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News Summary for October 14, 2013
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.   “Ala. Man Sentenced in Abuse of Special Needs Teen” --- A 72-year-old man accused of sexually abusing a special needs teenager has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. William Frank Maddox, who pleaded guilty ... --- Times Daily --- October 3, 2013  (ALABAMA)   http://is.gd/PS25Ck  

2.   “Chandler Couple Accused of Keeping Disabled Son in Locked Room Plead Guilty to Attempted Abuse” --- A Chandler couple accused of keeping their severely disabled 8-year-old son locked in a bathroom have pleaded guilty to attempted ... --- The Republic --- October 7, 2013  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/avip9o  

3.   “Owner of North Florida Nursing Home Arrested” --- Authorities say she handcuffed a disabled adult, causing wounds on the woman's wrists that weren't treated. They say Johnson didn't provide beds for residents ... --- San Francisco Chronicle --- October 4, 2013  (FLORIDA)   http://is.gd/zhOSHk  

4.   “Horrors at School for Disabled Hold Lessons for Us All” --- By now, the horrors inflicted on students at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind have been well reported. The state Department of Education last ... --- Honolulu Star-Advertiser --- October 1, 2013  (HAWAII)   http://is.gd/SvmwLB  

5.   “Richmond Woman Charged with Abusing Disabled Adult, Her Baby” --- A Richmond woman was formally charged Wednesday with two counts of battery for allegedly abusing a mentally disabled adult and the adult's baby, both of ... --- Indianapolis Star --- October 3, 2013  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/pHX4EZ  

6.   “Data from Schools Show Widespread Use of Restraint and Seclusion ...” --- New data on the number of students who have been restrained or secluded in Maine schools show wide variances in the use of those techniques ... --- The Forecaster --- September 27, 2013  (MAINE)   http://is.gd/z48pBo  

7.   “Mom Accused of Stealing $349 Son Raised for Boy Scouts” --- A Massachusetts woman accused of embezzling from a nonprofit for special needs children is now facing allegations of stealing about $350 her son had ... --- KOMO News --- October 2, 2013  (MASSCHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/mPOUvm  


8.   “Amgen Blamed for Death of Disabled Woman” --- The arthritis drug Enbrel caused a woman with Down syndrome to develop life-threatening blood conditions and die of a cerebral hemorrhage, her mother ... --- Courthouse News Service --- October 3, 2013  (ALABAMA)   http://is.gd/giDr73  

9.   “Daleville Women Charged with Abusing Disabled Husband, Father” --- Stephanie Jeter and Lauren Jeter are accused of abusing their relative and a dog at a home in Daleville. Police say the victim in this house in Daleville was ... --- WSFA --- September 23, 2013  (ALABAMA)   http://is.gd/Qt1rpH  

10.   “Thief Steals Van from Woman Who Uses a Wheelchair to Get Around” --- A Valley woman who uses a wheelchair to get around has been left stranded after someone stole her … --- ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) --- December 10, 2013  (ARIZONA)   http://is.gd/gGF0de  

11.   “Phoenix PD Need Help Locating Suspects Who Robbed and Beat Man ...” --- Police are searching for three men who allegedly robbed a Phoenix business and used physical force against a wheelchair-bound man. --- ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) --- September 26, 2013  (ARIZONA)   http://is.gd/TrGR8v  

12.    “Tempe Housing Complex for Deaf under Fire” --- State officials and advocates for the deaf are ramping up the pressure in a legal dispute with the federal government over fair-housing policies and a Tempe ... --- azcentral --- September 28, 2013   (ARIZONA)   http://is.gd/ttsibD  

13.   “Pair Allegedly Conned, Defrauded Mentally Ill Woman” --- Two Riverside County residents suspected of conning an elderly, mentally ill woman into giving them thousands of dollars are facing fraud-related charges. --- Los Angeles Times --- October 4, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/933svk  

14.   “California Officials Rebuked for Not Protecting Disabled Parolees” --- A federal appeals court rebuked California officials Friday for refusing to help protect disabled parolees the state has redirected to county ... --- Los Angeles Times --- October 4, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/aO2KhG  

15.   “Videos at Trial Show Calif. Inmates Pepper-sprayed” --- Videos showing California prison guards blasting the cells of mentally ill inmates with pepper spray were shown publicly for the first time Tuesday as the ... --- Ct Post --- October 1, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/OogLGI  

