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News Summary for May 26, 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.   “Sonoma County Special Ed Teacher's Aide Gets 11 Years in Prison for Molesting Teens” --- Dewitt was an instructional aide in a special education classroom at Cloverdale High School, and two of the victims were students at the school, ... --- CBS Local --- May 16, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/jtNsPZ

2.   “Gadsden Man Charged with Abuse of a Disabled Adult at Florida State Hospital” --- ... investigation into allegations of abuse at the Chattahoochee facility following a referral by the Adult Protective Services Division of the Department of ... --- Jackson County Floridan --- May 23, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/LSBcyX

3.   “Mom: Special Needs Daughter was Sexually Assaulted at School” --- A local mother says she plans to take legal action against the Fulton County School District after police say her special needs daughter was sexually ... --- WSB Atlanta --- May 20, 2014  (GEORGIA)   http://goo.gl/ZjINOa

4.   “Consent at Issue in Rape of Mentally Disabled Woman” --- The mentally disabled woman at the center of the rape trial against a deacon at her church in Kankakee took the stand on Thursday and said she did ... --- Kankakee Daily Journal --- May 16, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/Isqv9k

5.   “Man Sentenced to State Hospital for Rape” --- A Three Forks man who pleaded guilty to raping a developmentally disabled man has been sentenced to the Montana State ... --- The Missoulian --- May 15, 2014  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/4QMoW4

6.   “Ex-Cedarhurst Special Education Head Admits to $418K Theft” --- The ex-head of a defunct special education pre-school on Long Island has admitted to giving $418,000 in taxpayer money to his relatives instead of ... --- Long Island Press --- May 23, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/kxQlmx

7.   “Police: Teacher's Assistant Spanked Special Needs Student with Wooden Spoon” --- Shelby police said a teacher's assistant assaulted a student with a wooden spoon and on Wednesday the 41-year-old woman was arrested in ... --- WSOC Charlotte --- March 21, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/adZQhQ 

8.   “Driver Charged with Sexually Abusing 5-year-old on School Bus” --- For months, John Martin Carrell, 61, of Draper, sexually abused a 5-year-old girl with special needs whom he drove to and from school, police say. --- Deseret News --- May 22, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/JmlS89

9.   “Fired, Re-instated Washougal Police Officer Who Struck Mentally Ill Spitter Resigns” --- A Washougal police officer who was fired in 2012 for hitting a mentally ill man then reinstated has resigned. --- The Republic --- May 20, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://goo.gl/dhu2zM

10.   “Probe Launched After Sudden Death of Woman with Learning Disabilities” ---. Deborah Mary Molloy, who had down's syndrome, was discovered unconscious at her home on Warwick Mews, Macclesfield, at 3pm on May 4. --- Macclesfield Express --- May 20, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://goo.gl/X55Kbr

11.   “Male nurse raped & sexually abused vulnerable female patients at mental hospital --- A nurse has been jailed for 12 years for sexually abusing two vulnerable patients on a psychiatric ward. Alan Taylor, 51, had sex with one woman in ... --- Malaysia Chronicle  --- May 25, 2014  (MALAYSIA) http://is.gd/YsYE9H 


12.   “Feds Change Mental Health Policy after Supermax Suit” --- "The goal of the lawsuit is to force the Bureau of Prisons to confront the reality that it has a Supermax prison full of severely mentally ill people, to treat ... --- 9NEWS.com --- May 15, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/dds8ZU

13.   “Preston Woman Charged with Stealing from Disabled Meriden Man” --- A Preston woman appointed conservator of a disabled man's estate is facing charges of making out fraudulent checks to herself for ... --- Meriden Record-Journal --- May 16, 2014 (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/FgQ0sx

14.   “Staff at a Miami-Dade Prison Tormented, Abused Mentally Ill Inmates, Former Worker Says” ---  Mentally ill inmates at Dade Correctional Institution have been tormented and abused for years, according to three former employees at the psychiatric ... --- MiamiHerald.com --- May 19, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://goo.gl/x30C02

