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News Summary for March 3, 2014
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.   “Three Plead Guilty to Abusing Disabled Ala. Woman” --- Prosecutors say three people accused of repeatedly raping a developmentally disabled woman who was being held against ... --- WTVY --- February 25, 2014  (ALABAMA)   http://is.gd/3yXwD8

2.   “Former CHP Officer Found Guilty of Sexual Battery” --- A former CHP officer, arrested last summer for touching a young disabled man in a bathroom at the Arden Fair mall while also touching himself, has ... --- KFBK --- February 22, 2014   (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/UuCdex

3.   “Federal Agencies Weigh in on Bay Area Juvenile Hall Lawsuit” --- The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education have weighed in on a federal lawsuit that alleges teens with disabilities were kept ... --- Los Angeles Times --- February 18, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/PhPmSl

4.   “North Bay Social Worker Arrested on Embezzlement Charges” --- Salk worked with developmentally disabled adults, helping them manage their lives. But investigators say he helped himself to their Social Security ... --- KTVU San Francisco --- February 18, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/uClRjX

5.   “Student Held Down, Locked Away, 858 Times Last Year” --- It's unclear if children not in special education were restrained, as schools are ...Middlesex Middle School had the highest number of restraints and ... --- Darien Times --- February 20, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/DVCYzD

6.   “Watertown Police: Maintenance Worker Sexually Assaults Disabled Resident” --- A man who police said sexually assaulted a disabled woman at an apartment building where he does maintenance work was ... --- FOX CT --- February 18, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/AR0f6J

7.   “The Shocking Story of a Bipolar Woman Stuck For Years in Prison Without Ever Being Convicted ...” ---  A 51-year-old mentally ill grandmother recently secured a $1.6 million settlement from a New Mexico county that she says jailed her for more than two ... --- San Francisco Chronicle --- February 17, 2014  (NEW MEXICO)   http://is.gd/CoQhsr

8.   “Forced Labor Alleged in House” --- The mentally challenged woman who is the accuser in a federal labor-trafficking case took the stand yesterday and described how ... --- Columbus Dispatch --- February 25, 2014  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/2O7dSl

9.   “SC Special Olympics Coach Pleads Guilty to Sex Assault of Disabled Teen” --- Cornelius Davis was teacher and a Special Olympics coach in Mt. Pleasant, on Tuesday he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a disabled girl in ... --- WBTW --- February 25, 2014  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/HyvoJ8

10.   “Guide Dog Reported Stolen from Blind Woman” --- A guide dog has been missing for a week, after it was reported stolen from a blind woman. The dog, a Rottweiler named Diamond, was put outside on ... --- Dayton Daily News --- February 24, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/gQLQLN 

11.   “Training to Help Police Respond to People with Autism” --- ... recognize and handle situations involving people who have autism, autism spectrum disorder such as Asperger's syndrome, and similar conditions. --- Pittsburgh Post Gazette --- February 20, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)   http://is.gd/Dk0Kbp

12.   “Adult Abuse Registry” --- Steve Beshear joined top legislative leaders to express support for an adult abuse registry in Kentucky, the state Senate on Thursday approved a bill ... --- The Courier-Journal --- February 20, 2014  (KENTUCKY)   http://is.gd/xNFOmT

Abuse/Crime Related:

13.   “Mentally Handicapped Person Abandoned at EAMC” --- A mentally handicapped man was abandoned by his guardian at East Alabama Medical Center Wednesday night, according to Opelika police. --- Opelika Auburn News --- February 20, 2014  (ALABAMA)  http://is.gd/RZvPD9

14.   “Cops Hunt Fiend Who Abducted, Sexually Assaulted Mentally Disabled Woman in California” --- Cops are hunting for a creep they say sexually assaulted a mentally disabled woman after he abducted her from a Long Beach, Cal., street. --- New York Daily News --- February 26, 2014  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/fUHBdV

15.   “Residents of Assisted Living Home Surprised by Abuse Allegations” --- When Bertell Brinkley moved into Agape Home Church three months ago, he knew what he signed up for. The house rules called for him to attend ... --- Los Angeles Times --- February 19, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/4SenP6

16.   “Group Homes' Residents Allegedly Forced to Attend Religious Services” --- County and state officials have begun moving dozens of physically and mentally disabled residents from two board-and-care homes where they were ... --- Los Angeles Times --- February 18, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/zsbjQT