16.   “Attacker Gets Prison in Beating of Disabled Sonoma Man” --- A Boyes Hot Springs man will be sentenced to 10 years in prison for attacking a developmentally disabled man known for the customized tricycle he rode in ... --- Santa Rosa Press Democrat --- September 27, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/v6M8gJ  

17.   “Safety Questioned at Long Beach Mental Health Facility” --- La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center employees say one patient in a severely agitated state busted through the locked gate and escaped on foot last ... --- San Gabriel Valley Tribune --- September 22, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/dX4Zzh  

18.   “Investigation Launched after 2 Special Needs Students Left Behind on Field Trip” --- Lafayette Police and the Boulder Valley School District are investigating an incident in which two special needs students were left behind ... --- kdvr.com --- September 30, 2013  (COLORADO)   http://is.gd/VLk2uS  
19.   “Former Special Needs Teacher Accepts Plea Deal” --- A former South Florida special needs teacher has agreed to a plea deal after being accused of abusing several children at a special ... --- 7Online WSVN-TV --- October 7, 2013  (FLORIDA)   http://is.gd/STCr3K  

20.   “Court Denies Appeal for Man Who Beat Disabled Woman” --- A Decatur man sentenced to four years in prison for repeatedly punching a disabled woman in the head has lost an appeal against his conviction. --- Herald & Review --- October 8, 2013  (GEORGIA)   http://is.gd/SilbAd  

21.   “Disabled Fairburn Man Shot During Gun Battle with Home Invaders” --- A paralyzed man in a wheelchair was shot early Thursday during a home invasion robbery at his home in Fairburn. --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- October 3, 2013  (GEORGIA)   http://is.gd/zDsn0r  

22.   “Local Man Charged with Killing Disabled Relative” --- A city resident has been charged with murder in the beating death of a mentally disabled relative Sunday night, police said. A Will County judge set a ... --- Joliet Herald News --- September 24, 2013  (ILLINOIS)   http://is.gd/3WRh6j  

23.   ‘Police asking for Help in Locating Disabled Man's Stolen Bike” --- The Gibson County Sheriff's Office says an armed robbery recently took place at Rose's Trailers and Tanning on US 41 in Fort Branch. The subject is described ... --- 14 News WFIE Evansville --- October 2, 2013  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/0TZWLf  

24.   “13 Haunting Pictures of Insane Prisoners in Kentucky” --- … had a staggering reportrecently that showed just how many crazy people America keeps in its jails instead of mental hospitals aimed at helping them get better. --- Business Insider Australia --- October 5, 2013  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/QIOpr3  

25.   “Healthcare Employee Arrested for Abusing Person in His Care” --- The incident was reported to Adult Protective Services, which contacted the Louisville Metro Police Department. Officers arrested Summers just before 3:30 a.m. ... --- WAVE --- October 2, 2013  (KENTUCKY)   http://is.gd/ICNTvH

26.   “Killed over a Movie Ticket: How Law Enforcement Hurts People with Disabilities” --- A man with Down syndrome died in a confrontation with police. Officers need better training before more people die. --- Salon.com --- October 6, 2013  (MARYLAND)   http://is.gd/0a9k04  

27.   “Man Charged with Assault at Templeton Center for the Developmentally Disabled; Victim Died” ---  ... charges in connection with the death of a developmentally disabled Athol man after an assault at a state-run center for the mentally disabled in Templeton. --- The Republic --- October 3, 2013  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/gONZS7  

28.   “Marlborough Man Indicted on Indecent Assault Charges” --- ... on charges of indecent assault and battery on a mentally disabled person. ... on charges of indecent assault and battery on a mentally disabled person. --- MetroWest Daily News --- September 27, 2013  (MASSCHUSETTS) http://is.gd/8sx6jt   

29.   “Woman Found Guilty in Assault on Disabled Neighbor” --- A former Beverly woman was found guilty yesterday in what a prosecutor called the “brutal” beating of a disabled woman who was left disfigured ... --- The Salem News --- September 25, 2013  (MASSACHUSETTS)   http://is.gd/DUwQCb  

30.   “Psychiatric Exam Ordered for Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Mentally Handicapped Woman” --- A Saginaw man charged with sexually assaulting a mentally handicapped woman earlier this year will undergo an exam to determine whether ... --- The Saginaw News --- October 8, 2013  (MICHIGAN)   http://is.gd/YJB3Ye  

