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News Summary for October 13, 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.   “This Middle School Allegedly Used a 14-Year-Old Special Needs Student to Bait a Rapist” --- In January 2010 a 14-year-old special education student was raped in her Alabama middle school bathroom. She had been sodomized; medical ... --- Cosmopolitan --- September 18, 2014  (ALABAMA)  http://is.gd/nqxsiw

2.   “Delaware Teen Tackles Bully Problem Head On” --- According to federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, about 60 out of every 1,000 people with a disability was a victim of violence in 2012 – almost three ... --- The News Journal --- September 28, 2014  (DELAWARE)  http://is.gd/LiL5mJ

3.   “Knoxville Mom Upset after Special Needs Son Left Alone on School Bus for Hours” --- A Knoxville woman says her 12-year-old special needs son was left alone on his school bus for more than five hours. --- WATE-TV --- September 18, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/sJX7Mv

4.   “Federal Court: California Prisons Must Investigate, Record Disabled Inmates' Grievances” --- A federal appeals court said Friday that California prison officials must promptly investigate and record all allegations of inmates ... --- The Republic --- September 26, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/uVpUny

5.   “Do Not Tolerate Attacks on Disabled” --- Her mission is to toughen laws against bullying or mistreating people with disabilities. She saw that vicious video of several teens attacking a mentally ... --- The News Journal --- September 27, 2014  (DELAWARE)  http://is.gd/EPzXUB

6.   “Disability Hate Crime: Attacks on People with Disabilities 'Must be Taken More Seriously' ” ---  Disability Rights UK is among the groups campaigning for increased reporting ... Rights Commission 'Hidden in Plain Sight' report on disability-related ... --- The Independent --- September 21, 2014  (UNITED KINGDOM)  http://is.gd/VTjVfW


Abuse/Crime-related

7.   “Man Convicted of Raping Disabled Woman” --- A man is facing 20 years to life in state prison after a Sacramento Superior Court jury conviction Tuesday for a battery of crimes stemming from the ... --- Sacramento Bee --- September 24, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/cYqwqF

8.   “Suit Claims Antioch School's Employees Improperly Restrained 5-year-old Boy” --- An Antioch mother of a disabled student has sued the school district, one of its contract special-needs schools and various officials and ... --- Contra Costa Times --- September 24, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/B7xkXA

9.   “Former Fresno County Jail Psychiatrist Placed on Probation” --- The former chief of psychiatric services at the Fresno County Jail has been placed on five years probation by the Medical Board of California. --- Merced Sun-Star --- September 19, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/cMLPr3

10.   “2 Plead Guilty to Abuse at EH Home for Autistic People” --- Two people accused of abusing autistic residents at an East Hartford group home face up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in ... --- Journal Inquirer --- September 19, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/N56PCn

11.   “Cops: Autistic Teen Punched During Large Brawl Outside Church in Delaware” --- A 14-year-old was arrested in Delaware after investigators say he punched a teen with autism during a large brawl. --- CBS Local --- September 22, 2014  (DELAWARE)  http://is.gd/szeXF2

12.   “New Hate Crime Charges in Attack on Mentally Challenged Man” --- The Arc – dedicated to improving the quality of life for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families – encourages positive ... --- The News Journal --- September 22, 2014  (DELAWARE)  http://is.gd/jnwMHS

13.   “Suspects Break into Del. Apartment, Assault Disabled Woman and Daughter” --- Two men have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a Dover apartment and assaulting a disabled woman and her daughter. --- CBS Local --- September 18, 2014  (DELAWARE)  http://is.gd/940Kxv

14.   “Cops: Man Went Crusin' on His Blind Buddy's Credit Card” --- Larry Tuttle is accused of going on a pricey cruise to Mexico, which he fraudulently paid for from a credit card of a blind Holly Hill man he befriended ... --- Sun Sentinel --- September 29, 2014  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/lVct5O 

