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News Summary for March 8, 2015
Prepared by Anne M. Kincaid

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 an interest.

Dr. Nora's Top Articles:

Well, folks, I decided to take a look this week at where and by whom abuse occurs.  Check it out:

At schools by

            Teachers - See articles 3,14

            Bus Drivers - See articles 11,19, 49 50

            Students _ 54

Death of kids in their own homes:  1,21,36,40

Abuse at Developmental Centers:  9, 28

Under are of law enforcement:  18, 31
 

Abuse/Crime-related

1.   “Mother of Disabled Boy Killed in House Fire Responds to Negligent Homicide Charge” --- The mother of a disabled boy who died in a house fire, is speaking out on the negligent homicide charges against her. “This charge, it took me by ... --- Tucson News Now --- February 19, 2015  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/5zPK0v

2.   “Internal Report: Glendale Firefighters Used Excessive Force Trying to Restrain Mentally Ill Man” --- An internal investigation into whether or not a group of Glendale firefighters used excessive force to restrain a mentally ill man last ... --- ABC15 Arizona --- February 18, 2015  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/ovEFBx

3.   “Teen Says Porn-ring Suspect Treated Boy as 'Boyfriend' ” --- A teen witness on Tuesday said John Yoder — a foster parent and special education aide with the Palm Springs Unified School District — would sleep ... --- USA TODAY --- February 25, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/kMciXH

4.   “Palo Alto: Man in Wheelchair Robbed at Downtown Train Station” --- Police are searching for two men who robbed a person in a wheelchair at the University Avenue Caltrain station in Palo Alto. The victim was sitting on ... --- San Jose Mercury News --- February 25, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/FwJ3bp

5.   “Man in Wheelchair Robbed Waiting for Caltrain” --- An investigation indicated that the man, who's in his 50s, was on his wheelchair on the southbound platform where two men approached him and took ... --- SFBay --- February 24, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/RLVv7F

6.   “LAPD Officers Will Not be Prosecuted over Shooting of Unarmed Disabled Man” --- Three Los Angeles Police Department officers who shot an unarmed disabled man dead on live television after a car chase will not be prosecuted. --- NBC Southern California --- February 24, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/YHMYaw

7.   “Thieves Steal Disabled Girl's Wheelchair from Outside Her Apple Valley Home” --- Thieves have stolen a disabled 5-year-old girl's wheelchair from outside her home in Apple Valley. Ileeya Tavera's beloved pink custom chair was ... --- NBC Southern California --- February 24, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/88SHZ5

8.   “Hayward Man Convicted of Murdering Schizophrenic Roommate” --- Wyatt killed that day, deputy district attorney Warren Ko said, because the mentally ill man was annoying him with nonsensical chatter and movements. --- San Jose Mercury News --- February 20, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/zCaujN

9.   “State Must Release Full Records of Abuse at Care Facilities, Court Says” --- In a victory for freedom of information advocates, the California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday that the state must release all ... --- Los Angeles Times --- February 19, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/g5TEXP

10.   “Parents Sue School District for Alleged Sex Crime Cover Up” --- Disturbing images of a 7-year-old special needs girl were made public Wednesday when her parents, William and Emily Gutierez, announced a civil ... --- FOX40 --- February 18, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/PdfN4q

11.   “Davis Parents Sue School Districts, Bus Driver over Alleged Molestation of Autistic Daughter” --- The parents of a young girl with autism are suing two school districts, alleging a bus driver molested their daughter. --- CBS Local --- February 18, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/2RyXPU

12.   “VA Manager's Vulgarity Not Directed at Disabled Veterans, Agency Says” --- The Department of Veterans Affairs has disciplined the supervisor of a VA program in Denver that provides wheelchairs to disabled veterans after he ... --- The Denver Post --- February 24, 2015  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/DccZEi

13.   “Fla. Cop Drags Mentally Ill Woman by Her Feet through Courthouse” --- With shackles around her feet, Dasyl Jeanette Rios, who had just been declared mentally incompetent, screamed as a sheriff's officer dragged her by ... --- Washington Post --- February 25, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/KrGwFb