31.   “Michigan Settles Lawsuit over Disabled Man's Abuse for $145K” --- There was no dispute that Matthew McGuire, who is mentally ill, suffered broken ribs and bruises at the Mount Pleasant Center, which was run by the state until ... --- Detroit Free Press --- September 26, 2013  (MICHIGAN)   http://is.gd/6WAaq8  

32.   “Suburban NY Vus Aide Accused of Breaking Arm of Developmentally Disabled 5-Year-Old Boy” ---  Police say a suburban New York bus aide fractured a developmentally disabled 5-year-old boy's arm. Richard Mason did not comment to ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- October 3, 2013  (MINNESOTA)   http://is.gd/yZzatz  

33.   “Washoe School Accused of Disability Discrimination” --- Parents of a disabled high school student claimed staff members at a Washoe County campus discriminated against their daughter by ... --- WRAL.com --- October 8, 2013  (NEVADA)   http://is.gd/OrzZiK  

34.   “Developmentally Disabled Teen Robbed in Henderson” --- Henderson police are investigating an attack on a special needs teenager after he was robbed and attacked just blocks from his home. --- KTNV Las Vegas --- September 29, 2013  (NEVADA)   http://is.gd/g7F7ZM  

35.   “Bank of America Sued after Firing of Deaf Employee in Las Vegas” ---  Bank of America faces a lawsuit after federal officials said the company failed to provide a sign language interpreter for a deaf employee in Las ... --- Reno Gazette-Journal --- September 28, 2013  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/z0mrqz  

36.    “Woman Molested by Bus Driver as Teen Settles for 700K” --- The woman, identified only as S.R., has Down Syndrome and was 15 when the incident happened, according to court papers. The papers state she was one of ... --- newjerseynewsroom.com --- October 3, 2013  (NEW JERSEY)   http://is.gd/0vYJAt  

37.   “NY Lawmaker, Advocate for Disabled, Settles Suit Alleging Abuse of Disabled Son at Group Home” --- ... advocate for the disabled has settled a federal lawsuit alleging his disabled son was hit and verbally abused at the Long Island group home where he lives. --- Daily Journal --- October 7, 2013  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/eNBdnb  

38.   “Sunmount Aide Charged with Abusing Resident” --- An aide at the Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office in Tupper Lake stands accused of abusing a resident after a nurse at the facility reported ... --- The Adirondack Daily Enterprise --- October 4, 2013  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/51xUYl  

39.   “Long Island School Bus Attendant Accused of Breaking Special Needs Child’s Arm” --- Richard is accused of breaking a special-needs child's arm on a school bus he ... a five-year-old special-needs child's arm Monday, Suffolk County police say. --- New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV --- October 3, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/u7JNiw  

40.   “Woman Accused of Assaulting Disabled Teen” --- A 37-year-old woman has been charged with a felony and a misdemeanor after faculty members at Glens Falls High School became ... --- Glens Falls Post-Star --- September 26, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/lTHTK6   

41.   “Woman Convicted of Stealing from Disabled Daughter” --- Electric car advocates have an important hurdle to overcome to get more drivers to buy the vehicles: expanding the number of recharging stations, so … --- Buffalo News --- September 26, 2013  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/2FxtbO

42.   :Disabled Man's Dog Snatched from Soup Kitchen” --- Disabled man's dog snatched from soup kitchen ... A blind and disabled Raleigh man had his service dog stolen in broad daylight, ... --- abc11.com --- October 4, 2013  (NORTH CAROLINA)   http://is.gd/Oxi7rR  

43.   “Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes Involving Disabled Child” --- Man pleads guilty to sex crimes involving disabled child ... 40-year-old Hampstead man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two sex charges involving a disabled child. --- StarNewsOnline.com --- October 3, 2013  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/rajord  

44.   “Abused, Neglected, Exploited Disabled Adults Need Protection” --- Raymond, an embittered disabled veteran, sat on his front porch scowling at passersby. Inside, the house was filthy. The kitchen was infested with maggots. --- September 25, 2013  (NORTH CAROLINA)   http://is.gd/0JgD19  

45.   “Disabled Man's Family and Friends Seeking Justice after Violent Attack” --- On August 14th, authorities say Rager, who is also mentally disabled, was on his way home from work at 1 a.m. when he was attacked, brutally beaten and left ... --- NewsNet5.com --- October 5, 2013  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/4Iq4qr  

