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News Summary for November 14, 2011
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.         "Feds Say Clinics Paid off South Florida ALFs" --- Last week, the controversy of ALF and halfway house operators suspected of taking kickbacks for Medicare patients dominated part of a state task force's hearing in Miami-Dade County on abuse and neglect in the industry. --- Sun-Sentinel --- November 13, 2011  (FLORIDA)   http://is.gd/o2oVoy

2.         "Four Arrested in Investigation into Dusk to Dawn Ministries in Warner Robins" --- The arrests were made at Dusk to Dawn Ministry at 413 Curtis St. by Warner Robins police who assisted personnel of Georgia Adult Protective Services and the Healthcare … --- Macon Telegraph --- November 11, 2011  (GEORGIA)   http://is.gd/HpfMS3   

3.        "Police, District Investigate Iowa Student's Death" --- … that the student was enrolled in a special education class for those with "severe and profound" disabilities. --- Chicago Tribune --- November 12, 2011  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/EfHC0z

4.        "Sex Offenders Put Iowa's Disabled Residents at Risk" --- Long before he was placed in an Iowa care facility alongside vulnerable, disabled adults, Michael Ogden was a sex offender. In 2004, at age 14, he was charged … --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- November 12, 2011  (IOWA) http://is.gd/xFV0nU

5.        "Caregiver Abuse: Parents Secretly Record Abuse of Disabled Daughter" --- It's hard to watch. A caregiver, paid by taxpayers, striking and pushing a handicapped girl in her care and ignoring the lttle girl for about three hours -- watching tv while the … --- WHO-TV --- November 10, 2011  (IOWA)   http://is.gd/mYimRW

6.        "Dover Man, 81, Convicted in Rape Case" --- An 81-year-old New Durham man was convicted of sexually assaulting the mentally challenged woman he was supposed to be caring for. --- The Union Leader --- November 10, 2011  (NEW HAMPSHIRE)  http://is.gd/U3oKeK

7.        "GCSO: Woman Hit, Abused Handicapped Adult" --- A 48-year-old woman is accused of hitting and verbally abusing a mentally handicapped adult who is unable to speak, according to an … --- WYFF Greenville --- November 8, 2011  (SOUTH CAROLINA)    http://is.gd/10QnzN

8.        "Autistic Teen Victim of Rape" --- Three rape charges were filed against a Clarksville man accused of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old autistic girl after he picked her up outside a … --- The Daily News Journal --- November 7, 2011  (TENNESSEE)    http://is.gd/cmoDGW

9.        "Man Says Teacher Forced Child with Autism to Eat from Garbage; Hampton Roads Viewers Weigh In" --- "My 10-year-old autistic son was made to go outside last winter without his coat until he ran two… --- WTKR Your NewsChannel 3 --- November 10, 2011  (VIRGINIA)   http://is.gd/3OGll3

10.        "Manitowoc Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Mentally Handicapped Woman" --- When school officials noticed marks on the neck of a 20-year-old mentally handicapped female student in late February…. --- Herald Times Reporter --- November 11, 2011  (WISCONSIN)   http://is.gd/UjtENR

11.         "State School Board Approves New Restraint, Seclusion Rules" --- ADAP attorney Nancy Anderson said the regulations are especially important in dealing with children with disabilities who may need different approaches or techniques in resolving … --- Gadsden Times --- November 10, 2011  (ALABAMA)    http://is.gd/isFlFw

12.        "Kansas Cuts Mental Health Spending More than Most States" --- A new report shows Kansas is among 10 other states that have made the deepest cuts to mental health spending and that those reductions could lead to more risks for a growing number … --- Kansas City Star --- November 11, 2011  (KANSAS)    http://is.gd/yu7tbd

13.        "Agencies Merge in Effort to Help Adults with Disabilities" --- "For more than 40 years, RARC has been dedicated to providing services to people with developmental disabilities, and we are happy we have found a solution … --- Tulsa World --- November 12, 2011 (OKLAHOMA) http://is.gd/xsiC2l

