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News Summary for October 28, 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.  “Law Allows Families of Disabled to Use 'Confidential' Records of Abuse in NY Facilities” --- New York will no longer prohibit families from making use of once-secret reports that detail abuse of their disabled relatives in state ... --- The Republic --- October 22, 2013   (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/u43fHr

2.   “Minnesota Case Tests New Law Protecting Vulnerable Adults” --- A case before the courts is one of the first charged under a revised Minnesota law that allows people accused of willfully neglecting vulnerable adults to be ... --- Grand Forks Herald --- October 19, 2013  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/l5gA9V  

3.   “Audit Finds Problems in Tennessee Disabilities Department” --- They also say DIDD was not providing adequate services for individuals with developmental disabilities in violation of statutory requirements and its own mission ... --- WATE-TV --- October 22, 2013  (TENNESSEE)   http://is.gd/JRH2UG  

4.   “Disabled Females Twice as Likely to Experience Violence, Abuse” --- Women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely as those without disability to experience violence and abuse in their lives. And research ... --- ABC Online --- October 25, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)   http://is.gd/0yEviM  

5.   “Police Want to Better Assist Autistic, Special Needs Children” --- The department wants parents to fill out an emergency information form so officers may better assist and communicate with special needs children. --- Patch.com --- October 23, 2013  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/anmR4v  

6.   “His Mother Has Now Revealed that He was Suffering an Undiagnosed ...” --- Speaking out now, Julie has said that she will campaign tirelessly to raise the public awareness of fetal alcohol syndrome which she says has caused her son a ... --- Daily Mail --- October 21, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/puryIe  

7.   “Pre-trial Hearings Set for Shreveport Firefighters Accused of Prostitution, Cruelty” --- Two mentally challenged men who often frequented Station 8 were the victims of the alleged cruelty. Court documents claim the firefighters performed various ... --- Shreveport Times --- October 21, 2013  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/JIsJz3  

8.  “Bus Driver of Special-needs Children Charged with Drunk Driving” --- A D.C. Public Schools bus driver for special-needs children has been charged with drunken driving. Fritz Gerald Aubin, 55, is facing charges of ... --- WTOP --- October 25, 2013  (WASHINGTON, D.C.)  http://is.gd/dWkeHJ  

9.   “Ex-hospital Worker Accused of Taking Nude Photos of Patients” --- ... the agency Wednesday that a 38-year-old man was fired in connection with the alleged inappropriate conduct involving mentally handicapped patients. --- Huntington Herald Dispatch --- October 18, 2013  (WEST VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/sOWm8w   

10.  “Jailed: Couple Who Trafficked Deaf Girl and Treated Her as 'Sub-human' ” --- A couple who trafficked a deaf girl into the country to work as a domestic servant were jailed today. Ilyas Ashar, 84, who also repeatedly … --- Manchester Evening News --- October 23, 2013  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/1eYbTE    


11.   “Kaiser Health Foundation Sued over Care of Mentally Ill” --- A class-action lawsuit was filed against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan this month accusing the health insurance company of failing to properly treat ... --- San Jose Mercury News --- October 25, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/69iouf

12.   “North Sacramento Residents Campaign Against a Mental-health Chain with a Troubled Past” --- Founded by retired Michigan psychiatrist Dr. Soon K. Kim in 2000, Signature Healthcare, which does business as Aurora Behavioral Health Care, has scattered ... --- Sacramento News & Review --- October 24, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/QGUaRc  

13.   “Man in Wheelchair Hit with Pipe” --- The victim, who uses a wheelchair, reportedly had a wound to his arm, where he defended himself from the pipe, Park said. Everett reportedly entered his home ... --- Vallejo Times-Herald --- October 23, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/82AOQj   

14.   “Arrest Made after Theft from Paraplegic Woman” --- A 19-year-old man suspected of stealing a cellphone from a paraplegic woman in a wheelchair in downtown Denver has been arrested. --- San Francisco Chronicle --- October 26, 2013  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/AVLITr  