17.   “Michaelee Owen Lawsuit Prompts Big Changes in Pueblo's Treatment of Deaf Prisoners” --- A settlement in a lawsuit filed by Owen calls for Pueblo authorities to change the way deaf prisoners are treated. And it's not the first time Owen has ... --- Westword --- February 21, 2014  (COLORADO)   http://is.gd/BkbTQL

18.   “Report: Deltona Woman Arrested after Hitting Special Needs Teen with Stick” --- A 49-year-old Deltona woman was arrested Monday after a special needs teen told police she hit him with a stick and threatened to take away his TV if ... --- Orlando Sentinel --- February 26, 2014  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/5GFtLW 

19.   “New Trial for Georgia Man Who Raped Woman with Down's Syndrome” --- William Jeffrey Dumas was convicted of repeatedly raping a 24-year-old woman with Down's Syndrome on Oct. 18, 2010 — but Appellate Judge ... --- Columbus Ledger-Enquirer --- February 26, 2014  (GEORGIA) http://is.gd/0y8ahb

20.   “Judge Rejects Plea Deal in Disabled Adult Abuse Case” --- ... in the case in October 2013, is accused of having, for a period of time, beaten and abused a mentally disabled adult female who lived with Ward. --- Palladium-Item --- February 18, 2014  (INDIANA)   http://is.gd/f3RP49

21.   “Ex-detective Says He Saw Signs of Cover-up in Sedgwick County Jail Beating Investigation” --- The ex-detective, Mark Geddis, also said he knew of wider mistreatment of mentally ill inmates in the county jail. His affidavit, filed Friday in federal ... --- Kansas.com --- February 18, 2014  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/jM6mKF

22.   “Louisville Couple Arrested for Abusing Mentally Challenged Adult” --- Police say they have arrested a couple for allegedly abusing a mentally challenged adult. Authorities arrested Chris and Vickie Battle on ... --- WDRB --- February 24, 2014   (KENTUCKY)   http://is.gd/0a3dJf

23.   “Mom Charged with Murder of Special Needs Daughter in New Orleans Jail” --- A Memphis mother charged with the murder of her special needs daughter is awaiting extradition in New Orleans, according to a news release from ... --- Memphis Commercial Appeal --- February 20, 2014  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/xGrTjb

24.   “Sulphur Man Accused of Aggravated Rape of Mentally Disabled Woman” --- Sulphur man accused of aggravated rape of mentally disabled woman ... that he had sexually assaulted a 25-year-old mentally disabled woman. --- KPLC-TV --- February 19, 2014  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/jVgDaJ

25.   “Baltimore Co Caregiver Convicted of Assaulting 63-Year-Old Vulnerable Adult” --- A caregiver at Baltimore County care agency for individuals with disabilities has been convicted of assaulting a 63-year-old vulnerable adult. --- Fox Baltimore --- February 25, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/u6b4wt

26.   “Mashpee Teen Arraigned for Alleged Assault on Disabled Woman” --- Two months after allegedly punching a disabled woman for refusing to deal drugs, a Mashpee teen was arraigned Thursday on an ... --- Capecodonline --- February 21, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/1zw6PU

27.   “Prisoner Rights Group Hits Mass. over Patient's Death” --- Walker, like others familiar with the plight of the mentally ill in the state prison system, also faulted Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz for ... --- Boston Globe --- February 19, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/yZfmEO

28.   “Mental Health Worker Pleads to Client Theft” --- A former Community Mental Health worker charged with embezzling from one of her clients — a 62-year-old Grand Haven man — pleaded no contest ... --- Grand Haven Tribune --- February 25, 2014  (MICHIGAN)   http://is.gd/pG0e1K

29.   “Lincoln Woman Gets 39-60 Months for Fraud in Stealing from Disabled Neighbor” --- A 66-year-old Lincoln woman has been sent to prison, convicted of fraud in stealing from her disabled neighbor. Online court ... --- The Republic --- February 26, 2014  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/hMouPD

30.   “Mentally Ill Sent for Treatment Instead Abandoned in Jail” --- At least six mental health patients have been held in the Clark County jail — some for as long as three months — when they should have been placed ... --- Las Vegas Review-Journal --- February 21, 2014  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/WZaB3e

31.   “Local Shelters Grapple with Patient Dumping” --- Employees at the Shade Tree and other shelters say they routinely receive patients who have been discharged from local hospitals and psychiatric ... --- KNPR --- February 21, 2014  (NEVADA)   http://is.gd/0LlEc9

