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News Summary for March 17, 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.   “La. Mom Charged with Death of Down Syndrome Son” --- A Louisiana woman has been charged with first-degree murder after police say she injected alcohol-based hand ... --- Appeal-Democrat --- March 12, 2014  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/UF1OsH

2.   “In St. Mary's, Two Female Teens Charged with Sexually Abusing Disabled 16-year-old Boy” --- Two female teenagers in St. Mary's County have been charged with abusing a 16-year-old boy who police said had “diminished mental capacity.” --- Washington Post --- March 12, 2014  (MARYLAND) http://is.gd/6eih0T 

3.   “Lake Park Mayor Agrees to Plead Guilty to Charges He Stole from Sister Who Has Down's Syndrome” --- The mayor of Lake Park has agreed to plead guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from his sister, a Down's syndrome patient in ... --- In-Forum --- March 11, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/bIhvPz

4.   “Ex-special Needs Counselor Accused of Violating Probation after Having Oral Sex in Group Home” ---  Markeem Chaplin was spared state prison for 10 years of probation after pleading guilty to criminal sexual act involving a 16-year-old group home ... --- The Post-Standard --- March 12, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/wH2QOX

5.   “Man Pleads Not Guilty to Embezzling from Disabled” --- Police say a Northern California man who worked at a nonprofit that serves disabled people has pleaded not guilty to embezzling $400,000 ... --- Porterville Recorder --- March 10, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/ucDn4k

6.   “Register Exclusive: Sheriff Broke Law in Denying Taser Records, Lawsuit Says” --- The lawsuit was filed by Disability Rights Iowa, an advocacy organization that ... But according to the lawsuit and interviews Wednesday with Disability ... --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- March 13, 2014  (IOWA) http://is.gd/2hi0C4 

7.   “Family of Deaf-mute Man Says He ‘Cooked to Death’” --- Earl Vernon has been fighting for years over a lawsuit for damages to seek justice for his brother David Vernon, who he said died in the care of an ... --- KIRO Seattle --- March 10, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/An5UPh

8.   “Case Against Man Accused of Getting Girl with Autism Pregnant Moves Forward” --- The case against a man from Putnam County accused of impregnating a 13-year-old girl with autism is moving ... --- WSAZ-TV --- March 6, 2014  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/y4Sjra

9.   “State Policy Gives Caregivers with Arrest Records Clearance to Work” --- The safety of children, disabled and elderly people under state-supervised care is being called into question after an investigation found several ... --- NBC 7 San Diego --- March 7, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/Txn2HT


10.   “Aurora Central High School Paraprofessional Released in Sexual Assault Investigation” --- An employee of Aurora Central High School has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a disabled student who was unable ... --- The Denver Channel --- March 10, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/paCKfe

11.   “Poudre School District Destroys Records to Deny Special Needs Family's Access” --- … willfully destroyed records involving a special education student, in an attempt to keep them from his family that has cost taxpayers more than $200,000. --- March 3, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/UmXAvs

12.   “Group Home Employee Charged with Abuse” --- A 25-year-old employee working for a New Castle group home was arrested March 5 after investigators say a teen in her car suffered burns to her ... --- Cape Gazette --- March 6, 2014  (DELAWARE)  http://is.gd/SJobzT

13.   “Escambia Co Woman Arrested for Abusing Disabled Person” --- Deputies say Aarin Wing is a live-in caregiver for the victim, who's in a wheelchair. The victim told deputies that Wing hit him. That she tried to burn the ... --- WEAR --- March 6, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/GYy5R5

14.   “Two 15-Year-olds Charged with Robbing Man in Wheelchair” --- Two 15-year-olds are facing robbery charges after police said they held up a man in a wheelchair Thursday on the Near West Side and took his ... --- Chicago Tribune --- March 8, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/x5IPNY

15.   “Woman Pleads Guilty in Beating of Disabled Adult, Infant” --- Ward, who has been free on bond since an initial hearing in October 2013, was accused of beating and abusing a mentally disabled adult female who ... --- Palladium-Item --- March 10, 2014  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/S2OadW