15.   “Stuart Harley-Davidson Dealership Helps Autistic Teen Heal from Beating” --- Aaron Hill, the autistic teen from Okeechobee whose beating was videotaped and posted on social media, is now working and ... --- TCPalm --- September 25, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/L37wSj

16.   “Judge Won't Reduce Bonds, Three More Arrested in Attack on Autistic Teen” --- A judge denied bond reductions Monday for two suspects in the beating last month of an autistic Okeechobee teenager. Meanwhile, city police have ... --- Palm Beach Post --- September 22, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/QJnWxB

17.   “Lake County Facility for Disabled under Fire Again” --- Carlton Palms Educational Center is in trouble over the death of 14-year-old autistic girl Paige Lunsford. Lunsford died in July of last year just two ... --- WFTV Orlando --- September 22, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/s7hUlH

18.   “32 Florida Prison Guards Fired Amid Outrage over Inmate Abuse” --- The secretary of Florida's prison system has fired nearly three dozen guards in the wake of the recent scrutiny given to inmate ... --- Huffington Post --- September 21, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/PjAVBw

19.   “Deaf Girl Says Staffer Broke Her Arm at Facility Being Probed by FBI” --- A deaf and autistic student at a Florida facility that is under FBI investigation for alleged physical abuse was treated at a local hospital late last month ... --- NBCNews.com --- September 18, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/8DiKx7

20.   “Navy Wife Allege Disabled Son Was Assaulted at Kings Bay Youth Center” --- Beverly Munroe, navy wife and mother of five, is fighting for her disabled child. "I think some believe I am out to get the Navy,' she ... --- First Coast News --- September 25, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/CKg9nx

21.   “Health Department to Consider Tighter Regulations over Care Home Programs” --- Keith Ridley, chief of the department's Office of Health Care Assurance, ... In July, the CCFFH program, along with adult day care facilities and case ... --- KHON2 --- September 26, 2014  (HAWAII)  http://is.gd/Iza8sg

22.   “Darnell Hunter Sentenced to 12 Years for Fatally Neglecting His Impaired Son” --- For neglecting his son to the point where the mentally impaired teen died, a Peoria man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday. --- Peoria Journal Star --- September 19, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/VVUepr

23.   “Kansas Woman Sentenced for Mistreatment of Dependent Adult” --- An Emporia woman was sentenced today to more than seven years in prison for mistreatment of a dependent adult and conspiring to ... --- Salina Post --- September 26, 2014  (KANSAS)   http://is.gd/GRz4hQ

24.   “Family Speaks out Weeks After Disabled Man Brutally Assaulted” --- Police say two weeks after he was savagely beaten by his caregiver, a disabled man continues to fight for his life at the University of Kentucky Hospital ... --- LEX18 Lexington KY News --- September 25, 2014  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/ffcdIw

25.   “Accountability Agency Likely to Probe Troubled Riverview Psychiatric Center” --- Lawmakers said Monday that employee accounts of workers abusing patients at Riverview Psychiatric Center, highlighted in the Maine Sunday ... --- Press Herald --- September 22, 2014  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/cQqo71

26.   “Employee Accused of Sex Assault on Disabled Man” --- A 63-year-old Baltimore assisted-living facility employee is accused of sexually assaulting a 24-year-old developmentally disabled man, and police ... --- WBAL Baltimore --- September 26, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/8SsgDh

27.   “Treatment or Torture?: Skin Shocks Draw Scrutiny at School for Disabled” --- Louisa Goldberg hugs her son Andrew, during a visit at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center in Canton, Mass. Andrew, who was born with a ... --- Columbia Daily Tribune --- September 21, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/cYMSC3

28.   “As Run-ins Rise, Police Take Crash Courses on Handling Mentally Ill” --- One group that is disproportionately subject to police uses of force is people with mental illness. Many local departments hold special sessions to train ... --- NPR --- September 23, 2014  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/6KDacV

29.   “N. Vegas Settles Lawsuit with Partly Blind Worker” --- The City of North Las Vegas plans to pay a $38,000 settlement to a longtime parks employee who was pressured to ... --- Las Vegas Sun --- September 26, 2014  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/IMFwio

