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News Summary for September 10, 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. “Trial to Start in Murder of Mentally-challenged Rancho Cucamonga Man” --- Two men suspected in the disappearance and murder of a mentally challenged Rancho Cucamonga resident in 2011 are expected to have their trial start today.. John F. Dozier of San Bernardino has been charged with murder and robbery in the death of ... --- Inland Valley Daily Bulletin --- September 5, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/dNjE6i

2. “Kaweah Delta Mental Health Worker Arrested on Suspicion of Raping Two Patients” --- A mental health worker at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexually assaulting two patients at the southwest Visalia hospital, according to the Visalia Police Department. The suspect, Timothy Pohl, 29, was ... --- Visalia Times-Delta --- April 29, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/QP38EH

3. “UI Student with Disability, Caretaker Accused of Sexual Assault” --- A University of Illinois student with a disability and his hired caretaker have both been criminally charged with the sexual assault of another UI student with a disability. Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz said Brian O'Donnell ... --- Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette --- September 4, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/SU0Qau

4. “Police: Woman Beat Disabled Man with Croquet Mallet” --- An employee at a Muncie group home has been arrested after she beat a developmentally disabled man with a croquet mallet, police said. Theressa Ann Johnson, 44, was arrested Tuesday on a preliminary charge of battery resulting in bodily ... --- WRTV Indianapolis --- August 29, 2012 (INDIANA) http://is.gd/hMffzw

5. “Woman Accused of Abusing Deaf, Developmentally Disabled Daughter” --- The victim is a vulnerable adult who is completely deaf and developmentally disabled. She relies on others for her daily needs and help with her finances. She is unable to use a deaf relay system to call for help on her own. Police said Johnson keeps ... --- WAVE --- August 24, 2012 (KENTUCKY) http://is.gd/4OlBd2

6. “Man Accused of Kidnapping, Assaulting Woman in Wheelchair at Barnes” --- The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office on Tuesday charged Daniel J. Hooper with kidnapping and two counts of sexual assault against a Barnes-Jewish Hospital patient confined to a wheelchair. Police say Hooper, of the 2800 block of Osage Avenue, .. --- . STLtoday.com --- August 29, 2012 (MISSOURI) http://is.gd/Y0Ppvi

7. “Deaf, Black Students Say They were Manhandled by Police” --- A group of deaf men, on summer vacation from a Trenton trade school for the hearing-impaired, said they were stopped and manhandled by cops in Belleville, New Jersey Tuesday. 20 year old Isaiah Isaac used “sign language” to tell the story to PIX 11 ... --- New York's PIX11 --- August 29, 2012 (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/l2jRcm

8. “NYC Mom Gets 7 Years for Killing Disabled Son” --- A New York City woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for stabbing and asphyxiating her disabled 39-year-old son last year. Migdalia Veras stabbed her son twice in the chest on March 3, 2011, prosecutors said. She told police she held a ... --- Newsday --- August 21, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/vKgJt6

9. “PA. Man Gets Death Penalty in Mentally Disabled Woman's Torture Murder in ...” --- A man who pleaded guilty to murder in the torture killing of a mentally disabled woman held captive in a dingy western Pennsylvania apartment has been given the death penalty. A Westmoreland County jury ... --- Washington Post --- August 30, 2012 (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/5EtP1j

10. “Alleged Scam Targeted Deaf Christians in Utah, other States” --- Members of the deaf community in Utah have fallen victim to a second alleged investment scam. Regulators have filed a lawsuit against a California man who targeted deaf Christians here and in other states with promises of 5 percent to 10 percent per ... --- Salt Lake Tribune --- August 30, 2012 (UTAH) http://is.gd/iNRAr7

11. “Teens with Disabilities Face High Rates Of Bullying” ---Roughly half of adolescents with autism, intellectual disability, speech impairments and learning disabilities are bullied at school, new research suggests. That's significantly higher than the rate of bullying faced by typically developing students ... --- Disability Scoop --- September 4, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/lNZbAb