14.   “School Board Settles with Family Who Says Teacher Mistreated Boy” --- At issue was her 94-minute, off-and-on tussle with the 10-year-old autistic child. District administration fired Newton. Superintendent of Schools ... --- Ocala --- February 21, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/nEDOtO

15.   “Psychiatrist Guilty in South Florida Health Care Fraud Case” --- A psychiatrist has been convicted by a jury in a $6.5 million South Florida health care fraud case involving phony mental treatments. --- Bradenton Herald --- February 21, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/SVLjjM

16.   “Worker Accused of Abusing Disabled Resident” --- A Gainesville man who worked for a personal care company has been arrested on allegations he injured a disabled resident who was in his care. --- The Gainesville Sun --- February 19, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/MpoKFf

17.   “Miami-Dade NAACP Backs Family of Mentally Ill Man Killed by Police” --- The shooting death of a 25-year-old mentally ill man at the hands of police now has the attention of the nation's largest and oldest civil rights ... --- Local 10 --- February 19, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/YcTDhf

18.   “Mother Says Autistic Child Doesn't Belong in Jail” --- An autistic 13-year-old boy is being held inside a jail cell, physically bruised, misunderstood and suicidal. That's according to his mother. “He's been ... --- ActionNewsJax.com --- February 18, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/S3xcgM

19.   “Bus Drive Fired for Leaving Student with Autism Alone on School Bus” --- Fulton County Schools fired a bus driver after she left a special needs student on a bus for two and a half hours. Spokesperson Susan Hale said the ... --- WSB Atlanta --- February 25, 2015  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/Z1HaLK

20.   “Suit: Developmentally Disabled Student Sexually Assaulted at Chicago School” --- The mother of a developmentally disabled boy is suing the Chicago Board of Education, claiming her son was sexually assaulted by another student ... --- Chicago Sun-Times --- February 19, 2015  (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/PitQJV

21.   “Couple Charged with Neglect in Gruesome Death of Paralyzed Daughter” --- An Indianapolis couple are accused of neglect relating to the gruesome ... was littered with dog feces, cigarette butts, trash bags, soiled adult diapers, empty soft ... --- Indianapolis Star --- February 18, 2015  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/Dl9Slg

22.   “The Register's Editorial: Require Schools to Report Intoxicated Teachers” --- Last year special education teacher Dennis Pagel was forced out of his job at the Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District. It wasn't until The ... --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- February 25, 2015  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/tesMfC

23.   “Suicide Attempt Reveals Safety Gaps at Iowa Mental Hospital” --- Hospital administrators say three treatment workers walked past a psychiatric patient who had tied a bedsheet around his neck and to a bathroom ... --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- February 24, 2015  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/wlg21D

24.   “Trial of Woman Accused of Abusing Special Needs Son Gets Underway” --- Opening statements are expected this morning in the trial of a Louisville mother accused of abusing her special needs child. --- WLKY Louisville --- February 25, 2015  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/L10gP9

25.   “2nd Person Indicted in Special-Ed Collaborative Probe” --- 2nd person indicted in special-ed collaborative probe ... with allegations surrounding the public agency, which provides resources to special-needs ... --- Lowell Sun --- February 24, 2015  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/DjgAV4

26.   “Health Care Worker Gets 45-Day Term for Exploitation” --- Danielle Marie Johnson, 31, was charged in September 2013 in Olmsted County District Court with financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult and theft ... --- Post-Bulletin --- February 20, 2015  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/oMxM9N

27.   “Autistic Boy Goes to Hospital After School Cafeteria Beating” ---A Missouri sixth-grader with Asperger's syndrome has suffered complications from a severe beating he took in the lunchroom from another ... --- ABC News‎ --- February 24, 2015  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/57S8vR

28.   “Allegations of Sexual Abuse at Montana Developmental Center Confirmed” --- Allegations of sexual abuse at the Montana Developmental center are confirmed by the Montana Department of Justice. The alleged inappropriate ... --- ABC FOX Montana News --- February 20, 2015  (MONTANA) http://is.gd/udMvzP 

29.   “N.J. Teacher Who Made Anti-gay Remarks on Facebook Scores Legal Victory in Bid to Get Job Back” --- The African-American special education teacher claimed that school officials ignored the "racist" comments to her Facebook post when they ... --- NJ.com --- February 25, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/ZMvMbl

