent unemployment among its mentally ill, a recent study found. The figure is about 10 percent higher than ... --- Montgomery Advertiser --- July 14, 2014  (ALABAMA)  http://is.gd/8Aa36d

44.   “Boulder County Sheriff Says Jail 'at Breaking Point' as Mentally Ill Population Grows” --- Arrest numbers are down in Boulder County, but staff at the jail say crowding has reached an all-time high, largely due to an ... --- The Denver Channel --- July 14, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/HMUeuq

45.   “Special Needs Aides to Fill in Where Needed as Pinellas Shifts Them Away from Classrooms” --- When Pinellas County school officials eliminated hundreds of positions designed to assist students with special needs in the spring, they said there ... --- Tampabay.com --- July 18, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/H6RkTl

46.   “Report Finds Problems with Broward School District Services for Special Ed Students” --- Many special needs students in Broward County must endure long bus rides to schools with large classes and poorly trained teachers, according to a ... --- Sun-Sentinel --- July 12, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/AAtwxY

47.   “US Jails Struggle with Role as Makeshift Asylums for Mentally Ill” --- In one case, a mentally ill man hanged himself from a pipe on his third attempt after orders to put him on 24-hour watch were apparently ignored. --- Gadsden Times --- July 12, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/McFZx1

48.   “Health Officials: Marion County Jail a 'Revolving Door' for Mentally Ill” --- The Marion County Jail has becoming an expensive revolving door, according to health professionals, who say the city's mentally ill ... --- WRTV Indianapolis --- July 18, 2014  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/wCKneN

49.   “MaineCare Cuts Leave Mentally Ill Adrift and at Risk” --- When Maine made deep cuts to its Medicaid program last January, 25,000 parents and childless adults lost their health care coverage. More than six ... --- Maine Public Broadcasting --- July 18, 2014  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/OOxZB2

50.   “State Has Dragged Feet on Disability Reforms, Court Monitor Says” --- Nearly three years after a landmark court settlement required Minnesota to revamp its services for thousands of residents with disabilities, federal ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- July 12, 2014  (MINNESOTA) http://is.gd/WjCcDQ 

51.   “New Special-Ed Task Force Faces Tough Challenges, Tight Timeframe” --- Regardless of how long it took to appoint a new state task force on special education, the 17 members will have less time to come up with ... --- NJ Spotlight --- July 17, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/JDACHa

52.   “Disabled Man is Thriving in Texas but May be Forced to Move Back to NJ” --- The DDD says he, along with some 470 other disabled individuals living out of state, are better off nearer their families and in community group homes ... --- The Star-Ledger --- July 13, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/Eq0DB8

53.   “City Council Seeks Federal Funds for Devices that Track Autistic Kids” --- The City Council has an ambitious wish list for the feds, pushing for everything from tracking devices for autistic kids to reimbursement for Hurricane ... --- New York Daily News --- July 21, 2014  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/iHi9xf 

54.   “Medicaid Home Care Cuts Are Unjust, Lawsuit Says” --- The lawsuit, filed against the state commissioners of the Department of Health and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, takes these ... --- New York Times --- July 15, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/5R46FV

55.   “As Mental Health Centers Close in New York, a Parent Fears Inadequate Care” --- The state has agreed to set up permanent services for residents and clients with severe disabilities before the mental health centers close, but it is still ... --- The Epoch Times --- July 12, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/thgm9K

56.   “Autism Services Desperately Needed for Adults” --- "There is a huge deficit," says Sara Barada with the Autism Action Partnership. "Not only in our community, nationwide. Services for young adults with ... --- KETV Omaha --- July 18, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/ijcTeu

57.   “Oklahoma Officials Say State Needs More Mental Health Funding” --- Much of the logistical burden in finding a place for psychiatric patients to stay is falling on the shoulders of Oklahoma City police. Officers are being ... --- KOCO Oklahoma City --- July 16, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/MnTSvY

58.   “Mental Health System in Disrepair” --- Medication is dispensed to mentally ill boarders at a boarding house. Our mental health care system has been systematically dismantled in the past ... --- mySanAntonio.com --- July 11, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/BNoVWR

59.   “Subcommittee Meets to Examine State Mental Health System” --- A Virginia legislator's family tragedy has led to the first comprehensive examination of the state's fragmented mental health system in nearly 15 years, ... --- Roanoke Times --- July 21, 2014  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/QhhMPt