12. “DFCS Office in Columbus Raided” --- Arrest warrants were issued for a former acting director and an intake supervisor at the Muscogee County DFCS in Columbus. The director, Deborah Cobb, and child protective services supervisor, Phyllis Mitchell, are charged with destroying, delaying, ... --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- September 5, 2012 (GEORGIA) http://is.gd/OILpTa

13. “The Mental Health Consequences of Rape” --- There can be multiple mental health consequences from rape. “Some consequences of rape include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and difficulty forming close relationships,” Raja said. “Some survivors may cope with these painful feelings by ... --- EmpowHer --- August 30, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/v7Wf8S


14. “Disabled Nogales Man Files Lawsuit Against Police for Tasering Him During a ...” --- A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Nogales Police Department for allegedly shooting a stun gun at a disabled man. 40-year-old Diego Lerma claims police used excessive force after he suffered a seizure. --- KVOA Tucson News --- September 4, 2012 (ARIZONA) http://is.gd/xJDFQt

15. “Cathedral City Man Pleads Guilty to Felony Charges in Death of Man in Wheelchair” --- A Cathedral City man who was drunk when he got behind the wheel and crashed into a man in a wheelchair, then took off, pleaded guilty today to felony charges stemming from the victim's death. Randy David Merida, 27, pleaded guilty to gross vehicular ... --- KESQ --- September 5, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/AOELJP

16. “Disabled Calif. Boy Not Allowed to Board Airplane” --- A California family not allowed to board a cross-country flight said Tuesday that they believe they were discriminated against because their son has Down syndrome. --- ABC News --- September 5, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/eGLEgP

17. “Trial Set for Man in Wheelchair Shooting” --- Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Wilmington man charged with fatally shooting a man who used a wheelchair. The trial of 32-year-old Medford Holmes is scheduled to get under way Tuesday at the New Castle County ... --- San Francisco Chronicle --- September 3, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/pFKXZH

18. “Family Says They Were Told to Leave Tour Due to Autistic Son” --- A University City family claims they were kicked out of a popular San Diego tour because their autistic son. » Sign Up For Breaking News Alerts ... --- KGTV San Diego --- August 31, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/z3VD9l

19. “Florida Mom Pawns Pint of Vodka, Passes Out, Charged with Neglecting 8-Year .. ---.A Bradenton woman s of her 8-year-old autistic son for several hours. Police say Sara Ewers, 31, passed out at her home around 3 ... --- MiamiHerald.com --- August 30, 2012 (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/MFKnlG

20. “Teen Accused in Robbery of Man in Wheelchair” --- An 18-year-old Peorian was arrested for allegedly robbing a man in a wheelchair Sunday. Ryan T. Harris of 607 N. Hightower St. was arrested about 4 p.m. Monday after family members of the victim chased him to a house in the 900 block of South Matthew ... --- Peoria Journal Star --- September 4, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/dZogkT

21. “Dying for Attention” --- One of the keys in preventing child deaths is identifying the abuse, and doctors should be part of that process and have more influence in the outcome of the investigation, said Dr. Jill Glick, who established the Child Protective Services Team at the ... --- Chicago Reporter --- September 4, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/wEp7nf

22. “Bowie Man Rearrested on Charges of Child Sex Abuse After Police Discover ..” ---. A Bowie man who was released on bond after being charged with multiple child sex offenses earlier this month is back in jail on charges that he allegedly sexually assaulted a fourth child victim from June through August 2011. Prince George's County ... --- Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online --- August 30, 2012 (MARYLAND) http://is.gd/9kJ3Kl

23. “ Police Have Charged a Man They Say Stole a Bike from a 7-Year-old Special ...” --- 7-Year-Old Ethan Paugh is on the move again, after a thief stole his special needs bike. Paugh has a condition that limits his muscle tone and causes him to gain weight quick… --- WBFF/WNUV Baltimore --- August 30, 2012 (MARYLAND) http://is.gd/SGc3NQ

24. “Fourth Suspect Faces Charges in T Station Assault on Disabled Man; Police Seek ...” --- A fourth suspect in the beating on Monday of a mentally disabled man on the Downtown Crossing Station Orange Line platform turned himself in to MBTA Transit Police detectives today, and authorities are searching for a fifth person, officials said ... --- Boston.com --- August 29, 2012 (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/saGiGm