15.   “Hawaii Senators Inspect Safety at State Psychiatric Hospital” --- Former Hawaii State Hospital worker Emelinda Yarte said there should have been more security guards working when she was ... --- West Hawaii Today --- May 15, 2014  (HAWAII)  http://is.gd/xIw2XV

16.   “2 Investigators: Cops Used TASER Several Times on Mentally Ill Man, Family Says” --- A call to Chicago police for help with a mentally ill man led to an arrest, a TASER being repeatedly deployed and an outraged family. --- CBS Local --- May 16, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/gzAi1a

17.   “Register Exclusive: Second Juvenile Home Accused of Violations” --- Its staff appears to have “little understanding and appreciation for meeting the individual learning needs” of children with disabilities, according to a ... --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- May 24, 2014  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/9wU1hE

18.   “Family of Iowa Man Who Died at State Mental Health Institution Seeks $1.8 Million in Claim” --- The family of an Iowa man who died at a state mental health institution after he was given the wrong food to eat is seeking $1.8 ... --- The Republic --- May 22, 2014  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/omaDRm

19.   “FF: Contractor Takes Advantage of Disabled Woman” --- A disabled woman says she was ripped off by a local contractor. She now wants to warn others to be careful about whom they trust. We found some of ... --- KWCH --- May 16, 2014  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/dZ95C3

20.   “Restitution, No Jail Time in Group's Theft Case” --- The woman at the heart of an embezzlement scandal that led to the dismantling of a group for special-needs children in Tewksbury walked ... --- The Sun --- May 25, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/N8LTp3 

21.   “Caretaker Accused of Punching Man in Wheelchair Ordered Held” --- The resident, sitting in his wheelchair, said that a few minutes before police arrived Mbugua yelled at him and punched him on the inside of his right ... --- Eagle-Tribune – May 20, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://goo.gl/3Z84vz

22.   “Detroit Police Arrest Caregiver Accused of Beating Special Needs Patient” --- Police say a female caregiver accused of assaulting a special needs patient inside a Detroit group home has been arrested. --- MyFox Detroit --- May 16, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/26m8hK

23.   “Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital under Investigation after Neglect Accusations” --- The Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital is now under investigation by the state, following accusations of patient neglect. --- WWMT-TV --- May 16, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/g05UEc                     

24.   “Video: Woman with Special Needs Handcuffed and Interrogated Inside a Michigan Walmart” --- A young woman with special needs gets accused of shoplifting at a Michigan Walmart. Despite pleas from her family … --- Corpus Christi Caller Times --- May 16, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/J0nONU

25.   “Minn. Security Hospital Fined for January Patient Death” --- ... is being extended through late 2016 after investigators found the facility failed to provide necessary care and supervision to two mentally ill patients ... --- Crookston Daily Times --- May 21, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/wEx4CC

26.   “Madison County Judge Accused of Racial Abuse” --- In an echo of Mississippi's past, a Justice Court judge here is accused of striking a mentally challenged young man and yelling, "Run, n-----, run." --- Jackson Clarion Ledger --- May 25, 2014  (MISSISSIPPI)  http://is.gd/AS2Liz

27.   “Cost up to $1.1 Million to Defend Lawsuit over Alleged Patient Dumping” --- It is costing the state $1.1 million to defend a lawsuit alleging mentally ill patients from a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital were ... --- Las Vegas Sun --- May 14, 2014  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/cyfKsM

28.   “2 Paterson Special Education Students Ran Off Bus en Route to School, Report Says” --- A pair of Paterson special education students who were supposed to ride the bus to school Tuesday morning had other ideas. --- Hunterdon County Democrat --- May 25, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/fn8b7o

29.   “Parents File Lawsuit after Child with Down Syndrome Dragged” --- Surveillance video obtained by KRQE News 13 shows 7-year-old Cameron Trujillo, who has Down Syndrome, dragged by the arm through Cuba ... --- KRQE News 13 --- May 16, 2014  (NEW MEXICO)  http://is.gd/WCH50A

30.   “AP Exclusive: Mentally Ill Inmate Suffered Gruesome Death after 7 Days Locked Alone in NY Cell” ---  After a mentally ill Bradley Ballard made a lewd gesture to a female guard at the Rikers Island jail, he was locked in his cell alone for ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- May 22, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/JlOAjs