30.   “Bus Driver Suspended Without Pay after Man with Special Needs is Left Alone on Bus” --- A bus driver who allegedly left a special needs man alone on a bus for more than two hours last week has been ... --- Greenfield Daily Reporter --- September 23, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/D3Cdqs

31.   “Woman Who Allegedly Battered Deaf Mother Arrested” --- The woman, who police say is deaf, showed up at a State Farm insurance office near Lomas and Tramway in January and “appeared terrified,” and ... --- Albuquerque Journal --- September 25, 2014  (NEW MEXICO)  http://is.gd/dVSkSX

32.   “Renowned Pathologist to Testify in Case of Woman Accused of Killing Son” --- But prosecutors say Jordan, 54, callously forced a fatal cocktail of crushed pills into her autistic and nonverbal son in a luxe room at the Fifth Ave. hotel. --- New York Daily News --- September 29, 2014  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/Zwn9h1

33.   “Sick 7-year-old with Special Needs Walks Home Alone from Martin Luther King Junior Elementary ...” --- A Yonkers mother is demanding answers after her special-needs son slipped out of school unnoticed and walked home by himself. --- News 12 Westchester --- September 23, 2014  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/89GvrB

34.   “Mother Questions School's Punishment of Her Special Needs Daughter” --- This is an issue in every school district in Monroe County, because everyone combines special needs students and mainstream students in the same ... --- News 10NBC --- September 19, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/mKdA72

35.   “Autopsy: Mentally Ill NC Inmate Died of Dehydration” --- A North Carolina inmate with mental illness who had been held in solitary confinement died of thirst, according to an autopsy ... --- Hickory Daily Record --- September 25, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/Oei775

36.   “Disabled Man Ripped off by Live-in Caregiver” --- The brother of a local disabled man surveys some of the mess left behind by a live-in caregiver who allegedly removed furniture and other property ... --- Mount Airy News --- September 20, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/lGQ4uY

37.   “Trial Set for Man in Ohio House Fire that Killed 2 Deaf People; 2 Others Already Sentenced” --- Two of the three people accused of helping start a house fire that killed two deaf people have been sentenced to prison and a third is ... --- Daily Journal --- September 28, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/AxYUTC

38.   “Toledo Man Accused of Punching Nephew” --- A Toledo man is accused of punching his handicapped 6-year-old nephew “for no reason,” police said. Brian Moody, 31, of 1455 Woodland Ave., ... --- Toledo Blade --- September 26, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/dKTsQr

39.   “Police Arrest Cleveland Sex Offender Accused of Breaking Disabled 4-year-old Stepson's Jaw” ---  Police in Cleveland have captured a local man accused of breaking his disabled 4-year-old stepson's jaw. Members of the ... --- The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com --- September 23, 2014  (OHIO) http://is.gd/Dbe9TK 

40.   “Police: Thief Takes Drugs from Man in Wheelchair at Tulsa Nursing --- Police said once inside, the man grabbed prescription drugs from the lap of a man in the wheelchair and took off. The man in the wheelchair follows in ... --- NewsOn6.com --- September 18, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/UT2hMX

41.   “Caregiver Accused of Stealing from Blind Woman” --- A Sheraden woman is facing charges, accused of stealing hundreds of dollars from a blind woman she supposed to be ... --- CBS Local --- September 24, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/hcqIyr

42.   “Man Accused of Trying to Rape Blind Woman Appears in Court” --- A man accused of trying to rape a blind woman appeared in Jackson City Court this morning. Austin Wiley is charged with ... --- WBBJ-TV --- September 25, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/1mJAY5

43.   “Testimony Begins in Trial for Ex-Bonham Teacher Accused of Abusing Special Needs Child” ---  Connerley's defense attorney, Bob Jarvis, argues the special ed. Co-Op they worked for in Fannin County instructed all teachers to use those restraints ... --- KXII-TV --- September 24, 2014  (TEXAS) http://is.gd/jH3wt5

