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News Summary for November 11, 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.   “When Caregivers Are Abusers: Calif. Complaints Go Unanswered” --- Nurse assistants and home health aides provide intimate care, bathing, feeding and dressing the elderly, disabled or ill. So what happens when an abusive caregiver hurts a patient? --- November 9, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/GS4ajf  

2.   “Student in Wheel Chair Left Alone During Fire Drill: 'I Was Very Angry' ” --- A Boise State student who is in a wheelchair would like to see changes to how the school deals with disabled students. This comes after ... --- KBOI-TV --- November 6, 2013  (IDAHO)  http://is.gd/6WGm8k  

3.   “Bond Set for Teacher Accused of Assaulting Wheelchair-bound Student” --- A teacher caught on camera slapping a handicapped student remains behind bars on a $10,000 bond. --- The Republic --- November 5, 2013  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/3ArpZM  

4.   “Some Charges Against Md. Deaf School Aide Dropped” --- Prosecutors are dropping solicitation of child pornography charges against a former Maryland School for the Deaf dormitory aide ... --- San Francisco Chronicle --- November 8, 2013  (MARYLAND)   http://is.gd/AdLNZv  

5.   “Jones Gets 12-35 Years for Rape” --- Joseph Jones will spend 12-35 years in prison for raping a mentally challenged woman in Warwood. Ohio County Circuit Judge David Sims followed a ... --- Wheeling Intelligencer --- November 8, 2013  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/20eOAf  

6.   “Hundreds of Ohio Service Providers for Disabled Repeatedly Ignore Health, Safety Regulations” --- Hundreds of service providers for Ohio's developmentally disabled routinely ignore basic health and safety regulations but rarely have ... --- NewsNet5.com --- November 8, 2013  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/3oSmZQ  

7.   “Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.2 Billion to Settle Federal Cases” --- … alleged that the company and its subsidiaries promoted powerful psychiatric medications for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration and offered financial kickbacks for physicians who prescribed those medications frequently. --- November 4, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/J2cGLN  

8.   “Realtime Transcripts Helping Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing in Courtroom” --- Court reporting is a vital part of our justice system. Accuracy is vital and a recording can't identify speakers or ask for clarification if ... --- THV 11 --- November 9, 2013  (ARKANSAS)   http://is.gd/uc7I5F  

9.   “Disabled People Join Police to Fight Hate Crime” --- The premiere of the film took place in front of other disabled people in the community and police at the Arora Hotel, in Southgate, this morning ... --- West Sussex Gazette --- November 8, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/8sdHpg  

10.   “Report: 90% Saudi Disabled People Suffer Sexual Abuse” --- According to experts cited in the report, the mentally disabled have the highest number of victims, with at least 90 percent of them having been abused at least ... --- Fars News Agency --- November 9, 2013  (SAUDI ARABIA)  http://is.gd/CrlQzW  

11.   “New Vulnerable Adults Protection Role for Former Police Officer” --- Mr McCashey said: “The absolute focus of my work in Dundee will be to make sure that vulnerable adults and adults at risk of harm are supported by the ... --- The Courier --- November 8, 2013  (SCOTLAND)   http://is.gd/RZQwOc  


12.   “Scooter Stolen from Disabled San Tan Valley Man” --- Scooter stolen from disabled San Tan Valley man. Video; Photo. Scooter_stolen_from_back_of_vehicle_20131108164535_JPG. William Pollard's scooter was ... --- ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) --- November 8, 2013  http://is.gd/VUV5XB  

13.   “Citrus Heights Police Searching for Leads in Senseless Death of Disabled Man” --- Police are searching for a suspect to murdered a disabled Citrus Heights man in a random beating. Chris Sorgani's disability kept ... --- CBS Local --- November 6, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/o5T4m5  

14.   “Merced Reaches $75,000 Settlement in Taser Lawsuit” --- A civil lawsuit filed against the city of Merced and a police officer who used a Taser on a wheelchair-bound legless man was dismissed last month, after both ... --- Modesto Bee --- November 6, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/PBPyAT  

15.   “Prosecutor: Ex-officer Knew Homeless Man Who Died” --- A prosecutor says a former Fullerton police officer charged with the murder of a mentally ill homeless man had encountered the man seven times before ... --- Seattle Post Intelligencer --- November 6, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/2p2zna

