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News Summary for November 25, 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.   “Petaluma Doctor Fired for Reporting Patient Abuse Wins Lawsuit” --- A Petaluma physician fired 12 years ago from the Sonoma Developmental Center after reporting rampant patient abuse has received $1.3 million from a jury that ... --- Santa Rosa Press Democrat --- November 23, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/DUSN5q  

2.   “DeKalb Teacher Accused of Beating Special Needs Elementary Student with Stick” --- Action News has learned DeKalb County schools are investigating allegations an elementary teacher verbally and physically abused special needs ... --- WSB Atlanta --- November 22, 2013  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/JCSpH6  

3.   “Three Indicted for Abuse, Neglect at Somerset Home for Mentally Disabled” --- Three former workers at a Somerset facility for disabled adults have been indicted on charges of abuse and neglect. According to the Kentucky Attorney ... --- WKU Public Radio --- November 19, 2013  (KENTUCKY) http://is.gd/e9oB5n   

4.   “Grosse Pointe Park Police Investigated after Videos Circulate with Mentally Ill Man” --- A Grosse Pointe Park police officer is accused of humiliating and demeaning a mentally ill man , as seen in videos that are believed to have circulated amongst ... --- MyFox Detroit --- November 18, 2013  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/J31asD  

5.   “Students Accused of Bullying & Beating Disabled Teen” --- Jacob Cramer is shy and won't talk much these days. He sits on the couch at home from school, because he's too ... --- CBS 11 --- November 19, 2013  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/aLd5z8  

6.   “Freitag '14: The Broken Mental Health System” --- Mental health disorders remain one of the most widely stigmatized and misunderstood issues of our day. At Brown, nearly one in five students suffers from ... --- The Brown Daily Herald --- November 19, 2013  (RHODE ISLAND)  http://is.gd/ACJ5oO  

7.   “Disabled Victims of Hate Crimes Urged to Speak to Police” --- "If you are a disabled person you feel as though you are not going to be heard and even as though you are being targeted because you deserve it. "At the event ... --- This Is Sussex --- November 19, 2013  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/1wpalc


8.   “Three Ex-Oakwood Employees Charged with Abuse and Neglect” --- Three former employees at a state-run facility for mentally disabled adults were indicted by a Pulaski County grand jury Monday on charges they persuaded a ... --- The Courier-Journal --- November 18, 2013  (ARKANSAS)  http://is.gd/dYEx8o

9.   “Alleged Serial Child Molester Arrested in Los Gatos Faces Spring 2014 Trial” --- Waking Adrian Bailey is custody at the Santa Clara County charged with 21 counts of felony sex crimes against children and disabled victims. --- Patch.com --- November 21, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/mq5aNg   

10.   “Neighbor, Friend Question Why Deputies Shot Disabled Woman in SJ” --- A neighbor and a friend of a 61-year-old disabled woman are wondering why one or more sheriff's deputies shot her to death early Saturday in her driveway in ... --- NBC Bay Area --- November 18, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/pI2duv  

11.   “School Bus Driver Loses Job after DUI” --- Two days after being charged with DUI after transporting a busload of special-needs students on a field trip, a 36-year-old Centennial man has been fired from ... --- Our Colorado News --- November 22, 2013  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/0972fv  

12.   “Denver Police Search for Man Accused of Stealing from Disabled Person” ---According to police, the suspect is accused of theft from a disabled person just after midnight on Nov. 7 in the 1400 block on North Logan Street. --- denver.cbslocal.com ---November 18, 2013  (COLORADO) http://is.gd/IF7fBm   
13.   “Three Charged in Attack at Bradenton Riverwalk Skate Park Now Face Life in Prison” --- The three men charged with beating a disabled man at the Bradenton Riverwalk Skate Park earlier this month now face the possibility of life in ... --- Bradenton Herald --- November 21, 2013  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/Lu8HRI  

14.   “Man Threatened to Kill Three People, Police Say” --- A Gainesville man was arrested Saturday after police say he threatened to kill three people, one of whom was disabled, with a two-foot-long jack handle. --- Gainesville Sun --- November 17, 2013  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/CKvs1l   