30.   “Expert Can't Prove She Can Communicate with Disabled Man Who May Be Victim of Sex Assault ...” --- Accused of sexually assaulting a severely mentally disabled man, Rutgers-Newark professor Anna Stubblefield had sought to present ... --- NJ.com --- February 20, 2015  (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/v53hW6

31.   “Nearly Five Years Ago, Two Cleveland Cops Rough up, Handcuff Boy with Down Syndrome” ---  Nearly five years after two Cleveland police officers roughed up, handcuffed and pinned a boy with Down syndrome to a hot car on a ... --- newsnet5.com --- February 19, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/fppCIQ

32.   “NYC Settling Cases, Even Without a Lawsuit” --- The family of a mentally ill former U.S. Marine who died in a hot jail cell was awarded $2.25 million. And a man who spent 23 years behind bars before ... --- NBC New York --- February 22, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/H3Vq6a

33.   “Even as Many Eyes Watch, Brutality at Rikers Island Persists” --- On Sept. 2, four correction officers pulled Jose Guadalupe, an inmate classified in medical records as seriously mentally ill, into his ... --- New York Times --- February 21, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/d2l4bE

34.   “Blind Woman Among 2 Victims in Utica Robbery Attacks” --- At about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, a blind woman said she was robbed after a man claiming to be with police knocked on the door of her apartment in the ... --- Utica Observer Dispatch --- February 19, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/6WzSUR

35.   “Report Provides Details of How Student with Special Needs Walked Out of Brooklyn School” --- A new report offers more details about how a student with special needs managed to walk out of her Brooklyn school and disappear for days, but no ... --- NY1 --- February 19, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/8nTkDE

36.   “Nelsonville Couple Indicted in Death of Disabled Woman” --- A Nelsonville man and woman have been indicted by an Athens County grand jury with charges related to the death of a 58-year-old local woman. --- Athens Messenger --- February 24, 2015  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/65kZTG

37.   “Hillsboro Mom Upset After Son with Special Needs Left in Columbus” --- The Hillsboro Superintendent said the district will look at communication and procedures to see what needs to change. WLWT's calls to the Miami ... --- WLWT Cincinnati --- February 24, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/bel4K0

38.   “Former Youth Football Coach Accused of Raping Disabled Girl” --- Investigator Tom Sussi learned that Paul Patton is being held at Franklin County Jail on a $100,000 bond. He's charged with rape, sexual battery, and gross sexual misconduct. --- ABC6OnYourSide.com --- February 20, 2015  (OHIO) http://is.gd/LAR0Vh

39.   “A Tribute to Tanisha Anderson: African-American, Schizophrenic and Lost on the Streets” --- When Tanisha Anderson, a 37-year old African-American woman who had been reportedly diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, died ... --- Huffington Post --- February 20, 2015  (OHIO) http://is.gd/rpQIVT

40.   “Two Arrested in Connection to Severely Handicapped Boy's Death” --- OSBI agents said the 17-year-old boy was severely handicapped after being shaken as a baby which caused him to be blind, partially deaf, mute and ... --- KOCO Oklahoma City --- February 20, 2015  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/7iJoiE

41.   “Tulsa Woman Arrested in Attack on Disabled Boyfriend” --- A Tulsa woman was jailed on accusations that she bit her disabled boyfriend's genitals and then assaulted him with laptop following an argument. --- Tulsa World --- February 21, 2015  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/sXEXRJ

42.   “City Settles for $450,000 in Suit Filed by Man Hurt by Police” --- The city of Springfield has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a deaf man injured by a police officer in September ... --- Bend Bulletin --- February 25, 2015  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/mEBgVL

43.   “Woman with Mental Illness Stashed in Jail: 'Cruel' Ordeal Never Should Have Happened” --- A woman suffering from a severe mental illness sat locked in isolation in a Yamhill County jail for 10 days awaiting a state psychiatric bed. --- OregonLive.com --- February 20, 2015  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/o4xeSG