44.   “Report Substantiates Neglect of Disabled Fort Worth Woman” --- A woman accused with her father of neglecting a disabled sister who ultimately died, told an emergency room doctor that her sister ... --- Fort Worth Star Telegram --- September 22, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/KV9DT9

45.   “Ex-Bonham Teacher Accused of Abusing Special Needs Student to Stand Trial” --- The jury trial for a former educator accused of abusing a special needs student is scheduled to start in Fannin County Monday ... --- KXII-TV --- September 22, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/oRVbeU

46.   “North Dallas Psychiatric Hospital Green Oaks Cleared of Exposing Patients to Harm” --- The hospital's troubles stem from the July release of an unnamed patient, who suffered psychiatric problems and physical injuries. --- Dallas Morning News --- September 19, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/cXUoXt

47.   “Retired CVUSD Official: Bus Employees Should be Fired” --- The special education buses also have security cameras, so the district ... 8, an 11-year-old special needs student was found on a locked bus … --- The Desert Sun --- September 24, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/1lVdLq

48.   “Two Suicide Attempts Highlight Troubles at the Brattleboro Retreat, Raise Doubts about State Oversight” --- The two cases and a recent sexual assault on the same adolescent ward could jeopardize federal funding for the psychiatric hospital. --- vtdigger.org --- September 21, 2014  (VERMONT)  http://is.gd/hfXjLw

49.   “Police: Caretaker Steals Narcotics from Special Needs Child” --- Vermont State Police say a woman hired as a personal care assistant for a 15-year-old with special needs stole the child's prescription narcotics. --- WPTZ The Champlain Valley --- September 20, 2014  (VERMONT)  http://is.gd/RsGDwD

50.   “Wayne County Woman Pleads Guilty to Neglect of an Incapacitated Adult” --- Mason County prosecutors said Lillie Beth Young, 46, of Wayne County pleaded guilty Thursday to neglect of an incapacitated adult. --- WCHS-TV8 --- September 25, 2014  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/Bcs2XU

51.   “Manitowoc Mom Accused of Beating, Scalding Son with Down Syndrome” --- A Manitowoc woman is accused of beating and scalding her 5-year-old son who has Down syndrome. --- WBAY --- September 25, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/o1u3Qz

52.   “Horror Stories Reveal Broader Risk to Vulnerable Adults” --- The men's employer, Henry's Turkey Farm, also served as their landlord and representative payee, collecting their Social Security disability benefits. --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- September 20, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/Jj4ZzM

Seeking Improved Support

53.   “Screaming Inmates Make L.A. Rethink Jailing Mentally Ill” --- Conditions for mentally ill inmates in the county have been a focus of federal probes since 1997, and the number with psychiatric disorders was an ... --- Businessweek --- September 26, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/uTqqE1

54.   “In New York Times Series, Colorado Man Takes on Stigma of Schizophrenia” --- Eventually, he would discover something that shattered him: He has schizophrenia. But before the diagnosis came, he found … --- Colorado Public Radio --- September 22, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/4DC28w

55.   “Mental Health Rules a Quandary for Law Enforcement” --- Even with a basic understanding of mental illness, Colorado Springs fire Capt. Dave Rocco knew that the woman whose home he and other ... --- Colorado Springs Gazette --- September 21, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/WEPSYY

56.   “Special Needs go Unmet at Gilbert School” --- Gilbert School administrators are concerned that students with special needs are not receiving the services they require from the public ... --- Waterbury Republican American --- September 29, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/3x2UPh

57.   “Connecticut Works to Overhaul Services for the Developmentally Disabled” --- ... intense exploration into policy, practices, trends and barriers for individuals with intellectual disability," according to a May, 2013 DDS press release. --- Hartford Courant --- September 25, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/Y5h2xs

58.   “When All Else Fails, Parents of Special-needs Students Turn to Social Media” --- A chance meeting in a Sarasota restaurant put Amanda Taylor, the mother of a special-needs student, in touch with activist Jon Singer. --- Tampabay.com --- September 27, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/VmAFXn