15.   “Five Accused of Beating Mentally Disabled in Gordon” --- That's a home for the mentally disabled.at 322 Milledgeville Highway in Gordon. Chief Hall said surveillance video from the home shows the suspects beating ... --- 13WMAZ --- November 22, 2013  (GEORGIA)   http://is.gd/u2XTep  

16.   “Suburban Man Charged with Torturing Two Mentally Challenged Tenants” --- 26-year old Roy Estivez is accused of forcing two of his tenants to work and turn over their paychecks. Alvarez says Estivez also tortured the mentally challenged ... --- CBS Local --- November 19, 2013  (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/pB6Ilw    

17.   “Police: Man, 77, Assaulted Mentally Disabled Woman” --- Police in Fortville say a 77-year-old man sexually assaulted a mentally disabled woman. Charles "Val" Ake of Fortville was arrested ... --- WISH --- November 21, 2013  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/jehnfH  

18.   “Special Needs Student Left Alone on School Bus” --- A special education child was left unattended on a Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township school bus for 20 minutes, according to ... --- WRTV Indianapolis --- November 20, 2013  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/FnkOtk  

19.   “Md. Man Gets 10 Years for Abuse of Autistic Girl” --- Prosecutors say the victim has the intellectual capabilities of a 7-to-9-year-old because of her autism. The girl lived in the same apartment complex as Salvi. --- Washington Post --- November 21, 2013  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/aFZPw1  

20.   “Grand Jury Investigating Disabled Man's Injuries” --- A Middlesex County grand jury is investigating how a disabled man living in a group home in Bedford came to be ... --- My Fox Boston --- November 25, 2013  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/ECSbb1  

21.   “Abuse, Sexual Harassment Alleged at Center for Disabled” --- As far as job interviews go, the one Lyniesha Flavius had to become a direct care worker for the disabled struck her as odd, to say the least. "She told me that I ... --- My Fox Boston --- November 21, 2013  (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/Weq5p5   

22.   “Gautier Man Gets 25 Years for Abuse of Disabled Child” --- Sidney Potts, 22, of Gautier, pleaded guilty Friday to felony child abuse of a disabled 6-year-old, said Cherie Wade, assistant district attorney. --- SunHerald.com --- November 22, 2013  (MISSISSIPPI)   http://is.gd/obeDct  

23.   “Jackson County School Board Hears Complaints about ‘Timeout Room,’ Special Needs Sensory Room” --- The Jackson County School Board heard complaints about a sensory room for special needs students and another timeout room where ... --- Mississippi Press --- November 18, 2013 (MISSISSIPPI) http://is.gd/fzykvg  

24.   “Warrensburg Director of Program for Disabled Indicted” --- A federal grand jury has indicted the director of a program for disabled people in a northwest Missouri town for allegedly embezzling ... --- digitalBURG.com --- November 19, 2013  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/P9zzkd   

25.   “Prosecutors Accuse Man of Threatening Disabled Girlfriend with Revolver” --- A man prosecutors say has seven prior felony convictions was charged Thursday in Yellowstone County Justice Court with threatening his disabled girlfriend ... --- Billings Gazette --- November 21, 2013  (MONTANA) http://is.gd/bWSIol  

26.   “Nev. School District to Stop Using Isolation Rooms” --- The Washoe County School District says it will discontinue using small isolation rooms for students with disabilities after receiving a report on the rooms ... --- FoxReno.com --- November 17, 2013  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/9fcIj2  

27.   “Disabled Woman's Death Demands Study, Delay in State Facility's Closure, Legislators Say” --- Assembly Human Services Committee Chairwoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) today urged state Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez to halt ... --- Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ.com --- November 19, 2013  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/CBW1O3  

28.   “NY Therapist Accused of Stomping on Face of Resident at Center for At-risk Youths” --- The state Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs announced the Thursday arrest of Troy Esdaille. Special Prosecutor Patricia E. Gunning ... --- Daily Journal --- November 22, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/xfZsTy  