44.   “Slatington Man Accused of Raping Mentally Disabled Woman Faces Trial” --- David Esterly, 59, of the 200 block of East Church Street, looked upset Wednesday as he waived his preliminary hearing on charges of rape of a ... --- lehighvalleylive.com --- February 25, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/7IzPZG

45.   “More Details Emerge in Alleged Van Driver Assault on Special Needs Child” --- A security guard at a nearby retirement community stopped a van driver from continuing to assault a special needs child who ... --- The Reporter --- February 23, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/pQDRIB

46.   “Police: Van Driver Assaulted Special-needs Child He Was Taking Home from School Friday” --- A van driver from Red Hill has been charged with multiple criminal counts after he allegedly attacked and injured a special ... --- The Reporter --- February 21, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/UTyy5u

47.   “Upstate Judge Rules Tasing of Autistic Man Justified, Tempers Flare” --- Local activists representing an autistic man involved in an excessive force claim against Greenville police are wondering why it has taken so long for ... --- The State --- February 21, 2015  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/YR0DrZ

48.   “Prosecutor: No Charges in Arrest of Man with Autism” --- A prosecutor says police officers in Greenville were justified when they shocked a 34-year-old man with autism after he ran ... --- WJCL News --- February 22, 2015  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/vpJzut

49.   “SC School Bus Attendant Accused of Striking Special Needs Child” --- A Bluffton Elementary school bus attendant was arrested Tuesday, accused of striking a 4-year-old with special needs during a ... --- Rock Hill Herald --- February 19, 2015  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/yFOSiH

50.   “10-Year-Old Disabled Boy Left on Bus for Four Hours” --- Pleasanton Independent School District officials scrambled Tuesday to find out how a 10-year old disabled 4th grader with ... --- FOX 29 --- February 24, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/LvaZ2C

51.   “Investigation Continues into Death of Autistic Utah Man after Alleged Break-In” --- Syracuse police Thursday were still investigating the death of an autistic man who died several days after he allegedly pushed his way into a ... --- Salt Lake Tribune --- February 20, 2015  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/CbKAMC

52.   “More and More People Claiming Their Dog Is a Service Animal” --- The Americans with Disabilities Act says a service dog is "individually trained to work or perform tasks for a person with a disability." It doesn't say how ... --- KOMO News --- February 23, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/OP1FW0

53.   “Lawsuit: Children's Hospital Staff Failed to Notice Sexual Assaults” --- A former patient at Seattle Children's psychiatric unit has filed a claim against the hospital, alleging that staff failed to notice she was being sexually ... --- KIRO Seattle --- February 20, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/t62t8U

54.   “Teens Plead Not Guilty to Attempted Rape in Broom Attack” --- Four of the five Juanita High School football players accused of trying to assault a special needs student with a broom stick pleaded not ... --- KOMO News --- February 20, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/2LeBZk

55.   “County Probes Cold Weather Death of Mentally Ill Woman” --- Walter Lawrence said he was confused and angry last week when he learned that his daughter's mental health caseworker from Wisconsin ... --- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel --- February 24, 2015  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/ZWlntd

56.   “Judge Blasts Man for Stealing from Disabled Son” --- Laseke's son lives at an adult family home among others with special needs. He's a high functioning man who can walk and talk. He's now holding ... --- Appleton Post Crescent --- February 19, 2015  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/G1NGj4

Seeking Improved Support

57.   “Legislators Delve into Why Many Foster Children Are on Psych Drugs” --- The Times reported last week that the use of psychiatric drugs is much more widespread in Los Angeles County than previously known. About 3,000 ... --- Los Angeles Times --- December 24, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/UrbeBl

58.   “Legislative Analyst Office: Close Sonoma Developmental Center Within a Decade” --- An influential California budget and policy agency is recommending that the Sonoma Developmental Center be closed within a decade and ... --- Santa Rosa Press Democrat --- February 19, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/ic4gPQ

59.   “Research on Baby Horses Who Avoid Mothers Triggers New Autism Studies” --- It's attracting attention from researchers studying autism in children, who see a possible parallel between Madigan's work with horses and a similar ... --- Sacramento Bee --- February 18, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/WiqmfL

