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News Summary for December 9, 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.   “Hillsborough Schools to Approve Settlement after Death of Jenny Caballero, Special Needs Student” ---  ... a settlement with the family of a special needs child who drowned last year. ... and the death of another special needs child on a bus in January of last year. --- ABC Action News --- December 10, 2013  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/z1FjMu

2.   “Warrants Issued for Teacher Accused of Beating Special Needs Students” --- Ross is accused of verbally and physically abusing three of her special needs students. The alleged abuse happened on and off from Aug. 23 to Nov. 20. --- WGCL Atlanta --- November 25, 2013  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/WoAaAv

3.   “Grosse Pointe Park Police to Undergo Sensitivity Training after Controversial Video” --- In response to public outrage stemming from multiple videos of a mentally handicapped resident recorded and shared by a ... --- MLive.com  --- November 25, 2013  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/tiVTKW

4.   “Abusive Harlem Teacher Has History of Violence” --- A teacher accused of tossing a special-needs student down a flight of stairs at a notoriously troubled Harlem school has a long history of hurting kids, the Daily ... --- New York Daily News --- December 4, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/TWi7qi

5.   “Disabled Integration Touted” --- Disabled Cambodians were promised a “society without barriers” by Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday in a speech on Cambodia's Day of Persons with ... --- The Phnom Penh Post --- December 11, 2013  (CAMBODIA)   http://is.gd/7zlUT8

6.   “More Handicapped Students Attending Regular Schools in China” --- Most special-needs educators say the aim is help handicapped children to learn to live with their disabilities and integrating them into the regular school system ... --- ecns --- December 4, 2013  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/HHc3pL

7.   “Ending Violence against Women and Children with Disabilities” --- The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) calls on Pacific Island States, Non Government Organisations, Faith-based Organisations , development partners and donors ... --- Scoop.co.nz (press release) --- November 29, 2013  (NEW ZEALAND) http://is.gd/Nq9zZ7


8.   “Porterville Developmental Center Beating Highlights Accountability Failures” --- That's the question asked in a major series of reports by the Center For ... five “board and care”, including the Porterville Developmental Center in Tulare County. --- Valley Public Radio --- December 10, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/4TfGKH

9.   “Calif. Police Officers on Trial in Homeless Death” --- Residents in Fullerton, Calif., are outraged after a mentally-disabled homeless man died following a physical confrontation with five police officers. --- CBS News --- December 2, 2013 (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/GeE68u

10.   “Willimantic Couple Accused of Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old” --- A husband and wife accused of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled 13-year-old in a Willimantic home appeared in court today to face a slew of charges. --- NBC Connecticut --- December 4, 2013  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/L7vTpJ

11.   “Suicidal Couple ‘Intent on Doing Harm’ to Special-Needs Son: Police” --- Debra and Patrick Gaffey, of Adams, Mass., were arrested in Hartford today. Police say they were suicidal and intended to harm their 20-year-old special needs ... --- NBC Connecticut --- December 4, 2013  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/CbrdXb

12.   “Man Raped Physically Disabled Woman at Lauderdale Lakes Hospital: BSO” --- A Broward man is facing a sexual battery charge after he raped a physically disabled woman at a Lauderdale Lakes hospital where they were both patients, ... --- NBC 6 South Florida --- December 8, 2013  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/FCx4rZ

13.   “Senior Citizen Home Director Charged with Exploiting, Intimidating ...” --- The director of Loving Care Senior Citizen Home was charged with intimidating or exploiting a disabled adult Dec. 4, following a Georgia Department of ... --- Columbus Ledger-Enquirer --- December 10, 2013  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/SXSkkj

14.   “Family Says Son Died after Medical Equipment Was Taken Away” --- A local hospice and its medical supply vendor are accused in the death of a disabled man who collapsed moments after life-saving equipment was taken from ... --- WSB Atlanta --- December 6, 2013  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/UjNy21