14.        "Medical Schools Neglect Gay and Gender Issues" --- The middle-aged patient with long dark hair made it very clear that this was not her first urinary tract infection. --- New York Times --- November 10, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL)    http://is.gd/9YC2mF

15.        "Numbers of Children on Antipsychotic Drugs Doubles" --- Anti-psychotics are meant for patients with serious mental conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and psychosis. --- Channel 4 News --- November 9, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/49eu4L

16.         "Stearns Seeks Minimum Wage for Disabled Workers" --- For more than 70 years, as the rest of the American workforce has stood on an earnings floor they could not fall through, disabled workers have largely … --- Ocala --- November 12, 2011  (FLORIDA)   http://is.gd/ojkQ24

17.         "Drunk Law Unfair on Disabled" --- Some disabled people are being evicted from gaming venues because they appear drunk and, under the law, have to be thrown out. --- Adelaide Now --- November 10, 2011  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/S6KKE7

18.        "Disabled Teen Stuck in Jail Due to Lack of Services, Watchdog Says" --- A 19-year-old man with serious developmental disabilities has spent more than seven months in a youth jail … --- Vancouver Sun --- November 10, 2011  (CANADA)    http://is.gd/dyhVoi

19.        "Lawyers to Aid Mentally Disabled" --- The Osaka Bar Association said Saturday it has requested local police and prosecutors to contact it whenever investigators detain and question mentally disabled people … --- The Japan Times --- November 13, 2011  (JAPAN)   http://is.gd/6r0Ie2

20.        "Deputy Health Minister: End Sex Abuse of Disabled" --- Deputy Health Minister Marlies Veldhuijzen van Zanten wants to put an end to sexual violence towards the disabled. In a letter to parliament, she says she wants to break … --- Radio Netherlands --- November 12, 2011  (NETHERLANDS)  http://is.gd/Ewswte

Abuse/Crime-related Articles:

1.         "Athens Man Charged with Raping Mentally Disabled Woman" --- A local man was charged with rape and sexual abuse Thursday night after authorities said he admitted to having sex with a mentally disabled 17-year-... --- The Decatur Daily --- November 12, 2011  (ALABAMA) http://is.gd/o7BsSB
2.         "Caregiver Charged with Exploiting a Disabled Man" --- Carol Kaprowski, 23, was supposed to be looking after a disabled man, but according to a Pasco County complaint affidavit, she was stealing from him. --- Patch.com --- November 11, 2011  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/XiWlqt
3.         "DA Confirms Criminal Investigation into Student Abuse" --- Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard confirmed Thursday that a criminal investigation has been launched into the abuse that allegedly took place five years ago at Hopewell Middle School in Milton. --- November 10, 2011  (GEORGIA)  www.cbsatlanta.com <http://www.cbsatlanta.com/>  
4.        "Man Accused of Defrauding Disabled Vets" --- Arthur Wayne Singleton, a 62-year old construction contractor, defrauded programs that set aside certain government contracts for businesses owned and … --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- November 10, 2011  (GEORGIA) http://is.gd/NrTCOq
6.        "Drug Probe Results in Charges, Including Neglect of Disabled Man" --- After a two-week drug investigation, a Lexington woman faces charges of contributing to the delinquency of three juveniles and neglecting a disabled/elderly family … --- Lexington Dispatch --- November 9, 2011  (KENTUCKY)    http://is.gd/PF7mnk
7.         "Ex-owner of Lexington Group Home Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Forgery Charges" --- The former owner of a Lexington group home that closed pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of … --- Lexington Herald Leader --- November 11, 2011 (KENTUCKY)    http://is.gd/Af5P9S
8.        "St. Paul Pastor Accused of Stealing from Disabled Man, 78" --- A Roseville man described as a pastor of a St. Paul church has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a vulnerable 78-year-old man, according … --- Pioneer Press --- November 11, 2011  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/R4CgDT
9.        "For Disabled Care Complaints, Vow of Anonymity Was False" --- The promises appear in pamphlets, posters and even on refrigerator magnets, like one displayed inside a group home near Albany. --- New York Times --- November 11, 2011  (NEW YORK)    http://is.gd/CYuBcD
10.        "Disabled Ramapo Man Attempts Overdose After Eviction Ruling" --- A mentally disabled resident of Spook Rock senior citizen complex is in stable condition after a drug overdose following a court decision to evict him, his … --- The Journal News | LoHud.com --- November 8, 2011  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/2SazSg  
11.        "NC Prison System Review Finds Patients with Mental Illness Neglected, in Squalor" --- An internal review of conditions inside North Carolina's Central Prison found that inmates with serious mental illnesses were neglected by staff and locked away in fetid cells. --- The Republic --- November 13, 2011  (NORTH CAROLINA)   http://is.gd/eIbzaz
12.        "Disabled Veteran on Staff at Oregon State Hospital Settles Case over Failure to Apply Veterans Preference" --- US Army Reservist Kermit Lisle, a nurse manager at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem, has won a settlement… --- OregonLive.com --- November 10, 2011  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/56tPNe
13.        "Mentally Disabled Woman Bilked Out of Money" --- Police said they found the woman living under a bridge after the suspect kicked her out. By Mike Jones When police went searching for a mentally challenged woman who … --- Patch.com --- November 10, 2011  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/YusVxY
14.        "Pa. Lawmaker Wants Federal Probe of PSU Abuse Case" --- A Pennsylvania lawmaker and former federal prosecutor is asking for an investigation into whether Penn State officials broke federal law by not reporting sexual abuse allegations … --- The Star-Ledger - NJ.com --- November 8, 2011  (PENNSYLVANIA)   http://is.gd/arOJL0
15.        "Police: Robbers Targeted Man in Wheelchair" --- Chambersburg Police said they are investigating a recent robbery involving two suspects and a victim in a wheelchair. According to officers, the … --- abc27 --- November 8, 2011 (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/ASFMiJ   
16.        "Mental Health Department Suspends New Admissions to New Life Lodge Drug Addiction Center" --- State Mental Health officials have suspended all new admissions to a drug Addiction treatment center in Dickson County after an investigation raised questions about medical … --- The Republic --- November 11, 2011   (TENNESSEE) http://is.gd/PeSQ3p   
17.        "The QueQue: State Centers for the Disabled: 'Still Deplorable', Bank Transfer ..." --- But according to the state's federally designated watchdog agency for Texans with disabilities, not much has changed. “It's still deplorable,” Beth Mitchell, supervising attorney … --- San Antonio Current --- November 9, 2011  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/uy0Zxq

Seeking Improved Support

1.         "Veteran Suicide at Occupy Camp Puts Mental Health Care into Spotlight" --- Protesters at the Occupy encampment say the man was a victim of inadequate mental health services being offered to veterans. --- Examiner.com --- November 11, 2011  (ALABAMA) http://is.gd/X0zch1
2.         "Mental Health Care Lags at VA Hospitals" --- Veterans seeking mental health therapy at nearly a third of the Department of Veterans Affairs' hospitals must wait longer than the VA's goal of seeing … --- Tucson Citizen --- November 9, 2011  (ARIZONA)   http://is.gd/iBFc93
3.        "Glendale Police Learn the Nuances of Autism" --- A couple with two autistic sons relates past law enforcement experiences to Glendale police as learning tools. Don Short and Tamara Mark's encounter with law enforcement … --- Burbank Leader --- November 9, 2011  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/JpWSSu  
4.        "Caregivers in Marina Fire Tried to Save Disabled Residents" --- The two caregivers who escaped from a fire that rapidly consumed a home care facility for disabled residents tried to save the six young adults who were trapped inside, officials said. --- KSBW The Central Coast --- November 10, 2011  (CALIFORNIA)    http://is.gd/b4bNjQ
5.        "For Mentally Ill, Massive State Budget Cuts Mean Waiting Lists, Shuttered Programs, Less Care" --- Modest increases in some states' mental health budgets have done little to erase massive cuts nationwide over the past three years and a reduction in Medicaid funds, according … --- Washington Post --- November 9, 2011  (DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA) http://is.gd/ExbSS7
6.         "Mentally Ill Suspects: Treatment or Jail Time?" --- One of the program's main goals is to prevent officers from arresting those who would benefit more from mental health treatment than from sitting behind bars. --- Florida Today --- November 11, 2011  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/pN6eAo
7.        "Advocates: State's Mental Health System Improving, But Gaps Exist" --- It needs to put that same urgency into helping children -- an issue left unaddressed in the deal -- said Cynthia Wainscott, a mental health advocate in Bartow County. --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- November 11, 2011  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/fTijtH

