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News Summary for April 23, 2012
Prepared by Anne M. Kincaid

Please note that the articles are listed in alphabetical order by State, so you can easily scan
through the articles for those within your state or other states in which you have a particular interest.

Dr. Nora's Top Articles

1. “Man Accused of Raping Disabled 7-Year-Old Girl on Trial” --- A Huntington Beach man is on trial accused of sexually assaulting a developmentally disabled 7-year-old girl. Daniel Vlas Flores, 30, is charged with a felony count each of kidnapping to commit a sexual offense, sexual penetration, sexual intercourse ... --- Los Angeles Times --- April 20, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/5oj01z

2. “Sacto 911: Investigation of Care Home Pregnancy Continues After Disabled Woman Gives Birth” --- Placer County sheriff's officials are continuing DNA screening in an effort to identify the person who impregnated a severely mentally and physically disabled woman living at a Penryn care home. --- April 19, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/4uSPuI

3. “Few Answers in Abuse Probes at Homes for Disabled” --- "There's hundreds of cases around the state where disabled people are getting abused," Ingraham says. "I just have to wonder how many of these cases are being properly investigated. --- NPR --- April 19, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/37pfI1

4. “Wade Lee Roberts, 4-Strikes Sex Offender, Up on Rape of Developmentally ...” --- ... Moxley By Nick Schou By Matt Coker Tue., Apr. 17 2012 at 3:09 PM A 60-year-old Anaheim man faces 45 years to life in state prison for allegedly picking up a developmentally disabled woman from a bus stop, driving her to a motel room and raping her. --- OC Weekly --- April 17, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/5SsNhW

5. “Two Employees Removed from Blind and Deaf School After Abuse Lawsuit” --- Two employees at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind have been removed from their positions following allegations of years of sexual assault and other misconduct by students against other students at the school. --- Urban Oahu --- April 19, 2012 (HAWAII) http://is.gd/VLm8Qb

6. “95 Years in Beating Death of Deaf Man” --- A convicted killer who used a baseball bat to bludgeon a deaf man from behind received a 95-year prison sentence in Allen Superior Court today. Manuel Silva, previously found guilty by a jury of killing 39-year-old Christopher Deaton last summer, ... --- Fort Wayne Journal Gazette --- April 16, 2012 (INDIANA) http://is.gd/TF0EIm

7. “Madison Heights Sex Offender Who Assaulted Mentally Disabled Woman Charged with Failing to Register” --- Haney served 15 years in prison after he was convicted in 1991 of twice sexually assaulting a mentally disabled woman in Madison Heights with the use of force, according to court records. --- Royal Oak Daily Tribune --- April 20, 2012 (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/ae32n1

8. “Dayton Signs Bill Upping Penalty for Adult Abuse” --- Mark Dayton has signed a bill that will make it a felony to intentionally abuse or neglect vulnerable adults. The bill Dayton signed Wednesday had bipartisan support from lawmakers. --- Crookston Daily Times --- April 19, 2012 (MINNESOTA) http://is.gd/tg3W7M

9. “Couple to Stand Trial in Death of a Disabled Teen Staying in Freezing Room” --- A trial before a judge is set for next week for a south-central Missouri couple charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a disabled teenager. The Lebanon Daily Record reported that 44-year-old Ronda L. Shrout and ... --- The Republic --- April 19, 2012 (MISSOURI) http://is.gd/5M6DLX

10. “Developmentally Disabled Woman Gets $4 million in St. Charles Rape Lawsuit” --- A federal jury on Thursday awarded $4 million to a female patient of a state facility for the developmentally disabled in St. Charles who said she was sexually assaulted by an employee. Jurors awarded her $1 million in actual damages and $3 ... --- STLtoday.com --- April 13, 2012 (MISSOURI) http://is.gd/jEQ1ol

11. “Nebraska Councilman Takes Deal on Charge that He Sexually Assaulted Mentally Disabled Teen” --- A Kimball city councilman accused of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled teenage boy has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge. Scott Haun was charged in October with first-degree sexual assault. He pleaded no contest to attempted first-degree ... --- The Republic --- April 19, 2012 (NEBRASKA) http://is.gd/sXzcHp