16.   “Woman Accused of Stealing from Developmentally Disabled Clients” --- Preble County Sheriff's deputies say they began investigating in July 2013 after being contacted by Foundations, a facility for developmentally disabled residents.--- WKEF ABC 22 --- March 5, 2014  (INDIANA) http://is.gd/tDMx31

17.   “Kansas County Settles Lawsuit over Deputy's Beating of Mentally Ill Jail Inmate” --- A Kansas county commission has agreed to settle a lawsuit by relatives of mentally ill jail inmate severely beaten by a sheriff's ... --- The Republic --- March 11, 2014  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/DYFA1i

18.   “Parents of Special Needs Child Almost Victim of Scam” --- "For somebody to seem like they are going to help you, especially when there's so much going on with a special needs child like Jerrica and then to ... --- WAVE --- March 12, 2014  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/PhPOi0 

19.   “Cadillac Man Sentenced in Sexual Assault of Men...” --- A Cadillac man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison in a sexual abuse case involving mentally disabled adults. --- Cadillac News --- March 11, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/ZmhaAx

20.   “Handicapped Man Found Dead Inside Belleville Home” --- Police are investigating a bizarre death of a handicapped man, who they say wasn't being well cared for in Belleville. Officers are being tight ... --- KMOV.com --- March 11, 2014  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/s9ASGP

21.   “Mentally Disabled Woman Raped in Warrensburg” --- A Warrensburg man is lodged in the Warren County Jail for allegedly raping a mentally disabled female. Richie Love Montanez ... --- North Country Gazette --- March 10, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/FNj7xn

22.   “Kingston Man Accused of Physically and Verbally Abusing Person with Developmental Disability” ---  A Kingston man is accused of abusing a person with a developmental disability, then posting the action on YouTube. Andrew Long, 22, of Kingston, ... --- Times Herald-Record --- March 10, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/0vdy6R

23.   “Man with Violent Past Accused of Beating Handicapped Person” --- Clifford DeWayne David has been charged with assault on a handicapped ... A Gastonia man with a violent past beat up a handicapped person this ... --- Gaston Gazette --- March 7, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/5qwP2m 

24.   “Man Receives 5-year Prison Term in Case of Enslaved Mentally Disabled Ohio Woman” --- A judge has handed a five-year prison term to the first of four people to be sentenced for participating in the ... --- Fox News --- March 13, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/yfrj0b

25.   “Canton Man with HIV Charged with Having Unprotected Sex with Developmentally Disabled Boy” ---  Cee Ray Motel A Canton man faces felony charges that say he has HIV and had unprotected sex with a 16-year-old boy with developmental ... --- The Plain Dealer --- March 11, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/scZQeS

26.   “Jury Deliberating Case of Couple Accused of Abusing Woman” --- Jurors began deliberating Thursday afternoon in the case of an Ashland couple accused of imprisoning and abusing a cognitively impaired woman. --- Youngstown Vindicator --- March 7, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/tiCQun

27.   “Health Care Worker Accused of Theft is Free on Bail” --- A health care worker at a Preble County facility for developmentally disabled residents, jailed on a charge of theft accusing her of stealing more than ... --- Dayton Daily News --- March 7, 2014  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/D64TWl

28.   “Parma Schools Still Investigating Bullying Incident; Substitute Placed on Unpaid Leave” ---  Administrators are still investigating last week's bullying incident involving a student with developmental disabilities at Parma Senior ... --- The Plain Dealer --- March 7, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/h7Xm0u

29.   “Wife Accused of Abusing Vulnerable Husband” --- Wife accused of abusing vulnerable husband ... Wife accused of abusing vulnerable husband ... Wife accused of abusing vulnerable husband. --- KVOA Tucson News --- March 11, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/cGmLvj

30.   “Northeastern Pa. Woman Charged in Fatal Neglect of Brother with Down Syndrome Seeks Plea Deal” --- A northeastern Pennsylvania woman accused of fatally neglecting her brother is seeking a plea deal with prosecutors. --- The Republic --- March 12, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/L7KNRf

31.   “Police: Middletown Man Was Supposed to Be Helping Mentally Disabled Woman He is Charged with ...” --- John Philip Peterson, 43, of Genesis Court, was acquainted with the woman, who has several physical and mental disabilities and requires frequent ... --- Patriot-News --- March 7, 2014 (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/3bhPBB