60.   “Meyer: Colorado Businesses Can Do More to Hire People with Disabilities” --- ... of legislation emerges from the current session involving workforce development before moving forward with a plan for the disabled and mentally ill. --- The Denver Post --- February 21, 2015  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/C5jJVE

61.   “Birthday 'Re-do' for Autistic Boy After No One Showed for First Party” --- An autistic boy in Florida had an incredible birthday party, thanks to strangers and people who serve ... --- MyFox Chicago --- February 22, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/Atz0qY

62.   “Illinois Secretary of State to Launch Autism Program” --- Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and The Autism Program of Illinois are launching a statewide program ... --- Rock Hill Herald --- February 25, 2015  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/lCA9Ix

63.   “Mitchell County Laments Lack of Mental Health Beds” --- The majority of patients display violent behavior due to mental illness, or due to drugs, Beaver told Mitchell County supervisors on Tuesday. --- Mason City Globe Gazette --- February 19, 2015  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/tUGyaz

64.   “Sheriff Talks about Serving Jail Inmates with Mental Illness” --- Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton and Sgt. Josh Davis, addressed a meeting of the Mid-Kansas chapter of NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). --- Newton Kansan --- February 21, 2015  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/0fZK7f

65.   “As Services Are Cut, Police Deal More with Mentally Ill” --- Louisiana just was cited as one of the states with the highest prevalence of mental illness, yet with the lowest rates of access to care. The 2015 State of ... --- Alexandria Town Talk --- February 20, 2015  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/24LlTw

66.   “Hospital ER's See Long Waits for Mentally Ill Patients” --- At the small emergency room at Lincoln Health's Miles campus in Damariscotta, ER director Dr. Tim Fox said they regularly will have mentally ill ... --- WCSH-TV --- February 19, 2015  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/KbgWp2

67.   “Hundreds Flood to Annapolis to Fight for Developmentally Disabled Funding” --- Marylanders with intellectual to developmental disabilities came together to fight for support in Annapolis on Thursday. --- WMDT --- February 19, 2015  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/FOk1fX

68.   “Caregivers for Developmentally Disabled Go to Annapolis to Protest Salary Cut” --- About $9 million is being cut out of wage increases in the proposed state budget for direct support staff who help the disabled live independently. --- Herald-Mail Media --- February 19, 2015  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/yQKLgY

69.   “Van Buren Co. Jail: 'We Can't House' Mentally Ill” --- Mental health patients are being locked up in West Michigan jails every day, and it costs taxpayers big bucks ... --- WOODTV.com --- February 22, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/mfya9v

70.   “Even as Crime Falls, Minnesota Jails Are Crowded” --- The emerging picture is one of local jails becoming modern-day debtors prisons and places to stash the mentally ill. Hennepin County Sheriff Rich ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- February 20, 2015  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/xyoxqm

71.   “NJ Fails to Support People with Dual Diagnosis” --- Individuals are inappropriately placed in state psychiatric hospitals and developmental centers, and/or discharged to their home/community ... --- Cherry Hill Courier Post --- February 19, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/sVDHlQ

72.   “Golisano Foundation Renews Campaign to End 'R-Word' ” --- The local campaign, which includes a number of organizations, asks people to pledge to take a stand against using the words retard or retarded. --- Rochester Business Journal --- February 20, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/Dxnz8E

73.   “Pa. Launches Pilot Programs to Help Students Struggling with Dyslexia” --- Ed Neilson and the state Department of Education in developing the pilot. ... Currently, 80 percent of special-education students are dyslexic. --- Newsworks.org --- February 23, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/9AMBI3

74.   “Proposed Mental Health Cuts Baffle Area Officials” --- “Mental illness is one of those diseases ... where you have periods of stability, you're prone to relapse and you may do well again. But helping people ... --- Johnson City Press --- February 21, 2015  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/0Gek3K

75.   “W.Va. Social Services Agency Targets Workers' Caseloads” --- The move routed all Child Protective Services and Adult Protective Services complaints through the bureau's central office instead of a county-level ... --- Bluefield Daily Telegraph --- February 23, 2015  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/QFuzdh