12. “Authorities Investigating Mental Patient's Death” --- Authorities are investigating the beating death of a patient at a Nashville, Tenn., mental health facility. The Tennessean reports James M. Hodge was attacked by another patient early Thursday morning at Middle Tennessee ... --- NECN --- April 21, 2012 (TENNESSEE) http://is.gd/FatweU

13. “Neighbors Mystified by Slayings of Man, Disabled Son” --- An aging Chesterfield County couple who cared for their disabled son for all of his 51 years rarely allowed visitors, and neighbors and family members said they could not recall seeing the son in public in recent years. --- Richmond Times Dispatch --- April 21, 2012 (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/z9drR0

14. “Pimping Disabled Woman” --- King County prosecutors have charged a SeaTac man with pimping a 34-year-old developmentally disabled woman online while being paid by the state as her caretaker, it was reported Tuesday. In charging documents filed in court, prosecutors allege ... --- South Bend Tribune --- April 18, 2012 (INDIANA) http://is.gd/CmQtqQ

15. “Level 3 Sex Offender Registers to Live in Rochester” --- Lancaster, at 39, sexually assaulted a known developmentally disabled woman, and was sentenced to two years probation without treatment ordered. Lancaster also pled guilty in November, 1994, in Lewis County, to a charge of first degree rape of a child. --- The Olympian --- April 18, 2012 (WASHINGTON) http://is.gd/xG1B2l

16. “Bills Aim to Alert Local Police to Developmental Center Injuries” --- State lawmakers have introduced two bills to increase the number of agencies alerted about injuries and alleged crimes against patients at California's institutions for the developmentally disabled. --- U-T San Diego --- April 21, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/vDzCLs

17. “Mitchell Students Play Key Role in Creation of Bill Protecting Vulnerable Adults” --- The students' work supported years of effort in the Vulnerable Adult Justice Project to create the law and get it passed. The Vulnerable Adult Justice Project is a collaborative that brings together the law, health care, adult protective services and ... --- William Mitchell College of Law --- April 18, 2012 (MINNESOTA) http://is.gd/9FYYM2

18. “Bullied Autistic Teenager Failed by Agencies” --- Gross failures in the care given to a bullied autistic teenager from Stowmarket who died when he threw himself in front of a train amounted to negligence, a coroner said yesterday. Gareth Oates died instantly a month after his 18th birthday when he was ... --- Bury Free Press --- April 20, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/az8rBU

19. “Disabled Man Kept Chained to Bed” --- A disabled Kiwi man kept chained to his bed by his Indonesian mother could soon return to New Zealand. Simon Donaldson, 26, may be on his way home after months of negotiations by embassy staff, culminating in top-level talks between New Zealand Prime ... --- NEWS.com.au --- April 18, 2012 (NEW ZEALAND) http://is.gd/7ah43G


20. “Teacher Accused of Abusing Special Ed Students” --- Orange Unified Superintendent Michael Christensen said Friday that the district acted immediately on an initial complaint against Lentini in January, contacting police and child protective services. But after investigating, police and district ... --- OCRegister --- April 21, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/2MyaMj

21. “Severely Handicapped Woman Gives Birth” --- A Penryn woman, mentally disabled, severely handicapped and legally blind has given birth to her child. Casa Del Mar Care Facility, run by Res Care, reported the disabled woman's pregnancy in early December. Sheriff's deputies determined she had been ... --- KTXL --- April 18, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/6L6eOR

22. “California State Mental Hospitals Plagued by Peril” --- His family encouraged him to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, thinking that in a mental hospital he would get the treatment he needed. Instead, Webb and his parents say, he was repeatedly brutalized. --- Los Angeles Times --- April 15, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) click here

23. “Police Charge Live-in Aid with Abusing Disabled Woman” --- Amanda May Magnan, 25, is facing charges of threatening, disorderly conduct and cruelty to persons for allegedly abusing the disabled woman she was caring for. --- Patch.com --- April 20, 2012 (CONNECTICUT) http://is.gd/K2Mev8

