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News Summary for November 18, 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.   “Murder or Mercy for Disabled Woman?” --- But in the disability rights community, the familiar narrative struck a nerve. A red flag rises whenever a caregiver kills a son or daughter with disabilities. --- Los Angeles Times --- November 11, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/smm8FC   

2.   “Maryland School for the Deaf Aide Found Guilty of Sex Abuse” --- A jury in Ellicott City on Wednesday convicted a former aide at the Maryland School for the Deaf on charges of sexually abusing two ... --- Baltimore News Journal --- November 13, 2013  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/xFCyd3  

3.   “Man Charged in Beating Found Competent to Stand Trial” --- A man charged in a beating at the Templeton Developmental Center that later resulted in the death of a disabled man has been found competent ... --- Worcester Telegram --- November 15, 2013  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/awWaCj  

4.   “Cadillac Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Disabled Adults” --- Weinert is charged with taking sexual advantage of a mentally disabled young adult female and a mentally disabled young adult male. Weinert also received a ... --- Cadillac News --- November 16, 2013  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/A5dMWB  

5.   “Settlement Reached in School Abuse Case” --- Great Falls Public Schools has reached a $595,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by the families of seven special needs students who reported suffering physical ... --- Helena Independent Record --- November 13, 2013  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/lrPULL  

6.   “Thousands Rally around Man with Asperger's Berated by Wegmans Customer” --- A supermarket employee with Asperger's syndrome was berated by a customer for checking out her groceries too slowly. Chris Tuttle was left ... --- Fox News --- November 13, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/YvCjXB  

7.   “Nashville Lawyer Admits to Stealing $1.3 million, Gets 18 Years in Prison” --- Link died in 2003; missing money was for a trust for his disabled daughter. ... The victims include the now-deceased father of a severely disabled woman. --- The Tennessean --- November 16, 2013  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/j2hCtj   

8.   “Caught on Tape: Abuse and Neglect of the Disabled at State-run Facilities” --- “It's very angering, it's frustrating, it's sad,” said Haley Tuner with the non-profit advocacy group Disability Rights Texas. “It doesn't add up, people are blatantly ... --- KHOU --- November 14, 2013  (TEXAS) http://is.gd/zG1jKJ

9.   “Investigation Finds Wyoming Disability Center Concealed Restraint Chair Use” --- Officials at the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander denied using the chairs when a disability advocacy group raised questions in 2011. --- Casper Star-Tribune Online --- November 13, 2013  (WYOMING)  http://is.gd/7b7ngi  

10.   “Johnson and Johnson's Business Decisions Impact People's Health” --- The charges include promoting antipsychotic drug Risperdal, approved as a schizophrenia medication, for the treatment of dementia patients. The company was ... --- Allentown Morning Call --- November 11, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/fC0Emf  

11.   “Widespread Abuse of Disabled” --- The Yomiuri Shimbun The health ministry has confirmed that more than 1,500 disabled people were abused, most of them by relatives, in the six months through ... --- The Japan News --- November 11, 2013  (JAPAN)   http://is.gd/qo31pW  


12.   “Man Sentenced for Stabbing Disabled Man Riding Tricycle” --- A Sonoma Valley man who was convicted of the attempted murder of a disabled man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday in Sonoma County Superior ... --- KTVU San Francisco --- November 14, 2013  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/QjFQUP  

13.   “Police Investigate Theft from Woman in Wheelchair” --- Sharon Barnhill of Des Moines says she was preparing to pay her rent at her south-side apartment when her wheelchair caught a curve and she tumbled out. --- San Francisco Chronicle --- November 14, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/jeZd3F   

14.   “Wheelchair-bound Man Robbed of $1” --- A wheelchair-bound man was robbed of $1 when a man forcibly reached into his pockets and stole the cash, Orlando police said. The victim was off Michigan ... --- Orlando Sentinel --- November 11, 2013  (FLORIDA)   http://is.gd/CK2VHc  

15.   “State-supported Housing Provider Accused of Bias Against Mentally Ill: Brown” --- The lawsuit accuses Eden Supportive Living of maintaining a discriminatory “no mental illness” policy at its residences in Chicago, North Aurora and Champaign ... --- Chicago Sun-Times --- November 11, 2013  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/4CWwBY  