32.   “Bus Route Changes Left Special Needs Students Stranded, Stuck on Buses” --- The New York City Department of Education monitored multiple bus routes Tuesday morning after hundreds of special ... --- CBS Local --- February 25, 2014  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/sXU7d9

33.   “New York State Exposed Follow Up: Sex Offenders in Group Homes” --- It's a story that's gotten so much attention since News10NBC first brought it to you last week. Convicted sex offenders are quietly being moved into ... --- News 10NBC --- February 22, 2014  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/ilaEB1 

34.   “Confused Special Needs Counselor Winds up as Level II Sex Offender for Having Sex at Group Home ...” --- Markeem Chaplin's sentencing took three tries and more than an hour before Onondaga County Court Judge Thomas J. Miller this morning. --- The Post-Standard --- February 21, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/JFT70W

35.   “Anguished Mom Reveals Relief that Her Developmentally Disabled Daughter Survived being Sexually ... A joyous outing for a developmentally disabled woman who loved horses turned to a nightmare when she was sexually assaulted at Aqueduct ... --- New York Daily News --- February 19, 2014  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/cUJSKV

36.   “Mom Gets Terrifying Call from School after Special Needs Student, 5, Walks Out” --- Ronee Tye is still looking for answers to why her 5-year old son Kenei was able to wander away from his East New York ... --- New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV --- February 19, 2014  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/2xee6l 

37.   “5th Person Arrested in Gresham Kidnapping” --- Gresham police arrested a fifth person in the case of a developmentally disabled man held against his will for days. James Cox, 27, was ... --- KOIN.com --- February 19, 2014  (OREGON)   http://is.gd/PaOYi2

38.   “Doylestown Psychiatrist Formerly Employed by KidsPeace Charged with Indecent Assault of Five More Patients” --- A Doylestown psychiatrist already facing indecent assault charges based on allegations from three female patients was arraigned Friday on additional ... --- Allentown Morning Call --- February 21, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/IoDhri 

39.   “Lawyer Disputes Charges Against Health Aide Gangrene Death of Disabled Girl” --- The lawyer for a home health aide charged with murder in the case of a disabled Tennessee girl who died from gangrene and infected ... --- Chattanooga Times Free Press --- February 24, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/zoUmev

40.   “Health Care Worker, Father Indicted in Death of Girl with Special Needs” --- Errol Johnson (left) and Chasara Jones (right) were indicted on two counts of aggravated child abuse and two counts of first-degree murder. --- WMC-TV --- February 19, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/BZwgQD

41.   “Disabled Dallas Man Says Helper Knocked Him from Wheelchair, Beat Him with Crutch” --- But during the latest visit, about 9 a.m. Monday, Harper attacked him, the disabled man told police. According to police records, Harper first began ... --- Dallas Morning News --- February 25, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/sHVcV3

42.   “Dallas County Schools Agrees to Pay $300,000 to Family of Special Needs Boy Choked by Bus Driver” --- Dallas County Schools agreed this week to pay more than $300,000 to the family of a mentally challenged and bipolar boy who was choked by a bus ... --- Dallas Morning News --- February 20, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/nsYB3i

43.   “Longview Man Gets 7 Years for Sexually Assaulting Mentally Disabled Boy” --- A Longview man was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday after he confessed to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old mentally ... --- KETK --- February 18, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/yhRcMz

44.   “Utah Mom to Stand Trial for Allegedly Giving Alcohol to Disabled Daughter” --- A Weber County woman accused of forcing her disabled daughter to ingest alcohol until she passed out was ordered to stand trial Tuesday. --- Salt Lake Tribune --- February 25, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/5KEYqf

45.   “Burlington Man to Be Charged with Murder of Handicapped Man” --- A Burlington man will be charged with murder after a handicapped man he allegedly assaulted died Thursday. Burlington police say Ulysses Stewart ... --- Burlington Times News --- February 20, 2014  (VERMONT)  http://is.gd/qbkrOG

46.   “Coalition Continues to Protect Vulnerable Adults” --- The presentation will dig into ways to help people combat financial crimes against vulnerable adults. “We want to make sure we have tools for ... --- Staunton News Leader --- February 26, 2014  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/dgWaS2

Seeking Improved Support

47.   “A Silent Epidemic” --- Before coming to Alaska, Heidi had never heard of fetal alcohol syndrome, she said. She simply assumed her son was spoiled. "The doctors always ... --- Anchorage Daily News --- February 24, 2014  (ALASKA)  http://is.gd/8M0OVm