46.   “Caregiver Charged in Patient Abuse/Neglect Case” --- A caretaker at a group home has been indicted on a charge of patient abuse or neglect. A Gallia County Grand Jury indicted ... --- WSAZ-TV --- September 27, 2013  (OHIO)    http://is.gd/FBBqu1  

47.   “Man Charged with Stealing from Disabled Man” --- A Hamilton man faces a number of charges after a disabled man he hired to help him was robbed. The charges result from a theft from a Hamilton apartment on ... --- Hamilton Spectator --- September 27, 2013  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/xPSsF4  

48.   “Landlady Fined $11k for Banning Disability Dogs” --- Landlady fined $11k for banning disability dogs ... In its decision Thursday, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission declined to award punitive damages against Helen ... --- northwestohio.com --- September 26, 2013  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/vsaKtx  

49.   “One Count of Lewd Molestation Filed Against Sand Springs Man” --- One charge of lewd molestation was filed Wednesday against a Sand Springs man accused of kidnapping and inappropriately touching a mentally disabled girl. --- KTUL --- September 26, 2013  (OKLAHOMA)   http://is.gd/2JR282  

50.   “Prison Guards Accused Of Staging 'Retard Olympics' ” --- Guards at a Pennsylvania prison are accused of organizing inmate fights and challenges, which they allegedly referred to as "Retard Olympics." HuffPost Senior ... --- Huffington Post --- October 8, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/H8bMUn    

51.   “Woman Testifies Against Family in Neglect Case Involving Man with Down Syndrome” --- Three months ago, police marched Rebekah Gensiak into magistrate court along with her mother and sister to face murder charges in the death of her ... --- Scranton Times-Tribune --- September 28, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/QtD16X  

52.   “Lawyers Want to Quit Pa. Death Row Torture Case” --- Attorneys for a western Pennsylvania man on death row for orchestrating the torture murder of a mentally disabled woman want to ... --- San Francisco Chronicle --- October 2, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)   http://is.gd/rYV5xG  

53.   “Police: Man Beat Mentally Disabled Man Inside Store” --- Employees at a local store called police after watching a man strike a mentally disabled man multiple times. An employee at Big Lots heard ... --- NewsChannel5.com --- October 7, 2013  (TENNESEE)  http://is.gd/JWD94O   

54.   “Parents Say Teacher Abused Their Handicapped Son” --- A jury in Texas is hearing evidence in a lawsuit charging a teacher abused a boy who was unable to speak or walk. --- UPI.com --- October 3, 2013  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/RQ8u4y  

55.   :Mom Suing Keller ISD for Teacher Abuse” --- A Tarrant County mom is suing the Keller Independent School District claiming a teacher physically abused her special needs son. Breggett Rideau said her son ... --- FOX 4 News --- October 3, 2013  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/VLwIKx  

56.   “Man with Special Needs Awarded $450K in Discrimination Suit” --- A jury has awarded nearly a half-million dollars to a Texas man who said he was harassed and wrongly fired from his job at the nation's largest grocery chain ... --- Disability Scoop --- October 2, 2013  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/RYYTgM  

57.   “Co-worker Testifies Former Teacher Stole Food from Special-Needs Children” ---. If his students had been able to speak, this teacher would never have taken advantage of them the way that he did, a former teacher's aide ... --- Fort Worth Star Telegram --- October 2, 2013  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/aS3CRL  

58.   “Mentally-challenged Employee Wins $450,000 Discrimination Suit” --- A mentally-challenged Plano man is claiming victory after a jury awarded him almost a half-million dollars in a discrimination and harassment suit ... --- KHOU --- October 1, 2013  (TEXAS)    http://is.gd/0q46QJ  

59.   “Keller Family Lawsuit Claims Teacher Abused Disabled Son CBS Local “ --- CBS 11 News has learned exclusive information about a federal lawsuit filed against a major North Texas school district. The Keller ... --- (CBSDFW.COM) --- September 26, 2013  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/vzPJnJ  

60.   “Riverton Mom Charged with Leaving Disabled Child in Car” --- A Riverton woman accused of leaving her toddler in the car while she went shopping now faces a felony charge. Paige Gottwald, 36, was ... --- ksl.com --- October 4, 2013  (UTAH)   http://is.gd/fbRm6F   