16.   “Woman Fears for Her Health after Robbery while Incapacitated” --- It got worse this week when Barnhill fell out of her backup wheelchair. Two men approached her, and instead of helping Barnhill back into the chair, they took ... --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- November 14, 2013  (IOWA) http://is.gd/3FOVkE  

17.   “Mental Health Counselor in Dubuque Charged with Dependent Adult Abuse” --- A Dubuque mental health counselor faces possible sanctions from the state after being charged with dependent adult abuse. Lowell Routley is accused of ... --- Dubuque Telegraph Herald --- November 14, 2013  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/pR8MMn  

18.   “Care Home Manager Accused of Taking Money” --- Robyn Marie Neagle, 32, Ark City, was arrested and booked into the Cowley County Jail on three charges of mistreatment of a dependent adult and 10 counts of ... --- NewsCow --- November 14, 2013  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/8bdWP9  

19.   “Couple Charged with Arson, Exploiting Disabled Man” --- Additionally, family members of the disabled man contacted Capt. Tommie Sorrell, a criminal investigator for the Sheriff's Office, with concerns that prompted an ... --- The Daily News --- November 14, 2013  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/wkK8tI  

20.   “Disabled Houma Man's Mother Pleads for Public's Help Identifying Attacks” --- On Thursday, police had no leads on the men who beat up and robbed a disabled 26-year-old Houma man. The victim's mother said she wants everybody to ... --- FOX 8 News WVUE-TV --- November 14, 2013  (LOUISIANA) http://is.gd/OjigYJ   

21.   “Disabled Woman Asks for Help Finding Stolen Vehicle” --- The Kalamazoo area native is disabled, dealing with bone disease and bad arthritis. "I'm ongoing right now with a possible surgery and now I don't have my car. --- WWMT-TV --- November 13, 2013  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/Ee5Qxw  

22.   “St. Peter Regional Treatment Center Fined” --- Department of Human Services fines The Saint Peter Regional Treatment Center one thousand dollars for the substantiated maltreatment of a vulnerable adult. --- KEYC --- November 15, 2013  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/hvnWjo  

23.   “Disabled Student Gets Taken for a Ride over Afterschool Program” --- In Jackie McBride's view, allowing her disabled daughter to attend an afterschool program in Lockport should have been as simple as opening the doors of her ... --- Buffalo News --- November 16, 2013  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/6eqHqG   

24.   “Man Arrested for Stealing from Group Home” --- Macedon Police have arrested a man they say stole from a local agency that serves developmentally disabled individuals. Eric Utter, 39, of ... --- 13WHAM-TV --- November 13, 2013  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/bzlXK6  

25.   “Disturbing Details Released in Handicapped Student Assault Case” --- Her lawyer, Tyrell Clemons, says she was charged with three counts of assault on a handicapped person. The school system says the alleged assaults ... --- WITN --- November 15, 2013  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/aULPpn  

26.   “Ohio Boy Gets Stolen Wheelchair Back” --- Someone has returned a wheelchair that had been stolen from a 9-year-old special needs boy in northeast Ohio. Stephen Gibson's special ... --- The-review --- November 15, 2013  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/vxedTt  

27.   “TriMet Releases Video Showing 'Other Side' of Clackamas Dispute between Bus Driver, Woman in Wheelchair” --- TriMet bus driver leaves woman in wheelchair at Portland stop After nearly missing a stop in Southeast Portland, a TriMet driver reportedly couldn't position her ... --- OregonLive.com --- November 15, 2013  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/eeYmvy  

28.   “Report: Money Stolen from 4 Disabled Residents at Rock Hill Home” --- ... whether an employee possibly stole money from four disabled residents living at a Rock Hill home belonging to the York County Board of Disabilities. --- The Herald | HeraldOnline.com --- November 13, 2013  (SOUTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/HF4OVh    

29.   “Disabled Woman Waits 15 Hours for Cab at Dallas Hotel” --- A trip to Dallas ended horribly for a woman in town from Kansas City. She waited 15 hours for a cab at the Omni hotel downtown. She watched cab ... --- WFAA --- November 11, 2013  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/hLrCLv  

30.   “Special Needs Girl Injured on School Bus” --- She was picked up at her home by a special needs bus, but minutes after the bus pulled away, Foster got a phone call. "They stated that my daughter fell and ... --- WAVY-TV --- November 13, 2013  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/xeKsfS  