16.   “Two to Stand Trial in Porterville Embezzlement” --- Two former police officers at the Porterville Developmental Center will face trial on embezzlement charges, a judge ruled Wednesday at a preliminary hearing. --- Fresno Bee --- November 6, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/kh8yLX  

17.   “Bradenton Riverwalk Security Cameras Become More Vital after Beating” --- The disturbing crime report about a mentally disabled person being viciously attacked at Riverwalk and beaten unconscious several times by several young men ... --- Bradenton Herald --- November 9, 2013  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/EO4YBc   

18.   “Two Suburban West Palm Beach Women Indicted on Murder Charges” --- She was arrested in 2009 on charges including exploitation of a disabled adult and neglect of vulnerable adults after her mother, Robinson, came to authorities ... --- Palm Beach Post --- November 8, 2013  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/mckuXY  

19.   “Trustee Accused of Stealing from Disabled Clients” --- Linda Flores, 56, was co-owner of John Bird Community Supports — a local organization that assists disabled individuals with daily activities, finances and job training. --- Sarasota Herald-Tribune --- November 6, 2013  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/9gP2vc   

20.   “Kind Hearts Help Replace Jacksonville Woman's Stolen Wheelchair” --- It started out as a sad story. A local woman still recovering from a knife attack in 2004 had her car and wheelchair stolen while she was ... --- First Coast News --- November 8, 2013  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/2BtB4U   

21.   “Thief Steals Deaf Woman's Hearing Aids on Westside” --- 20-year-old Elizabeth Melaugh was robbed of her purse on Oct. 25 on the Westside. Melaugh, who is deaf, is offering a reward for the return of her hearing aids, ... --- WOKV --- November 5, 2013  (FLORIDA)   http://is.gd/HQP33G   

22.   “Suit: Disabled Woman Assaulted after Leaving Hospital” --- The guardian of a mentally disabled woman is suing a Chicago hospital, claiming she was kidnapped sexually assaulted after the hospital ... --- CBS2 Chicago --- November 6, 2013  (ILLINOIS)   http://is.gd/MaJMj3  

23.   “Clearwater Woman Says Autistic Son Injured While at School” --- Ian Hinkle goes to a classroom for special needs kids at school in Goddard. ... The Cooperative sent Ian to a special needs classroom at Oak Street Elementary ... --- KAKE --- November 6, 2013  (KANSAS)   http://is.gd/BqN6VC  

24.   “Defendant Denies Allegations in Deaf School Sex Abuse Case” --- The former aide at the Maryland School for the Deaf accused of groping seven female students denied the allegations on the witness stand in Howard County ... --- Baltimore Sun --- November 8, 2013  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/FPyMfh   

25.   “Texts to Student Raised Concerns about Md. Deaf School Aide Later…” --- A Maryland School for the Deaf official says a former aide charged with molesting seven students first raised suspicion when school ... --- Washington Post --- November 7, 2013  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/Zu3eap    

26.   “Home Health Worker Charged with Beating Patient” --- A Florissant home health care worker is charged with third-degree abuse for allegedly using a belt to beat a group home resident who soiled a ... --- San Francisco Chronicle --- November 7, 2013  (MISSOURI)   http://is.gd/MHMwmU  

27.   “State Prison Worker Fired, Reprimanded for Shredding Inmates' Mental Health Records” --- A counselor at the Montana State Prison at Deer Lodge has been fired and publicly reprimanded for shredding inmates' mental health requests without ... --- Billings Gazette --- November 7, 2013  (MONTANA) http://is.gd/nfvEhC    

28.   “Y'stone County Settles Discrimination Complaint” --- The agreement also requires the county to offer training on preventing disability discrimination, bullying and sex discrimination and providing reasonable ... --- Helena Independent Record --- November 5, 2013  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/asFdfF  

29.   “2 Workers at Facility Charged with Abusing Client” --- According to the complaints, the developmentally disabled victim fell or was pushed in a bathroom and broke two ribs, and neither defendant reported it or ... --- Times Herald-Record --- November 9, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/GA1kAq  