15.   “Kauai Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Sex Assaults of Disabled Boys” --- A Kekaha man was sentenced Wednesday in Kauai Circuit Court to a total of 20 years of imprisonment for sexually assaulting two developmentally disabled ... --- Honolulu Star-Advertiser --- December 4, 2013  (HAWAII)  http://is.gd/0Y83U7

16.   “NW Indiana Woman Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Special Needs Student Headed Back to Prison” --- A 19-year-old Valparaiso woman convicted of handcuffing and sexually assaulting a special needs student has been sentenced to ... --- The Republic --- December 7, 2013  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/cULl9Z

17.   “Register Investigation: Isolation Cell Use on Rise Again at Juvenile Home” --- Disability Rights Iowa, which in November 2012 first questioned the home's use of long-term isolation, said Tuesday the practice is continuing, even in the wake ... --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- December 11, 2013  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/Jut0gb 

18.   “Scott Man Arrested for Allegedly Beating Wheelchair-bound Girlfriend” --- A Scott man has been arrested for allegedly striking his wheelchair-bound girlfriend 15 to 20 times, which lead to a broken rib, fractured eye socket and various ... --- KATC Lafayette News --- December 6, 2013  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/BaHIv1

19.   “Parents of Autistic Sex-Abuse Victim Come” --- Ronald Harding, at podium, and Tracy Harding, seated, are the parents of a 15-year-old autistic boy, who police said was sexually abused by his teacher. --- Forward Patch.com --- December 3, 2013  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/KVgvj3

20.   “Thief Steals Special Needs Programmed Laptop from Blind Towson Student” --- Aberdeen Police say a citizen tip led investigators to a person of interest and the computer was located and given back to the Towson student. --- ABC2 News --- November 27, 2013  (MARYLAND)   http://is.gd/OPZOes

21.   “Woman Charged with Assault on Disabled Person” --- In Lowell District Court last week, Donna Lyons, 41, of 339 Westford St., Apt. 4, Lowell, pleaded not guilty to assault and battery on a disabled person and assault ... --- Valley Dispatch --- December 9, 2013  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/X8OxkT

22.   “Man Charged with Assault on Disabled Girlfriend” --- A 34-year-old Beverly man pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges that he beat and sat on his 64-year-old disabled girlfriend, leaving her with a ... --- The Salem News --- December 5, 2013  (MASSACHUSETTS)   http://is.gd/iTJunZ

23.   “Salem Man Accused of Assaulting 2 Disabled Women” --- A former driver for a company that provides rides for the developmentally disabled has been charged with sexually assaulting two clients. --- Daily Item --- December 4, 2013 (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/EEfa6z

24.   “Police: Mentally Challenged Muskegon Teen Injured During Alleged ‘Vicious Attack’” --- Authorities are investigating the brutal assault of a 17-year-old mentally challenged teen in Muskegon that allegedly occurred at the hands of ... --- Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com --- December 4, 2013  (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/BMmxQJ  

25.   “Beatrice Center Could Be Free of Federal Oversight Sometime Next Summer” --- The once-troubled Beatrice State Developmental Center could be released from special federal oversight sometime next summer, a state official ... --- Omaha World-Herald --- December 10, 2013  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/wtlGtW

26.   “Denville Man Charged with Sexual Assault and Neglect of a Disabled Person” --- … Police Chief Christopher Wagner have announced that Raymond Boyle, 58, of Denville, has been charged with second degree sexual assault and third degree neglect of a disabled person. --- NorthJersey.com --- December 11, 2013  (NEW JERSEY)   http://is.gd/JD2deJ

27.   “Woman Arrested for Stealing from Disabled Person” --- State police arrested 49-year-old Penny A. Nober Monday on eight counts of forgery and one count of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or disabled ... --- CNY News --- December 11, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/IZrVYN