31.    “Trial Begins in Slaying of Developmentally Disabled South Hill Teen” --- The trial of Tyler Savage, a 21-year-old man accused of killing a 16-year-old developmentally disabled South Hill girl three years ago, began Thursday in Pierce ... --- TheNewsTribune.com --- November 14, 2013 (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/HIDng5  

32.   “For Goodwill's Disabled Workers, Spotlight Is on Subminimum Wage” --- Thanks to a 75-year-old loophole, nonprofits like Goodwill can pay workers with disabilities as little as 22 cents an hour. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Dwight ... --- BillMoyers.com --- November 12, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/kQ6tkG  

Seeking Improved Support

33.   “Huge Increase of Mentally Ill Homeless in Alameda County” --- Mitchell said he has been homeless for as long as he can remember. He could not say whether he has a severe mental illness or a substance abuse problem, ... --- Contra Costa Times --- November 14, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/2YRDii  

34.   “Parents Demand Improved Mental Health Services at UC Berkeley after Son’s Suicide” --- His parents spoke at the UC Board of Regents meeting Tuesday, urging the regents to reform the campus's mental health services. Nixon was diagnosed with ... --- Daily Californian --- November 12, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/skHM7l  

35.   “Hemingway Documentary Explores Mental Illness” --- The documentary explores her family's history of mental illness and her efforts to escape it, on the island where her late grandfather Ernest Hemingway lived ... --- Bradenton Herald --- November 16, 2013  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/h6Pdap  

36.   “Target Removes Offensive Christmas Card from Shelves” --- Some said the card is insensitive to people with mental illness. The card depicts a choir inside of a mental hospital called the Mental Christmas Choir. --- WGCL Atlanta --- November 15, 2013  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/aLFzxn  

37.   “How Rockford is Dealing with Loss of State Mental Health Hospital” --- It's been one year since the state closed a mental health hospital in Rockford. IPR'S Mike Moen reports on how local providers are filling in the gaps for residents ... --- Peoria Public Radio --- November 13, 2013  (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/rv36UK      

38.   “Hamilton County Health Facility with 100 workers Closing” --- Arcadia Developmental Center in Hamilton County has been closed by the state, resulting in the transfer of all residents and the end of employment for 100 ... --- Indianapolis Business Journal --- November 15, 2013  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/VxfiPr  

39.   “Kansas Must Do More for Citizens with Disabilities” --- Advocates for Kansans with disabilities have contended for years that the long waits families endure before receiving essential services are immoral. Now they ... --- Kansas City Star --- November 16, 2013  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/RyKhb7  

40.   “Sedgwick Co. Cuts Funding to Program for Mentally Ill” --- It's a social and vocational program for people with a mental illness, run by Episcopal Social Services. Breakthrough, however, may not exist by Jan. 1. --- KAKE --- November 13, 2013  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/HqDfDA  

41.   “School Holds out on Sending Instructions Home for Special Needs Student” --- The mother of a special needs child was fed up with his school not sending home instructions she needed to help her son with homework. News 4 ... --- KMOV.com --- November 14, 2013  (MISSOURI)   http://is.gd/XnG0ae

42.   “Lincoln Police Deal with Mental Health Issues More” --- The number of mental health issues Lincoln Police are dealing with is increasing significantly. The Lincoln Journal Star reports the ... --- Scottsbluff Star Herald --- November 12, 2013  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/LLcMw0  

43.   “Story of Patient Without Available Bed all Too Common in Mental Health Field” --- Portsmouth Listens hosted the local event where mental health professionals, family members of people who struggle with mental illness and/or substance ... --- Foster's Daily Democrat --- November 16, 2013  (NEW HAMPSHIRE)  http://is.gd/1zvU8P  

44.   “An Advocate and a Broker for the Disabled” --- Deaf since birth, Roth is a rarity in New York's real-estate world: a broker with a disability. “I can't think of any,” says Peter Slatin, the legendary real-estate writer ... --- New York Daily News --- November 15, 2013  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/2HMpFO  

45.   “After Avonte, Schools to Change Training, Consider Panic Buttons” --- New York City schools officials will beef up training in schools and consider using panic buttons as the search continues for a student with autism who ... --- Wall Street Journal --- November 14, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/SpZyNM  

46.   “School Settlement Near” --- New York state is close to a settlement with parents of special-needs children to clear a backlog of cases of parents fighting for government funding for ... --- Wall Street Journal --- November 14, 2013  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/b4EQpn  