8.        "Quinn Still Plans to Close Tinley Mental Health Center by July" --- Although Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is suggesting a slower, more orderly reduction of state-run services for the mentally ill and developmentally ... --- Chicago Sun-Times --- November 11, 2011  (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/HdBrUb
9.        "Millions of Dollars for Maryland's Disabled go Unspent" --- Like many services for the disabled, slots in the program are limited. "They could go to camp any time they want, but the thing is the money. --- ABC2 News --- November 10, 2011  (MARYLAND)   http://is.gd/YZjyIF
10.        "Mental Health Worker Gets Fired After Reporting Child Porn" --- Missoula police say administrators at a mental health clinic fired a worker when she told them she was worried a client might sexually abuse children. --- NBC Montana --- November 9, 2011   (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/yHXyRB
11.        "New HHS Online Program Not Popular with Clients" --- The state Department of Health and Human Services is touting a new system to apply for public benefits such as Medicaid and food stamps online, but some aren't so sure it's an improvement. --- Grand Island Independent --- November 8, 2011  (NEBRASKA)    http://is.gd/i9xznf
12.        "Autism Hits Home: Staten Island's Growing Rate of Developmental Disability Will Soon Collide with Funding Cuts" --- “They afford a family some respite in their life from a disability that does not take a vacation.” --- SILive.com --- November 10, 2011  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/Z1YUcF
13.        "N.C. Mental-health Cuts Rank 24th in U.S." --- A report by a national mental-health advocacy group concludes that cuts to mental-health funding in North Carolina over the past three years haven't been so deep. --- Winston-Salem Journal --- November 13, 2011 (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/sPz5UB
14.        "State in the Middle on Mental Health Cuts" --- A report by a national mental health advocacy group concludes that cuts to mental health funding in the state over three years weren't so bad. --- News & Observer --- November 11, 2011  (NORTH CAROLINA)    http://is.gd/SVeVoV
15.        "2 Enid Mental Health Facilities Report Not Getting Money from Oklahoma Health Care Authority" --- Officials with two Enid mental health facilities say they are not being paid by Oklahoma Health Care Authority since they hired a new company to process claims … --- Enid News & Eagle --- November 9, 2011  (OKLAHOMA)   http://is.gd/vHnsSA
16.        "Oregon Pilots Voting Via iPad For Individuals with Disabilities" --- This election day, Oregon is pioneering a novel way for individuals with disabilities to vote. The Associated Press reports that Oregon will use iPads at the … --- Care2.com --- November 8, 2011  (OREGON) http://is.gd/AYxAWY
17.        "Elwyn Hosting Autism Conference in Malvern" --- Elwyn, in conjunction with ASCEND Group Inc., the Asperger and Autism Alliance of Greater Philadelphia and the Center for Autism Research of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is hosting … --- PennLive.com --- November 8, 2011  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/cn8ojJ
18.        "Violent Sex Offenders Strain S.C. Mental Health Agency" --- Violent sexual offenders are placing a growing burden on South Carolina's mental health services. --- Savannah Morning News --- November 13, 2011  (SOUTH CAROLINA)   http://is.gd/LRpUdi
19.        "South Carolina Cut More than $70 Million from Mental Health Department" --- South Carolina cut more than $70 million from The Mental Health Department in the past three years. "They are going … --- WLTX.com --- November 10, 2011   (SOUTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/0Y23KO
20.        "Autism Special Series: Family Learns to Deal with Diagnosis of Their First-Born Son" --- Editor's Note: This is the first of a four-part series showing how one community is fighting back against autism. --- Victoria Advocate --- November 11, 2011  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/t6wN2N  
21.        "Attleboro Police Get Mental Health Crisis Training" --- With police more often being called to incidents involving people with mental disabilities or breakdowns, training to deal with those situations has become … --- Attleboro Sun Chronicle --- November 8, 2011  (VERMONT) http://is.gd/dFN5Kj
22.        "Police Use Crisis Training to Assist People with Mental Illness" --- Arlington County has instituted a program called the Crisis Intervention Team to help de-escalate crisis situations and help keep people with mental … --- Arlington Connection --- November 10, 2011  (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/JuNqtq
23.        "State Cuts Could Shutter Several Mental Wards" --- To help cut the state budget, DSHS officials have given lawmakers the option of closing four different … --- The Seattle Times --- November 12, 2011  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/dxpDqO  
24.        "Medicaid Will Resume Paying for Repeated ER Use" --- Medicaid will resume paying for repeated emergency-room use after a Thurston County judge ruled against state government Thursday. Doctors say the delay will make sure … --- The Olympian --- November 11, 2011  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/cr6NRX