32.   “Suspect to Stand Trial in Blind Man's Beating” --- A Philadelphia man has been ordered to stand trial for the alleged attack of a blind man in broad daylight, an assault that was ... --- San Francisco Chronicle --- March 6, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)   http://is.gd/k8AtPe

33.   “Alleged Attempted Murder-suicide Prompts Questions” --- The Mental Health Alliance in Knoxville says being a caregiver is no easy task, and they say caregivers need a support system to deal with the stress. --- WATE-TV --- March 11, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/fxNDDn

34.   “Houston Man Charged in Assault of Triple-amputee Security Guard” --- A north Houston man accused of trying to run over a triple-amputee security guard is in jail on $30,000 bond. Jacaree Jarrod James Keith, 20, ... --- Houston Chronicle --- March 12, 2014   (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/5Xb2bJ

35.   “Police to Investigate Beating of Disabled Tenn. Man” --- The Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities this week launched two new investigations, after Bradley suffered additional injuries in ... --- USA TODAY --- March 7, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/mUXh0L

36.   “Dallas Police Investigating Sex Assault of Deaf Teenager” --- Dallas Police are investigating a reported aggravated sexual assault in which a teenaged deaf girl is the alleged victim. --- CBS Local --- March 12, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/uNsInQ

37.   “Utah Therapist Jailed for Sexually Abusing Mormon Patient, 14” --- A therapist has been sent to prison after pleading guilty to having sex with his teenage patient. Scott Andrew Peterson has begun serving his sentence ... --- Daily Mail --- March 10, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/fBFqHK 

38.   “Blind Man 'Beaten and His Pregnant Wife is Raped after Three Armed Robbers Break into the Wrong ...” --- The complaint says that while the couple struggled to sleep about 5 a.m. that Sunday morning, the male victim, who is legally blind without his glasses, ... --- Daily Mail --- March 12, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/3g1480

Seeking Improved Support

39.   “Denver Police Watchdog Urges Training for Dealing with Mentally Ill” --- Shootings by Denver law enforcement officers rose to their highest level in seven years in 2013, and the city's independent police monitor questions in ... --- Denver Post --- March 13, 2014  (COLORADO) 

40.   “Conn. Chief Defends Mental Health Release Process” --- Connecticut's mental health commissioner says she's satisfied with her agency's process for determining whether mentally ill young adults ... --- Norwich Bulletin --- March 10, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/eMdJ2g

41.   “Pittsfield Man Allegedly Attacked Disabled Man, Dog with Cane” --- A Pittsfield man is facing felony charges for allegedly attacking a physically disabled man -- and a dog -- with his own cane. --- Berkshire Eagle --- March 12, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/Cp69xo

42.   “Gov. Patrick Calls for More Mental Health Courts” --- Massachusetts leaders are increasingly looking toward specialty courts to redefine how people with mental illness or drug problems interact with the ... --- WBUR --- March 10, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/9dcStK

43.   “Advocates Push for More Funding for the Disabled” --- Disabilities advocates from Brockton were among 300 people at Wednesday's annual Statehouse reception to recognize the contributions of ... --- Fall River Herald News --- March 6, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/uYfh0n

44.   “Bill Minor: 2,000 Graves Are Sad Reminder of State's Mental Health History” --- Investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell has literally unearthed a big problem for Mississippi officials. Maybe it is more accurate to say 2,000-plus problems. --- SunHerald.com --- March 5, 2014  (MISSISSIPPI)   http://is.gd/6m3CqN

45.   “Missouri Woman Sues Pawn Shop for Selling Gun Her Mentally Ill Daughter Used to Kill Father” --- A western Missouri woman is suing a pawn shop that sold her mentally ill daughter a gun that she used to fatally ... --- The Republic --- March 12, 2014  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/zspI6Y 

46.   “Gazette Opinion: End Mistreatment of Mentally Ill Inmates” --- The ACLU/Disability Rights Montana letter was accompanied by the stories of seven inmates whose lives were affected by lack of proper mental ... --- Billings Gazette --- March 9, 2014  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/JgmnZg