31.   “Three Accused in 'Developmentally Disabled Fight Club' Case Deny Charges” --- The lawyers for three former Southampton group home workers accused of goading two developmentally disabled men under their care to physically ... --- Newsday --- May 19, 2014  (NEW YORK)   http://goo.gl/sPcDAR

32.   “Mother of Mentally Ill Vet Who 'Baked to Death' in Jail Cell Suing New York” --- The mother of a mentally ill inmate who baked to death in an overheated New York City jail cell earlier this year now says she will seek $25 million by ... --- RT --- May 16, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/kMhdIB 

33.   “Police Investigate Death of St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center Resident” --- Ogdensburg police are investigating the death of a man who was assaulted at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center Monday. --- WatertownDailyTimes.com --- May 15, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/f7m1ev

34.   “Suspects in Stabbing of Deaf Man Sentenced” --- Three people have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the 2012 stabbing death of a man who had just graduated from the N.C. ... --- Rocky Mount Telegram --- May 22, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/5F5lKZ

35.   “Robber Advised Partner to Beat Rather than Shoot Disabled Victim” --- The victim in the case is mentally disabled and suffered a broken jaw, among other injuries before he was robbed of more than … --- Burlington Times News --- May 19, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://goo.gl/J4lClG

36.   “Guardian Problems Prompt Call for Action” --- Michael Kirkman, the executive director of the Ohio Disability Rights Law and Policy Center and a subcommittee member, said the standards ... --- Columbus Dispatch --- May 25, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/XWg543

37.   “Three People Arrested after Beating of Developmentally Disabled Woman” --- Court documents say the victim, who is mildly developmentally disabled, told investigators she was waiting for the bus at Cleveland Avenue and 22nd ... --- 10TV --- May 21, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/cebnC7

38.   “Man Arrested after Allegedly Raping Disabled Grants Pass Woman” --- The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said a 31 year-old disabled woman reported she had been forced into sexual contact ... --- Chinook Observer --- May 14, 2014  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/KJoYzN

39.   “Police: Financial Advisor Stole over $23,000 from Developmentally Disabled Clients” --- Donald W. Smale, 40, managed the finances of a 29 year-old client and a 71 year-old client, both of whom were not competent enough to make ... --- WFMZ Allentown --- May 19, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://goo.gl/ZlrSpe

40.   “Testimony Continues for Parents Accused of Killing 4-year-old Developmentally Disabled Boy” -- Instead, the developmentally disabled child continued to suffer at the hands of his parents, Richland County investigators say. --- WIS --- May 22, 2014  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/OvdBfz

41.   “SC Prisons Agency Appeals Mental Health Ruling” --- South Carolina's prisons agency on Friday appealed a ruling on how to deal with mental health treatment behind bars, making ... --- Kansas City Star --- May 19, 2014  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/MsmLdZ

42.   “2 Sentenced for Role in Disabled Man's Slaying in Grapevine” --- Two men have been sentenced for their involvement in the 2012 slaying of a Grapevine disabled man who was stabbed and beaten with his walker. --- Fort Worth Star Telegram --- May 21, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/z0YjSJ

43.   “New Bond Conditions Set for Ex-Bonham Teacher Accused of Abusing a Special Needs Student” ---  New bond conditions have been set for the former Bonham teacher accused of abusing a special needs student. 30-year-old ... --- KXII-TV --- May 19, 2014  (TEXAS)   http://goo.gl/DTHKat

44.   “2 arrested for Abuse at VA Autism Center” --- A teacher and teaching assistant at a Virginia autism center are accused of abusing a child with special needs and trying to cover it up. --- WWBT --- May 20, 2014  (VIRGINIA)  http://goo.gl/TIlb59

45.   “Mentally Ill Boy Held 2 Weeks in Emergency Room” --- For two weeks, a 13-year-old boy diagnosed with serious mental health issues sat in an emergency room bed at ... --- 10TV --- May 16, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/lnnuzJ