15.   “Grandma Arrested after Losing Track of Juvenile with Special Needs” --- A juvenile with special needs, who had walked away from his sleeping grandmother, was discovered Tuesday sitting in a field of sand spurs just ... --- Bradenton Herald --- October 24, 2013  (FLORIDA)   http://is.gd/J0NRug  

16.   “Man Charged with Raping Disabled Woman” ---  A 56-year-old convicted sex offender is charged with breaking into the home of a Great Falls woman with developmental disabilities ... --- KULR-TV --- October 22, 2013   (MONTANA)   http://is.gd/Tqx4s0  

17.   “Arrests Made in Assault on Mentally Challenged Teen” --- Arrests made in assault on mentally challenged teen ... were arrested, Oct. 17 in connection with the assault and robbery of a mentally challenged teen on Sept. --- The Henderson Press --- October 24, 2013  (NEVADA)   http://is.gd/Z4OP2L  

18.   “NM Teacher's Aide Tapes Mouth of Autistic Student” --- A high school teacher's aide in New Mexico is back from administrative leave following an investigation into her taping the mouth of a special needs student. --- Las Vegas Sun --- October 22, 2013  (NEVADA)   http://is.gd/sVHShi  

19.   “Bank Teller Charged with Stealing $5,300 from School for the Disabled” --- A bank teller from Princeton has been charged with using forged withdrawal slips to steal $5,300 from a school for children with ... --- The Star-Ledger - NJ.com --- October 24, 2013  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/wmKrub  

20.   “Disabled Man Has Custom-made Wheelchair Stolen” --- Dominique Rogers was helping his family move by lending his truck, and he assumed they loaded up his wheelchair. But he says it was left outside. --- KOB.com --- October 23, 2013  (NEW MEXICO)  http://is.gd/60vEUZ   

21.   “NM School Superintendent Apologizes after Teacher's Aide Tapes Mouth of Special Needs Student” --- The head of Albuquerque Public Schools has apologized to the family of a special needs student whose mouth was taped shut ... --- The Republic --- October 22, 2013  (NEW MEXICO)   http://is.gd/Dmphmh  

22.   “'I Was Living Out in the Barn' ” --- But Mary Lou's sister-in-law denied that the disabled woman was neglected or mistreated, and in fact said she was treated well. Mary Lou slept on a couch in the ... --- Buffalo News --- October 26, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/J8yZFx  

23.   “Background Checks for Employees Working with Developmentally Disabled Creates Headache” --- It is a system that requires potential employees to pass a background check before working alone with the developmentally disabled. But there is issue that is ... --- News 10NBC --- October 24, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/9fucLN  

24.   “Police Say Saugerties Woman Stole More than $100K from Special Needs Trust” --- A Saugerties woman stole more than $100,000 from a special needs trust, according to the Ulster County Sheriff's Office. In April, the sheriff's ... --- Times Herald-Record --- October 22, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/9Ziz0J  

25.   “Suit: Mentally Ill NC Inmate Often Pepper Sprayed” --- Lawyers for an inmate who suffers from a serious mental illness say he was abused at North Carolina's Central Prison by guards who ... --- WRAL.com --- October 27, 2013  (NORTH CAROLINA)   http://is.gd/dLOnmf  

26.   “Bus Leaves Woman in Wheelchair at Stop” --- TriMet is looking into a driver who apparently failed to help a disabled rider board a bus on Sunday, then pulled away as passengers clapped. --- KOIN.com --- October 21, 2013  (OREGON)   http://is.gd/RH7rtw  

27.  “Two Sexual Assault Defendants Sentenced to Prison Tuesday” --- ... after police say he sexually assaulted two women, one with a mental disability. ... of Harrisburg was charged with rape of a mentally disabled person, statutory ... --- Tuesday Carlisle Sentinel --- October 23, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/RsDpus  

28.   “Man Gets 4-8 Years in Prison for Rape of Disabled Girl” --- A 55-year-old Philadelphia man, who admitted raping a severely mentally and physically disabled 15-year-old girl (see related story), ... --- CBS Local --- October 22, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/sHuS2a   

29.   “15-Year-Old Mentally Disabled Boy Sexually Assaulted by Myrtle Man, Police Say” --- A Myrtle Beach man was arrested over the weekend after police said he invited a mentally disabled teenage boy into a ... --- WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC --- October 21, 2013  (SOUTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/RA7BaE  