47.   “Warren County Using New Special Needs Registry” --- It's an online system ten months in the making and it's now ready to help Warren County residents with special needs in the event of ... --- YNN Hudson Valley --- November 15, 2013  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/TyEZF2  

48.   “State Mental Health Plan May Leave Ithaca Without Adequate Care” --- I think what's going to happen to the people who are the most mentally ill is they're going to take them to the closest place, which could be a prison,” said Jean ... --- ithaca.com --- November 15, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/QJ5ygd  

49.   “Speaking out Against Closure of Broome Developmental Center” --- Community members spoke up about how the closure of the Broome Developmental Center would affect their lives ... --- WBNG-TV --- November 13, 2013  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/WHA5kN  

50.   “NC Must Get Serious about Severe Mental Illness” --- Unfortunately, the plan is mostly buzzwords and platitudes that fall short of addressing the fundamental problems in the mental health system. In order to ensure ... --- News & Observer --- November 15, 2013  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/pWkZ5R   

51.   “Helping Ohio's Mentally Ill Population” --- Under current state law, it's very difficult for parents to force their mentally ill adult children to seek help. Judges can only sentence mentally ill defendants to jail ... --- WKEF ABC 22 --- November 13, 2013  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/ia6jmw  

52.   “Midwest City Creates Mental Health Jail Program” --- The city of Midwest City wants to divert people with mental health issues from their jail. They will start a program to help connect people who are arrested find ... --- NewsOK.com --- November 14, 2013  (OKLAHOMA)   http://is.gd/30Wdld  

53.   “Third of Ore. Inmates Have Mental Health Issues” --- One in three inmates in Oregon prisons have mental health issues, and their numbers are growing, according to data from the state ... --- San Francisco Chronicle --- November 11, 2013  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/6LVFNm  

54.   “Montgomery County Police Train to Deal with the Mentally Ill” --- Eight officers from various police county departments took part in the three day mental health training hosted by Montgomery County ... --- The Times Herald --- November 16, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/9DSYXK  

55.   “ACLU Report Finds Disparities in Discipline for Minority, Disabled Students” --- The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania released a report today which highlighted disciplinary practices that remove students from school across ... --- Pittsburgh Post Gazette --- November 14, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/mujaKt  

56.   “More Support Needed for Adults with Autism” --- Within the next 10 years, nearly half a million young people diagnosed with autism grow into adulthood. A new survey says there will ... --- CBS Local --- November 14, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/6YTUfV   

57.   “More Cuts Could Come to TN Developmental Disability Aid” --- On the heels of an audit critical of the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for not providing adequate services to people in its care, agency ... --- WBIR-TV --- November 14, 2013  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/uPZHjM  

58.   “Commissioners Seek Funds for Mental Health Facility” --- Many indigent people in the community who need mental health care wind up in the overcrowded county jail, where they are at risk of harm from other inmates ... --- Killeen Daily Herald --- November 15, 2013  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/XONJsM  

59.   “Women Say Denton Mental Hospitals Mistreated Them” --- Three women told News 8 Investigates they were held against their will at two Denton mental hospitals — Mayhill and University Behavioral Health. --- WFAA --- November 11, 2013  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/kbrpAY  

60.   “Missing Bedford Man with Asperger's Seen in Irving” --- A missing Bedford man with Asperger syndrome was seen in Irving near Belt Line Road and Texas 114 Monday afternoon, but he ran away from police, ... --- Fort Worth Star Telegram --- November 12, 2013  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/IvCq9k  

61.   “Mental Health System Lacking” --- Few weeks go by without some new proposal for additional restrictions on gun ownership by Americans. A constant debate rages - and that is probably the right ... --- Wheeling Intelligencer --- November 15, 2013  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/KWFMKB  

62.   “Overcrowding is a Major Issue Facing Mental Health Treatment Facilities” --- Last Monday 5 News told you about what mental illness is and the stigma that goes along with it. This Monday 5 News wants to tell you about another problem ... --- WDTV --- November 11, 2013  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/rsHNWY  

63.   “Unclear Future for Autistic Children Aging out of Support Programs” --- One in 88 U.S. children is diagnosed with autism. Their families fret over what they will do as they age out of school. --- Al Jazeera America --- November 15, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/3ZjxmF  