46.   “Charge: Mouth, Nose of Developmentally Disabled Patient Was Taped” --- A Bloomer woman accused of wrapping tape around the mouth and nose of a 39-year-old developmentally disabled woman ... --- Leader-Telegram --- May 23, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/pvzrkH

47.   “Stevens Point Schools Apologize for Special-needs Bus Comment” --- A Stevens Point school district staff member has come under fire after writing a bulletin that referred to a bus for special-needs ... --- Green Bay Press Gazette --- May 23, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/yPXAlj

48.   “Home Caregiver Accused of Racking up Hundreds on Disabled Woman's Credit Card” --- A Union Grove caregiver allegedly racked up more than $350 for hot wings, cheese curds and candy on her disabled client's credit ... --- Journal Times --- May 22, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/5Z7PI3

49.   “Suspect in Custody for Exploitation in Madison” --- A man is in custody after the police said he exploited a vulnerable adult in ... Officials said Kelly had illegally obtained an image of a vulnerable adult ... --- WJTV --- May 17, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/c2XfFE

Seeking Improved Support

50.   “California Home Care Workers Worry Governor's Budget Would Disrupt Care, Unsettle Lives” ---  Nathan Chapman, who has mild cerebral palsy with mental retardation, uses the backyard concrete as a canvas to write and draw images with chalk. --- Fresno Bee --- May 19, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://goo.gl/AJ0TbR

51.   “Mentally Ill Patients Monopolizing ER Services in Sac” --- An estimated 350,000 people in Sacramento County suffer from mental illness, officials said, adding that one-third of them are afraid to reach out ... --- KCRA Sacramento --- May 14, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/fDFRN5

52.   “Settlement Effort to Begin in 2010 New Orleans Schools Special Education Lawsuit” --- Nearly four years after the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit claiming New Orleans schools aren't fulfilling their obligations to students with ... --- The Times-Picayune --- May 24, 2014  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/1mVKiJ

53.   “Md.'s New Mandatory Police Training Program to Be Led by the Disabled” --- A Maryland commission formed in response to the death in custody of a man with Down syndrome plans to make people … --- CBS Local --- May 22, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/o2yKhj

54.   “Advocates for Blind Sue State Elections Board” --- The National Federation of the Blind has sued Maryland election officials, charging that their April decision not to approve a system that would make it ... --- Baltimore Sun --- May 20, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/kbp8Is

55.   “Mass. Mental Hospitals Faulted on Continuing-care Plans” --- Despite the state's top-notch teaching hospitals and broad health insurance coverage, Massachusetts scored well below the national average on ... --- Boston Globe --- May 19, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/7Nungl

56.   “ 'R-word' Complaint Fails to Get Book Yanked from Minnesota Schools” --- Boutain is a district employee who works with special needs students as well as the mother of a student. "As a whole, I feel the book is outdated and ... --- San Jose Mercury News --- May 16, 2014  (MINNESOTA) http://is.gd/RDdYgp

57.   “Law Enforcement Trains for Situations Involving Mentally Ill” --- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and officers across the Charlotte region said they're dealing with more people who suffer from mental ... --- WSOC Charlotte --- May 19, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://goo.gl/MXUHcq

58.   “Mentally Ill Facing Bills from State Psychiatric Hospitals” --- In one case, debt collector from Ohio attorney general's office demands $61,127.26, which the state says the man owes for being treated ... --- Norwalk Reflector --- May 20, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/WigRLN

59.   “Medford Police See Skyrocketing Mental Health Calls” --- According to data out of the Medford Police Department, between 2012 and 2013 there was a 26% increase in mental health holds, where people are ... --- Chinook Observer --- May 19, 2014  (OREGON)  http://goo.gl/8dg4rw

60.   “Settlement is Boost for Mental Health Training in SD” --- The $2.5 million South Dakota will receive for help mental health help as a result of a settlement with a drug maker can make a big difference in crisis ... --- Sioux Falls Argus Leader --- May 24, 2014  (SOUTH DAKOTA)  http://is.gd/2YSiNi