48.   “Marin Officials Approve $15 Million Disability Access Settlement” --- In what some called a landmark legal settlement, Marin County officials have agreed to spend at least $15 million over 15 years to improve access for ... --- Marin Independent Journal --- February 18, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/wVkJN9

49.   “Teachers Union: System Overlooks Special Needs Students” --- As state education officials work to revamp the school accountability system, one group of students is weighing heavily on teachers' ... --- MiamiHerald.com --- February 26, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/1Gkq0O

50.   “Ga. Panel Backs Autism Coverage Requirement” --- Legislative efforts to require insurers to cover applied behavioral therapy for autism have been ongoing in Georgia for five years, led by Sen. Tommie ... --- The Augusta Chronicle --- February 21, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/KXbjhB

51.   “I-Team: Controversy Surrounds Mental Health Clinic Closing” --- State leaders say they were surprised to discover federal guidelines would force them to shut down Las Vegas' walk-in mental health ... --- KLAS-TV --- February 20, 2014  (NEVADA)   http://is.gd/5EqFB0

52.   “Christie Administration Announces Dates to Close Two Institutions for Disabled” --- The Christie administration has accelerated the closing of two institutions that are home to people with developmental centers, choosing ... --- NJ.com --- February 25, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/pge6cW

53.   “Group Plans Protest of Sex Offenders Placed in West Seneca Homes” --- ... how a group home for nonviolent people with disabilities changed overnight into supervised housing for developmentally disabled sex offenders. --- Buffalo News --- February 20, 2014  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/9yF1k8

54.   “DMV Sued over License Requirements for People with Disabilities” --- Raleigh North Carolina discriminates against drivers with disabilities by subjecting them to unnecessary road tests and medical exams and ... --- Charlotte Observer --- February 20, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)   http://is.gd/LMI9Lm

55.   “Texas Police Alter Approach to Mentally Disabled” --- Gibson said he believed that if officers could get mentally handicapped people and their families to work with them — really sit down and listen and ... --- Kansas City Star --- February 25, 2014  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/9hvrX9

56.   “Utahns Rally for Mental Health Coverage, Medicaid” --- The Affordable Care Act delivers on a promise long hoped for by advocates — mental health parity, by including behavioral care and substance abuse ... --- Salt Lake Tribune --- February 20, 2014  (UTAH)   http://is.gd/5y2syQ

57.   “Utah Legislature Should Require Insurers to Cover Autism” --- Utah has the highest rate of autism in the country — one child in 47. The advocacy group Autism Speaks estimates 18,000 Utah children have the ... --- Salt Lake Tribune --- February 17, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/vVUAEm

58.   “Shortage of Va. Psychiatric Beds Worsened by Lack of Community Services, Report Finds” --- Virginia hasn't done a good job of managing a program designed to help the mentally ill return to their communities, making it harder to free up ... --- Washington Post --- February 18, 2014  (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/cinrI6 

59.   “Virginia Inspector General Criticizes Spending on Mental Health” --- Generally, the state audits four of Virginia's 40 local mental health agencies each year. The report also faults the state for not restricting use of the ... --- Roanoke Times --- February 17, 2014  (VIRGINIA)   http://is.gd/PtQbeF

60.  “Thousands of Disabled Residents Lack Services” --- Perhaps no phrase better summarizes the system for residents with developmental disabilities in Washington, where some 14,600 families determined ... --- Yakima Herald-Republic --- February 23, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/SJJqxo

61.   “Study: Mental Health Patients Up to 4 Times More Likely to Contract HIV” --- A new study has found that mental health patients are up to four times more likely to contract HIV than the general ... --- CBS Local --- February 20, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/ePH4vt

62.   “Letting Go of Asperger's” --- The term Asperger's was becoming shorthand for hyper-focused, often precocious talent and a socially awkward personality—a potential lonely misfit ... --- The Atlantic --- February 19, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/Pa5KQ4

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

63.   “Bill Would Replace 'Handicapped' in State Law” --- But she doesn't consider herself handicapped or disabled. ... That includes changing the use of “handicapped” and “disabled,” terms that she and ... --- Arizona Daily Star --- February 25, 2014  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/cjSuz0

64.   “Lawmakers Asked to Raise Pay for Workers Serving the Developmentally Disabled” --- Advocates for health service companies serving the developmentally disabled say the state is woefully underfunding their workers to the tune of $18.1 ... --- WDDE 91.1 FM --- February 25, 2014  (DELAWARE)  http://is.gd/2T2BCi