30.   “Mentally Disabled Teen Still Suffering Emotional Effects of Attack, Mother Says” --- The mother of a mentally disabled teen who was beaten and robbed says his attackers — boys ages 14 and 15 — stole more than his hat, Converse shoes and ... --- Las Vegas Sun --- November 8, 2013  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/6Lmsv8  

31.   “Federal Judge: NYC Must Do More to Protect Disabled Residents During Emergencies” --- A judge cited the spectacle of disabled Superstorm Sandy victims stranded in high-rise towers as he ruled that New York City is violating law by ... --- The Republic --- November 8, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/lkdK0P  

32.   “Review Concludes Mentally Ill NYC Inmates Too Often Put in Solitary Confinement” --- Mentally ill inmates in New York City's most notorious jail are too often placed in solitary confinement — in some cases for thousands of days at a ... --- Washington Post --- November 6, 2013  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/cBstua   

33.   “Bus Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting Disabled” --- The victim is a 32-year-old Knox County developmentally disabled woman. ... "New Hope Industries is a workshop for developmentally disabled adults," said ... --- Woman 10TV --- November 5, 2013  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/cwkYq1  

34.   “Oregon Releases First Ever Study on Financial Exploitation of Adults with Disabilities and the Elderly” --- ... study on the financial exploitation of adults with disabilities and the elderly. ... over age 65 or adults with disabilities who don't live in a licensed care facility. --- Northwest Public Radio --- November 5, 2013  (OREGON)   http://is.gd/8wutdb  

35.   “Millfield Man Charged with Sexual Battery of Disabled Woman” --- A Millfield man is facing a felony sex charge related to a victim under his care at a residential facility for those with developmental disabilities. --- The Athens Messenger --- November 4, 2013  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/QRXMcg  

36.   “Disabled Woman Awarded $2.3M in Suit against UC” --- Six years and one day after filing her initial claim in the Court of Claims of Ohio, a paralyzed Clinton County woman settled a medical negligence case with the ... --- FOX19 --- November 4, 2013  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/gkZyNJ  

37.   “Hospital Firm's Staffing Problems Overlooked by Regulators” --- Pennsylvania health officials in 2011 temporarily stopped a mental health center from admitting children or teens after they found poor conditions, excessive use ... --- Boston Globe --- November 11, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/YzsWpC     

38.   “Author, Subjects Talk about Job Discrimination toward Disabled” --- Jane Gagliardo, left, was the winning plaintiff in an employee with disabilities rights case, and Sherry Blackman wrote the story in 'Call to Witness.'J. --- Pocono Record --- November 8, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/t0pM1q  

39.   “Wheelchair Stolen While Man Watches Helplessly” --- The man says he was sitting on his front steps around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday near 41st Street and Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia when a man in dark clothing ... --- NBC 10 Philadelphia --- November 5, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/hl5PxN  

40.   “Parents Charged with Neglect after Nearly Nude Autistic Boy, 7, Found Wandering in Carter Co.” ---  The parents of a 7-year-old boy were arrested Saturday morning on child neglect charges after neighbors found the boy wandering around ... --- Johnson City Press --- November 4, 2013  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/QkPOSB

41.   “Trial Dates Set for 2 Teens Charged with Killing Disabled Benton City Man” --- The two Benton City teen accused of stabbing to death a disabled man two months ago waived their rights to a speedy trial Thursday. --- Bellingham Herald --- November 7, 2013  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/Hy0z1m  

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42.   “After Mental Illness, an Up and Down Life” --- Twenty years ago, I wrote a book about childhood mental illness that focused on the experiences of two struggling young people in Pittsburgh, Daniel and ... --- New York Times --- November 9, 2013  (ARIZONA)   http://is.gd/nfBec2   

43.   “Early Intervention, Treatment Crucial for Autistic Children” --- Eventually he would be diagnosed with autism at age 5. ... to the San Diego Regional Center, which diagnosed Loghan as having an autism spectrum disorder. --- Imperial Valley Press --- November 10, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/Gw9zlf  

44.   “Activist Challenges Social Perceptions of Autism” --- Brown, who is an autistic and multiply-disabled disability rights activist, as well as a student at Georgetown University, spoke to roughly 20 students and ... --- Yale Daily News --- November 5, 2013  (CONNECTICUT)   http://is.gd/8UT6Pn  