61.  “Report: Overhaul Needed for Agencies that Serve Texas' Frail, Vulnerable” --- The agency that periodically examines state government for efficiency has issued a highly critical review of Texas' four social services ... --- Dallas Morning News --- May 22, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/kY5ZXu

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

62.   “Laura's Law Aims to Help Mentally Disabled” --- People with serious mental disorders may soon be able to receive better care thanks to San Francisco's implementation of a 2002 California law ... --- SFBay --- May 21, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/6DfVno

63.   “Debate Rages in Colorado over Involuntary Holds for Mental Illness” --- Aubrey Ellen Shomo, 29, and other mental health consumers have pushed against Colorado legislators who favored changing the standard in civil ... --- The Denver Post --- May 25, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/gX6zF0

64.   “Police to Train for Handling Mentally Ill” --- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is poised to sign a bill requiring police officers to take training courses on how to handle situations involving the ... --- Waterbury Republican American --- May 19, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://goo.gl/RvtxsA

65.   “DHS Reform Bill Passes Oklahoma Legislature” --- A bill drafted in response to a Midwest City student with severe disabilities who died after DHS workers failed to respond appropriately to repeated ... --- NewsOK.com --- May 22, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/sGE0lC

International Articles

66.   “Mentally Ill at Risk of Slipping Back into Homelessness: Study” --- People with a mental illness are at risk of being stuck in a "revolving door" in and out of homelessness without support to help them keep their public ... --- Sydney Morning Herald --- May 26, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/g285cn

67.   “Disabled Woman Allegedly Raped by Guest in Western Sydney Home” --- A disabled woman with mobility problems was brutally raped by a guest staying in her home, a court heard on Saturday. Yanaran Johnson, 21, of ... --- Sydney Morning Herald --- May 24, 2014  (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/oXFLn4  

68.   “Yooralla Disability Centre Manager Charged with Abusing Client” --- A manager at a Yooralla disability centre in Victoria has been charged with abusing a disabled client in his care. Police in Gippsland charged the ... --- ABC Online --- May 23, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/GivqPi

69.   “School Manager Accused of Sexually Assaulting Disabled Student” --- The manager of a school for the disabled has been charged with serious sexual offences after allegedly assaulting a victim over four months. --- The Age --- May 20, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://goo.gl/4jfTlp

70.   “Parents Accuse Melbourne Special Needs School of Mistreating Children” --- A group of parents of autistic children have come forward with complaints against a special needs school in Melbourne with allegations that staff ... --- Daily Mail --- May 19, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/jg2SEG

71.   “Quebec Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Disabled Daughter” --- A 69-year-old Gatineau man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting his intellectually-disabled daughter over a 14-year period did not enter a plea ... --- CBC.ca --- May 23, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/nUg4ID

72.   “Family Struggling with Mental Health Service Shortage” --- Pam Trainor, executive director of mental health for Health PEI, told CBC News those beds are always full, and there are usually one or two overflow ... --- CBC.ca --- May 21, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/4sj1lD

73.   “Mother Threatens to Leave Disabled Daughter at Minister's Office” --- An Ontario mother desperate to find permanent care for her developmentally disabled daughter, threatened to leave the 20-year-old at the office of ... --- CBC.ca --- May 20, 2014  (CANADA)  http://goo.gl/L91Kal

74.   “Ontario's Crisis of Developmental Services” --- Mainly, she worries about Sean, who is 44 and lives in a group home: He has Fragile X syndrome and autism, and cannot live on his own. Ms. Quinn ... --- The Globe and Mail --- May 19, 2014  (CANADA)  http://goo.gl/ZNKwTc

75.   “Families Demand Answers after Serious Assault at Special Care Home” --- The centre houses adults with behavioural challenges, development disabilities and chronic mental illness. MacRae says a 28-year-old resident ... --- CTV News --- May 16, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/KD6hDZ

76.   “Discharge Law Traps Many Healthy People in Chinese Mental Hospitals, Experts Say” --- After a quarrel with his father more than 10 years ago, Xu Wei found himself in the Qingchun Psychiatric Rehabilitation Hospital in Shanghai. --- South China Morning Post --- May 25, 2014  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/WoctyV