47.   “State Tries to Reduce Wait List of Mentally Ill Who Need Housing” --- The Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services agency alone has 148 mentally ill people on a waiting list for housing assistance, said Ellen ... --- Las Vegas Review-Journal --- March 7, 2014  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/OBNjlb

48.   “Lack of Legal Definition Limits Care Options for Mentally Ill Nevada Youth” --- Nevada agencies responsible for children who need residential psychiatric care all wrestle with the same problem: in-state services are lacking. --- Las Vegas Review-Journal --- March 6, 2014  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/1bl1r4

49.   “Long-term Goal for NJ: More Group Homes, Says DHS Commissioner” --- Velez said individuals with developmental disabilities should be able to live in "homes in neighborhoods that look like homes in every other ... --- NJBIZ --- March 12, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/Qy5AaV

50.   “I-Team: Special Needs Children Put in Time-Out Rooms, NJ Schools Have No Regulations” --- Special needs children are being restrained and placed in time-out rooms at New Jersey schools but there is no way of knowing how often because ... --- NBC New York --- March 11, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/1mulMh

51.   “Aid for Mentally Ill Parolees 'Worthwhile' ” --- The state task force that led to the program's creation in 2006 reported that an estimated 17 percent of the state's inmates have a mental health ... --- NorthJersey.com --- March 9, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/94yC4o

52.   “NYS Still Owes $90 Million for Develomental Disability Programs” --- According to the Developmental Disabilities Alliance of WNY, the State never paid $90 million dollars that was approved in ... --- WKBW-TV --- March 6, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/F8xa8G

53.  “Justice Department Seeks Order to End Seclusion of Mentally Ill Boys at Ohio Juvenile Jails” --- A motion filed in federal court in Washington Wednesday seeks a temporary restraining order against punishing mentally ill boys by putting them in ... --- The Republic --- March 13, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/RPoJmf

54.   “Police: Man Charged in Assault of Woman with Special Needs” --- A Middletown man sexually assaulted a Borough woman with special needs, and then told her “Don't tell anyone, it's our secret,” Borough police ... --- FOX43.com --- March 7, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/703fS1

55.   “Pilot Program Aimed at Improving Behavioral Health Care in RI Launched in Cranston” --- Executives from an insurance company, a hospital system, and a mental health provider teamed up Thursday to introduce a pilot ... --- The Providence Journal --- March 6, 2014  (RHODE ISLAND)  http://is.gd/QvnwP0

56.   “Mental Health Advocates Rally at Statehouse” --- Mental health supporters from around the state gathered this morning at the Statehouse to urge lawmakers to remember mental illness in issues ... --- Greenville News --- March 12, 2014  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/0TKPgh

57.   “Interest High in Communicating with the Deaf” --- "People want to communicate with the deaf," Johnstone said. "They may have children, grandchildren, sisters or brothers who are deaf, and they've ... --- Houston Chronicle --- March 11, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/0NMIls

58.   “Texas Police Alter Approach to Mentally Disabled” --- In this Feb. 19, 2014 photo, Bedford Police Officer Monique Hall, left, and Officer Onay Nunez follow up with one of the victims they are working with in ... --- Bryan-College Station Eagle --- March 9, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/brY5bp

59.   “Utah Has Highest Rate of Mental Illness in US” --- Utah ranks the highest in the nation for the percentage of adults who have experienced any mental illness in the past year. That was 22.3 percent; the ... --- Daily Herald --- March 9, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/w3QKGo

60.   “Mental-health Advocates Fear Fundamental Problems in Virginia Have Been Left to Fester” --- After the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, Virginia lawmakers injected tens of millions of dollars into the state's mental-health system, including local ... --- Washington Post --- March 9, 2014  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/KVM2dX

61.   “W.Va. Schools for Deaf and Blind Job Change OK'd” --- Child care workers at the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind will be required to have an associate degree in to order to keep their jobs. --- WVAH --- March 13, 2014  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/oUxWQO

62.   “Time Warner Pays $130K to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit” --- Time Warner Cable Inc. has agreed to pay $130,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of a fired worker in ... --- fox6now.com --- March 6, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/ZWfpv1