25. “Benton Harbor Woman Arrested in Drug Bust; 7-Year-old Special Needs Child ...” --- A 16-year-old girl and a 7-year-old special needs child were in the home when police conducted a search warrant of Kimberly Tyson-Glover's residence, according to a Berrien County Sheriff's Office press release. The 7-year-old child was turned over to ... --- Kalamazoo Gazette - MLive.com --- August 29, 2012 (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/jPjG3i

26. “Special Needs Student Left on Bus for Hours” --- A special needs students missing for hours Thursday was later found still on the bus, and now her mom is asking questions. Other Stories. Deputy helps deliver baby on his... Several Iowa communities report record. --- KCCI Des Moines --- August 31, 2012 (NEBRASKA) http://is.gd/Uzn04g

27. “Man Arrested for Having Bullets at Mental Health Facility” --- A man was arrested Thursday at a mental health facility after bullets were found in his vehicle, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. Security officials at Sunland called the JCSO after a man appeared very agitated and upset at ... --- The News Herald --- August 30, 2012 (NEBRASKA) http://is.gd/dxgJqB

28. “Police SHOOT Dog For Protecting Handicapped Owner!!! --- Homeless handicapped man having a seizure gets his dog shot by police, because being a ... YouTube --- September 3, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/aR7QvG

29. “Trial Begins for Painesville Man Accused of Robbing Wheelchair-bound Man” --- Tackett told the victim — who had been prescribed Percocet after breaking his legs the month before — that there was no room in the car for his wheelchair. Azouri said. On the way to their destination, Tackett asked the other man whether he'd trade ... --- News-Herald.com --- September 5, 2012 (OHIO) http://is.gd/aTGuKb

30. “Nurse Accused of Endangering Patients Appears in Court” --- A Springfield nurse wanted on 14 warrants for charges of endangering patients and patient abuse for reportedly failing to dispense medications to developmentally disabled adults voluntarily appeared in court today. Carla Howard-Daniels, 37, appeared in ... --- WHIO Dayton --- September 4, 2012 (OHIO) http://is.gd/4zWPEf

31. “Jury Deadlocks in Dewey Child-Neglect Case” --- A jury has deadlocked in the trial of a Dewey woman accused of neglecting her toddler who was scalded by hot water in a bathtub. Danielle Connor was charged with child neglect after her 16-month-old daughter suffered ... --- San Francisco Chronicle --- July 30, 2012 (OKLAHOMA) http://is.gd/aQmmBu

32. “Man Arrested after Allegedly Sexually Assaulting 2 Handicapped Women” --- An Aiken man is facing two charges of criminal sexual conduct after allegedly assaulting two handicapped women. Billy Joe Sanders is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center. Officials say both alleged assaults happened ... --- WRDW-TV --- September 5, 2012 (SOUTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/wnbr8x

33. “ Police: Paraplegic Knoxville Man Catches Himself on Fire” --- He has a case worker though Adult Protective Services. The man told them he was trying to clean his stove, but he forgot that he had turned on a burner. When he reached across it, he caught his shirt on fire. The man went into the parking lot in his ... --- WATE-TV --- August 30, 2012 (TENNESSEE) http://is.gd/Xid6dC

34. “Woman Accused of Beating, Robbing Handicapped Man Back in Jail ...” --- Morris County authorities have been on the lookout for Gwendolyn Monique Kennedy since May, after she jumped bail in her aggravated robbery case. --- KYTX --- September 3, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/LuooSq

35. “Mentally Disabled Man Attacked at South Salt Lake TRAX Station” --- The search is on to find a man who attacked a mentally disabled person Tuesday at TRAX station in South Salt Lake. Chris Huntsman has a “shiner” he'd rather do without. “Does it hurt right here?” Reporter Brian Carlson ... --- ABC 4 --- August 29, 2012 (UTAH) http://is.gd/7D7RPi