25.        "Budget Cuts Hit Mental Health Services Hard" --- While Virginia increased spending slightly on mental health care for the current budget year, it isn't nearly enough to make up for cuts over the past three years … --- Staunton News Leader --- November 11, 2011  (WEST VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/Fw3I3S

26.        "Cuts to Medicaid Hurt the Poor" --- Despite its popularity, the program is on the chopping block as the Walker administration implements $554 million in budget cuts to Wisconsin's Medicaid program. --- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel --- November 12, 2011  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/XU1Y65
27.        "Capitol Report: State's Medicaid Waiver Could Cause 65,000 to Lose Benefits" --- Advocates for the poor, elderly and others covered by a host of Medicaid programs spoke out against a proposal that would lead to increased premiums and … --- Capital Times --- November 11, 2011  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/gzERUR
28.        "No Money for Mental Health? 15 States with Biggest Cutbacks" --- With the US economy in crisis, states are cutting budgets on all sorts of programs, including mental health services. But according to a new report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, some states have … --- CBS News --- November 12, 2011 (U.S. -- NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/boUUiO

29.        "Antidepressants Tentatively Linked to Autism" --- As scientists strive to find what's behind a spike in autism, especially in boys, a new study has raised the possibility that antidepressants taken by their … --- Fort Worth Star Telegram --- November 11, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL) http://is.gd/ta6CSl  

30.        "Diagnosing Autism Varies from Clinic to Clinic" --- A new study published in the journal Archives of General Psychiatry suggests that the current gold standard of "best-estimate clinical diagnoses" for the diagnosis of autism spectrum … --- Medical News Today --- November 11, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL)    http://is.gd/43UUfm

31.        "Study Links Extra Brain Cells with Autism" --- A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego Autism Center of Excellence reveals that boys with autism have an abnormal, excessive… --- PsychCentral.com --- November 10, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL) http://is.gd/8p6LRV

32.        "Most Kids Lack Early Intervention Services" --- Just a fraction of the nation's children with disabilities and developmental delays may be accessing the early intervention services they need, a new advocacy group … --- Disability Scoop --- November 9, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/7PMc9N