30.   “Special Needs Pre-K Student Gets Off Bus at Wrong Stop” --- Director of Schools Scott Benson said the 3-year-old special needs class at Sam Houston Elementary School lets out at 11:15 a.m., and a bus takes five students ... --- Lebanon Democrat --- October 23, 2013  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/CiANUF  

31.   “Disabled Man Robbed” --- A disabled Columbia man in a wheelchair was robbed and assaulted while on his way to the store Sunday night, according to police. Someone called 911 about ... --- Columbia Daily Herald --- October 20, 2013  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/IjDOX2  

32.   “Officer Who Shot Mentally Ill Man Fired” --- A US police officer has been fired and is facing felony charges after he was allegedly seen on video shooting a mentally ill man. Bobby Bennett, who is ... --- MSN NZ News --- October 26, 2013  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/z9flIq  

33.   “The Unbelievable Words of Kindness from a Bullied Special Needs Teen … “ --- Glenn Beck said he “about lost [his] mind” last week over the threatening text messages a special needs student in Plano, Texas was receiving. He even wanted ... --- TheBlaze.com --- October 24, 2013  (TEXAS) http://is.gd/ZPJCej  

34.   “Nurse Accused of Leaving Disabled Boy, 8, Home Alone” --- A health care worker is accused of leaving an eight-year-old disabled boy home alone when she was hired to care for him. --- abc13.com --- October 21, 2013  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/F7ACcl   

35.   “Trial Delayed for Former Scott County Teacher Accused of Abuse” --- A former Scott County Public Schools special education teacher accused of abusing a mentally handicapped student who was under her ... --- Kingsport Times News --- October 23, 2013  (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/cuzixM   

36.   “Woman in Wheelchair Has iPad Stolen Twice” --- Police say a teenager has robbed a Seattle woman in a wheelchair of her iPad twice in the span of 10 days. The Seattle Police Department said Thursday the ... --- KING5.com --- October 24, 2013  (WASHINGTON)   http://is.gd/LizV8k  

Seeking Improved Support

37.   “State Altering Policy on Use of Force against Mentally Ill Prisoners” --- Facing legal action over the use of force to subdue mentally ill prisoners, the California corrections department is working on new rules to curb some of the ... --- Los Angeles Times --- October 23, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/PyYMMi  

38.   “Arvada Restaurant Employs 40 Developmentally Disabled Adults” --- Kira Witt is very precise when explaining how she does her favorite job at Jack's Bar & Grill, making sweet- and-sour mix for margaritas with freshly squeezed juices. --- Denver Post --- October 27, 2013  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/EtoD4U  

39.   “More Secure Beds Needed for Those with Severe Mental Illness” --- Anderson, suffering from severe mental illness, was committed to the state hospital ... As a retired psychiatric nurse and long-time advocate for the mentally ill, ... --- Daytona Beach News-Journal --- October 22, 2013  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/0trs8C   

40.   “Simplifying Mentally Disabled Exemption to Death Penalty Isn't Simple” --- Georgia is the toughest of any state for a murder defendant to prove a mental disability as a reason to escape the death penalty because of Jack ... --- Online Athens --- October 26, 2013  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/Pn9jHw  

41.   “Closure of Centralia Facility for the Developmentally Disabled Postponed…” --- The shuttering of a southern Illinois center for the developmentally disabled has been postponed due to a pending court case. --- Daily Journal --- October 25, 2013  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/yofGJ0  

42.   “Future of Mental Health Funding Still Uncertain in Kane County” --- The future of mental health care funding is uncertain in Kane County as a special committee's recommendations to officials conflict with what some existing ... --- Chicago Daily Herald --- October 21, 2013  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/T3OK2o  

43.   “Dollar General Stores to Pay $47,500 to Settle Equal Employment Discrimination Lawsuit” ---  Dolgencorp, LLC, d/b/a Dollar General Store in Muncie, will pay $47,500 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed ... --- The National Law Review --- October 27, 2013  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/vgYfZ1  