61.   “Mom Allegedly Used Shock Collar on Disabled Children” --- One of them, a 17-year-old girl with special needs, disclosed to student aids at her school that her mom uses "a behavior band" on her, McAdams said. She had ... --- Salt Lake Tribune --- September 26, 2013  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/ygIUzJ  

62.   “ 'Boarding' Mentally Ill Becoming Epidemic in State” --- Far more involuntarily detained patients are stuck in chaotic hospital ERs and ill-equipped medical rooms. They wait days, even months, ... --- The Seattle Times --- October 5, 2013  (WASHINGTON)   http://is.gd/Rzp8Cq  

Seeking Improved Support

63.   ‘Anchorage Disabled 'Waiting, Waiting, Waiting' for Cabs” --- Until last month, there were 10 handicapped-accessible cabs serving Anchorage, but it's not an exclusive service. There is no exact measure of how many ... --- KTUU.com --- October 4, 2013  (ALASKA)   http://is.gd/MmZSky  

64.   “Court Needs Alternatives in Handling Mentally Ill” --- If you were to spend much time at the Airport Courthouse, a branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court located just south of LAX, you would begin to ... --- Los Angeles Times --- October 5, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/GsSsCm  

65.   “Actress Daryl Hannah Battled Autism” --- Daryl Hannah has revealed that she was diagnosed with autism as a child and ... Hannah, who became famous as a teenager, said she concealed her autism ... --- Columbus Dispatch --- September 30, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/bVGfYB  

66.   “St. Petersburg Mental Health Clinic Warns of Deep Cuts” --- Drug addicts, people who have attempted suicide and those in the clutches of psychosis — all come through the doors of one of the ... --- Tampabay.com --- September 28, 2013  (FLORIDA)   http://is.gd/0V3Lhi  

67.   “E. Ky. Lawyer Pleads Fifth in Senate Disability Fraud Investigation” --- An Eastern Kentucky lawyer is under fire from the U.S. Senate for allegations of disability fraud. Stanville ... --- WKYT --- October 8, 2013  (KENTUCKY)   http://is.gd/zvajVp  

68.   “Government Shutdown and Mental Health Programs” --- From national parks to people not working, the government shutdown is affecting many people. Those involved in mental ... --- WBKO --- October 7, 2013  (KENTUCKY)   http://is.gd/R7kWgn  

69.   “State Stops Payments to Augusta-based Mental Health Centers” --- 'A credible allegation of fraud' means about 500 people no longer will get state coverage for mental health services. --- Morning Sentinel --- September 28, 2013  (MAINE)    http://is.gd/qlVYNK  

70.   “Maryland Would Be 1st to Train Police on Disabilities” --- An expert on disability awareness training says Maryland could become the first state to require police and other first responders to ... --- ABC2 News --- September 27, 2013  (MARYLAND)   http://is.gd/OdbVMK  

71.   ‘22 and Autistic: Now What?” --- Peter Clow, who is autistic, is set to age out of the public school system in December, and his mother says group home wait lists are ... --- Boston Herald --- October 4, 2013  (MASSACHUSETTS)   http://is.gd/IOX9PP  

72.   “Activists Urge More Support for the Developmentally Disabled” --- Significant strides have been made recently to improve the self-advocacy of adults and students with developmental disabilities, but activists say more should be ... --- MetroWest Daily News --- October 5, 2013  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/7W272l  

73.   “Mental Health Services Face Deep Cuts” --- Deep cuts are being made to mental-health services for the poor in south-central Montana in response to declining state and federal support. Billings-based ... --- Billings Gazette --- September 27, 2013  (MONTANA)   http://is.gd/3yyBma  

74.   “Mentally Ill's Plight Highlighted” --- People with severe mental illness are “significantly more likely” than the general population to report that the police have been unfair or disrespectful, new ... --- Jersey Evening Post --- October 23, 2013  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/QUhyaM   

75.   “Mentally Ill Patients in New Mexico Scrambling to Find Help” --- This summer, New Mexico froze Medicaid payments to several mental health agencies due to "credible allegations of fraud." From there, the providers were ... --- NPR --- September 23, 2013  (NEW MEXICO)   http://is.gd/Q70zbq  