33.        "Been Ripped Off? Get Help From the Free Fraud Hotline" --- Financial advisers, health care providers, and adult protective services professionals will be on hand to answer your financial, medical and financial abuse questions. … --- DailyFinance --- November 8, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/FxbVU0

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

1.         "New Bill Puts Squeeze on ADA Lawsuits" --- Businesses hope a new bill will put the squeeze on excessive and opportunistic lawsuits that allege violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act. --- News10.net --- November 10, 2011  (CALIFORNIA)    http://is.gd/raiMtC
2.         "Laura's Law Could Violate Rights of the Mentally Ill" --- In recent months, more and more counties have begun to seriously consider adopting a controversial California law that extends mental health officials' power over the treatment … --- Highlander Newspaper --- November 8, 2011  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/po3N29
3.         "Penn State Scandal Could Prompt Change to Maryland Law" ---Maryland law requires any school employee to directly report such child abuse cases to police or social services, but Pennsylvania law gives employees an option to instead report … --- Washington Times --- November 12, 2011 (MARYLAND)    http://is.gd/eDqqJ6
4.         "Deaf Student's Case Will Go to Mediation in Kanawha County" --- The question of whether a South Charleston student who is hearing impaired should be required to attend Capital High School is headed to mediation. Ariel Depp, a 16-year-old who … --- WOWK --- November 9, 2011  (WEST VIRGINIA)    http://is.gd/W1aUgN
5.         "Highlights of Senate Bill Aimed at Helping Veterans, Government Contractors" --- Highlights of a bill aimed at helping veterans and government contractors: —Tax credits of up to $9,600 — double the current amount — for companies hiring disabled veterans who have been jobless … --- Washington Post --- November 10, 2011  (U.S. -- NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/LKHjHV

International Articles:

1.         "People Trapped in NT Mental Health Wards" --- People are being locked up involuntarily in mental health wards without access to legal help for days, sometimes weeks. --- NTNews.com.au --- November 12, 2011  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/HSGlyf  
2.         "Police Set to Escalate Protests over Cuts to Disability Payouts" ---  The  Police Association warned it may ''escalate'' industrial action against proposed changes to death and disability protections, as the government passed an urgency motion … --- Sydney Morning Herald --- November 10, 2011  (AUSTRALIA)    http://is.gd/hyiqCK
3.         "Hospital Facing Legal Action over Mental Health Deaths" --- As an investigation into the conduct of Fremantle Hospital's Alma Street clinic continues into the suicide of three mental health patients, the widow of a 56-year-old man … --- Sydney Morning Herald --- November 9, 2011 (AUSTRALIA)   http://is.gd/xNXETV
4.         "Man Gets Six Years for Mugging" --- An Edmonton man has been given a six-year prison sentence for the 2009 mugging of a handicapped man that turned deadly. --- Edmonton Journal --- November 11, 2011  (CANADA) http://is.gd/RBsd1a  
5.        "Stepdad Jailed for Sexual Assault on Mentally Disabled Girl" --- A 16-year-old mentally disabled Winnipeg girl who is unable to verbally communicate was forced to perform a sexual act on her stepfather the same day he married her mother. --- Winnipeg Free Press --- November 8, 2011  (CANADA)    http://is.gd/PHZZAm
6.        "Probe into Fishergate Autistic Man Found Dead in His Cell" --- Spiller, who had autism, was found hanging in his cell at the YOI on Saturday, just weeks after it was criticised in a damning report. --- The Argus --- November 12, 2011  (ENGLAND)    http://is.gd/AZjgYS
7.        "Video: Teenager's Film on Having Autism" --- A teenager who lives with the Aspergers form of autism is appearing in a BBC Newsround special which aims to raise awareness about the condition. --- BBC News --- November 11, 2011  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/wEq1YA
8.        "Council's Social Care Cuts Unlawful, Judge Rules" --- Disability charities have warned local authorities against excessive cuts to care services after a high court judge ruled that one council had acted unlawfully in restricting eligibility criteria … --- The Guardian --- November 11, 2011 (ENGLAND)    http://is.gd/ssz1hC
9.        "Nelson Man Died After Leaving Blackburn Mental Health Ward" --- A former refuse collector, sectioned under the Mental Health Act, died as a direct result of absconding from an 'open' hospital ward, an inquest … --- Lancashire Telegraph --- November 9, 2011  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/JInwlC
10.        "Chained Boy Freed, Sent to Nimhans" --- A 13-year-old dumb and mentally challenged boy was freed and sent to Nimhans, Bangalore, for treatment. --- Times of India --- November 11, 2011  (INDIA) http://is.gd/wdROar
11.        "Man Yet to Comply with Court Ruling to Pay for Care of Mentally-ill Daughter" --- Three women, who filed a case against their father seeking maintenance to take care of their mentally-challenged sibling, are still awaiting justice. --- Times of India --- November 11, 2011 (INDIA) http://is.gd/9WcaK5
12.        "Big Demand for Intellectual Disability Services" --- Almost 26,000 people with an intellectual disability are currently receiving some sort of specialist health service, such as residential care, however demand for such … --- Irish Health --- November 11, 2011  (IRELAND) http://is.gd/fk0hXx
13.        "Disabled Children Sue for Not Being Aborted" --- While similar lawsuits in the United States and Canada are often brought by the parents of disabled children … --- Fox News --- November 11, 2011  (ISRAEL) http://is.gd/ulYqa3
14.        "Man Arrested for Assaulting Deaf and Dumb Teenager" --- One Mr Peter Uchetu has been arrested for assaulting a deaf and dumb teenager, who he matcheted in the early hours of yesterday, at his … --- Vanguard --- November 9, 2011  (LAGOS)   http://is.gd/7kYxUH
15.        "Deaf Woman Scammed over Facebook" --- ''With the deaf community, if you look at what's on their Facebook pages and you read their conversations, it's obvious that they're deaf.'' She says the scammers take … --- Auckland stuff.co.nz --- November 10, 2011  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/OoP6dT
16.        "Faulty Electric Wheelchair Could Be to Blame for Man's Fire Death" --- A faulty electric wheelchair could be to blame for a fire which killed a man in his home in Aberdeenshire. --- stv.tv --- November 8, 2011  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/dSRuBE
17.        "Man Charged with Strangling His Wheelchair-bound Wife in Marbella" --- The 53-year-old victim had a degenerative disease and required a wheelchair. The couple had been together for 20 years and he took care of her, but in the … --- Euro Weekly News --- November 8, 2011  (SPAIN) http://is.gd/U4pS4l   
18.        "Disabled Take to Streets for Improved Rights" --- Some 1,000 disabled people, their families and activists took to the streets Sunday to demand better social welfare and rights for the disabled, the largest protest … --- eTaiwan News --- November 13, 2011  (TAIWAN) http://is.gd/TAoxAw
19.        "Bionic Leg for Road Crash Amputee" --- An amputee who lost his left leg in a road crash has become the first UK patient to be fitted with a new bionic leg prosthetic system. --- The Press Association --- November 9, 2011  (UNITED KINGDOM)   http://is.gd/ntoby1
20.        "Governor Signs Bill that Creates Program to Reward Disabled-friendly Construction" --- People with disabilities, advocates and supporters gathered at Government House in Christiansted on Thursday for a special bill-signing ceremony. --- Virgin Islands Daily News --- November 11, 2011  (U.S. -- VIRGIN ISLANDS)   http://is.gd/FfYnl5
21.        "Mother Shares Her Experience of Bringing up a Deaf Child" --- Since then, Sasha, 40, from Rumney, Cardiff, has taken examinations in sign language and given up her previous job working in post-16 education to work with deaf children in … --- WalesOnline --- November 9, 2011  (WALES)   http://is.gd/LfGbNO



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