63.   “Disabled Americans Fighting for the Right to Save More Money” --- Americans with disabilities are fighting for the right to save money without getting their government benefits cut off. --- KSPR --- March 12, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/QlrMKv

64.   “Why 'Retarded' Deserves to Be Retired” --- … it gives the impression that Americans ought to turn back the clock on decades of progress in how they think about -- and treat -- people with disabilities. --- Los Angeles Times --- March 10, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/bUwWJz

65.   “Disability Studies: Hot Topic on Campus” --- Disability, the subject of new federal hiring guidelines set to take effect this month, is already a hot topic on the campus of Cornell University's School ... --- Wall Street Journal --- March 5, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/MxN9M2

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

66.   “Bill Would Place Stricter Rules on Mental Health Organizations” --- The state House Monday signed off on a bill aimed at improving Georgia's safety net for people with behavioral health and developmental disabilities. --- WABE 90.1 FM --- March 10, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/ADJeAL

67.   “House Committee OKs New Requirements for Adult Care Home Operators” --- Operators of Kansas adult care homes would need to have more training or experience under proposed legislation endorsed today by the ... --- KHI News Service --- March 11, 2014  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/RUgXzL

68.   “Adult-abuse Bill Passes House Committee” --- A bill aimed at protecting aging and disabled adults from abuse unanimously passed the House Health & Welfare Committee on ... --- The Courier-Journal --- March 6, 2014  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/Y1PNaN

69.   “Lawmakers Pass Bills Deleting 'Retarded' from Laws” --- The bills incorporate a recent recommendation from a mental health commission appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The bipartisan legislation strikes ... --- Lexington Herald Leader --- March 5, 2014  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/xgEATp

70.   “Legislation Pushes Involuntarily Mental Health Treatment” --- Maryland lawmakers are moving to make it easier to medicate mental hospital patients against their will, while examining the idea of court-ordered ... --- Baltimore Sun --- March 10, 2014  (MARYLAND)   http://is.gd/7ZXgEo

71.   “Michigan Requiring More Mental Health Services” --- Brian Calley has signed legislation designed to offer more treatment options in Michigan for people with mental illness, including those who are jailed ... --- San Francisco Chronicle --- March 7, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/Wc4sE2

72.   “Autism Therapy Bill Defeated, New Fight Likely Coming” --- A bid from parents and doctors to require more coverage of an expensive autism treatment was defeated Thursday after insurance ... --- Sioux Falls Argus Leader --- March 6, 2014  (SOUTH DAKOTA)  http://is.gd/zVuYcR

73.   “Lawmakers Reach Deal on Mental Health” --- Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, speaks for passage of SB260, his bill to increase the time a person may be held on an emergency custody order to 24 ... --- Richmond Times Dispatch --- March 9, 2014  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/DgyyCF

74.   “Mental Health Bill Hits Roadblock” --- But in the Senate, the Ways and Means Committee voted to study the idea rather than implement it because there are other mental health reforms ... --- KIRO Seattle --- March 11, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/1zbfp3

International Articles

75.   “Cabramatta Man Charged over Assault of Wheelchair Bound Man with Arthritis at Fairfield” --- A Sydney teenager accused of punching a sick, wheelchair-bound man more than twice his age and spitting on him could face jail time. --- Herald Sun --- March 13, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/nRNJJu

76.   “Taxi Driver on More Sex Assault Charges” --- A Perth taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting a woman with cerebral palsy in the back of his cab is set to appear in court. The 58-year-old man ... --- Sky News Australia --- March 12, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/RdMohj

77.   “Dozens of Intellectually Disabled Aboriginal People Stuck in Prison Without Conviction” --- The magistrate in her case declared her unfit to plead because she is intellectually impaired - a victim of foetal alcohol syndrome - and has the mental ... --- ABC Online --- March 12, 2014  (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/ADj30x 

78.   “Australia's Mental Health System Must Become More Efficient” --- A report to be released today into the mental health system shows an additional cost to the taxpayer of $9 billion over the next 15 years if the ... --- The Australian --- March 11, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/X40Yiu

79.   “Taxi Driver Cheng Cao Jailed for Assaulting Disabled Adelaide Woman” --- A taxi driver has been jailed for indecently assaulting a disabled passenger while the cameras in his vehicle were covered. A magistrate said the ... --- ABC Online --- March 7, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/yQywrY