76.   “UN Holds First High-level Meeting on the Disabled” --- World leaders are holding their first-ever U.N. meeting Monday to explore how the more than 1 billion disabled people in countries rich and poor can contribute ... --- Las Vegas Sun --- September 28, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/cqBNjw   

77.   “Government Shutdown Puts Pressure on Oklahoma's Disabled ...” --- As the arguing in Washington continues to stall the government, disabled veterans here in Oklahoma are bracing for a hold on their benefits. --- news9.com KWTV --- October 2, 2013  (OKLAHOMA)   http://is.gd/d527aO  

78.   “Va. Developing Identity Database of Residents” --- The Department of Social Services will be the first agency to use the new Commonwealth Authentication System, which goes live Tuesday. Other agencies ... --- Albany Times Union --- September 29, 2013  (VIRGINIA)   http://is.gd/ibAA1f  

79.  “ 'Boarding' Mentally Ill” --- The practice is traumatizing thousands of mentally ill residents, wreaking havoc on ... I have some knowledge of h http://is.gd/HDpJix  ow the mentally ill are treated in at least one ... --- The Seattle Times --- October 5, 2013  (WASHINGTON)   http://is.gd/HDpJix  

80.   “Yakima County's Mental Health Court Takes New Approach on Crime” --- Even though he failed to comply with a court order requiring him to stay in mental health treatment, the man said he still wants to put his life back together. --- Yakima Herald.com --- October 7, 2013  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/mdo7v1  

81.   “Times: 'Boarding' Mentally Ill Becoming Epidemic in State” --- 'Boarding' mentally ill becoming epidemic in state ... where officials classified him as dangerously mentally ill and ordered he be detained, against his will ... --- KING5.com --- October 6, 2013  (WASHINGTON)   http://is.gd/QCtRvU  

82.   “Disability Advocates Return Home from DC” --- A group of disability rights activists did not let the threat of arrest or the government shutdown prevent them from making their presence known in Washington this ... --- YNN --- October 3, 2013  (WASHGTON, D.C.)  http://is.gd/7mHi6v  

83.   “Walker Backs Funding for Disabled Workers” --- Advocates at Disability Rights Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Rehabilitation Council credit a report by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism the new ... --- The Oshkosh Northwestern --- September 27, 2013  (WISCONSIN)   http://is.gd/Wk3DYG  

84.   “It's True: You Talk Too Much” --- I know, because my son has Asperger's syndrome, and part of his education was ... People with Asperger's tend to give monologues about their obsessions, ... --- Wall Street Journal --- October 4, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/O2ShQq  

85.   “Ensuring the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – at Home and Abroad” --- As the 112th Congress drew to a close last winter, nearly two-thirds of the U.S. Senate voted to ratify an international treaty that would help ensure millions of ... --- The Hill --- September 26, 2013  (INTERNATIONAL)  http://is.gd/09lErS  

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

86.   “Cuomo Signs Legislation to Benefit Developmentally Disabled” --- Gov. Andrew Cuomo Friday announced the signing of legislation to restore up to $90 million in funding for the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. --- Utica Observer Dispatch --- September 27, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/pAQGxt  

International Articles

87.   “UN Urges Australia to Improve on Disabilities” --- Despite the continuing rollout of the landmark National Disability Insurance ... says Australia is still failing to meet its obligations to people with disabilities. --- SBS --- October 8, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)   http://is.gd/LL3jRE  

88.   “Mentally Ill Forced to Sleep on Streets” --- Community advocates say many elderly people or people with mental health ... that people with a history of mental illness are sleeping in cars and on the streets ... --- Sydney Morning Herald --- October 7, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/GbDNDV   

89.   “Sydney Doctors Fined for Underpaying Disabled Employee” --- The Federal Court in Sydney has found the company and directors breached disability discrimination provisions of the Fair Work Act. The company which ... --- Yahoo!7 News --- October 7, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)   http://is.gd/qcOOHt  

90.   “Life Issues: Abuse of the Disabled: the Invisible Epidemic” --- “Violence against persons with disabilities is a frequently unrecognised and under-reported problem that has reached epidemic proportions in the United States” ... --- News Weekly --- September 28, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/ZBg4cD  

91.   “Sex Offender Who Assaulted Intellectually Disabled Boy Released” --- A 50-year-old child sex offender will be released from prison after serving seven years for sexually assaulting an intellectually disabled boy. Peter Lewis Dunne ... --- ABC Online --- September 27, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/U9nTBs  