59.   “Man in Wheelchair Crowdsurfs Kanye West Concert” --- Following the accusation of berating a disabled fan for not standing up to dance during a concert last week, Kanye West had a man in a wheelchair ... --- Las Vegas Review-Journal --- September 22, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/f4yjib

60.   “KDADS: Warehousing the Mentally Ill a Problem in 11 Kansas Communities” --- Lea Taylor, an assistant secretary for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, says KDADS has been working with officials in Kansas ... --- KCUR --- September 19, 2014  (KANSAS) http://is.gd/M924Dx 

61.   “Special Education Costs Challenge State Task Force” --- The Minimum Foundation Program, or MFP, sets the base cost of educating a child, then adds more for certain needs such as special education. --- The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com --- September 24, 2014  (LOUISIANA) http://is.gd/kNNwrL 

62.   “La. Lags in At-home Services for Disabled People” --- A new report released Monday says Louisiana has the sixth-highest number of people around the country who are developmentally disabled and ... --- Shreveport Times --- September 22, 2014  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/1fAklD

63.   “Bay State Education Officials Revising Regulations Regarding Restraint of Public School Pupils” ---  State education officials are revising regulations around "restraint" and "seclusion" of public school students with behavioral issues, in light ... --- The Republican - masslive.com --- September 23, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/V0YQGS

64.   “Oakland Co. Crowd Protests Disability Cuts” --- Parents of people with disabilities and service providers pleaded Tuesday night for relief from funding cuts as they jammed a ... --- The Detroit News --- September 23, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/iGpEmf

65.   “Jersey City School Official Says 8-year-old Autistic Boy Wandered off During Dismissal” --- An 8-year-old autistic boy who slipped away from his Jersey City school yesterday and turned up several hours later in Union City disappeared amid ... --- The Jersey Journal - NJ.com --- September 24, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/sQSRhm

66.   “What Do We Do with Mentally Ill Prisoners? Across 3,300 Jails, We Put Them in Solitary” --- In jails around the country, inmates with serious mental illnesses are often kept isolated in small cells. --- Kankakee Daily Journal --- September 27, 2014  (NEW MEXICO)  http://is.gd/Sv1cbf

67.   “Special Education Teacher Arrested for Child Abuse” --- Witnesses told detectives with the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office the 14-year-old girl had scratched special education teacher Julian Viescas, 57, ... --- KRQE News 13 --- September 24, 2014  (NEW MEXICO)   http://is.gd/zNh1Az

68.   “Jailed, Some Mentally Ill Inmates Land in Lockdown” --- Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney talks to an inmate in an isolation cell Tuesday at the jail in Madison, Wis. At the Dane County Jail, inmates with ... --- Santa Fe New Mexican.com --- September 20, 2014  (NEW MEXICO)  http://is.gd/izEbAC

69.   “Disabled New Rochelle Student Sues for Being Left in the School During Fire” --- A disabled New Rochelle girl and her family have filed a law suit for $26 million against the New Rochelle School District ... --- The Daily Voice --- September 22, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/AcLXvQ

70.   “Mechanicville Responds to Advocates for Disabled” --- That's what Mayor Dennis Baker told the organization Disability Rights New York in a letter dated Monday. The Albany-based advocacy group warned ... --- Albany Times Union --- September 21, 2014  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/fuG3SF 

71.   “New York City Jail Watchdog Board Lacks Minorities” --- New York's jails have come under increasing scrutiny since The Associated Press first exposed the horrific deaths of two seriously mentally ill inmates ... --- Newsday --- September 19, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/PKlRbd

72.   “NC Justice System Failing Mentally Ill Inmates” --- A study published in the online journal Psychiatric Services (May 2013) conducted by NC State professor Sarah Desmarais analyzing mental health ... --- Asheville Citizen-Times --- September 27, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/iQmyML -