77.   “One in Three Danes Mentally Ill” --- The number of Danes who suffer from mental illness during their lifetime is significantly higher than previously thought. According to new research ... --- The Copenhagen Post --- May 21, 2014  (DENMARK)  http://is.gd/PnUzug

78.   “Nurse Alan Taylor Jailed for Sexually Abusing Vulnerable Patients” --- Taylor abused the two women, now aged 32, between 2005 and 2007 while he was working at a mental health unit in Hertfordshire. --- Daily Mail --- May 24, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/DOEWoK

79.   “ 'We Are Recreating Bedlam': the Crisis in Prison Mental Health Services” --- Mental health services in prison are under critical strain – in some institutions, as many as half of all inmates may need psychiatric help, but are often ... --- The Guardian --- May 23, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/tVov8h

80.   “Acklam Mum Backing New Film Tackling Hate Crimes against Disabled People” --- Last year there were only 23 reports of disability hate crime incidents - but police and support charities believe victims are not coming forward, due to ... --- Gazette Live --- May 17, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/VZzaF1

81.  “Investigation Launched into Police Treatment of Down's Syndrome Teen” --- An investigation has been launched into the police treatment of Down's Syndrome teenager Abdulkarriem Al-Faisal. Al-Faisal, 19, was given a caution ... --- This is Local London --- May 15, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/TC20P1

82.   “172 Referred to Adult Protective Services” --- From January to April, 172 of Guam's elderly citizens or adults with disabilities have been referred to Adult Protective Services to escape abuse. --- Pacific Daily News --- May 22, 2014  (GUAM)  http://is.gd/I5VN5v

83.   “Deaf Boy Tied to Bus Stop in India While Grandmother Works” --- Homeless Lakhan Kale, 9, can't speak and suffers cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Grandmother Sakhubai Kale claims she was only trying to keep the ... --- New York Daily News --- May 25, 2014  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/d4tqWC

84.   “Investigation of Psychiatric Unit Following Patient Suicide” --- Fianna Fáil spokesman on Mental Health, Colm Keaveney has insisted there was no 24-hour security at the largest psychiatric unit in the … --- Irish Times --- May 23, 2014  (IRELAND) http://is.gd/YLpoRf 

85.   “Fraudster Avoids Jail for Conning Intellectually Disabled Man” --- A convicted fraudster has avoided a prison sentence after she conned over €35,000 from an intellectually disabled man by forging a number of official ... --- Sunday World --- May 19, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://goo.gl/5SKoYR

86.   “Man Questioned over Alleged Abuse of Special Needs Girl Released without Charge” --- A man questioned in relation to an alleged sexual assault of a special needs child at a school has been released without charge. Gardaí will send a ... --- Irish Examiner --- May 17, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/QWKm40

87.   “ 'He Went Back that Night and Tried to Hang Himself' ” --- A special needs boy who was allegedly stripped and beaten while in Garda custody tried to take his own life. --- Irish Independent --- May 16, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/H45Isg

88.   “Jury Told of Alleged Abuse by Carer” --- A support worker grabbed a woman with Down syndrome by the neck and put her face centimetres away from a warming stove element, a jury has ... --- The Nelson Mail --- May 20, 2014  (NEW ZEALAND) http://goo.gl/tvoyuI 

89.   “Police Arrest Two Suspects over Worker Exploitation” --- Authorities have arrested the owners of a pillow factory in Daegu over allegations that they habitually abused a mentally disabled worker and ... --- Korea JoongAng Daily --- May 21, 2014  (SOUTH KOREA)  http://is.gd/kPKuQ5

90.   “Only 40% of Welsh Employers Employ People with Disabilities” --- Fronted by Falklands veteran and Welsh businessman, it's designed to encourage employers to recruit more of the 225,000 disabled people of ... --- ITV News --- May 20, 2014  (WALES)   http://goo.gl/9xPggO

91.   “Psychiatric Institute Begs for an Overhaul” --- Two years ago the mayor issued a decision that mentally ill males be gathered from the streets of Sana'a and housed in the building. “We have been ... --- The Yemen Times --- May 20, 2014  (YEMEN)  http://is.gd/gZQyyf


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