92.   “Disabled Persons' Rights Protection Bill Passed” --- Parliament on Thursday passed a law that would ensure equal opportunities for children with autism and other physical challenges at all levels of education. --- DhakaTribune --- October 4, 2013  (BANGLADESH)  http://is.gd/gLbKez  

93.   “Deaf in Bosnia Protest Discrimination” --- On the occasion of the International Week of the Deaf, about 500 people from across the country suffering from deafness and hearing difficulties gathered this ...--- www.worldbulletin.net --- September 26, 2013  (BOSNIA)   http://is.gd/ExyPGC  

94.   “Teens with Cerebral Palsy Face Uncertain Transition into Adulthood” --- Depending on the severity of the disability, people with cerebral palsy can have a wide range of health challenges: dislocated hips, scoliosis, gastrointestinal ... --- Vancouver Sun --- October 4, 2013  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/ShaO0C  

95.   “Court Hears Disabled Woman's Various Versions of Alleged Sexual Assault” --- An intellectually disabled woman asked for a break during her testimony Thursday as she was confronted with her own conflicting versions — and ... --- Ottawa Citizen --- October 3, 2013  (CANADA) http://is.gd/JZpi34   

96.   “Jury Hears How Intellectually Disabled Woman Lied about Sexual Assault” --- Jury hears how intellectually disabled woman lied about sexual assault. --- Ottawa Citizen --- October 2, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/JQmXPq  

97.   ‘Woman, 27, Accused of Sexually Assaulting Disabled Man” --- A 27-year-old Smiths Falls, Ont., woman is accused of breaking into a physically disabled man's apartment and sexually assaulting him in his bed. --- CANOE --- October 1, 2013  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/eSfWGr  

98.   “Hospital Security Guard Gave Disabled Woman $5 for Oral Sex” --- Hospital Guard Clinton Russell (right) leaves the Ottawa Court House in Ottawa On, Monday Sept 30, 2013. Russell has been charged with molesting a ... --- CANOE --- October 1, 2013  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/1s1axU  

99.   “Canada's Prison System Still 'Ill-equiped' to Manage Female inmates …” --- Six years after teenage inmate Ashley Smith killed herself in a prison cell, Canada's correctional system still struggles to manage mentally ill female ... --- Globalnews.ca --- September 30, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/zkzMGh  

100.   “Autistic Girl Refused Treatment” --- "Everyone has to be more aware of children with autism,” said Katy Harandi, spokeswoman for the Canucks Autism Network, noting that one in 88 children now ... --- CBC.ca --- September 27, 2013  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/WU9Yc5  

101.   “Psychiatric Institution Abuse Revealed by Video” --- ... was allegedly filmed mistreating residents, and videos have been obtained by the Parents' Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability (PAPID). --- Taipei Times --- October 7, 2013  (CHINA)   http://is.gd/H3qul3  

102.   “Disabled Chinese Rights Activist Freed” --- Disabled Chinese activist Ni Yulan has been released from jail after serving for two-and-a-half years for "picking quarrels". Ni (54) is a human rights ... --- Times of India --- October 6, 2013  (CHINA)   http://is.gd/gvQtLT  

103.   “Disabled Chinese Activist Freed from Jail” --- Disabled Chinese activist Ni Yulan said today she had been freed from jail but was in very poor health after spending more than two years locked up ... --- Times of India --- October 5, 2013  (CHINA)   http://is.gd/t1zQyk  

104.   “DPHSS: Adult Protective Services Gets NAPSA Collaboration Award” --- … seniors and adults with a disability from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The work group was comprised of Social Services Supervisor Jocelynn Cruz, Social ... --- Pacific News Center --- September 30, 2013  (GUAM)  http://is.gd/qqkEWQ  

105.   “Disabled Man Kicked to the Ground and Robbed in Worthing” --- Police are appealing for witnesses after a 51-year-old man walking in Brougham Road, Worthing, at about 11am on Tuesday September 24, was confronted by ... --- Worthing Herald --- September 9, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/tRaRim  

106.   “Vulnerable Mental Health Patients Forced to Sleep on Mattresses on Floor” --- Anita Hudson of mental health charity Mind in Haringey said: “The number of people who suffer mental illness is set to double in the next 20 years. --- Mirror.co.uk --- October 5, 2013  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/EIRMx8  