28.   “Court Ruling a Hurdle for Prosecutors Investigating Disabled Girl's Death” --- A higher court ruling this week could make it more difficult for Westchester County prosecutors seeking criminal charges in the 2012 death of a severely disabled ... --- The Journal News | LoHud.com --- December 7, 2013  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/hT7Dy6  

29.   “Syracuse Special Needs Counselor Admits Having Oral Sex with Girl ...” --- A Syracuse man admitted this morning he had oral sex with a teenage girl while working as a special needs counselor at a Camillus group ... --- Syracuse.com --- December 4, 2013  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/qlJr5D

30.   “Village Woman Arrested for Assaulting Disabled Student” --- Village woman arrested for assaulting disabled student ... T. Fisher, and the physically- and mentally-disabled student, for whom the couple are legal guardians. --- The Review --- December 6, 2013  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/LyXU7O

31.   “Cleveland Police Believe 52-Year-old Disabled Man Was Beaten to Death” --- Police are investigating a suspected homicide after a 52-year-old disabled Cleveland man was found dead Thursday morning. A home ... --- Plain Dealer --- December 5, 2013  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/ijyJMc 

32.   “OKC Center Fined after Trying to Expel Child with Down Syndrome” --- Authorities claim the center prohibited a child with Down Syndrome to go on field trips and threatened to expel her because of her developmental delays. --- kfor.com --- November 27, 2013  (OKLAHOMA)   http://is.gd/s3zTDg

33.   “Putnam City Bus Monitor Arrested for Lewd Acts with Student” --- He was supposed to watch out for the well-being of children with special needs. But now, a former Putnam City School employee is accused of inappropriately ... --- news9.com KWTV --- November 26, 2013  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/SvDn5t

34.   “No Bail Reduction for Pa. Mother, Sister Charged in Fatal Neglect of Disabled Family Member” ---  ... Pennsylvania has denied a request to reduce the bail of a mother and daughter charged with the fatal neglect of a mentally disabled family member. --- The Republic --- December 10, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)   http://is.gd/iqB5HB

35.   “3 Accomplices Plead Guilty to Murder, Torture of Mentally Challenged ...” --- Amber Meidinger — who faced the possibility of being sentenced to death for her part in the torture and murder of a mentally challenged woman by six ... --- Tribune-Review --- December 4, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/E9zCca

36.    “Mentally Disabled Man Beaten in Unprovoked Attack” --- Tenicia Williams says her 25-year-old son, Jermaine Findley, is mentally challenged, most of his issues stemming from a severe case of epilepsy, and that he ... --- MyFox Philadelphia --- December 4, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/slXe5E

37.   “Pa. Woman Sentenced for Locking Her Special Needs Child in a Cage” --- A Pennsylvania woman who admitted earlier in the month that she locked her special needs child in a makeshift ... --- NewsChannel 9 WSYR --- November 26, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/WHmDRQ

38.   “Attorney: Defendant in Sexual Assault Case Mentally Disabled” --- A Hickman County man described in court documents as “mentally retarded” has been indicted for a second child sexual assault, one of which he admitted in a ... --- Columbia Daily Herald --- December 9, 2013  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/tlh8Gv

39.   “21-Year-old Lawsuit over Institution for Intellectually Disabled Reaches End” --- A decades-old lawsuit over conditions at a West Tennessee institution for people with intellectual disabilities has been dismissed after a federal judge found the ... --- The Tennessean --- December 6, 2013  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/YSspQg

40.   “School Strip Searched Five-Year-old Special Needs Girl on a Daily ...” --- Madden's daughter was a special needs student at Apison Elementary School. According to the lawsuit, Madden gave written notice by the school in August ... --- Daily Mail --- December 5, 2013  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/STfsE5

41.   “Man Accused of Attacking Brothers at Lake Highlands DART Station” --- A 19-year-old man has been accused of attacking two mentally disabled brothers and raping one of them Wednesday at the DART Lake Highlands station, ... --- Dallas Morning News --- December 5, 2013  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/ygnX2V