45.   “A Special-needs Debate over Police in Delaware Schools” --- Jennifer Cinelli reads to her daughter, Liberty Miller, 9, who has autism and attends a Milford elementary school. Cinelli objects to the district's plan to have a ... --- The News Journal --- November 9, 2013   (DELAWARE)   http://is.gd/zrMbte  

46.   “8% of Orange High-Schoolers Have Tried Suicide, Study Finds” --- More than 8 percent of Orange County high-school students say they have attempted suicide, according to a new study of children's health in Central Florida that ... --- Orlando Sentinel --- November 8, 2013  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/kN6m16  

47.   “Glenn Close Rejects Mental Illness Stigma” --- Today, Close takes a different approach at addressing mental illness. ... geared to generate conversation and combat the stigma surrounding mental illness. --- Indiana Daily Student --- November 5, 2013  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/XFrnbk  

48.   “Experts Discuss Iowa's Broken Mental Health System” ---The state's mental health population is being undeserved because of a broken system, an expert panel said Wednesday in a forum at the Cedar Rapids Public ... --- The Gazette --- November 7, 2013  (IOWA)   http://is.gd/HaRXg8  

49.   “Maine Students with Disabilities More Likely to be Suspended ...” --- Students with disabilities in Maine's largest cities are much more likely to be suspended from school than their classmates without disabilities, ... --- Lewiston Sun Journal --- November 10, 2013  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/ScZKQ5  

50.   “Maryland College Program Puts Intellectually Disabled Students into University Classes” --- Maryland's first 4-year college program for young adults with intellectual disabilities is living up to its name. Now in its second year, the ... --- Bellingham Herald --- November 6, 2013  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/6zpEqR  

51.   “Cops Increasingly the First Call for Mental Health Episodes” --- The number -- not including suicides or attempts -- grew steadily from 1,276 in 2001 to 2,294 last year, an overall increase of 80 percent, according to Lincoln ... --- Lincoln Journal Star --- November 10, 2013  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/GV9NVb  

52.   “Mental Disorders on the Rise in Children” --- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was the most common reported, followed by behavioral problems, anxiety, depression and autism spectrum disorders. --- Zanesville Times Recorder --- November 10, 2013  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/GEuUpp    

53.   “Civil Rights Investigation Finds Virtual Charter Violating Special Ed Laws” --- In addition to violations of procedural and evaluation processes for students with special needs, the OCR investigation also found that the way that course ... --- Education Week News --- November 6, 2013  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/FXJRkP  

54.   “Family Hopes to Raise Mental Health” --- The recent Mercyhurst University study of the Erie County Prison showed that more prisoners are being diagnosed with mental illness, and ... --- Awareness YourErie --- November 7, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)   http://is.gd/Kav0Sa  

55.   “Pennsylvania Doctors Complain of Lack of Psychiatric Beds and Seek Solutions” --- In the event there would be concerns in regard to a shortage of beds, our Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse programs would address the issue ..." --- Pittsburgh Post Gazette --- November 3, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/3INHlM  

56.   “Our View: State Fails to Serve Well Most Vulnerable” --- Both the Department of Children's Services and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities face formidable challenges in providing necessary ... --- The Daily News Journal --- November 4, 2013  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/Cpep4A  

57.   “Family Calls for Change in Ways Officers Deal with Mentally Ill” --- When law enforcement and the mentally ill come in contact it can be fatal. It was for 26 year old Michael Blair who died in a hail of bullets Monday night. --- MyFox Houston --- November 7, 2013  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/EVvPd5  

58.   “DC Jail Works to Stem Rash of Suicides, but Mental-health Efforts Could Strain Resources” --- About 40 percent of the facility's nearly 1,400 inmates suffer from mental health conditions and need to be in “suicide resistant” cells for the entirety of their terms; ... --- Washington Post --- November 9, 2013  (WASHINGTON, D.C.)   http://is.gd/j8ZaKO  

59.   “Mentally Ill Ex-inmates Lack Treatment, Meds” --- Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and his Task Force on Mental Health have recommended the creation of a “psychiatry shortage grant ... --- Wisconsin Rapids Tribune --- November 9, 2013  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/LArIfj  