65.   “Autism Advocates Rally for Ava's Law” --- That includes therapy, assessments, and other behavioral treatments that have been proven to show improvements in children with autism. --- 13WMAZ --- February 24, 2014  (GEORGIA)   http://is.gd/vpgb5i

66.   “Legislation Would Change Language Used in Some Michigan Laws” --- Legislation's been introduced in the Michigan House to remove the word "retarded" from all state statutes. State Representative ... --- WKZO --- February 21, 2014  (MICHIGAN)   http://is.gd/x0uZZh

67.   “Lawmakers Seek State Office to Provide Guardians for Disabled and Infirm” --- State lawmakers advanced a bill Friday in response to a case in which an appointed guardian is accused of embezzling $600,000 from ... --- Omaha World-Herald --- February 21, 2014  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/kpxaPm

68.   “Bill to Study Disabled Residents Displaced from Institutions Approved by NJ Committee” --- The Woodbridge Developmental Center and the North Jersey Developmental Center in Totowa are slated to close by 2017, in an effort to reduce New ... --- NJ.com --- February 24, 2014  (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/6sXcPA

69.   “Philly Replaces Term Used to Describe People with Disabilities” --- It's now Philadelphia law that the phrase "intellectual disability" will be used for a far less politically correct term. Mayor Michael Nutter has signed a bill ... --- NBC 10 Philadelphia --- February 23, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/bMxjQT

70.   “SC Bill to Protect Elderly, Vulnerable from Abuse” --- People who gain more than $2,500 by exploiting a vulnerable adult or senior would be fined not more than $5,000 and imprisoned for up to 25 years. --- The Herald | HeraldOnline.com --- February 19, 2014  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/99qGtq

71.   “Vt. Senate Looks to Speed Involuntary Treatment” --- ... Senate is poised to take up legislation designed to streamline the process for ordering involuntary treatment and medication of psychiatric patients. --- San Francisco Chronicle --- February 26, 2014  (VERMONT)  http://is.gd/FSmvwe

72.   “Companion Mental Health Bills OK'd” --- The Virginia Senate approved companion mental health bills submitted by the House of Delegates on Monday, conforming most of them to the Senate ... --- Richmond Times Dispatch --- February 25, 2014   (VIRGINIA)   http://is.gd/iDUpcA

International Articles

73.   “Mental Illness and Crime: All NSW Police to Get Mental Health Training” --- ''It's [mental health incidents] the most prevalent I've seen in 25 years. Not a shift goes by where police don't deal with something that is mental health ... --- Sydney Morning Herald --- February 24, 2014  (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/1hYA6H

74.   “Crowded Prisons Add to Mental Health Crisis” --- Almost 40 per cent of inmates entering Victorian jails have a mental illness, prompting concerns overcrowded prisons will exacerbate prisoner health ... --- The Age --- February 26, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)   http://is.gd/5yXrKo

75.   “Man in Wheelchair Assaulted at Sydney's Fairfield Railway Station” --- A man has been charged after he allegedly assaulted a wheelchair-bound man at a train station in Sydney's west. Police say the 47-year-old victim ... --- ABC Online --- February 21, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)   http://is.gd/PCCWWp

76.   “Man Charged over Death of Severely Disabled Girl” --- A man has been charged with manslaughter over the death of a severely disabled girl at her home in the Hunter Valley more than three years ago. --- Sydney Morning Herald --- February 19, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)   http://is.gd/CIbx7d

77.   “Asylum Seeker Jailed for Indecent Assault on Blind Woman on Train” --- A Bangladeshi asylum seeker has been sentenced to at least 15 months in jail for stalking and indecently assaulting a blind woman on a Sydney train. --- Sydney Morning Herald --- February 19, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/z09s2e

78.   “Independent Review Announced into Halifax Police Probe of Blind Woman's Death” --- The Halifax police investigation into the 2010 death of a blind woman will be reviewed by police from Quebec City. In a release issued Monday, ... --- TheChronicleHerald.ca --- February 24, 2014  (CANADA) http://is.gd/dHDulC

79.   “Quebec Liberals Block Passage of End-of-life Bill” --- Minister for Social Services Véronique Hivon was the one to introduce the end-of-life bill to the national assembly. At the time, she said she was proud ... --- CBC.ca --- February 20, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/JQa5It