42.   “Jackson County Developmental Center Named in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit” --- A legally incompetent man is seeking damages for allegedly being sexually assaulted while in the care of the Jackson County Developmental Center. --- West Virginia Record --- November 27, 2013   (WEST VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/quTfc7

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43.   “Judge Orders State to Plan for Mentally Ill on Death Row” --- A federal judge has ordered California to come up with a plan to provide intensive, long-term psychiatric care to mentally ill prisoners on death ... --- Los Angeles Times --- December 10, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/NryysF

44.   “Audit Slams Spending in Colorado Program to Help Disabled Get Jobs” --- A scathing audit of the state program that trains disabled people for jobs found that millions of dollars have been potentially misspent with little or no oversight, ... --- Denver Post --- December 10, 2013  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/CIzUYD

45.   “Report Should Prompt Mental Health Effort” --- A little less than a year ago, the Newtown community took the devastating blow of the murder of 20 first-graders and six brave educators in a mass shooting at ... --- Ct Post --- November 26, 2013  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/eHObWv 

46.   “State Creating Hoarding Task Force - as Many as 45,000 Affected” ---Earlier this year, the American Psychiatric Association included hoarding as a distinct disorder in its updated Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders ... --- The News Journal --- December 9, 2013  (DELAWARE) http://is.gd/zksc3G

47.   “GPS Tracking System Helped Save Venice Man's Life” --- GPS systems help us get to where we are going. Now, that same technology helped save the life of a mentally disabled man. The Sarasota ... --- WTSP 10 News --- December 5, 2013  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/3QfUsb

48.   “Jacksonville a 'Ticking Time Bomb' Due to Lack of Adequate Mental Health” --- Mental health services are woefully underfunded, fragmented in delivery and primarily supplied by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for adults and Duval County ... --- Florida Times-Union --- December 2, 2013  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/1ALnOs 

49.   “Funding Cuts Puts Atlanta Mental Health Program at Risk” --- That's how patient advocates and providers describe the effects of the possible loss of Grady Health System's mental health program. The mental health program ... --- Online Athens --- November 28, 2013  (GEORGIA)   http://is.gd/inwAv2

50.   “Kansas Shift in Oversight for Developmentally Disabled Worries Advocates” --- Aldona and Pat Carney call their son, Neil, “a 24-7 kid.” He is profoundly autistic, severely mentally disabled and attends a special school. --- Topeka Capital Journal --- November 28, 2013  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/Lb14x5

51.   “Project: Homeless | A Trend of Elderly, Vulnerable Adults Being Left at Shelters” --- Jennie Sebastian on Cambridge Dr. in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 14, 2013. The couple ended up homeless after a hospitalization and family issues. They are now ... --- Lexington Herald Leader --- November 25, 2013  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/UbLNco

52.   “Purse Stolen from Woman in Wheelchair in Flint” --- A woman's purse containing $600 in cash and other items was stolen Friday, Dec. 6 after she was pushed out of her wheelchair shortly after leaving ... --- The Flint Journal - MLive.com --- December 8, 2013  (MICHIGAN)   http://is.gd/rFVIzD

53.   “Mentally Ill Swamp Minnesota's Jails and Courts” --- Minnesota's county jails and courts are being overwhelmed by adults with mental illness because the state lacks suitable housing, health care and therapeutic ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- December 11, 2013  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/AtnSJM

54.   “Mental Health Issues Plague Rural Communities” --- Blubaugh explained that mental health and substance abuse patients require ... Health Dept., said mental health problems appear in many of the community … --- OzarksFirst.com --- November 27, 2013  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/aiQR0L

55.   “Butte Mental Health Center Woes” --- The Western Montana Mental Health Center had hopes of getting a hand from local government to grow in Uptown Butte, saying more services and space are ... --- Montana Standard --- December 1, 2013  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/gRPi9V