60.   “Lack of Eye Contact May be First Sign of Autism in Infants” --- The team measured all the children's eye movements as they watched a video featuring a caregiver. They took note of the percentage of time the child looked at ... --- KBZK Bozeman News --- November 8, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/LhpzIV   

61.   “Should Children with Autism Wear GPS Tracking Devices?” --- It's been more than a month since non-verbal, autistic teen Avonte Oquendo walked out of his public school. He's still missing and his family is still hoping. --- Babble --- November 7, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/OMgCVn  

62.  “Inside the Autistic Brain: New Research Challenges Current Beliefs” --- The brains of children with autism have a higher-than-normal number of connections, and this may be a reason for these kids' social ... ---  U.S. News & World Report --- November 7, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/8Jr9UO  

63.   “Many Vets Still Wait Weeks for Mental Health Care” --- Nearly one out of three veterans seeking help for the first time for mental health problems are waiting longer than two weeks for counseling, Department of ... --- Herald Times Reporter --- November 4, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/fjXbIf  

64.   “Schumer Calls for Voluntary Tracking of Kids with Autism” --- New York Sen. Charles Schumer today called on the Justice Department to develop a program that would allow for voluntary tracking of children with autism or ... --- PC Magazine --- November 4, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/GOo9zW  

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

65.   “RI Law Bars Release of Mental Health Data for Gun Checks” --- Rhode Island's mental health statute goes beyond federal patient protection laws and would need to be revised if the state is to contribute ... --- The Providence Journal --- November 8, 2013  (RHODE ISLAND)  http://is.gd/DzRXEt  

66.   “Wisconsin Assembly Panel Backs Mental Health Commitment Bill” --- Under current law, people may petition for involuntary commitment if three adults allege the individual is mentally ill, drug dependent or developmentally ... --- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel --- November 5, 2013  (WISCONSIN) http://is.gd/KyPtMb  

67.   “Wyoming Legislators Support Changes to Involuntary Hospitalization Statute” --- Keith Gingery, R-Jackson, and chairman of the committee: improve the definitions of mental illness, stamp out any conflict of interest and encourage outpatient ... --- Casper Star-Tribune Online --- November 9, 2013  (WYOMING)  http://is.gd/pez6kg  

68.   “Mental, Physical Health to Be Covered Equally” --- Mental health and addiction will finally be granted the same coverage guarantee as physical ailments, the Obama administration announced on Friday. --- MSNBC --- November 8, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/xwgmn2  

International Articles

69.   “Little Support in System for Parents of Disabled Children” --- Families of children with disabilities are being given a helping hand in a new ... driven to breaking point by a disability system that does not provide effective ... --- Herald Sun --- November 10, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/bMCsBO  

70.   “Yooralla Rapist Preyed on Disabled Women” --- A Yooralla worker raped two severely disabled women he was supposed to be caring for and sexually assaulted a third, all after being reinstated by the disability ... --- The Age --- November 6, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/BIqriE   

71.   “A Perth Man Who Shot Dead His Mentally Ill Stepson Has Had His ...” --- A Perth man who shot dead his mentally ill stepson has had his sentence increased on appeal. Bradley Auckram, 53, walked free from prison earlier this year, ... --- ABC Online --- November 6, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/QGODZ0  

72.   “Neglected Woman Was as Close to Death as You Could Get' ” --- When Linda Stupple was found unconscious on the floor of her Saanich home, she “was as close to death as you could get” said a health official with direct ... --- Victoria Times Colonist --- November 8, 2013  (CANADA) http://is.gd/xdjT64   

73.   “Charges Filed against Suspect in Wheelchair Theft” --- A suspect who allegedly stole a wheelchair from a Branson business is set to appear in municipal court for a stealing charge. Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013 ... --- Branson Tri-Lakes news --- November 8, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/V9as2P  

74.   “Teen Given Year in Jail for Attack on Man in Wheelchair” --- A judge rejected a three-year sentence for a teen who admitted attacking a wheelchair-bound man with a utility knife, calling it "way out of ... --- CANOE --- November 7, 2013  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/zweNby  