29.   “Man Stole Donation Jar for Disabled Boy from Long Island Store: Police” --- Police on Long Island are looking for the man who stole a donation jar full of cash for a 12-year-old disabled boy Saturday. --- NBC New York --- November 20, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/DFwkFg   

30.   “Ohio Woman Pleads Guilty to Helping Enslave a Mentally Disabled Woman; 2 Others Face Trial” ---  An Ohio woman accused of using ice cream to lure a mentally disabled woman and her child to captivity pleaded guilty Friday in a ... --- The Republic --- November 22, 2013  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/BVv9ag  

31.   “Pa. Man Appeals Conviction, Death Sentence in Torture Killing of Mentally Disabled Woman” --- Attorneys for a western Pennsylvania man sentenced to death in the torture murder of a mentally disabled woman say he ... --- The Republic --- November 22, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/ksDV7n  

32.  “Inmate Sues TN Prison Officials; Claims He Was Beaten Bloody” --- Attorneys with the Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tennessee filed the lawsuit Thursday on behalf of 25-year-old Kyle Kirchner, charging that his rights ... --- The Tennessean --- November 18, 2013  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/iyfr7p  

33.   “2nd Dallas Officer Punished in Mentally Ill Man's Shooting Caught on Tape” --- A Dallas police officer standing next to the officer who shot a mentally ill man has received a 15-day suspension for his actions in the incident. --- The Republic --- November 21, 2013  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/flMvnZ  

34.   “Parents Claim Disabled Daughter 'Re-victimized' in New Caney” --- After David Penny's daughter Hailey was injured two years ago by a teacher's aide at New Caney Elementary School, the outraged father joined other parents at ... --- MyFox Houston --- November 18, 2013  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/NdTuW9  

35.   “Chesterfield Disabled Man Left with Lasting Headache after Home Burglary” --- Chesterfield Police have arrested a woman in connection with a home break-in. The victim was a disabled man and his family. "Pretty much all of my jewelry was ... --- WWBT --- November 19, 2013  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/GIYTAb  

36.   “Feds: State Illegally Denying Services to Disabled” --- David Carlson of Disability Rights Washington, an advocacy organization that alerted DSHS to potential violations, said the “neglect is irreversible” for the ... --- Yakima Herald-Republic --- November 25, 2013  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/dOS08O  

37.   “Wis. Man Accused of Starving Daughter Testifies” --- He said she was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism, and reactive attachment disorder, a condition that can develop in neglected, … --- Fresno Bee --- November 20, 2013  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/lSM1cS  

38.   “Patient ‘Trapped’ in ER, No Psych Beds Available” --- A mother from Southern Maryland says her mentally challenged son has been warehoused in a local hospital emergency room since ... --- MyFox Washington DC --- November 22, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/OH61FY  

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39.   “Missing Visalia Teenager with Autism Found Dead” --- Miguel and Andrea Villegas filed a missing person report because they believed something had happened to the teen, who was diagnosed with Asperger's. --- Visalia Times-Delta --- November 22, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/CFPB4p  

40.   “I-News Report: Mental Health Care in Crisis Mode Across” --- … where the director say the unit is seeing an unprecedented number of people landing in the emergency room with underlying mental illnesses. --- Colorado Summit Daily News --- November 16, 2013  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/xGflpL  

41.   “Officers Better Equipped to Deal with the Mentally Ill” --- A scenario such as this is not unusual: a law enforcement officer is dispatched to a call of someone causing a disturbance at his home. The resident swears ... --- Gainesville Sun --- November 24, 2013  (FLORIDA)   http://is.gd/QxI4oo  

42.   “Special Needs Non-profit Forced to Cut a Third of Workforce” --- "A lot of people will have known them through Special Ed classes in high school, but often kind of wonder 'Well what happens when they leave school?' --- WOGX --- November 19, 2013  (FLORIDA)   http://is.gd/PHSfD0  

43.   “Closure of Georgia Hospitals Endangers Quality Mental Health Care” --- A sad succession of newscasts highlights the fact that people with mental disorders fall through the proverbial mental health safety net. In light of mass killings ... --- The Augusta Chronicle --- November 17, 2013  (GEORGIA) http://is.gd/RDMsmI  