76.  “Should Mentally Ill People Be Forced into Treatment?” --- A new study finds that involuntary psychiatric treatment programs can keep people from cycling through ERs, jails, prisons, and homeless ... --- TIME --- February 20, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/CAtEVa

77.   “The Shame of Solitary Confinement” --- It's well known that an extended period in solitary can lead to mental breakdown or to the exacerbation of mental illness. Locking up prisoners by ... --- New York Times --- February 19, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/QFbe5Z

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

78.   “Senate Bill 1459 Would Regulate the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Arizona Schools” --- Arizona is one of only a handful of states that doesn't have a law regulating the use of restraint in public schools. A new bill proposed this ... --- ABC15 Arizona --- February 19, 2015  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/58F2Aj

79.   “Opponents of Aid-in-Dying Bill Launch Multi-Media Ad Campaign” --- ... underwritten by the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference, with an assist from numerous healthcare and disability rights organizations. --- Hartford Courant --- February 20, 2015  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/G9LdPZ

80.   “Bill Banning Abortion Due to Gender, Disability Advances” --- State law would prohibit abortions based on the gender or developmental disabilities of the fetus under a bill endorsed by the Indiana Senate Health ... --- WSBT-TV --- February 18, 2015  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/ccKdSz

81.   “Mental Health Drug Regulation Bill Advances in Kansas Senate” --- Supporters of the bill say it will give patients more protection from over-prescription of powerful antipsychotic drugs, many of which have serious side ... --- Lawrence Journal World --- February 24, 2015  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/0GX2IH

82.   “New Montana Law Stiffens Penalty for Swindling Elderly and Disabled People” --- A new law in Montana will increase penalties for swindling elderly and disabled people. Gov. Steve Bullock on Wednesday ... --- Greenfield Daily Reporter --- February 18, 2015  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/aqUN0n

83.   “Efforts at Prison Reform to Reduce Overcrowding Get Mostly Positive Reception at Legislative Hearing” --- The bill's goal is to improve mental health monitoring of inmates, and to ensure that mentally ill inmates are not released to society without proper ... --- Omaha World-Herald --- February 21, 2015  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/YwqM3b

84.   “Bill Would Aid Missing Who Are Mentally Ill, Disabled” --- “A special needs individual can get on a bus to go to work or go to the library. At some point, they may get confused or lose their way,” Lampitt ... --- Cherry Hill Courier Post --- February 22, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/kWwIMJ

85.   “Physician-Assisted Suicide: Could It Become Legal in NY?” --- The Roman Catholic Church, many disability advocacy groups and the ... Coleman heads Not Dead Yet, a disability rights group that rallied at ... --- Syracuse.com --- February 21, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/KomWDm

86.   “Schlossberg Seeks to Strengthen Credit Freeze for People under Care” --- As a parent and statesman, State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh is seeking to protect minors and adults under care of legal guardians from ... --- WFMZ Allentown --- February 18, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/5ZAr35

87.   “Senator Wants Cameras in Special Education Classrooms” --- State Sen. Eddie Lucio (D-Brownsville) has proposed legislation to install cameras in every enclosed classroom where special education students ... --- KVUE --- February 20, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/nq3T5l

International Articles

88.   “The Illness Costing Australia Dearly” --- Half the young people with a mental illness are unemployed and many are stuck in the prison system because 70 per cent of them don't get help from ... --- Perth Now --- February 22, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/dW6aj2

89.   “Jury Finds Financial Advisor Guilty in Bombing Murder of Disabled Client” --- Accused Brian Malley in the bombing death of Vicky Shachtay leaves Red Deer court in Alta. on Wednesday January 21 2015. Darren ... --- Calgary Sun --- February 24, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/p1OCit

90.   “Mom of Autistic Boy Who Was Handcuffed at Ottawa School Wants Changes” --- The mother of an autistic boy who was handcuffed at an elementary school last week says she's taking action in the fight for her son's ... --- Calgary Sun --- February 23, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/GtSnAQ

91.   “Mom in Tears after Police Handcuff Son, 9, at Ottawa School” --- “We work with many kids with severe problem behaviour -- aggression, property destruction -- and we don't use restraints," says Thibodeau, director of ... --- CTV News --- February 19, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/Tto50E