80.   “Psychiatric Community Care: Belgian Town Sets Gold Standard” --- Families in Geel have been looking after mentally ill people for centuries. When the numbers were at their highest in the late 1930s, there were 3,800 ... --- CBC.ca --- March 9, 2014  (BELGIUM)  http://is.gd/Bbo0By

81.   “Guilty Plea in Assault of Disabled Saskatoon Woman” --- A Saskatoon man who had been accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old disabled woman has pleaded guilty instead to assault ... --- Globalnews.ca --- March 11, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/nEbD94

82.   “Edmonton Mother Who Sexually Abused Her Low-functioning Daughters Jailed for Sex Abuse” --- An Edmonton woman who sexually abused her cognitively-impaired teenage daughter and exposed her to pornography and sex toys was put behind ... --- Edmonton Sun --- March 10, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/7wDmlC

83.   “Mentally Ill Man Handcuffed to Bed for 3 Weeks in Hospital” --- A Thunder Bay woman says she hopes nobody has to go through what her son did while waiting for mental health help. Shannon Harris said her ... --- CBC.ca --- March 10, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/nYFd4Z

84.   “Stigma of Mental Illness a 'Disturbing' Trend in Workplace” --- The Manitoba Human Rights Commission says complaints dealing with mental health issues are up and Chris Summerville, head of the Manitoba ... --- CBC.ca --- March 10, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/nJhwcq

85.   “Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman on Halifax Special Needs Bus” --- Nova Scotia Mounties say a driver repeatedly sexually assaulted a woman aboard a bus for people with disabilities. A Cole Harbour, NS, woman, 35, ... --- Sun News Network --- March 7, 2014  (CANADA) http://is.gd/z5XVcX

86.   “Ontario Failing Children with Autism, Reports Reveal” --- In two new reports, families are repeating pleas for Ontario to revamp its autism services, citing wait lists, red tape, confusion and a crippling financial ... --- Toronto Star --- March 7, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/N3XaOB

87.   “Long Wait for Psychiatrist Can Have Tragic Consequences” --- The student wanted to see a psychiatrist in a public psychiatric outpatient clinic and the earliest appointment was in a year. The psychiatric nurse used ... --- South China Morning Post --- March 12, 2014  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/XLv86J

88.   “Dubai Passes New Law Protecting Rights of Those with Special Needs” --- The law stipulates providing full public services to people with special needs, including the use of roads, public transport, police and judicial services ... --- The National --- March 11, 2014  (DUBAI)  http://is.gd/soLdjm

89.   “Disabled Man Saved from being Strangled by Wife by Sainsbury's Delivery” --- A woman was interrupted while trying to murder her disabled husband by the arrival of a shopping delivery, a court has heard. Christine Houston was ... --- Daily Mail --- March 11, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/8RftBo

90.   “Teaching Assistant, 28, Jailed for Sex with 'Besotted' Special Needs Pupil” --- A teaching assistant who had sex with a 'besotted' teenage pupil with learning difficulties has been jailed for two years. Delta Ferneyhough corrupted ... --- Daily Mail --- March 11, 2014 (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/9a7ljm

91.   “Essex Mental Health Nurse Suspended on 'Sexual Boundaries' Charge” --- Kenneth Ngobele, who worked for South Essex Partnership Trust (SEPT), persuaded a patient to go into a laundry room in 2009 and gave her his ... --- BBC News --- March 11, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/RiGiC3

92.   “Man Stole Money from the Wallet of a 'Vulnerable' Adult in Cambridge - but Avoided Prison because ...” --- A man who stole £175 from the wallet of a “vulnerable adult” has avoided prison – because of his own health problems. Hamesh Leer, of Laurence ... --- Cambridge News --- March 10, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/5usPiC

93.   “Carer Stole Nearly £2,000 Worth of Pandora Jewellery from Disabled Woman” --- A CARER hired to look after a severely disabled woman stole and pawned nearly £2,000 worth of her jewellery. Claire Ball, 30, has appeared at ... --- March 10, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/lACvsY