24. “Worker Arrested for Abusing Disabled Man at Mount Dora Treatment Facility” --- Andre Mays, a worker at a facility for disabled people, was arrested on a charge for abusing a disabled person. A worker at a Lake Jem treatment facility for people with mental ... --- Orlando Sentinel --- April 20, 2012 (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/nOAb4n

25. “Sarasota County Housing Discriminating Against Disabled and Minorities” --- Minority and disabled investigators posing as prospective renters were quoted higher prices or were asked for more income information than white, non-disabled investigators. Rentals sometimes were available for whites but not for minorities. --- WUSF News --- April 19, 2012 (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/kAUK6F

26. “Woman Accused of Exploiting Disabled” --- She is also charged with exploitation of a disabled adult and six charges of elder abuse for turning off the water at one of her homes on Sydney Pond Circle for a week. Police said more charges could be forthcoming. Detectives Danny Applebee and James ... --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- April 17, 2012 (GEORGIA) http://is.gd/ou6Mem

27. “Home Condemned After Officials Discover Filthy Conditions” --- A woman lives in the home with her developmentally-disabled adult brother. Social workers were called to the scene to decide whether or not the man was in danger. " --- WKYT --- April 19, 2012 (KENTUCKY) http://is.gd/VAdn4E

28. “Police: Three Men Assault Woman in Wheelchair on Beacon Hill” --- According to police reports, the victim, a woman in a wheelchair, was assaulted by three men as she returned home from a drug store. The victim sustained minor burn marks on her legs but is unsure how she got the injuries, reports state. --- Patch.com --- April 17, 2012 (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/vRjLXs

29. “Man Endangered Welfare of Disabled Child, Police Say” --- ... of Monocacy Drive, was "acting in (the) capacity of a caregiver to a juvenile male residing in the 1500 block of Burkhart Street in the Borough of Hellertown" when he allegedly "physically abused the child, who was mentally and physically disabled. --- Patch.com --- April 17, 2012 (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/6YizlJ

30. “Couple Accused of Raiding Disabled Son's Trust Fund” --- Two parents are indicted on multiple charges, alleging they drained more than $1 million from a trust created to supplement their disabled son's medical care but which, after his death, was supposed to be used to reimburse HRA for his ... --- EmpireStateNews.net --- April 17, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/aJfuiZ 

31. “Judge Says Robber Was 'Exploited' by His Co-defendants” --- A 20-year-old man who was described as mildly retarded was sentenced… --- Tulsa World --- April 21, 2012 (OKLAHOMA) http://is.gd/0243u5

32. “RI Man in Police Spat Imprisoned on Unrelated Case” --- A Charlestown man who was shot at by a police officer before being subdued with a stun gun in February has been sentenced to 30 days in prison after a dustup with a handicapped neighbor. --- Boston.com --- April 20, 2012 (RHODE ISLAND) http://is.gd/iyUQzN

33. “Handicapped Taxi Driver Robbed, Suspect at Large” --- A handicapped taxi driver was robbed of last month when a fare he had picked up took off with the money. Police say at 2:25am on March 24, an American VIP taxi cab driver picked up a fare after being flagged down. --- WLTX.com --- April 18, 2012 (SOUTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/6HiFt2

34. “Affidavit: Man Punched Handicapped Wife in Face” --- A 29-year-old Odessa man was arrested and charged with injury to a disabled person with intent to cause bodily injury, a first-degree felony, after, court documents state, he punched his handicapped wife several times in the face. --- Odessa American --- April 18, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/ybXA8S

35. “Woman Charged with Murder of Husband, Son” --- She is being questioned and charged in the killings of 70 year-old Joseph Jones and his mentally challenged son Perry, 50. Jones, who lived with both of the victims, has been charged with two warrants; two counts of Murder in the First Degree and two ... --- WTVR --- April 19, 2012 (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/Gnr0a0

36. “Man Accused of Beating Wheelchair-bound Man Arrested Near Parkersburg” --- A man accused of using a baseball bat to beat a wheelchair-bound man was arrested this morning in Wood County. Edward "Jessie" Dreyfuse, 45, was arrested in Wood County, according to the Wood County --- WOWK --- April 20, 2012 (WEST VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/ccVWFO