92.   “West Ham Probed by the FA After Fans Mock the Disabled in Chants Aimed at Harry Kane” --- The FA have launched an investigation into West Ham fans mocking the disabled in a chant about Harry Kane, on the day Kevin Kilbane was abused ... --- Daily Mail --- February 24, 2015  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/qYjGjT 

93.   “Man Jumped to His Death in Debenhams after 'Psychiatric Hospital Refused to Admit Him' ” --- A former partner of a man who jumped to his death from an escalator at Debenhams in Oxford Street battled in vain to have him admitted to… --- Evening Standard --- February 23, 2015  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/q0C45M

94.   “Thornton Heath Carer Jailed for Attacking Vulnerable Man in Wheelchair She Was Paid to Look After” --- The man has been in a wheelchair for the last 20 years following an accident in which he sustained spinal injuries and lost the function of his legs. --- Croydon Advertiser --- February 22, 2015  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/XxEGcI

95.   “World's Oldest Psychiatric Hospital Opens Museum to Combat Mental Health Stigma” --- The world's oldest psychiatric institution, the Bethlem Royal Hospital outside London, this week opened a new ... --- CTV News --- February 22, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/RqSYwy

96.   “Caring for 2 Mentally-Handicapped Girls, In-Home Nurse Charged with Lewdness” --- A 42-year-old York man, employed as an in-home nurse caring for two mentally-handicapped girls, has been accused by West York ... --- York Daily Record/Sunday News --- February 19, 2015  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/PK79L5 

97.   “About 100 Mentally-ill Children Held in Jersey Police Cells Last Year” --- About 100 mentally-ill patients were held in police cells in Jersey last year, it has emerged. Health Minster Andrew Green said a children's ward would ... --- BBC News --- February 19, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/qlUJZE

98.   “Special Needs Students: More Support Needed in Hong Kong Schools” --- In recent years, as an outcome of the inclusive education policy, students with special educational needs who were formerly served by special schools ... --- South China Morning Post --- February 23, 2015 (HONG KONG) http://is.gd/nN7fjX

99.   “Aiding Pakistan's Mentally Ill” --- After the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar last December, a volunteer team of psychologists and psychiatrists ... --- New York Times --- February 19, 2015  (PAKISTAN)  http://is.gd/bu5IjN

100.   “Aberdeen Carer Used Disabled Man's Bank Card to Steal Cash” --- Donald admitted stealing the cash from the disabled man she was caring for in a letter sent to Aberdeen Sheriff Court. Jailing the carer for six months ... --- Aberdeen Press and Journal --- February 25, 2015  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/fmBAuW

101.   “ 'Please Free My Son': Mum of Scots Autistic Boy Locked up for Three Years for First Offence Breaks ...” ---The mother of an autistic teenager jailed for three years after aiming an air rifle at police has broken her silence to plead for his release. --- Scottish Daily Record --- February 22, 2015  (SCOTLAND) http://is.gd/Cd9E2e

102.   “Disabled West Lothian Student Claims He Has Been Subjected to Abusive and Aggressive Treatment ...” --- A disabled student says he has been subjected to a catalogue of abusive and aggressive treatment at the hands of local bus drivers. --- Scottish Daily Record --- February 19, 2015 (SCOTLAND) http://is.gd/x6MS8Z

103.   “Samoan Special Needs Instructor Admits Sex Crimes” --- 38-year-old Vaiaoga Leatuvao, who had taught at the Senese School for people with special needs, has admitted to rape, carnal knowledge, and ... --- Radio New Zealand --- February 20, 2015  (SOMOA)  http://is.gd/diZqJb

104.   “Breaking the Stigma around Mental Illness in Uganda” --- In Uganda the stigma around people with mental disorders means when things go wrong they often have no safety net. Now some of them are starting ... --- BBC News --- February 20, 2015  (UGANDA)  http://is.gd/dUQ7eD

105.   “Deaths of People with Mental Health Problems in Custody 'Avoidable' ” --- ... during which it said 367 adults with mental health conditions died of non-natural causes in psychiatric wards and police cells, while 295 adults died ... --- South Wales Argus --- February 23, 2015  (WALES)  http://is.gd/66sAKv
 

 


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