44.   “Suicide Watch” --- As mental health care services in the state struggle to survive, so do many Kansas who face depression. Data released this month showed that the number of ... --- Leader and Times --- October 26, 2013   (KANSAS)   http://is.gd/qq6Pua  

45.   “Kansas Advocacy Group Doubts Legality of Disability Waiting List” --- Documents obtained by the Disability Rights Center of Kansas showed 3,300 developmentally disabled Kansans who qualified for Medicaid services continue to ... --- Topeka Capital Journal --- October 25, 2013  (KANSAS) http://is.gd/8gn0zI   

46.   “Program Seeks to Help Mental Health Patients Avoid Return to Jail” --- In one year, 37 percent of people who have been in a mental health hospital have also been in jail. But doctors say jail is not a cure for the ... --- WWL --- October 24, 2013  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/qoMc2r  

47.   “Lack of Funds, Shortage of Centers Show Mental Health Care Still Struggles 50 Years After Kennedy Act” --- These mental health miracles became more common starting 50 years ago through ... The Community Mental Health Act turns 50 this month, and while Kennedy ... --- Quincy Herald Whig --- October 26, 2013  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/3u1Y7s  

48.   “Push Renewed for Forced Mental Health Treatment in Mass.” --- But he was repeatedly hospitalized for a variety of serious mental health problems, including hallucinations, and had vowed to discontinue taking anti-psychotic ... --- Worcester Telegram --- October 23, 2013  (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/J08iGE    

49.   “Local Mom Claims School is Not Providing Special Needs Help for Her Son” --- 7 Action News is taking action for a local mother and her special needs child. She says a school district won't accept that he needs extra help. --- WXYZ --- October 23, 2013  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/BqcYaw  

50.   “Breakdown: In Rural Minnesota, Mental Health Safety Net is in Limbo” --- “In my opinion, we've gone back to the dark ages,” said County Attorney Jenna Fischer, who has dealt with the mentally ill for two decades through the court ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- October 26, 2013  (MINNESOTA) http://is.gd/tU0kEJ   

51.   “Law Enforcement Officers Train to Deal with the Mentally Ill” --- He stood on two chairs in the training room at the department's annex to help train law enforcement and other personnel on how to deal with mentally ill people. --- Columbia Daily Tribune --- October 26, 2013  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/evZGht  

52.   “Mo. Officials Began Weighing Funding Increases” --- The Department of Mental Health is seeking more than $13 million in additional state funds to cover the rising costs of medications and treatment and an ... --- Merced Sun-Star --- October 27, 2013  (MISSOURI)   http://is.gd/2QvEce  

53.   “Flash Mob Raises Awareness about Mental Illness” --- Dozens of people danced at Kiener Plaza downtown to raise awareness about mental illness Tuesday evening. The event called "Let's Talk ... --- KSDK --- October 23, 2013  (MISSOURI)   http://is.gd/8AUfxi  

54.   “Hundreds Attend National Conference on Mental Illness in Missoula” --- What makes people associate mental health stigmas with themselves? ... see themselves as a person with challenges instead of a mentally ill person, he added. --- The Missoulian --- October 24, 2013   (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/X7gzTo  

55.   “No Safety Net to Catch Nevada's Mentally Ill Once They Walk Out Hospital Doors” --- A housing area for mentally ill inmates is shown during a tour of the Clark ... Las Vegas hospital discharged her mentally ill brother onto the streets of Las Vegas. --- Las Vegas Sun --- October 20, 2013  (NEVADA) http://is.gd/BWSb4a   

56.   “Institute on Disability Awarded $4.3 Million” --- The University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (IOD) received a $4.3 million grant, to be paid out over five years, from the U.S. Department of ... --- UNH The New Hampshire --- October 24, 2013  (NEW HAMPSHIRE)  http://is.gd/xi6KaL  

57.   “City Health Dept. Considers ‘First Episode’ Approach to Treating Mental Illness” --- Mental health experts have come out in support of a new city health initiative aimed at linking New Yorkers to care when they first display symptoms of mental ... --- NY1 --- October 23, 2013  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/svpdBU  