36. “Evidence for Value of Autism Treatment in Teens is Weak, Report Finds” --- A new government report confirms what many parents of teens with autism have long suspected: There is little scientific evidence backing up the current treatments used for autism spectrum disorders in older children and young adults… --- Huffington Post --- September 29, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/cwgFzR

37. “Roundup: Asthma Drug Stunts Growth; Kids with Autism Bullied” --- Autism and bullying: Nearly half of middle and high school students with autism spectrum disorders have been bullied, says a new study based on reports from parents and school administrators … --- USA TODAY --- August 4, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/xKwMO8

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38. "Some Iowans Must Wait For Mental Health Services" --- Dallas County has started a waiting list for some mental health services, hoping to stretch its budget so it can meet residents' most vital needs through the rest of the fiscal year. Community Services Director Darci Alt expects more ... --- KCRG --- September 3, 2012 (IOWA) http://is.gd/OMWtrM

39. Houlton Family with Autistic Son Hopes to Overcome Stigma, Raise Awareness" --- Dominic Morse of Houlton likes biking, swimming, kayaking, movies, computers and toys that most 11-year-old boys do. --- Bangor Daily News --- September 3, 2012 (MAINE) http://is.gd/okgDK0

40. “Behaviors May Indicate a Child with Autism” --- Dear Reader: Autism (also called autism spectrum disorder, or ASD) is a developmental disorder of the brain. Kids and adults with autism have problems communicating and interacting socially. They also may have unusual behavior patterns, interests and ... --- Lake County News Sun --- August 30, 2012 (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/EoJbMm

41. “$100 Million for U.S. Autism Research” --- "The Autism Centers of Excellence program allows NIH institutes to leverage their resources to support the large collaborative efforts needed to advance the broad research goals for autism spectrum disorders research," Kau says in a statement. --- UPI.com --- September 5, 2012 (MARYLAND) http://is.gd/LYHiaf

42. “Wasson Applauds New Autism Treatment Law” --- Under the legislation, behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts, who perform applied behavioral analysis, a form of therapy for children with autism, can receive a provisional, or temporary, license through the state. --- Springfield News-Leader --- September 4, 2012 (MISSOURI) http://is.gd/m5eITS

43. “Former N.J. Disability Official Cites Dangers of Transferring Developmental ...” --- A former State official who directed services for people with developmental disabilities in New Jersey has declared that New Jersey's plan to close two developmental centers and place the residents in the community is flawed and presents unacceptable ... --- newjerseynewsroom.com --- September 4, 2012 (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/YEGSDl

44. “Tough Time for Special-Needs Kids” --- There were nearly 218,000 students classified with special needs ranging from autism to visual impairments, from learning disabilities to brain injuries, in the state's public schools as of October 2011. That's nearly 16 percent of the public school ... --- Vineland Daily Journal --- September 4, 2012 (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/jRfRaV

45. “Northeast a Hotbed for Autism Awareness Campaigns” --- Autism's diagnosis rate has increased over the last several years, with current estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggesting one in every 88 children will be labeled on the spectrum. --- Examiner.com --- September 3, 2012 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/okgDK0

46. “Limits Set on Group Home 'Time-out' Rooms” --- Rhode Island officials are setting limits on children's group homes that use "time-out" rooms. The Providence Journal reports that Regina Marie Costa, the state's child advocate ... --- Providence Eyewitness News --- August 29, 2012 (RHODE ISLAND) http://is.gd/6db208

47. “Should Schools Install Cameras?” --- But then Emily, a 10-year-old who is non-verbal with autism, began behaving erratically, slapping herself and having frequent outbursts. Nelson now believes this behavior can be explained by accusations that her former elementary school teacher trapped ... --- Houston Chronicle --- September 3, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/plj9pz

48. “Parents of Special Needs Students Upset over Keller ISD Policy Shift” --- The district initially said it would no longer allow highly-trained private nurses to attend school with special needs students, saying the nurses pose a "potential distraction." But Colleen Lockwood — the mother of eight-year-old David — called them ... --- WFAA --- September 3, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/peizRd