94.   “Cambridge Sit-in Protest against Mental Health Service Cut” --- A sit-in protest is being staged at an NHS clinic in Cambridge by a group of campaigners trying to stop a mental health service being axed. --- BBC News --- March 5, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/yinaJs

95.   “Ghana's Treatment of Mentally Ill May Be Torture, UN Report Says” --- The practice in Ghana of shackling the mentally ill to trees, depriving them of food or using electroshock therapy without anesthesia may constitute ... --- Businessweek --- March 10, 2014  (GHANA)  http://is.gd/OCF8uu

96.   “More Support for Mentally Disabled Sought” --- Civic Party legislator Kwok Ka-ki said such children have to wait an average of seven years for hostel places and four years for spots at activity day ... --- Hong Kong Standard --- March 12, 2014  (HONG KONG)  http://is.gd/DHT9Gi

97.   “Campaigners Push for a Stronger Disability Bill in India” --- Rights campaigners are pushing for a new bill they are hoping will improve the quality of life for people with a disability in India. The keenly-awaited ... --- ABC Online --- March 7, 2014  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/j0mXZi

98.   “Antoni Tsaputra: Fighting for Indonesia's Disabled” --- We have organized a lot of seminars and workshops and talked to governments about the importance of fulfilling the rights of persons with disabilities. --- Jakarta Post --- March 11, 2014  (INDONESIA)  http://is.gd/f1vrVd

99.   “Patients Given Shock Therapy Without Their Permission” --- St Joseph's Intellectual Disability Service recorded the highest number of episodes of seclusion (231) in 2012, involving 15 individual patients. --- Irish Independent --- March 12, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/8ELchr

100.   “Research Reveals Sexual Attacks on Mentally Challenged Women Still Rife” --- At 17 years, Maria looks like a 10-year-old, a bit too small for her age. She has cerebral palsy but her story of defilement sparks sadness and ... --- The Standard Digital News --- March 7, 2014  (KENYA)  http://is.gd/k3WRzZ

101.   “Pain of Children with Disabilities Chained, Locked at Home” --- Marsabit, Kenya: Three huts welcome you to a manyatta at El Boji village, Kalacha, in North Horr constituency, Marsabit County. It has been a ... --- The Standard Digital News --- March , 2014  (KENYA)  http://is.gd/eQnT73

102.   “Medical Ill Treatment Complaints Rise” --- Complaints of ill-treatment by doctors and nurses have risen dramatically in the past year, as the Health and Disability Commissioner's caseload ... --- Stuff.co.nz --- March 13, 2014  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/6BzuCG

103.   “Teachers Unprepared for Autistic Kids” --- The recent case of a 14-year-old with Asperger's syndrome excluded from his school has highlighted that teachers are not being taught how to deal ... --- New Zealand Herald --- March 9, 2014  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/R0Fkln

104.   “Disabled People: SC Admits Plea Seeking Enforcement of Rights” --- Accepting a petition for the enforcement of fundamental rights of disabled persons, the Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned the attorney general ... --- The Express Tribune --- March 6, 2014  (PAKISTAN)  http://is.gd/aZ8Mx9

105.   “Russia is Hosting Paralympians, but People with Disabilities are Still Marginalized” --- By agreeing to host the Winter Paralympics this year, Russia appeared to have made some vast strides in its treatment of people with disabilities. --- Huffington Post --- March 12, 2014  (RUSSIA)  http://is.gd/zXAn4Z

106.   “Thousands Left Without Social Care Due to Cuts” --- It found that despite a growing elderly population and rising demand for care from people with disabilities, the numbers had fallen in real terms. --- Herald Scotland --- March 10, 2014  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/WwnAoO

107.   “More than 3 Million Thais Plagued by Mental Health Problems” --- The Ministry of Public Health made known that over 3 million Thais suffer some form of mental illnesses. --- Thailand National News Bureau --- March 6, 2014  (THAILAND)  http://is.gd/6IiiQO

108.   “Young Mental Health Service in Wales in Crisis, Say Experts” --- The service which treats children and young people with mental illness in Wales is in a state of crisis, according to child health experts. A BBC Wales ... --- BBC News --- March 10, 2014  (WALES)  http://is.gd/tLjrdT


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