64.   “Sad Tale of Mental Illness and U.S. Detention” --- Of about 34,000 immigrants in detention on any given day, as many 1,700 - 5 percent - have "a serious mental illness," according to one estimate by the health ... --- Philly.com --- November 14, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/jSRjba  

65.   “U.S. Adults with Autism May Face Housing Crisis” --- Adults with autism face a shortage of housing and support services in the United States, according to a new survey. --- U.S. News & World Report --- November 13, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/mwPArV  

66.   “Disability and the Invisible American 'Gulag Archipelago' ” --- The escape, earlier this year, of three women from a home in Cleveland where they were held captive for roughly a decade elicited intense interest here and ... --- Huffington Post --- November 12, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/K1Dhkd  

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

67.   “Assembly Passes 13 Bills to Improve Mental Health Services” --- The state Assembly has passed 13 bills designed to improve mental health services ... If they become law, the result might be fewer mentally ill people jailed and ... --- Ashland DAily Press --- November 13, 2013  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/DSQzNe  

International Articles

68.   “Disabled Girl 'Shaken after Shop Assault' ” --- ... after shop assault'. 4:19pm November 13, 2013. The mother of a disabled girl who was allegedly assaulted broke down in court as she recalled the incident. --- Ninemsn --- November 13, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/eeKJwN  

69.   “Need to Protect Disabled Gay People: MP” --- An Independent NSW MP will move to ensure gay, transgender and lesbian people with disabilities are not subjected to discrimination from religiously-aligned ... --- Herald Sun --- November 12, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/kX15vL  

70.   “Stop the Violence against Women with Disability” --- Women with disability who live in institutions are often victims of violence and sexual abuse. Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes says we must ... --- ABC Online --- November 11, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/hRO7RA  

71.   “Mental Health Stigma Still Affecting Australian Workers, with Research ...” --- Four out of 10 Australians who take sick leave for depression keep it hidden from their employer, with almost half fearing their job would be compromised if they ... --- ABC Online --- November 12, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/aqvJSa  

72.   “Effects of Stigma Can Be Worse than Illness” --- Dr. David Goldbloom, a University of Toronto psychiatry professor and chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), was the keynote speaker. --- InsideHalton.com --- November 16, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/leFNZJ  

73.   “Researcher's Work on Mental Health Stigma Recognized” --- University of B.C. researcher Emily Morris is being recognized nationally for her work in linking stigmatized attitudes toward mental illness by medical ... --- Vancouver Sun --- November 16, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/KzhcOW   

74.   “Mom Says School Isn't Including Special-needs Son in Activities” --- A Nova Scotia mother says her son, who has special needs, isn't being fully included in school activities. Michelle Chaisson says her 18-year-old son Morgan ... --- CTV News --- November 15, 2013  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/dbilWr  

75.   “Mental Illness Becoming 'Crisis' for Police: Chief” --- Delta's chief of police says his department is neither trained nor equipped to deal with mental health issues and is calling on the province for more resources to ... --- South Delta Leader --- November 14, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/Z1ih9J   

76.   “Wheelchair Taxi Drivers Lose Licences in Safety Crackdown” --- A safety crackdown on wheelchair taxis in Winnipeg has meant about a dozen drivers have lost their licences to operate accessible taxis in the past two months. --- CBC.ca --- November 14, 2013  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/cpfm4R  

77.   “Living with Bipolar Disorder” --- About 10 per cent of Canadians experience a mood disorder at some point in their lives, reports the Canadian Mental Health Association. And the total number ... --- Ottawa Citizen --- November 14, 2013  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/qjLZR8  

78.   “Hearing Set for Officer Who Pushed Disabled Woman” --- Taylor Robinson, who was caught on video tape apparently pushing Sandy Davidsen to the ground as the disabled woman tried to cut between three officers on ... --- News1130 --- November 13, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/j6L985  

79.   “Harley Lawrence's Death Spreads Mental Health Awareness” --- The tragic death of a homeless man in Berwick, N.S., has spread awareness about the problem of mental illness in the Annapolis Valley. Harley Lawrence died ... --- CBC.ca --- November 13, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/Ac1bWY  

80.   “Disabled Adults Get Inadequate Health Care, Study Finds” --- Adults with autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities face more physical and mental health problems but are less likely to get the care they ... --- Toronto Star --- November 12, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/XOYr2S  