37. “Mental Complex Patient Accused in Sexual Assault” --- A patient with a history of violence was caught sexually assaulting his severely disabled roommate at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex, despite a new hospital policy to segregate patients known to be ... --- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel --- April 19, 2012 (WISCONSIN) http://is.gd/Z8cTkd

38. “Manitowoc Man Pleads no Contest to Sexual Assault of Mentally Ill Woman” --- A 47-year-old Manitowoc man charged with second-degree sexual assault of a mentally handicapped woman pleaded no contest Wednesday in Manitowoc County Circuit Court. The man, who is not being identified to protect the victim, is scheduled ... --- Herald Times Reporter --- April 18, 2012 (WISCONSIN) http://is.gd/Tmf5uT

39. “More Americans on Disability” --- The number of Americans on disability has reached a record 10.8 million people, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration. The huge figure is up 53 percent from a decade ago, as more and more Americans have ... --- myfoxny.com --- April 21, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/iQ7HNP

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40. “SF's Only Locked Mental Health Center for Youth Closes” --- Youth with high mental health needs are going home. Or going to the juvenile justice system. By Chris Roberts The new SFGH does not include plans for the facility for high-risk youth, which closes May 16. At-risk youth that once set fire to the carpet ... --- NBC Bay Area --- April 20, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/RUaweM

41. “Social Security Tries to Reduce Backlog of Disability Cases” --- The for disability benefits in South Florida and the rest of the nation by declaring that more sick people will qualify automatically. --- Sun-Sentinel --- April 20, 2012 (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/YKDWfq

42. “Discrimination Found in Sarasota County Housing” --- More than 40 years after the Fair Housing Act was passed, minorities and those with disabilities still face discrimination when looking for housing in Sarasota County, a recent study found. A report by Pittsburg-based firm Mullin ... Herald-Tribune --- April 18, 2012 (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/4I8SZv

43. “Quinn Proposes $2.7 Billion in Cuts and Taxes to 'Save' Medicaid” --- Pat Quinn today released his much-awaited plan to balance the state's financially hemorrhaging Medicaid system, calling for $1.35 billion in cuts, $675 million in rate reductions to providers and $675 million in new tobacco revenue. --- Crain's Chicago Business --- April 19, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/S2wOGQ

44. “DHHS Advocate Fears Crisis Among Adults Who Need Care” --- A state advocate is warning that overspending by the Department of Health and Human Services is leaving people with intellectual disabilities no place to turn in a crisis. --- Bangor Daily News --- April 20, 2012 (MAINE) http://is.gd/waKcGH

45. Mass. Prisons Settle Case on Care of Mentally Ill” --- In March 2007, the Disability Law Center sued the Massachusetts Department of Corrections after a number of mentally ill prisoners committed suicide. The legal nonprofit claimed that the Department violated the prisoners' Eighth Amendment rights by ... --- Courthouse News Service --- April 20, 2012 (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/aO0Pvn

46. “Law-Enforcement Employees and Emergency Responders Learn about Autism” --- He said that for someone with autism that might be a natural way to greet a new neighbor for the first time, while the startled neighbor might feel stalked, threatened or sexually harassed and call 911. --- The Herald-Mail --- April 20, 2012 (MARYLAND) http://is.gd/fS9TPH

47. “Christie Moves to Improve Job Opportunities for Disabled New Jerseyans” --- It will also require all of state government to examine policies and regulations to remove barriers to employment for ithe disabled. “Everyone should have the opportunity to be productive, earn a living, and feel a sense of personal fulfillment from ... --- newjerseynewsroom.com --- April 20, 2012 (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/dDui81

48. “Advocate for People with Disabilities Honored” --- Rubin is a person with developmental disabilities who advocates for the rights of people with disabilities at every turn, whether sitting before a microphone at a legislative hearing or during a private conversation in the hallway with a state senator ... --- NJ TODAY --- April 19, 2012 (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/LhAVHy