49. “New Ordinance in the Works to Regulate SA Group Homes” --- A deadly group home fire two weeks ago has ignited a fire at city hall. City officials are finally crafting a new ordinance designed to regulate certain group homes, like the one that burned up on Norwood Avenue. “It will be primarily ... --- KENS 5 TV --- August 30, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/JOaiBo

50. “How Judges, Probate Attorneys, and Guardianship Orgs Abuse the Vulnerable” --- A Bexar County court twice investigated whether Jack Hood was incapacitated when he contested a guardianship case involving his wife of 35 years … --- San Antonio Current --- September 5, 2012 (TEXAS) http://is.gd/JZwHLB

51. “Vt. 'Whole Health' Group to Address Addictions” --- Floyd Nease, executive director of the Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, says a session set for Wednesday in Montpelier will look at funding for programs designed to address addiction and how that funding might change under ... --- Boston.com --- August 2, 2012 (VERMONT) http://is.gd/5YPfeZ

52. “New UVa. Research Center to Target Autism, MS, other Complex Diseases” --- A new center of neuroimmunology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine will bring together researchers from across disciplines to unlock the secrets of complex diseases and disorders ranging … --- Augusta Free Press --- September 4, 2012 (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/nOZCQt

53. “New School Looks at Managing Behaviors” --- Paula Dubay, marketing director of the company's mental health services, said that they realized the need in the Fredericksburg area last year with the closing of Snowden Academy, a private day school, which educated children in grades 3 through 12 who … --- Fredericksburg.com --- August 2, 2012 (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/Pm71hO

54. “And the Latest Cause of Autism is . . “ ---. From the belief that the emotional coldness of the so-called refrigerator mother caused her child's autism to the fabricated science that vaccines were a trigger, such misbegotten ideas … --- Philadelphia Inquirer --- September 5, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/OTgrZG

55. “ Obama Extends Help for Veterans With Mental Health Problems” --- President Barack Obama, responding to unprecedented waves of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans suffering from combat trauma, has ordered an expansion of mental health services including a beefed-up suicide hotline and more ... --- Huffington Post --- August 1, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/IMl8jb

56. “VA Report on Female Veterans Reveals Special Needs” --- Although the VA has determined that women veterans with disabilities or diseases related to military service, such as MST, are eligible for VA benefits, the draft report revealed that women vets are less likely to be aware of the services available to ... --- U.S. Politics Today --- August 31, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/umDB62

57. “Do Job Programs for Adults with Autism Work?” --- Programs are out there to help young adults with autism find and keep a job. But no one yet knows whether they work, according to a study published Monday. Combing the medical literature for evidence on the question, researchers were able to find only ... –-- Fox News --- August 28, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/j332h8

58. “Reiki Healing and Mental Health: What the Research Shows” --- Those who receive such treatments report relief of symptoms from numerous health challenges, including mental health issues. Research shows that Reiki primarily helps in the reduction of stress, anxiety and depression, as well as relief of chronic pain ... --- PsychCentral.com --- August 28, 2012 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/DCf3hd

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

59. “Bills to Reform Developmental Center Police Reach Governor” --- Two bills that would require outside police and advocates to be informed about alleged crimes against the developmentally disabled at California's board-and-care institutions have reached Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Brown has 30 days to sign the ... --- Sacramento Bee --- September 5, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/ZkyjrI

60. “Calif. Bill Would End Use of 'Mentally Retarded'” --- Lawmakers have sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would add California to the list of 42 states that have ended use of the term "mentally retarded." The state Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a bill to drop the term from legal ... --- San Jose Mercury News --- August 20, 2012 (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/Gxb9AH

61. “Americans with Disabilities Act Day Recognized with County Proclamation” --- The Lackawanna County Commissioners marked the 22nd anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act with a proclamation and participation in activities conducted at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Center For Independent Living. --- The Abington Journal --- September 3, 2011 (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/LGch1X

62. “Lawsuit Filed Alleging Wisconsin Care Organizations Are Discriminating” --- A class action lawsuit has been filed based on the claim that Wisconsin care organizations are discriminating against the developmentally disabled. Each of those individuals receives a daily rate, or money for care, that is ... --- WQOW TV News 18 --- August 21, 2012 (WISCONSIN) http://is.gd/Qhmh10