56.   “Mentally Ill Montanans Struggle Without Medicaid” --- So it is a great concern that the 11th month of the year is ending with our regional Mental Health Center out of money to care for indigent Montanans who don't ... --- Montana Standard --- November 29, 2013  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/IUnuML

57.   “Lawmakers Look at Gaps in Services for Neb. Residents with Developmental, Mental Disabilities” --- Eric Evans, the chief operating officer at Disability Rights Nebraska, said the state lacks opportunities for treatment providers to train in multiple specialties. --- Daily Journal --- December 9, 2013  (NEBRASKA)   http://is.gd/UG1QV5

58.   “New Scrutiny for Guardians of Vulnerable Nebraskans” --- Tim Shaw, CEO of Disability Rights Nebraska, said Widener's firm is not the only organization that has sprung up recently to handle the affairs of elderly, blind ... --- Omaha World-Herald --- December 4, 2013  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/e4O4LP

59.   “Mom Called Perth Amboy Police Before Cops Killed Mentally Ill Man, Relatives Say” --- Police who shot and killed a mentally ill city resident Wednesday afternoon may have been called by the man's mother, who wanted police to ... --- MyCentralJersey.com --- December 6, 2013  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/NIExLC

60.   “Auditor Troubled over Altered Mental Health Audit” --- State Auditor Hector Balderas' office says the Human Services Department provided it with an audit report that had been altered to remove a ... --- Modesto Bee --- November 26, 2013  (NEW MEXICO)   http://is.gd/sxaeGn

61.   “Half of NYC Taxis to Be Wheelchair Accessible by 2020” --- Half of the city's taxis will be wheelchair accessible by 2020 because of a settlement agreement reached on Friday in a federal class action lawsuit, according to ... --- New York Post --- December 6, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/igGAGS

62.   “State Seeks Reductions in ER Trips for Mentally Ill People” --- A state effort to cut the numbers of mentally ill patients seeking treatment in hospital emergency rooms is underway, with the first meeting of the Crisis Solutions ... --- News & Observer --- December 9, 2013  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/LUZeTM

63.   “Ohio Battles to Care for Mentally Ill” --- As the nation has embarked on a debate over mental health care, massive budget cuts in Ohio have shattered what once was one of the top mental health ... --- Toledo Blade --- December 9, 2013  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/DnIb0E 

64.   “Adoptive Parents of Special-needs Kids Receive Too Little Aid” --- Justices ruled it was wrong to cap the monthly subsidies for adoptive parents of special-needs children at $310.50 per child while setting a cap of $365 per child ... --- Tulsa World --- November 27, 2013  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/ueB8AQ 

65.   “AT&T Pays $3.5M to Settle Pa. Woman's Lawsuit” --- The Department of Justice later joined the case, alleging the company improperly billed the government for services designed for use by the deaf and hard of ... --- San Francisco Chronicle --- December 3, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/a9zxHZ

66.   “ 'My Son is Mentally Ill,' so Listen Up” --- He is 14 and hears voices. He's been hospitalized more than 20 times. Stephanie Escamilla is tired of seeing the country focus on the mentally ill only when ... --- CNN --- December 11, 2013  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/hD7644

67.   “Behavioral Health Care Needs in Texas are No Myth” --- Individuals with behavioral health conditions suffer the most from an underfunded and fragmented system. There are adverse consequences, too, for hospitals, ... --- Gilmer Mirror --- December 4, 2013  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/RWYazj

68.   “Mentally Disabled Man Lives Alone for First Time” --- The 26-year-old man suffers from severe mental health issues. His disability prevents him from working. His only source of income is $710 per month in ... --- Amarillo.com --- December 2, 2013  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/Y7ZQ8Z

69.   “Mental Health Initiatives to Be Announced in Va” --- Gov. Bob McDonnell is set to announce action on mental health care initiatives in Virginia. A news conference is set for Tuesday in ... ---  Modesto Bee --- December 9, 2013  (VIRGINIA)   http://is.gd/qjlieq