49. “Attacks on Cops Renew Push for New Rules for Mentally Ill” --- With two New York City police officers stabbed recently allegedly by mentally ill men, local Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther and others are again pushing a law that would expand on court-ordered mental health treatment. --- Times Herald-Record --- April 20, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/u4lZzT

50. “Why Should a Disability Limit High School Choices?” --- I have cerebral palsy and a learning disability, which means I qualify as a special needs student. I received double time on the test so that I could complete my thoughts and make up for the difficulties I have when … --- New York Times --- April 20, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/mWCxx1

51. “Family Urges State to Increase Intellectual Disabilities Funding” --- The three recently visited Harrisburg to testify before a House committee on funding for residents with intellectual disabilities. LERAYSVILLE - Justin Shaffer is a tall, strong boy. --- Towanda Daily Review --- April 19, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/YnJqG3

52. “Dallas Considers Changes to Boarding Homes” --- His boarding house is one of at least 327 group homes tracked by the City of Dallas. Many hold the old, disabled, or the mentally ill in sometimes squalid conditions. A city report found 26 facilities in Dallas with “significant violations. --- WFAA --- April 20, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/JMSKt9

53. “Keeping Amarillo's Elderly and Disabled Fed” --- The InterFaith Hunger Project provides a free monthly supply of food for people who are living on a fixed income, that includes senior citizens and the disabled, and it even takes food to people who are homebound. --- ConnectAmarillo.com powered by KVII --- April 19, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/WF5JGn

54. “Disabled and Mentally Handicapped Man Sues McDonald's After Termination” --- A Tyler man who is mentally handicapped and disabled has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against his employer after he was terminated from his position. Chad Albright filed suit against McDonald's in the 241st Judicial District Court ... --- Southeast Texas Record --- April 17, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/nwyD9S

55. “Speaking out about Asperger's” --- No one in the world of musicians ever called me a retard," he says. From there Robison used his extraordinary talent to land a job at the Milton Bradley company — he explains that though he can't do calculus on paper, he's able to visualize the math ... --- Daily Press --- April 20, 2012 (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/2JAbJC

56. “Wisconsin Enacts Credit for Hiring Unemployed Disabled Veterans” --- For each disabled veteran hired to work a full-time job at the claimant's business in Wisconsin, the credit amount is $4,000 in the first taxable year and $2,000 in each of the three subsequent taxable years. For part-time jobs, the base credit amount is ... --- CCH --- April 20, 2012 (WISCONSIN) http://is.gd/PS8S7s

57. “VA to Add about 1,900 to Mental Health Staff” --- The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it was increasing its staff of mental health workers by roughly 1,900, part of an effort to address a shortage of specialists and to better prepare for the medical needs of ... --- Broadcast Newsroom --- April 20, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/VnpV6r

58. “HHS Creates Agency to Coordinate Seniors, Disabled” --- As part of the federal government's push to better coordinate community-based care for seniors and the disabled, it has consolidated three departmental agencies involved with long-term care, officials announced Monday. Kathy Greenlee — currently the ... --- McKnight's Long Term Care News --- April 17, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/08nOXL

59. “Frontier Airlines Fined over Disabled-Traveler Incident” --- A federal investigation into complaints filed against Frontier Airlines found that the carrier violated a regulation in transporting a passenger with a disability. The US Department of Transportation has assessed a $50,000 civil penalty against Frontier ... --- Denver Business Journal --- April 16, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/Bk6ytz

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

60. “New Autism Insurance Bills Give Western Michigan University Graduate Students ...” --- Snyder sign a bill mandating state insurers cover autism treatment and diagnosis on Wednesday, but Snyder's signature is coming too late to keep her in the state after she graduates. Fronapfel, of Reno, Nev., is one of 11 students who will become .. --- .Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com --- April 18, 2012 (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/aa95Dq 

61. “State Legislative Candidates Weigh in on Social Services Cuts” --- The local candidates for state representative in the primary election Tuesday say they will fight to restore the cuts in social services that Gov. Tom Corbett has pushed in his first two budgets. --- Scranton Times-Tribune --- April 19, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/q8EdfJ 