58.   “Mental Health Levy Gaining Support” --- Brown had a history of mental health issues — and had no access to ... “We end up putting these mentally ill people in jail instead of getting them help. --- The Newark Advocate --- October 26, 2013  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/pT4vv8  

59.   “Oklahoma City Police Have Special Training for Dealing with Mental Health Issues” --- Patience is a key component when dealing with people who suffer from severe mental illnesses, said Oklahoma City police Capt. Jeff Pierce. --- NewsOK.com --- October 20, 2013  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/pvSpBT  

60.   “How This Oregon Facility is Effectively Expanding Access to Mental Health Care” --- NPR reports that the Oregon-area St. Charles Health System is experimenting with its model by bringing together a variety of medical professionals, including ... --- ThinkProgress --- October 23, 2013  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/ipZAJQ  

61.   “East Oregonian: Rising Above Disability Barriers” --- For a person with a disability, he explained, navigating Eastern Oregon can be tricky. Some sidewalks have no access points. The examination table at the ... --- OPB News --- October 22, 2013   (OREGON)   http://is.gd/ANeJdu  

62.   “Report: Special-Needs Teen's Dad Charged with Endangerment” --- There has been an arrest in a massive fire that gutted a Bucks County apartment complex over the summer, a local newspaper's website reports. --- MyFox Philadelphia --- October 22, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/JFEXoX

63.   “Film Shows Barriers to Voting for People with Disabilities” --- Kimbrough noted that providing accessible voting for people with disabilities can often be achieved with little effort and money. “So if you're picking a building ... --- The Highlander --- October 22, 2013   PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/B8aoPw   

64.   “Family Struggled to Help Mentally Ill Man Who Was Found Dead in Pocono Township” --- "The Pennsylvania Mental Health Procedures Act clearly delineates the criteria for involuntary psychiatric admission in terms of qualifying … --- Pocono Record --- October 19, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/NPhvbs  

65.   “No Place to Go: Seriously Mentally Ill Often Discharged from Hospitals, Prisons, Jails to the Street” --- The mentally ill are under scrutiny and pressure like never before. Mental health budgets have been slashed. State inpatient beds are at historic lows. --- Charleston Post Courier --- October 26, 2013  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/HoKu9M  

66.   “Virginia's Mental Health System Needs Money; Candidates Differ on ...” --- He also said he would target waste, fraud and abuse and use the savings to bolster options for the mentally ill and the intellectually disabled. --- Washington Post --- October 23, 2013  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/oGsKbd  

67.   “Brunswick Couple Fears for Disabled Son When They Are Gone” --- Nathaniel is severely disabled developmentally. He has been diagnosed with autism and is described by his mother as being “at the very bottom of the spectrum ... --- Richmond Times Dispatch --- October 20, 2013  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/IJq4AI  

68.   “JFK's Vision for mental health care languishing?” --- On the eve of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's Community Mental Health Act, mental health proponents are pushing to make sure ... --- Tucson Citizen --- USA Today --- October 23, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/vwZOKD  

69.   “Support for Those with Special Needs Helps Define a City” --- That assertion by Mr Londoño, a Colombian politician and an advocate of an urban design movement that favours walkable districts, could have come from the idea that the more … --- The National --- October 27, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/Vng2H3  

70.   “US Can't Afford to Ignore Mentally Ill” --- The history of mental health treatment in this country is, at best, uneven. Although great advances have been made in recent years in the areas of both diagnosis ... --- The Tennessean --- October 24, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/gUOLQn  

71.   “Study: Workers with Disabilities Paid 10% Less” --- Workers with disabilities are paid about 10% less than other workers in similar jobs, and 8% less in total compensation, including wages, ... --- USA TODAY --- October 23, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/zcQ2ES  

72.   “Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty” --- Ever since, some states have worked to circumvent that ruling by defining intellectual disability using unscientific standards or by making it nearly impossible to ... --- New York Times --- October 22, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/mF29tE  

73.   “10 Majorly Successful People with Disabilities” --- The late founder of the Braun Corporation, one of the leading manufacturers of wheelchair accessible vehicles, and named “a champion of change” by a ... --- Huffington Post --- October 22, 2013  (INTERNATIONAL)  http://is.gd/jNKgUq  