International Articles

63. “1 in 5 Suffers from Functional Disability” --- Dubai: If a person cannot read or write without appropriate ophthalmic lenses or is hard of hearing, he or she falls in the category of functional disability, according to survey results released by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The findings reveal ... --- gulfnews.com --- September 4, 2012 (ABU DAIBAI) http://is.gd/Kirffp

64. “State Changes Funding Model for Disability Support - But Doesn't Offer Extra Cash” --- While the Newman Government has refused to provide any cash for the proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme, it will mirror one of the reform's key features by trialing self-directed funding for selected Queenslanders. Under existing funding ... --- Herald Sun --- September 4, 2012 (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/1IXjha

65. “Autistic Boy 'Left in Toilet'” --- An autistic boy was left in his school's toilet for about 40 minutes to calm down during an aggressive episode, a court has heard. James Kiefel, 13, is now suing the state government. The Federal Court heard yesterday James attended three schools in ... --- Knox Journal --- September 4, 2012 (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/VWHUXh

66. “Mentally Ill Waiting for Hours in Vic hospitals” --- Opposition Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health, Wade Noonan, says documents obtained under Freedom of Information reveal the state's health service is struggling to cope with demand for mental health care. He says the State Government must ... --- ABC Online --- September 2, 2012 (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/pT1u7U

67. “Handicapped Woman Pepper Sprayed” --- An unthinkable act has Kelowna RCMP looking for two teens who pepper sprayed a mentally challenged woman and her aid worker on Saturday. The pair was resting after a walk in Chichester Park when two teens approached and sprayed them in the face ... --- News Talk Sports AM 1150 --- September 5, 2012 (CANADA) http://is.gd/k0VlD1

68. “Disabled Slaying Victim 'Stabbed and Chopped'” --- Police say George Fawell was tortured by killers who used two sharp-blade weapons to inflict dozens of "stab and chop" wounds to his body, leaving marks that stunned veteran homicide cops. --- Sun News Network --- August 24, 2012 (CANADA) http://is.gd/nrdctq

69. “Mentally Ill Workers Mistreatment Sparks Netizen Fury” --- Local media reports said that 11 workers, seven of them who appeared to be mentally handicapped, worked without protective gear and enough food in a plaster factory in Jingmen City, over 250 kilometers away from their hometown in the northern province ... --- CRIENGLISH.com --- August 30, 2012 (CHINA) http://is.gd/j8RUL3

70. “More Action Against Disability Hate Crimes” --- Boston Labour Councillors are disappointed to read that, within the latest reporting of disability hate crime, Lincolnshire has become one of the two lowest authorities in the country with 23 reported incidents of disability hate crime in 2011 but no ... --- This is Lincolnshire --- September 5, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/y1ZKjB

71. “Woman Who Left Mental Health Unit Found Dead” --- The body of a woman who went missing from a mental health unit has been found washed up on the beach in Southsea. Police last night confirmed that members of the public discovered the body of a 63-year-old woman in the water late on Saturday evening ... --- Portsmouth News --- September 4, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/ma8zKa

72. “Carer Jailed for 'sickening' Abuse’” --- The pensioner's family captured the five days of horrific abuse on a CCTV camera concealed in an alarm clock after they noticed Mrs. Robinson was bruised and traumatised. After Bryan was jailed for four months and Wallis given a 12-month community order ... --- Halifax Evening Courier --- September 4, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/tTSGaG

73. “ Disability and Poor Health Are Preventing Older People from Working” --- Disability and poor health are preventing nearly half a million people approaching retirement from working, a figure that will only increase as the state pension age (SPA) starts to rise, according to a Trades Union Congress (TUC) analysis of official ... --- Ekklesia --- September 2, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/Qy4WB8

74. “Startup Launches Site for Kids With Autism, Special Needs” --- In 2008, Goldberg decided to launch Encompass Education Solutions LLC, a company to address the needs of hundreds of thousands of families seeking information about autism, --- Mass High Tech --- August 30, 2023 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/YGdcV5