73.   “Mental Health Straining Emergency Care” --- Beds that would normally go to emergency room patients are sometimes being used to house the mentally ill before ... --- myfox8.com --- September 18, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/2rimNS

74.   “New Task Force: Deaf, Blind People Woefully Underemployed” --- The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. --- Columbus Dispatch --- September 25, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/tG4RQX

75.   “Advocates: Stop Using Inmates as Interpreters in Ore. Prisons” --- National advocacy groups for deaf people are demanding that the ... The National Association of the Deaf, Helping Educate to Advance the ... --- kgw.com --- September 21, 2014  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/5RI17a

76.   “VA Lawmakers to Examine State Autism Services” --- Services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder have improved over the last five years…but the system that provides the services is ... --- WVTF --- September 23, 2014  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/lpbScc

77.   “Milwaukee Police Promise on Mental Health Training Unmet” --- Since that pledge for better training, at least seven people with well-documented and severe mental illness have died after confrontations with ... --- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel --- September 27, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/dSSJel

78.   “How the Secret Service Trains for Confrontations with the Mentally Ill” --- “These decisions are quick, in the space of a few seconds, and our officers concluded the man was mentally ill and saw that he wasn't armed. --- Vanity Fair --- September 24, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/lCR3nq

79.   “The Real Stories of Disabled Men Who Pay for Sex” --- Liddiard interviewed 25 physically disabled men and women, recruited through ads on websites and in publications for people with disabilities. --- The New Republic --- September 18, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/61B2dL

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

80.   “Bill to Allow Sex Offenders to be Admitted into Residential Facilities” --- State and county developmental disability agencies aren't yet familiar enough with this bill to know how it could affect how business is done at ... --- Norwalk Reflector --- September 26, 2014  (CONNECTICUT) http://is.gd/ZyiZPQ

81.   “State Education Commissioner: School Officials May Not Fully Understand State's Anti-bullying Law” --- New York State Education Commissioner John King Wednesday said schools officials may not fully understand the state's new anti-bullying law. --- The Post-Standard - syracuse.com --- September 24, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/pN8F0o

82.   “Judges Have New Option with Mentally Ill Suspects” --- Ohio judges now have a new option when it comes to treatment for those with serious mental illness. The law was ... --- WKBN.com --- September 22, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/Rr7bIm 

International Articles

83.   “Special Needs Student Sues School, Claiming Teachers Bullied Him” --- Further, the school denied it failed to provide appropriate care, education and discipline for his special needs, and rejected claims his alleged injuries ... --- Sydney Morning Herald --- September 29, 2014  (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/6tN09g

84.   “Disability Carer Accused of Sexual Assault as Government Refuses to Release Sensitive Data” --- The male worker, who was this month stood down from his job at a Department of Human Services group home for people with intellectual disabilities ... --- The Age --- September 25, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/i7d5pH

85.   “Woman Carer Who Assaulted Mother Beats Background Check” --- A woman has won the right to work with people with disabilities despite having been convicted of assaulting her mother while caring for her years ... --- The Canberra Times --- September 22, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/BygFMC

86.   “Alberta Autism Cases Have Risen 600% over 30 Years: School of Public Policy Report” --- Carolyn Dudley 1 Study co-author Carolyn Dudley, an autism research associate at the University of Calgary, speaks with media at the school's ... --- Calgary Sun --- September 25, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/Rmxvhm

87.   “Support Workers for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Underpaid, Report Warns” --- Support workers who work with adults with intellectual disabilities are underpaid and are more likely to quit as a result, according to a group that is ... --- CBC.ca --- September 24, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/Ahawe3

88.   “Photographer Revisits Problems Faced by Mentally Ill, Prepares New Show” --- Seven years ago, photographer Dustin Shum Wan-yat set out to demystify mental illness with a series of pictures of mentally ill people. Today, Shum ... --- South China Morning Post --- September 28, 2014  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/pezHU7

89.   “Homecare Worker Accused of Stealing from Disabled” --- A homecare employee from Hedensted council near Vejle was reported to police today for stealing nearly 600,000 kroner from two families she was ... --- The Copenhagen Post --- September 24, 2014  (DENMARK)  http://is.gd/2ILwsw