44.   “Disabled Students Eased into Adult World” --- Sometimes success can be measured by making yourself breakfast or buying a cup of coffee. That could be the motto of the New Trier Transition Program, which ... --- Chicago Tribune --- November 25, 2013  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/hecEF7  

45.   “Deadbeat Illinois: Many Caregivers Making Barely More than Minimum Wage” --- Now that social-service providers are beginning to see more consistent payments from the state, many are calling for changes to Illinois' service ... --- Rockford Register Star --- November 17, 2013  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/rGEKzs  

46.   “Register Investigation: Woman Receives 4 Taser Stuns in 8 Minutes” --- A woman with a complex genetic mental disorder was shocked with a Taser four ... mental illness, and police management consultant William Moulder, a former ... --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- November 24, 2013  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/SaTpon  

47.   “Mental Disconnect: Patients Getting Lost in Iowa Healthcare Transition” --- They talk about how mental illness played a role in the murder of A-P football coach Ed ... For years, it was home to about 100 patients with mental illnesses. --- kwwl.com --- November 18, 2013  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/sNhyH1  

48.   “Closing Personal Care Homes Costly to State, Residents” --- Most people, I would guess, are not aware that over 2,000 folks with mental illness were placed during the 1950s at Eastern State Hospital in Lexington. --- Lexington Herald Leader --- November 18, 2013  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/yxf82v  

49.   “Louisiana Begins to Overhaul Disability Services Waiting List” --- Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals is trying to reform a lengthy waiting list for waivers that assist people with disabilities. --- NOLA.com --- November 23, 2013  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/ITu8Y4  

50.   “Hoping to Erase Stigma and Save Lives, St. Tammany Parish Confronts Suicide Issue” --- "We have a suicide problem, no doubt about it," said Dr. Leaane Truehart, mental health director for the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office. "It's not accurate to ... --- NOLA.com --- November 22, 2013  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/tchBGq  

51.   “New York Times Columnist Sorry for 'R-Word,' Pledges $25K” --- When a mother of a boy with Down syndrome noticed that The New York Times' “Ethicist” had a history of using the word “retard,” she took him to task. --- Disability Scoop --- November 19, 2013  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/3CV4p4  

52.   “Minnesota Jails Have Failed Inmates with Mental Illness, with Deadly Consequences” --- Another 27 inmates committed suicide in state prisons during the same period — including seven with known histories of mental illness — and an additional 11 ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- November 23, 2013  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/dOhr6V  

53.   “Mentally Ill Services Insufficient” --- “In an effort to move Mississippi's public mental health system forward and provide care options for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness ... --- Jackson Clarion Ledger --- November 17, 2013  (MISSISSIPPI)  http://is.gd/A2zJxf  

54.   “Gun Glitch: Nevada's Failure to Focus on the Mentally Ill Points to a Larger Problem” --- In July, a Reno police sergeant sold a gun to a mentally ill man. By itself, that story would be cause enough for alarm. But now, thanks to an investigation by the ... --- Las Vegas Weekly --- November 20, 2013  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/AikSAi  

55.   “Southern Tier Fears Major Job Losses by State” --- The Southern Tier could lose 684 jobs if the state closes the Broome Developmental Center, part of a plan to consolidate the state's psychiatric centers. Broome ... --- Rochester Democrat and Chronicle --- November 22, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/QAMuiN  

56.   “NY Legislator Asks Cuomo to Keep Facilities for the Mentally Ill and Disabled Open” --- A ranking state legislator is urging the Cuomo administration to hold off on a plan to close state facilities that house mentally ill and ... --- The Republic --- November 18, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/TFPL31  

57.   “First Aid Learning Expands to Mental Health Emergencies” --- "People are quick to take CPR and first aid, which is awesome," said Eric Weaver, executive director of the mental health consulting firm Overcoming the ... --- Rochester Democrat and Chronicle --- November 18, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/UnsSXw  

58.   “Who Feels the Brunt of Mental Health Hospital's Closure?” --- It offers mental health, physical disability and addicted behavior treatment. "We don't really know the full range of services that will be provided now that the ... --- WALB-TV --- November 18, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/QqXLxC  