80.   “Poverty, Unemployment Remain Persistent Challenges for Canada's Disabled: Report” --- Number of disabled Canadians: In 2006, the most recent year available, the disability rate in Canada was 14.3 per cent, meaning nearly 4.4 million ... --- Brandon Sun --- February 18, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/PqqrOb

81.   “Mentally Ill Man Freed in China After 8 Years Locked Inside Iron Cage” --- A mentally ill man has been freed after spending the past eight years locked in a cage in south-China. Hong Zhengqu has spent the best part of the ... --- Daily Mail --- February 20, 2014   (CHINA)   http://is.gd/XCA9ls

82.   “What is it Like to Be Disabled in China?” --- If you judged the country by its laws alone, China would be a global leader on disability rights. The 'Laws on the Protection of Persons with Disabilities' ... --- China Digital Times --- February 2014  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/9zeDEd

83.   “Single Punch to the Head Kills Disabled Man” --- Andrew Young, 40, who suffered from Asperger's Syndrome, became embroiled in an argument with Victor Ibitoye after he had told him that cycling on ... --- Telegraph.co.uk --- February 26, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/DiHdBu

84.   “Hucknall Man Denies Raping Mentally Disabled Woman” --- A mentally disabled woman was raped by a Hucknall man in the kitchen of her family home, it has been alleged in court. Keith Robinson (53), of ... --- Mansfield Chad --- February 25, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/0HrD1G

85.   “Carer Filmed People with Severe Learning Disabilities, Court Told” --- A carer who filmed people with severe learning disabilities using the toilet walked free from court today. Robert Hoggart ... --- The Northern Echo --- February 19, 2014  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/qiSPlv

86.   “Hassocks Psychiatric Hospital Staff Failed to Call Ambulance to Dying Woman for 25 Minutes, Inquest Hears” --- A grieving mother broke down as an inquest was told of the “poor” attempts to save the life of her daughter. Natasha Raghoo died at The Dene mental ... --- The Argus --- February 19, 2014  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/Q7D3sZ

87.   “Mental Health Patients 'Failed' Says Report on Hellesdon Hospital” --- A Norfolk hospital which looks after people with mental health problems is failing to meet expected levels of care, according to a report. --- BBC News --- February 19, 2014  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/qCBRlp

88.   “Attacker Stamps on Disabled Boy's Head Injuring His Face” --- PC Reynolds said: “The victim is disabled and finds it difficult to walk unaided. He has suffered facial injuries which required hospital treatment, and ... --- Bedford Today --- February 18, 2014  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/0qAFhb

89.   “Disabled Home Residents 'Abused' ” --- Severely disabled care home residents in Northern Ireland who could not speak have suffered physical and psychological abuse, a review found. --- Belfast Telegraph --- February 26, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/5UxVyA

90.   “Antrim Hospital Staff Charged with Assaulting Mentally-ill Patients” --- Two members of care staff at a hospital are facing allegations that they assaulted and ill-treated mentally ill patients. --- Belfast Telegraph --- February 20, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/whLWku

91.   “Uproar in Lebanon after Disabled Woman Banned from Flight” --- Privately run LBCI TV criticized the airline in its report, saying that “Middle East Airlines did not realize that taking care of disabled passengers is an ... --- Al-Arabiya --- February 18, 2014  (LEBANON)  http://is.gd/ik3h1i

92.   “Probation for Deaf School Teacher Who Groped Boy, 16” --- A teacher at Scotland's national deaf school who was found guilty of groping a 16-year-old boy at a birthday party has been handed a two-year ... --- Edinburgh Evening News --- February 26, 2014  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/GMiWdd

93.   “Hate Crime Reporting Drive Launched” --- There was also said to be a significant rise in reported charges for incidents related to someone's religion, sexual orientation or disability in 2012-13. --- Herald Scotland --- February 24, 2014  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/kmbrzZ

94.   “Children Treated on Adult Psychiatric Wards” --- An increasing number of under-18s with mental health problems are being treated on adult psychiatric wards and are having to travel hundreds of ... --- BBC News --- February 20, 2014  (UNITED KINGDOM)  http://is.gd/2D9H3u

95.   “Cardiff Bus Accused of Abuse Against Blind Man” --- Kieran Harris, director of operations at Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB), said he is “generally aware” of the issues blind people face with public ... --- WalesOnline --- February 18, 2018  (WALES)  http://is.gd/W1q0mW


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