70.   “'Boarding' Mentally Ill to Continue for Now, Despite Ruling” --- Making mentally ill residents wait in emergency rooms for treatment could continue until at least July after an agreement reached Tuesday. --- The Seattle Times --- December 10, 2013  (WASHINGTON)   http://is.gd/v5PjMq

71.   “CDC: 6% of Teens Take Psychotropic Drugs” --- “It's not unreasonable that about half would be prescribed medication,” said Jonas. “Psychotropic medication is not the only avenue if an adolescent is ... --- wtvr.com --- December 4, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/YoTfuM

International Articles

72.   “Two Yooralla Staff at Benalla Accused of Sexual Misconduct” --- Two employees of Victoria's largest non-governmental disability service have been accused of serious sexual misconduct in cases that come after a third ... --- The Age --- December 10, 2013 (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/gaHltS

73.   “Disabled Child Died after Eating Dirt and Rocks While Unsupervised” --- A boy who died after eating dirt and rocks while in a respite home was not properly supervised because staff were distracted by another child, the deputy coroner ... --- ABC Online --- November 29, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/B0kEGV

74.   “Nearly Half of the Nation's Prisoners Are Mentally Ill” --- Prisons have become the "dumping ground" for the mentally ill who make up almost half of Australia's inmates, says the government's key adviser on mental ... --- NEWS.com.au --- November 26, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/FqX4P8

75.   “$10,000 Reward for Tip on Métro Beating of Handicapped Man” --- An intellectually handicapped man was beaten and robbed outside the Angrignon métro station on Oct. 19. Police now have a $10,000 reward ... --- Montreal Gazette --- December 10, 2013 (CANADA)   http://is.gd/iPgNmP

76.   “Durham Cop Terminated for Violent Arrest of Mentally Ill Man” --- A hearing officer has ordered the dismissal of a Durham cop found guilty of misconduct after the violent arrest of a mentally ill man. Constable Craig ... --- OurWindsor.ca --- December 10, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/MdNz3K

77.   “Agencies that Support Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Face Crisis” --- In Manitoba currently, the agencies that support adults with intellectual disabilities are facing a crisis which prevents them from adequately responding to the ... --- Brandon Sun --- December 11, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/rTuS6j

78.   “Premier Wynne to Apologize for Alleged Abuse of Developmentally Disabled” --- Premier Wynne to apologize for alleged abuse of developmentally disabled ... of a provincial institution for the developmentally disabled who have alleged ... --- Globalnews.ca --- December 9, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/jn5j8S

79.   “Protesters Call for More Special-needs Funding” --- At home, she and her husband take care of a daughter who is blind with developmental disabilities. And when Garton goes off to work each day — as a support ... --- Hamilton Spectator --- December 4, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/Ohl371

80.   “Woman Says Calls to Mental Health Crisis Team Went Unanswered” --- More concerns are being raised about Nova Scotia's Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team, just days after a young woman spoke out about the death of her little ... --- CTV News --- November 29, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/VHDhTy

81.   “Couple Who Kept Deaf Mute Girl as Slave to Have 'Possibly Lenient' Jail Terms Investigated” --- A “manipulative” couple who kept a deaf mute girl as a slave for nine years after trafficking her from Pakistan could face longer jail terms. --- Express.co.uk --- December 10, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/VtlfLJ

82.   “Life Sentence for Man Who Murdered Disabled Neighbour” --- Life sentence for man who murdered disabled neighbour. Bristol crown court sentences Lee James to life in prison with a minimum term of 18 years for ... --- Channel 4 News --- November 28, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/h7PZit

83.   “'Shocking State of Affairs’ Found at Oxford Care Unit for People with ... Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust run the site since November last year, having taken over from the Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust, also known ... --- Oxford Mail --- November 28, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/w5TXiT