75.   “North Vancouver Doctors Alarmed over Mental Health Cuts” --- Dr. Paul Termansen ponders the possibility of cuts to community mental health services on the North Shore from a room in the community mental health clinic as ... --- North Shore News --- November 6, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/ODiWf2  

76.   “Report Criticises Mental Health Unit” --- Patients at Sevenacres mental health unit may be at risk of not receiving the right care and treatment because of failing systems, according to a report by ... --- Isle of Wight County Press --- November 10, 2013  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/eengGH     

77.   “Mother Who Spent Disabled Girl's Cash Facing Jail” --- A mother who plundered her brain-damaged daughter's £2.6m medical compensation fund to buy cars, jewelery and breast enlargements has been warned ... --- Yorkshire Post --- November 5, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/Uk4jFS  

78.   “Celebrities Who Have Faced up to Their Depression, Sought Help and Dealt with Their Mental Health” --- According to the US National Institute of Mental Health 26.2 percent of ... Similarly in Ireland one in four people's lives are affected by a mental health issue. --- IrishCentral --- November 10, 2013  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/gEUw2A  

79.   “GPA's Mission to Battle Mental Health Taboo among Young Irish Males” --- With Donohue's passing last week the GPA and the wider GAA have been encouraged to redouble their efforts to tackle the issue of mental health and suicide in ... --- IrishCentral --- November 6, 2013  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/a9JD4K  

80.   “More Specialists for Mental Patients” --- With about 10 per cent of Malaysia's population projected to experience mental illness by 2020, measures are being put in place to address the problem. --- New Straits Times --- November 10, 2013  (MALAYSIA)  http://is.gd/w3Dw0e  

81.   “Worker Retrained after Patient Was Grabbed” --- A Porirua Hospital worker who assaulted a disabled patient has held on to their job after undergoing "restraint training". The worker was stood down in April this ... --- Stuff.co.nz --- November 11, 2013  (NEW ZEALAND)   http://is.gd/ZDo3BT  

82.   “Disabled Man Robbed in Broad Daylight” --- A disabled man with cancer was robbed in broad daylight in New Brighton, leaving a newly-elected community board member disgusted, "completely ashamed" ... --- Stuff.co.nz --- November 7, 2013  (NEW ZEALAND)   http://is.gd/sDLwoo  

83.   “The Depressed and Mentally Ill Are Still Falling Through the Cracks” --- The young man in question obviously had some mental health issues, which is why he eventually committed suicide. Blaming marijuana for these mental health ... --- AllAfrica.com --- November 9, 2013  (RWANDA)  http://is.gd/EpZ1zy  

84.   “Urgent Care Needed for Mentally Ill Abandoned on City Streets” --- Abdul Salam Al-Wabel, deputy supervisor of Al-Amal Complex for Mental Health in Dammam, said people suffering from severe mental illnesses need special ... --- Arab News --- November 10, 2013  (SAUDI ARABIA) http://is.gd/qDL3rj   

85.   “Alleged School Assault on Girl, 6” --- The mother of a six-year-old girl with autism who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a fellow pupil at a Launceston school may take the state government to ... --- Tasmania Examiner --- November 10, 2013  (TASMANIA)   http://is.gd/vhjU9j  

86.   “Report Shows Hard Prison Conditions for LGBTs, People with Disabilies” --- The report also says prison conditions are not suitable for inmates with disabilities. For paralyzed inmates and those who are in wheelchairs, there is not enough ... --- Hurriyet Daily News --- November 6, 2013  (TURKEY)  http://is.gd/uNYOa1   

87.   “How Hateful is Britain? Insulted, Bullied and Murdered – for Being Disabled” --- Ebrahimi was a disabled man, driven out of his previous house by a mysterious arson attack following complaints from neighbours, then picked upon again for ... --- The Independent --- November 8, 2013  (GREAT BRITAIN)  http://is.gd/VN0Etc  

88.   “Depression is No. 2 Cause of Disability Worldwide” --- After back pain, depression is the next biggest cause of disability across the world and must be treated as a global public health priority, say experts from the ... --- Philly.com --- November 6, 2013  (INTERNATIONAL)  http://is.gd/vUprxd  


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