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

74.   “Outpatient Commitment Bill Spurs Strong Response” --- Lawmakers seeking to establish an outpatient commitment program for people with severe mental illness encountered a skeptical committee ... --- Nashoba Publishing --- October 22, 2013  (MASSACHUSETTS)   http://is.gd/fSXimm  

75.   “Mental Health Advocates Hint at Lawsuit over Involuntary Treatment Rules” --- A.J. Ruben, attorney for Disability Rights Vermont, says that the rules would make it easier to involuntarily treat psychiatric patients, and this is against state ... --- vtdigger.org --- October 21, 2013  (VERMONT)  http://is.gd/l6NHgW  

76.   “Bill Would Allow ‘Concerned Parties’ to Petition to Detain Individuals with Mental Illness” --- Family members and concerned parties could get the right to petition county officials to detain individuals with mental illnesses in an emergency if a new bill is ... --- UW Badger Herald --- October 23, 2013  (WISCONSIN)   http://is.gd/TnObQ3  

77.   “APA Presses for Enforcement of Mental Health Parity Law” --- Recipient(s) will receive an email with a link (good for 72 hours) to 'APA Presses for Enforcement of Mental Health Parity Law' and do not need to have ... --- Psychiatric News --- October 24, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/KeB2Gu   

International Articles

78.   “Teenagers Can Say They Want Electric Shock Treatment in Australia” --- Overall, mental health experts in Australia — and elsewhere — remain divided about the benefits of ECT and not only for teenagers. ECT is often considered a ... --- Care2.com --- October 27, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/sbnYdz  

79.   “One in Five Children Has a Mental Health Issue” --- One in five children has an emotional, behavioural or psychiatric problem. The astounding and often-cited statistic comes from McMaster University's Ontario ... --- Hamilton Spectator --- October 24, 2013  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/KW14cH

80.   “Vancouver Mayor Sets up Task Force on Mental Health” --- Mayor Gregor Robertson is creating a task force to curb what he has described as a growing mental health crisis — one that a leading doctor compared to the ... --- Vancouver Courier --- October 24, 2013  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/P6PFgC  

81.   “No Aboriginal Services the Weekend Man Died During a 34-hour Wait in Winnipeg ER” --- The double-amputee is seen on security footage wheeling himself into the hospital emergency department and speaking to a triage aide. --- GlobalPost --- October 23, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/Mhw9B2  

82.  “Disabled Ottawa Woman Suing” --- An Ottawa woman with muscular dystrophy is suing WestJet after her wheelchair arrived at her destination broken and unusable. --- WestJet CBC.ca --- October 21, 2013  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/iMsSS3  

83.   “Vulnerable Young Sent to Adult Psychiatric Units in Devon ‘Unacceptable’, Says Health Minister” --- Ministers have accepted it is “unacceptable” young people with mental health problems in Devon were sent to adult psychiatric care units. --- Exeter Express and Echo --- October 24, 2013  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/UQyWiY   

84.   “Boys 'Much More Likely to be Labeled with Special Needs' ” --- Data from the Department for Education also showed that children were far more likely to have special needs if they were black, from poor families and had been ... --- Telegraph.co.uk --- October 23, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/Ra4fSv  

85.   “Carer Denies Stealing £40,000 from Severely Disabled Woman” --- A carer charged with stealing nearly £40,000 from a severely disabled woman tried to cover her tracks by faking a Facebook message, a jury was told. --- This is Bristol --- October 22, 2013  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/unoidQ  

86.   “Thorpe Park Defends Halloween Asylum Amid Concern from Mental Health Campaigners” --- Thorpe Park has come under pressure to close its Asylum attraction this Halloween amid claims it stigmatises mental illness. --- Metro --- October 22, 2013   (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/A9m352

87.   “Mental Health Beds Could Face Crisis” --- Wigan’s mental health service could be stretched to breaking point according to a new report amid fears there are not enough beds for patients. --- Wigan Today --- October 21, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/aeK8pj  