International Articles

62. “From the Archives: Disabled Woman, 64, Survives Beating, Stabbing” --- Martha Taylor Gregory's thick winter coat may have saved her life. The 64-year-old grandmother remained in a hospital yesterday after she was beaten and stabbed Monday ... --- Montreal Gazette --- April 16, 2012 (CANADA) http://is.gd/i7hwbX

63. “Disabled Workers March over Remploy Factory Closures” --- Disabled workers yesterday took to the streets in protest at the closure of Remploy factories. Hundreds demonstrated in London and Sheffield over Government plans to axe 36 of Remploy's 54 sites this summer, with the loss of 1700 staff – including 1500 ... --- Mirror.co.uk --- April 21, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/DsFUaL

64. “Pepper Spray Yobs Who Attacked Disabled Man Are Locked up for Raid” --- Three troublemakers who left a disabled man temporarily blind after squirting pepper spray in his face have been locked up. Vulnerable Mark Bennett, of Blythe Bridge, was targeted for abuse because of his learning difficulties. --- This is Staffordshire --- April 21, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/GdUseD

65. “Father Sets Mentally Unsound Son Ablaze” --- A physically challenged man in Tirunelveli burnt to death his 24-year-old son, who was mentally ill, in a state of fury and helplessness on Sunday. Police have arrested L Veeraputhirapandian (58), a resident of Thirukurungudi in the ... --- Times of India --- April 16, 2012 (INDIA) http://is.gd/HxmTN9

66. “Court Tries to Find out If ... Son Stabs Dad for Mom” --- A 20-year-old man who has been accused of stabbing his father is even facing greater problems after the court heard that he is being accused of raping is mentally challenged girlfriend. --- The Jamaica Star Online --- April 21, 2012 (JAMAICA) http://is.gd/aibDRp

67. “Korea Remains Unfair to Disabled” --- The company later accepted the recommendation by the NHRC to create a separate recruitment standard for the disabled and to conduct anti-discrimination education training for its employees. --- Korea Times --- April 19, 2012 (KOREA) http://is.gd/y8wPAE 

68. “Payout After Woman Illegally Held in Mental Health Unit” --- A report by the Health and Disability Commissioner Anthony Hill shows Taikura Trust and Oak Park rest home held the 43-year-old in conditions described as "worse than a prison", something the woman's doctor agreed with. --- TVNZ --- April 18, 2012 (NEW ZEALAND) http://is.gd/4lqgQx

69. “The Plight of Persons with Disabilities” --- Fifty-nine percent of persons living with disabilities in Lagos, have said that they do not have access to public places such as offices, schools and hospitals. In a recent pilot survey conducted by CLEEN Foundation, most of the respondents, ... --- Daily Times Nigeria --- April 16, 2012 (NIGERIA) http://is.gd/XXX6HH

70. “Gang Rape Accused Are 'Good Boys’ ” --- The gang rape of the girl, said to be mentally challenged, was filmed and went viral on the internet, causing a national outcry. The emotional grandmother of one of the accused teenagers described the youth. To her, he is just "a lovely boy". --- News24 --- April 20, 2012 (SOUTH AFRICA) http://is.gd/8lsQLN

71. “Probe Department 'Failure' to Protect Disabled: DA” --- "South Africans with disabilities are a vulnerable community often facing both economic marginalisation and multiple forms of discrimination on the basis of their race, gender, and specific disability," she said. When the department was established in ... --- Times LIVE --- April 16, 2012 (SOUTH AFRICA) http://is.gd/YnNBtc

72. “Gene Hunt Is On for Mental Disabilities in Children” --- By the end of this year, hundreds of children with unexplained forms of intellectual disability and developmental delay will have had their genomes decoded as part of the first large-scale, national clinical sequencing projects. --- Scientific American --- April 17, 2012 (UNITED KINGDOM) http://is.gd/RpYW36

73. “Disabled Need Support to Find Employment” --- Minh was among 244 disabled people in northern Hung Yen and central Lam Dong Province to get free vocational training and a job thanks to a job training scheme implemented by Spanish Red Cross and Viet Nam Red Cross. The EUR796,000 (US$1 million) ... --- Viet Nam News --- April 19, 2012 (VIET NAM) http://is.gd/3nErEW


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