60.   “Va. Congressmen: Keep Centers for Disabled Open” --- Eight Virginia congressmen are asking Gov. Terry McAuliffe to slow the closing of state residential centers for the disabled. --- The Charlottesville Newsplex --- July 18, 2014  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/5WsV87

61.   “Provider Says Government Funding Change Will Result in Lost Jobs for Developmentally Disabled” ---  A service provider says some developmentally disabled people in Wyoming will be jobless because of government funding ... --- The Republic --- July 12, 2014  (WYOMING)  http://is.gd/2bJGbP

62.   “Study: Psych Drug ER Trips Approach 90,000 a Year” --- Bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults, with anti-anxiety ... --- MyFox Washington DC --- July 10, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/Ikqz7k

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

63.   “Physical Restraint Training Now Mandatory in Alaska Schools” --- Gov. Sean Parnell signed a flurry of bills Wednesday, but for many in the mental health community few pieces of legislation could be more important ... --- KTUU.com --- July 16, 2014  (ALASKA)  http://is.gd/Jsfupi

64.   “Brown Approves Changes to Mental Health References” --- Chesbro says using such outdated terms increases the stigma against people who suffer from mental health issues and puts the focus on the disability ... --- SFGate --- July 18, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/izk7H4

65.   “Los Angeles County Approves Involuntary Mental Health Care” --- The county's Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to enact a law allowing court-ordered involuntary mental health treatment for ... --- Wall Street Journal --- July 15, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/QbZm4M

66.   “New Law to Expand Mental Health Services in NH” --- A new law that expands mental health services in New Hampshire to comply with a court settlement is a good start but more work must be done. --- WMUR Manchester --- July 11, 2014  (NEW HAMPSHIRE)  http://is.gd/4RL6Ph

67.   “Bill Would Shine Light on Neglected Needs of Minorities with Disabilities” --- Jane Dunhamn, mother of a 44-year-old daughter born with significant disabilities, says the state needs to take action to close the gap in healthcare ... --- NJ Spotlight --- July 14, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/ek4x8G

68.   “Autism Advocates Rally for Autism Insurance Bill” --- Twenty-five families from across NC gathered inside the Legislative Building auditorium Tuesday for a news conference put on by Autism Speaks. --- WTVD-TV --- July 15, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/qGgfmI

69.   “Local Lawmakers Back Pa. Bill Changing Mental-health Treatment” --- Tim Murphy (R., Allegheny), the age at which mentally ill children can choose whether they should have treatment should be raised. In Pennsylvania ... --- Philly.com --- July 17, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/EEtzsk

International Articles

70.   “Disabled Children Dumped at Hospital” --- Disabled children are being left at Victorian hospitals and placed in beds for the mentally ill. The Health and Community Services Union has blamed ... --- The Age --- July 21, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/QvWt4U

71.   “Disabled Crime Victims Ignored by Police” --- Victoria police will radically overhaul the way it deals with disabled victims of crime after a damning new report revealed complaints of assault and ... --- WA today --- July 19, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/mm9wZJ

72.   “3,000 Students with Autism Have No Option but Public School System in Washington Australia” --- Across the country, Washington, is the only major state in Australia without and autistic specified school. With an ever rising ...         July 12, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/FUfyEM

73.   “Perth Magistrate Catherine Crawford Wants Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Offenders Spared ...” --- Young offenders whose mothers drank alcohol while they were in the womb would escape jail under a plan by a Perth magistrate to classify fetal ... --- The Daily Telegraph --- July 12, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/U9ypoe

74.   “Husband Found Guilty of Murdering Down's Wife” --- A 55-year-old Austrian man and his girlfriend have been found guilty of murdering the man's wife, who had Down's syndrome, during a holiday to ... --- The Local Austria --- July 16, 2014  (AUSTRIA)  http://is.gd/y7AxBF

75.   “Mentally Ill, Homeless, Shot Dead by Montreal Police: Quebec Coroner Issues Recommendations” --- A Quebec coroner is calling for better adapted mental-health services and better adapted police training to respond to mentally ill ... --- Montreal Gazette --- July 21, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/ZtbALv