75. “The ‘Physical and Mental Torture; of a Disabled Man in Prison” --- He is a disabled man who was sentenced to three years' imprisonment after being arrested at Heathrow airport with cocaine hidden in his wheelchair. The sentence was passed despite the fact he confessed to his crime and probation reports found that he ... --- New Statesman --- August 30, 2012 (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/ot8ffn

76. “Europe Facing Mental Health ‘Catastrophe’ as Crisis Worsens” --- “No one should be surprised that factors such as unemployment, debt and relationship breakdowns can cause bouts of mental illness and may push people who are already vulnerable to take their own lives,” Richard Colwill, of the British mental health ... --- CNBC.com --- September 4, 2012 (EUROPE) http://is.gd/IcSInY

77. “Dad Avoids Jail for Lashing Autistic Girl” --- Chan Kwok-po, 55, said at Sha Tin Magistracy he felt remorse especially as he did not know his daughter, 15, had Asperger syndrome, which is often considered a high-functioning form of autism. In sentencing him yesterday, acting chief magistrate Andrew ... --- Hong Kong Standard --- August 31, 2012 (HONG KONG) http://is.gd/ilq3kV

78. “Traumatic Images Affect Physical, Mental Health” --- After taking pre-9/11 mental health, demographic characteristics, and lifetime trauma exposure into account, people who watched four or more hours of 9/11- or Iraq War-related television were more likely to experience symptoms of acute stress. --- Times of India --- September 5, 2012 (INDIA) http://is.gd/aC7Wdd

79. “New Bill to Unshackle Mentally Ill Patients” --- Mental Health Care Bill, which seeks to update India's 25-year-old law in accordance with the United Nations' conventions, calls for a six-month jail term for those found guilty of violating the new safety guidelines. According to the latest estimates ... --- Hindustan Times --- September 3, 2012 (INDIA) http://is.gd/W7fBPs

80. “Gardai Sued over Detention of Autistic Man” --- They say he is limited physical boundaries because of his autism and they dispute the location where Gardaí say they arrested him as well as the allegation that he was chasing 2 girls with a stick. The court heard his mother frantically searched for ... --- Newstalk 106-108 fm --- August 29, 2012 (IRELAND) http://is.gd/aDP4zN

81. ‘Sharp-Eared Glasses Let Deaf People 'See' Sounds” --- Because deaf people lack access to such potentially life-saving cues, a group of researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon built a pair of glasses which allows the wearer to "see" when a loud sound is ... --- New Scientist --- September 5, 2012 (KOREA) http://is.gd/qUBV1D

82. “Carers of Disabled People with Challenging Behaviour Need More Training” --- A study into the quality of life of disabled people with challenging behaviour has seen professional carers calling for more training to enable them to deal with sufferers, all of whom have different needs. The study, by the Kummissjoni Nazzjonali ... --- Times of Malta --- September 5, 2012 (MALTA) http://is.gd/acNPDY

83. “Deaf Man Admits Raping Boy (8)” --- Siyabonga Dladla, who is deaf, was assisted by an interpreter skilled in the use of sign language during court proceedings. Dladla admitted in a statement that on January 1 he had seen a child walking along the road and called him in sign language. --- Sowetan --- September 4, 2012 (SOUTH AFRICA) http://is.gd/8wDE69

84. “Call to Help the Neglected with Down Syndrome Children” --- Neglect for Down Syndrome Children Members of Zanzibar community and the government had sidelined the children with Down syndrome, but recent initiatives by the Mr. Hamiari Ameir Khamis, a father of one boy with the 'disability' has started changing the ... --- Daily News --- August 30, 2012 (TANZANIA) http://is.gd/9yNR9C

85. “Inspirational Speaker at Fellowship Alliance in Medford on Sept. 6” --- After moving around to several homes for handicapped children during his youth, Steinberg emerged from the experience determined to overcome his handicap and encourage others to do the same, whether those handicaps be physical or emotional. --- South Jersey Local News --- August 30, 2012 (WALES) http://is.gd/OaTMkI


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