81.   “New China Law Fails 'Mentally Ill' Dissidents” --- Six months after a new health law took effect, Chinese psychiatric institutions are continuing to commit petitioners and rights activists to hospitals for "mental ... --- Asia Times Online --- November 15, 2013  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/LsWozI  

82.   “Mental Health Phone App to be Launched in Cambridgeshire” --- A traffic light mental health mobile phone app is being developed in Cambridgeshire. The interactive resource has been developed by the Sun Network – which ... --- Cambridge News --- November 16, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/CTXpti  

83.   “Disabled People Fight Hate Crime with Film Premiere” --- Members of the Action Group, a support group for disabled people in Crawley, made a short film called 'Speak Out on Hate Crime' which was premiered at the ... --- Crawley Observer --- November 16, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/iWTedU  

84.   “Warrington Teenagers with Autism Were 'Failed' ” --- Fifteen Warrington teenagers with autism were denied specialist speech and language therapy for three years, watchdogs have found. The Local Government ... --- BBC News --- November 15, 2013  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/YjnuQi  

85.   “Man Detained under Mental Health Act by Surrey Police Dies in Hospital” --- The ambulance service requested help from Surrey police, who detained Terry Smith under the Mental Health Act. --- The Guardian --- November 14, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/MnP2x9  

86.   “Thief Targets Disabled Man in Blackburn Street” --- A disabled man with learning difficulties was robbed at knifepoint as he walked ... “The victim is physically disabled and has some learning difficulties and we ... --- Lancashire Telegraph --- November 14, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/F0q5qL  

87.   “Adult Abuse Cases Soar in Doncaster” --- “The Care Bill presents the ideal opportunity to ensure that vulnerable adults living in our community are given the best possible protection from neglect and ... --- The Star --- November 13, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/5SVyrG  

88.   “Chilton Man Stole Cash from Disabled Neighbour to Buy Food and Alcohol” --- A severely disabled man was left distressed and disillusioned after a trusted neighbour stole his bank card to fund his alcohol addiction, a court heard. --- The Northern Echo --- November 13, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/VviQQZ   

89.   “Sharp Increase in Children's Mental Health Problems” --- Finland's social security institution Kela supported the treatment of more than 15,000 children for mental and behavioural disorders last year. --- YLE News --- November 13, 2013  (FINLAND)  http://is.gd/F4zgb1  

90.   “Expert Talks of Capacity Assessment for Those with Disability” --- A special lecture on 'Clinical Psychology Practice in Intellectual Disability' was delivered by Professor Deshkeerti Menon, former director of the National Institute ... --- Indian Express --- November 13, 2013  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/l2YHlC  

91.   “Irish Famine Triggered Mental Illness in Future Generations of Irish, Says Historian” --- Irish historian Oonagh Walsh believes that the Great Hunger triggered a higher rate of mental illness among later generations, including both those who stayed ... --- IrishCentral --- November 14, 2013  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/FQ4x6U  

92.   “Disabled Swede Holds up Italian Train in Protest” --- A disabled Swedish man on holiday in Italy has made headlines after he was charged for delaying a train by forty minutes when he protested the lack of facilities ... --- The Local.se --- November 11, 2013  (ITALY)   http://is.gd/sgobMf  

93.   “Grim Picture of Health for Intellectually Disabled” --- Grim picture of health for intellectually disabled Kiwis. For the first time in New Zealand, health authorities have comprehensive, accurate data on the health of ... --- Kiwis Scoop.co.nz (press release) --- November 11, 2013  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/HPns1y  

94.   “Sign Language Included in Education Curriculum” --- Deaf children across the country will for the first time next year be taught the South African Sign Language, as their home language at schools. This will be ... --- South African Broadcasting Corporation --- November 15, 2013  (SOUTH AFRICA) http://is.gd/VcsKTn  

95.   “Alex Shines a Light on His Struggles with Autism” --- As a four-year-old Alex Lowery would scratch, scream and hit out as he spoke in a language only he understood. Now after years of therapy the autistic ... --- WalesOnline --- November 14, 2013  (WALES)   http://is.gd/Wtt5zs  

96.   “Charlie, 6, Left to Wait a Year for Disability Help” --- The family of a disabled boy claim he has been “ignored” by social services despite several requests from his parents for an assessment so his new house can ... --- WalesOnline --- November 13, 2013  (WALES)  http://is.gd/miYx8H  



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