88.   “Book on Drawings by Mentally Challenged Women Released” --- Dr Vikas Amte, who heads Anandvan in Nagpur, one of India's foremost social projects, released an art book consisting of drawings by mentally challenged ... --- Indian Express --- October 25, 2013  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/LJrJDf  

89.   “Disabled Man Commits Suicide, Alleges Police Excess” --- A physically challenged man committed suicide by jumping before a train alleging police excess in his suicide note in Chaubeypur village. 40-year-old Santosh ... --- Business Standard --- October 22, 2013   (INDIA)   http://is.gd/Wgytyo  

90.   “Mental Health Patients” --- Workers bathe mental health patients who are chained to the floor at a mental rehabilitation center run by an Islamic boarding school in ... --- Jakarta Post --- October 25, 2013  (INDONESIA)   http://is.gd/J6hOcI  

91.   “Concern over Mental Health Funding” --- Just over 5% of the overall health budget was spent on mental health in 2013, down from 13% in the 1980s, the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland (CPI) has said. --- Irish Health --- October 25, 2013  (IRELAND)   http://is.gd/bfxwuL  

92.  “Institution Abuse Risks Highlighted” --- Children in institutions such as schools, churches and care homes are still not safe from abuse, child protection experts have warned in a new report. --- Belfast Telegraph --- October 24, 2013  (IRELAND)   http://is.gd/4SNnBa  

93.   “Woman Refused Funding for Son Who Has Asperger's” --- A Carlow mother of a child who has Asperger's Syndrome has spoken out about the difficulties she faces after being refused a care allowance by the ... --- The Nationalist --- October 22, 2013  (IRELAND)   http://is.gd/towDLO  

94.   “Parents of Deaf Children Back on the Streets to Highlight Campaign” --- In Ireland, single cochlear implants are provided for profoundly deaf children. However, best international practice is for two implants to be simultaneously ... --- Dublin People --- October 21, 2013  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/6rjeuR  

95.   “‘Voting Polls Access for Disabled Must Improve’” --- “The thing that made us even more angry is that on the same site, they give a phone number to call for information on voting procedures for the disabled, but how ... --- Jerusalem Post --- October 22, 2013  (ISRAEL)   http://is.gd/znJdkf  

96.   “Companies Paying Fines Instead of Hiring Disabled” --- Companies opted to pay 6.6 billion won in fines rather than meeting their obligatory employment quota for the disabled over the past three years, a lawmaker ... --- Korea Times --- October 22, 2013  (SOUTH KOREA)   http://is.gd/zg9o3e  

97.   “Ex-Patients Police Mexico's Mental Health System” --- On a recent morning, a collection of people grappling with mental illness roamed the grounds of a psychiatric hospital here, stepping into dirty, ... --- New York Times --- October 21, 2013  (MEXICO)  http://is.gd/ldVHzF  

98.   “World's First Disability-accessible Ship Trains Newest Recruits in Auckland” --- The world's first disability-accessible tall ship to sail around the world has begun training its newest recruits in Auckland. The three-masted British vessel, The ... --- Radio New Zealand --- October 27, 2013  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/hoGe3l  

99.   “Mother of Disabled Son Wins Action” --- A mother has won a damages claim brought on behalf of her disabled son over alleged negligence at his birth more than two decades ago. --- Herald Scotland --- October 25, 2013  (SCOTLAND)   http://is.gd/LstGV1  

100.   “Disabled Man and Stepfather Attacked by Gang” --- Police are hunting a gang who attacked a 21-year-old disabled man ... --- Herald Scotland --- October 20, 2013  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/kLxjVx  

101.   “Somalia: Hyenas Treat Mental Illness” --- Because of their age old addiction to Khat narcotics, almost 1 among 3 Somalis suffers from mental illness. With no stable government, there are close to no ... --- Somaliland Sun --- October 20, 2013  (SOMALIA)  http://is.gd/Acx2ct  

102.   “Deaf Passengers to 'Hear' in Smart Dubai Taxis” --- While rushing to the airport in a cab hoping to catch your flight in time, there will now be another way to ensure it happens rather than simply saying your prayers. --- Khaleej Times --- October 22, 2013  (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)  http://is.gd/z6BzvJ  


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