84.   “Disabled Hoarder Facing Eviction over Her Clutter” --- A disabled hoarder is being kicked out of her home in the run up to Christmas for having too much clutter. Vivienne Davis, 64, is expecting bailiffs to descend ... --- Southend Standard --- November 28, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/Fdbki9

85.   “Mental Health Patients Are Waiting Too Long for Treatments, Says Charity” --- A survey carried out by the charity Mind found that 12 per cent of 1,600 patients assessed waited more than a year for treatment and 54 per cent had to wait over ... --- Barchester Healthcare --- November, 2013  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/XgAaIP

86.   “Susan Boyle Reveals Asperger's Syndrome Diagnosis” --- Susan Boyle, Scottish singer and 2009 “Britain's Got Talent” sensation, revealed this week that she has Asperger's syndrome, according to Sunday's edition of ... --- Examiner.com --- December 9, 2013  (GREAT BRITAIN)   http://is.gd/XeXaqH

87.   “Video Diary of Disabled” --- The participatory videos, produced by disabled persons in Jakarta, feature two important rights of people with disabilities: the rights to employment and proper ... --- Jakarta Post --- December 3, 2013  (INDONESIA)  http://is.gd/96jUDu

88.   “Twelve Staff at Stewarts Disability Care Facility Suspended Pending Inquiry” --- A total of 12 staff members have now been suspended at a care facility for people with intellectual disabilities pending an investigation into allegations over the ... --- Irish Times --- December 11, 2013  (IRELAND) http://is.gd/bNdKJE 

89.    “Children Still Put in Adult Psych Units” --- The only child and adolescent mental health unit to feature in these latest reports was condemned by inspectors as “unsuitable” as a child inpatient unit. --- Irish Examiner --- November 29, 2013  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/L664kT 

90.   “A Man Will Be Sentenced Today after Admitting Murdering a Disabled ...” --- ... is a tragedy which must never be repeated. 28 November 2013. A man will be sentenced today after admitting murdering a disabled man in a vigilante attack. --- Belfast Telegraph --- November 28, 2013  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/kPLv99

91.   “Report: Close to One Million People of Working Age in Israel Have ...” --- Between 800,000 and 1 million people in prime working age in Israel suffer from disabilities which interfere with the activities of their everyday lives, according to ... --- Jerusalem Post --- December 2, 2013  (ISRAEL)  http://is.gd/x2UcAu

92.   “Poor Disabled Children 10 Times Less Likely to Go to School than Peers – NGO” --- The analysis found that disabled children in Kenya were the least likely to go to school, and indicates that children are being excluded as a result of their ... --- Reuters AlertNet --- December 4, 2013  (KENYA)  http://is.gd/HSv0wD

93.   “Suicidal Teens Wait Months to Get Help” --- A lack of resources meant secondary school students with medium to severe mental health issues, including frequent suicidal thoughts, were at risk of dying, ... --- TVNZ --- December 9, 2013  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/xowVaG 

94.   “For Nigeria's Mentally Ill, the Cure Can Be Worse Than the Disease” --- A mentally ill patient shackled to an engine block at the Olaiya Naturalist ... is rich with studies on how both patients and practitioners view mental illness and its ... --- Slate Magazine --- November, 2013  (NIGERIA)  http://is.gd/dqNiP6

95.   “Mental Health Conditions Cause Greater Stigma in Families Than Physical Problems” --- Spanish researchers took part in the analysis of the mental health surveys conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 28 countries to discover how ... --- Science Daily (press release) --- November 27, 2013  (SPAIN)  http://is.gd/Qjv7u7

96.   “Mentally Ill Woman Raped” --- A 25-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping his mentally ill cousin at Helenia farm near Lichtenburg, North West police said on Sunday. --- Independent Online --- December 2, 2013  (SOUTH AFRICA)  http://is.gd/MiUUc4


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