90.   “Vulnerable Asperger's Sufferer, 20, Killed Himself and Lay Dead in His Flat for up to Five Days After ...” --- A tormented young Asperger's sufferer killed himself and lay dead in his flat for up to a week after he was mercilessly taunted and threatened over his ... --- Daily Mail --- September 25, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/PxCI0q

91.   “County Council Held Severely Disabled Yeovil Woman Unlawfully” --- A disabled woman who was prevented from going home for a year after care staff mistook self-inflicted bruising for abuse, was "removed unlawfully" ... --- BBC News --- September 24, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/uUENG7

92.   “Rise in Reported Number of Adult Abuse Cases in Leeds” --- Councillor Ogilvie believes recent high profile national cases involving abuse or neglect or vulnerable adults have helped highlight the issue and keep it in ... --- Yorkshire Evening Post --- September 22, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/aZM0F7

93.   “Court Hears How Luton Shop Worker Badma Nabha Sexually Assaulted an Autistic Teenage Woman ...” --- A Luton shop worker sexually assaulted an autistic teenage woman after he begged her to let him into her flat, a jury heard today … --- Luton On Sunday --- September 22, 2014  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/M3v0Is 

94.   “Autistic Boy, 11, Who Was Banned from Becoming a Boy Scout Because He Was a 'Significant Health ...” --- Clare and Barry Coyne were left devastated when their autistic son Thomas,11, was refused admission to the Scouts after four years in ... --- Daily Mail --- September 22, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/Sa0oW4

95.   “Policeman Referred to Trial for Assaulting Disabled Girl” --- A 40 year-old policeman has been referred to the Giza Criminal Court for assaulting a girl inside Imbaba police station following the prosecution's ... --- Daily News Egypt --- September 24, 2014  (EGYPT)  http://is.gd/l3PYuR

96.   “The Struggle of Being Disabled” --- Yet it was only a few weeks ago that this newspaper reported how a Kowloon Motor Bus driver refused to lower the disabled access platform at the ... --- South China Morning Post --- September 22, 2014  (HONG KONG)  http://is.gd/27efrw

97.   “Autism in Children in Northern Ireland up 67%, Says Health Department” --- There has been a 67% increase in the number of school age children in Northern Ireland diagnosed as having autism across all trust areas, according ... --- BBC News --- September 25, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/0BMk2X

98.   “Feature: Doctors Doling out Meds as Mental Health Issues Rise in Japan” --- But Japan has a long history of marginalizing those considered mentally ill and in 1900 the law required sufferers be isolated from society and ... --- Xinhua --- September 26, 2014  (JAPAN)  http://is.gd/azy3Bs

99.   “Intellectually Disabled Girl Had 'Sex with Stranger after Rape' ” --- A couple of days after she was allegedly raped by her half-brother, an intellectually disabled teenager, 18, had sex with a stranger she met at a park. --- Malaysia Chronicle --- September 19, 2014  (MALAYSIA)  http://is.gd/70zqRG

100.   “Knife-wielding Robber Attacks Partially Blind Man and Steals Rolex” --- A knife-wielding robber attacked a partially blind man in the street before making off with his Rolex watch and diamond ring. A 44-year-old man was ... --- stv.tv --- September 23, 2014  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/anPKGI

101.   “Swedish Health Workers ‘Injured’ Disabled Man” --- Two staff at a home for disabled people in Kalmar in south east Sweden have been accused of mistreating a man who was living there. Both workers ... --- The Local.se --- September 26, 2014  (SWEDEN)  http://is.gd/eD7zrC

102.   “Suspect Arrested in Disabled Child Sexual Assault Case” --- A 42-year-old man was arrested Thursday, accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy who is congenitally deaf and mute in central Vietnam. --- Thanh Nien Daily --- September 25, 2014  (VIETNAM)  http://is.gd/b0COyw

 

 


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