59.   “State Attacking Suicide: Rates Are Increasing for both Oklahoma and the Nation” --- More funding for programs and better understanding of mental illness are crucial, ... In the meantime, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance ... --- Enid News & Eagle --- November 17, 2013  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/mZMkYr  

60.   “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 Emergency Services last ... --- Montgomery Newspapers --- November 23, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/waIBgA  

61.   “Gov. McDonnell Launches Investigation into Mental Health Policies” --- Gov. Bob McDonnell has instructed his secretary of health and human resources to conduct a full internal review of the events ... --- wtvr.com --- November 21, 2013  (VIRGINIA)   http://is.gd/0UaJ6l  

62.   “No Beds for the Mentally Ill” --- On Monday, 24-year-old Gus Deeds was discharged from a rural Virginia hospital after a mental health evaluation, reportedly because there were no psychiatric ... --- MSNBC --- November 19, 2013  (VIRGINIA)   http://is.gd/lrWdL5  

63.   “Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Non-profit Organization Could Close Down” --- Substance abuse and mental illness non-profit organization could close down ... The West Virginia Mental Health Consumers' Association has been serving ... --- WOWK --- November 19, 2013  (WEST VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/yYJDiy  

64.   “Graphic: Screening Children's Mental Health, State by State” --- While Massachusetts has improved efforts to screen children for mental health and behavioral problems, obstacles remain in connecting them with proper ... --- Boston Globe --- November 25, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/DOcU8I  

65.   “Teens' Mental Disorders Often Untreated in US, Study Finds” --- Less than half of American teens with mental health disorders receive treatment, and those who do get help ... --- U.S. News & World Report --- November 20, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/93RKOO  

66.   “The Surprising New Truth about Hoarding Disorder” --- A comprehensive literature review published earlier this summer in the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing found that 2 to 5 percent of the ... --- Forbes --- November 19, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/yMbeeH  

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

67.   “State Lawmakers Pushing for Bills to Register Disabled Should Disaster Strike” --- A pair of New York State politicians are trying to make it easier for emergency personal to rescue disabled residents should another disaster like Superstorm … --- Sheepshead Bites --- November 18, 2013  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/EhIUbv  

International Articles

68.   “Violence against Handicapped Women: Imagine - Serially Raped or ...” --- Australian women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely as those without to experience violence throughout their lives. Women with disabilities are 20 per ... --- Sydney Morning Herald --- November 25, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/nfFPS4  

69.   “Refugee Accused of Sexually Assaulting Disabled Woman Refused Bail” --- A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee accused of sexually assaulting and robbing a disabled woman on a Sydney train will spend Christmas behind bars. ---  Sydney Morning Herald --- November 22, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/2HPd0H  

70.   “Care Worker Jailed for Sexually Abusing Disabled Clients” --- A former disability care worker has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexually assaulting several disabled people under his care. Vinod Johnny Kumar ... --- ABC Online --- November 20, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/BK4mId  

71.   “Mentally Unwell Jam Hospitals” --- Dr Choong said that mental health presentations rose 25 per cent in the past six years and GPs were seeing more patients with nowhere to get specialist ... --- The West Australian --- November 20, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/RCuoTM  

72.   “Adelaide Designers Come under Fire by Disability Advocates after ...” --- "The word retard, or retarde, only means one thing. It's a word that's used to bully. Kids are killing themselves, kids are committing suicide because they're being ... --- ABC Online --- November 19, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/UMEBMp  

73.   “Psychiatric Beds Closed” --- In the meantime however, 24 beds are closed across the city's mental health facilities. “Twenty-four of the 32 beds at the Chisholm Ross Centre are presently ... --- Goulburn Post --- November 18, 2013  (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/eH4nWt   

74.   “Parent Sign Petition against Long Waiting Lists for Children with Autism” --- The statistics are staggering. One in one hundred Quebec children have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, a number that makes finding spaces ... --- CTV News --- November 23, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/pr33nH  