76.   “Jail for Mental Health Patient” --- While lamenting the lack of a proper treatment facility for prisoners suffering from mental illness, on Friday Justice Quin sentenced Debbie ... --- Cayman News Service --- July 21, 2014  (CAYMAN ISLANDS)  http://is.gd/aRuANd

77.   “Lincoln Teenagers Locked up for Attack that Left an Autistic Man with Serious Facial Injuries” --- Two Lincoln teenagers involved in street violence which left a man with serious facial injuries have each been locked up for 12 months at ... --- Lincolnshire Echo --- July 21, 2014  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/Cis4cH 

78.   “Hackney Police Officer Accused of Abusing Mentally Ill Prisoner” --- A Hackney police sergeant allegedly stamped on a mentally ill prisoner's toes, pulled him by the ear and dragged him to the floor, saying: “Welcome to ... --- Hackney Gazette --- July 17, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/c5jpFT

79.   “Woman Beat Disabled Husband Who ‘Could Not Escape’, Court Hears” --- A 59-year-old woman beat her disabled husband and told him “I hate every bone in your body and I am going to kill you.” Paulette Warren, who ... --- North Devon Journal --- July 14, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/2okMiR

80.   “Abuse of Patients with Learning Disabilities Were Not Acted on Quickly Enough” --- Investigators probing the abuse of patients with learning disabilities at a day centre failed to act quickly enough, a top level report has found. --- The Star --- July 14, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/akZVga

81.   “1,500 Year-Old Skeleton Shows the Oldest Case of Down Syndrome” --- A new research shows that the earliest probable case of Down syndrome in the archaeological record comes from a child of 5 to 7 years old who lived ... --- American Live Wire --- July 13, 2014  (FRANCE)  http://is.gd/APyMce

82.   “India Mental Health Care” --- For all of them, there are just five thousand psychiatrists in this country. So faith healers from across India's diverse religious mosaic have long filled ... --- PBS --- July 18, 2014  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/VmTjQu

83.   “Indonesian Mental Health Law Passed After Five Years” --- The Mental Health Law was endorsed by lawmakers during a plenary session in Jakarta last week, but has garnered little media attention amid the ... --- Jakarta Globe --- July 13, 2014  (INDONESIA)  http://is.gd/hYemZ0

84.   “System Faces Overhaul after Psychiatric Hospital Deaths” --- Health chiefs have called for an overhaul of how doctors respond to fatalities at psychiatric hospitals as it emerged that a further four people have ... --- Irish Independent --- July 21, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/vOB3kC

85.   “Call for Attack on Blind Man to be Treated as a ‘Hate Crime’ ” --- A cruel attack on a blind man in Fintona should be treated as a 'hate crime' according to the Royal Institute of Blind People (RNIB). On Thursday the ... --- The Ulster Herald --- July 15, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/sOvGFH

86.   “Survey Finds Widespread Abuse against Disabled Workers” --- The labor ministry said 393 disabled workers were recognized by the government as having been subject to workplace abuse by the company ... --- Asahi Shimbun --- July 19, 2014  (JAPAN)  http://is.gd/RtmRmy

87.   “Mental Health Care Reform Urgently Needed for 'Deinstitutionalization' ” --- A report recently produced by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has pointed out that the number of psychiatric care beds ... --- The Japan News --- July 13, 2014  (JAPAN)  http://is.gd/DWktUc

88.   “Nurse Breached Patient's Rights” --- A report from the Health and Disability Commission says the nurse did not provide services of reasonable care and skill during the incident in 2012. --- Radio New Zealand --- July 21, 2014  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/g43iEo

89.   “Support for Special Needs Students Stretched” --- Students with special learning needs are still missing out on help with their NCEA exams, despite the scrapping of an expensive assessment fee, say ... --- Stuff.co.nz --- July 17, 2014  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/OZdkxO

90.   “1 in 10 Wait a Year for Mental Health Treatment” --- One in ten mentally ill patients are being forced to wait more than a year for counselling, amid claims excessive delays are making the problem worse. --- Edinburgh Evening News --- July 17, 2014  (SCOTLAND) http://is.gd/0wgbWm 

91.   “BBC to Quadruple Number of Disabled People on Screen” --- The BBC is to quadruple the number of disabled people on screen, it has announced, weeks after unveiling a similar quota system for black and ethnic ... --- Telegraph.co.uk --- July 17, 2014  (UNITED KINGDOM)  http://is.gd/X9yRKH
 

 


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