107.   “Thieves Ripped £1K Gold Bracelet from Severely Disabled Man” --- Wheelchair-user Joe Teale, from Longlevens, was defenceless as two men distracted his carer before reaching into his car and grabbing the item. --- This is Gloucestershire --- October 4, 2013  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/PGl5Tx  

108.   “Images Released as Police Hunt Men Who Robbed Disabled Man Near Cheltenham” ---. Police hunting robbers who ripped a £1,000 bracelet from a disabled Gloucester man have released e-fits of two men that they would like to speak to in relation ... --- This is Gloucestershire --- October 4, 2013  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/jqrGfi  

109.   “Bullies Told Autistic Mum to Kill Herself Every Day” --- Jennifer O'Toole's schooldays were made a misery by classmates jealous of her academic success, while she ended up in a violent relationship in college. --- Birmingham Mail --- September 30, 2013  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/hXMoCw

110.   “Man Rapes Mentally Retarded Lady” --- A 29-year-old steel bender, Mr. David Kwasi Babiye is standing trial accused of raping a 30-year-old mentally challenged woman in Teshie. The accused has ... --- spyghana.com --- September 27, 2013  (GHANA)   http://is.gd/pKDHLP  

111.   “Old, Sick or Disabled Dutch People Will Be Asked to Work in Return for Care” --- The legislation is part of a radical shake-up in the Netherlands where Dutch policies to demand something in return. --- Telegraph.co.uk --- October 3, 2013  (HOLLAND)   http://is.gd/TgNpPW  

112.   “Mental Health Issues of Women in Urban India” --- In India, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the prevalence of schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder, is prevalent among 1.1 per cent ... --- Times of India --- October 5, 2013  (INDIA)   http://is.gd/h4tRCk  

113.   “Indian Court Awards Death Penalty to Man Who Raped, Killed Mentally Challenged Minor” ---Jaipur – A court in Rajasthan Tuesday sentenced to a man to death after convicting him of raping and murdering an 8-year-old mentally-challenged girl, a lawyer ... --- Vancouver Desi --- October 2, 2013  (INDIA)   http://is.gd/YUbD45     

114.   “Mental Health Problems Affect One in 10 Children” --- One in 10 Irish children experiences mental health problems – and one in 25 will be severely disabled by it, a major conference has been told. --- Irish Independent --- October 8, 2013  (IRELAND)   http://is.gd/bD6okj  

115.   ‘ 'A Third' of Mentally Ill People Dying Prematurely” --- Mentally ill patients are at a higher risk of diabetes and heart disease. Credit: PA. More than 30,000 mental health sufferers are dying every year from ... --- ITV News --- September 26, 2013  (IRELAND)   http://is.gd/y93QAo  

116.   “Disabled Employee Accuses Rehab Center of Negligence” --- But no one recognized his skills and he was still classified as mentally disabled. He however was unofficially employed as a translator to help the staff ... --- Saudi Gazette --- September 27, 2013   (SAUDI ARABIA)   http://is.gd/Dcdo8A  

117.   “Mentally Ill Tied to Trees and Left to Die in Somalia” --- Mentally ill people in the war-ravaged country are often chained or locked up. ... Somalia has one of the world's highest rates of mental illness with one in three ... --- Reuters AlertNet --- October 7, 2013  (SOMALIA)  http://is.gd/9DKLq1  

118.   “Down Syndrome Patient Beating Captured in Video” ---Imsail E., a 29-year-old down syndrome patient who was sent to a rehabilitation center in Konya, Turkey, was beaten by staff in an attack which was captured on ...---- www.worldbulletin.net --- October 2, 2013  (TURKEY)   http://is.gd/UWHWjt  

119.   “Women with Severe Mental Illness Face High Risk of Attack” --- Women with severe mental health problems are 10 times more likely to be attacked than the rest of the population, research published today has revealed. --- The Independent --- October 7, 2013  (UNITED KINGDOM)  http://is.gd/Zkdy2Y  

120.  “Crime Victims with Mental Illness Ignored, Research Suggests” --- Crime victims with mental illnesses are more likely to feel let down, dismissed or treated without respect by the police, new research suggests. Many of the 361 ... ---   BBC News --- October 6, 2013  (UNITED KINGDOM)  http://is.gd/Fr8B0T  


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