75.   “Dozens of BC Kids with Special Needs Restrained or Secluded at School: Parents” --- Debra Mackie, Greater Victoria School District 61 principal for special needs, ... Savannah is one of dozens of children with special needs in the province whose ... --- Vancouver Sun --- November 22, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/wMLcAI  

76.   “Saskatoon Woman Sick of Insulting Notes Left on Her Wheelchair Accessible Van” --- She has a form of muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair to get around. ... whether or not it's got a wheelchair sticker or not — and take the time to stop, write ... --- CTV News --- November 21, 2013  (CANADA) http://is.gd/B6diA4   

77.   “BC Investing $20 Million to Help Mentally Ill Drug Addicts in Vancouver” --- The B.C. government has released a plan to help some of the most difficult patients to support, those with both a mental illness and a severe ... --- Vancouver Sun --- November 20, 2013  (CANADA) http://is.gd/8FWFCW   

78.   “Mental Health: McGill Tackles a Widespread Community Issue” --- Between 2008 and 2012, visits to emergency rooms for mental health issues increased by nearly 130 per cent across Quebec, and nearly 150 per cent in ... --- McGill Reporter --- November 19, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/2Gjl1a  

79.   “Nurse Suspended for Mocking a Disabled Woman” --- A nurse who mocked a distressed disabled woman after she lost her favourite doll has been suspended for 12 months. Mihaela Calin was heard telling the ... --- Dunstable Today --- November 25, 2013  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/oT6n9O  

80.   “Disabled Man Targeted by Thieves in Bath's Pigeon Park” --- A disabled man was targeted by two thieves who stole his bag while he was eating lunch in a Bath park. The 35-year-old victim was sitting on a bench in Pigeon ... --- Bath Chronicle --- November 25, 2013  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/axQWmt   

81.   “Medway Mental Health Inpatient Unit to Close” --- Plans to close acute mental health beds at Medway Maritime Hospital have been ... The decision, which leaves Medway with no acute mental health provision, ... --- BBC News --- November 21, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/v41D2D  

82.   “Nurse Struck Off for Hitting Woman at Sheffield Care Home” --- A nurse has been struck off for slapping a wheelchair-bound cerebral palsy ... Ibrahim claimed the woman had run into her deliberately with her wheelchair, and ... --- The Star --- November 20, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/RvyAKf  

83.   “Solicitor Accused of Getting Disabled Pair to Sign Away Rights to Home” --- A Bedford solicitor went into the home of a severely disabled brother and sister - neither of whom could write - and got them to 'sign' away their rights to their ... --- Bedford Today --- November 19, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/ovjztW  

84.   “System Failing Offenders with Alcohol-related Brain Disability – Judge” --- Thousands of people may be ending up on the wrong side of the law due to an alcohol-related brain disability caused before birth, a New Zealand judge says. --- New Zealand Herald --- November 20, 2013  (NEW ZEALAND) http://is.gd/VNVTfR  

85.   “Death after Mental Assessment Denied” --- A Wellington man who thought he was the second Messiah and was later found dead in his burnt-out car was denied a mental assessment despite his family ... --- Stuff.co.nz --- November 20, 2013  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/jRUOjE  

86.   “Nurse Accused of Abuse Fails to Get Job Back” --- A nurse who was fired after allegedly slapping a patient in the face and pulling his ears has lost her bid to get her job back. Registered nurse Thankamma ... --- New Zealand Herald --- November 18, 2013  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/knKd6w  

87.   “Photos of Abuse of Mentally Disabled Patients in a Saudi Centre” --- … mentally disabled in the city of Douasser, have been making the rounds online in Saudi Arabia. They reveal the degrading conditions in which some mentally handicapped people must live in the Saudi kingdom. --- FRANCE 24 --- November 18, 2013  (SAUDI ARABIA)  http://is.gd/CXcDLu  

88.   “Many Patients Abandoned at Mental Health Dept Facilities” --- Hundreds of psychiatric patients have ended up becoming permanent residents at the Mental Health Department's facilities as their families have abandoned ... --- The Nation --- November 23, 2013  (THAILAND)  http://is.gd/HhragW  


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