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News Summary for July 14, 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.   “Shocking Ways School Kids Are Being Restrained, Isolated” --- Schools that used restraints or seclusions at all did so an average of 18 times in the 2012 school year, the data shows. But hundreds of schools used ... --- TucsonSentinel.com --- June 20, 2014  (ARIZONA)  Link

2.   “2 Special Ed Students Hurt After Teacher's Aide Allegedly Threw Chairs in Classroom” --- A LAUSD special education teacher's aide faced battery charges Monday for allegedly attacking students and staff at ... --- CBS Local --- June 23, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/IzODmt

3.   “Davis Caregiver Sentenced in Death of Developmentally Disabled Man” --- A Davis man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for the October 2012 murder of a developmentally disabled man for whom he served ... --- Sacramento Bee --- June 19, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/70glz9

4.   “Mentally Disabled Teen Accused of Sexually Assaulting Classmate at School” --- A mentally disabled Bridgeport student is facing charges after police say he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old classmate, who is also mentally disabled ... --- NBC Connecticut --- June 26, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/mZu7sP

5.   “Jacksonville Group Home Worker Arrested after Disabled Man Choked” --- ... the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office after receiving a referral from the Florida Department of Children and Family's Adult Protective Services, the Attorney ... --- Florida Times-Union --- June 24, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/H13fFe

6.   “Stepmother's Trial Begins in Autistic Girl's Murder” --- Misty Stoddard is accused of first degree felony murder and aggravated child abuse of her stepdaughter who was also autistic. --- WTSP 10 News --- June 23, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/Obp7Xz

7.   “Councilman Accused of Molesting Boy: Man Gets Life for Molesting Disabled Teen” --- A 43-year-old man was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison for repeatedly molesting the disabled teenage daughter of his former girlfriend. --- Examiner.com --- June 27, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/zjIXq5

8.   “Transfers of Disabled Patients Still a Problem” --- Almost 10 percent of the 480 people with developmental disabilities who have moved out of state hospitals since July 2010 have died ... --- Savannah Morning News --- June 24, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/MpTL5c

9.   “Family of Mentally Disabled Woman Sues Wal-Mart, Cops” --- Wendy Kozma was wrapping up her workday with a client when she got a mind-numbing phone call from her mentally impaired ... --- USA TODAY --- June 16, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/Tl2MrG

10.   “Special-ed Parents Sue Hastings Schools” --- Parents of six special needs children are suing the Hastings Board of ... In addition, the suit states, the special education director has "creat(ed) ... an ... --- The Journal News | LoHud.com --- June 25, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/LxhHun

11.    “National Data Confirm Cases of Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools” --- The practice of secluding or restraining children when they get agitated has long been a controversial practice in public schools. Now, new data show ... --- NPR --- June 19, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/vtkN2R

12.   “Disabled Children 'More Likely to Be Bullied' ” --- Primary school pupils in England with special educational needs are twice as likely as other children to endure persistent bullying, research suggests. --- BBC News --- June 19, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/4S9ZA1


13.    “Disabled Husband Was Living in Lauderdale Home Where Injured Wife Left on Floor for Month ...” ---  In addition to the sister-in-law charged with neglect, a third person lived in the home where authorities say a ... --- The Huntsville Times - al.com --- June 23, 2014  (ALABAMA)  http://is.gd/XGn6Pt

14.   “Mentally Ill Inmate's Death Prompts Federal Lawsuit” --- The family of a mentally ill inmate who died while in restraints and under direct supervision at a Colorado prison filed a lawsuit in federal court ... --- 9NEWS.com --- June 19, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/JftbJT

15.   “Two Years After Florida Inmate's Death, Groups Call for Federal Investigation” --- Human rights and faith-based groups are asking the federal government to investigate how Florida treats mentally ill prisoners. The groups say no one ... --- WFSU --- June 27, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/g3OaKf

16.   “Atlanta Man Gets Life for Sexual Abuse of Disabled Teen” --- An Atlanta man received a life sentence in connection with the sexual abuse of his former girlfriend's mentally disabled daughter. David Sturgis, 43 ... --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- June 27, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/MAuFaQ

17.   “Personal Care Home Shut Down, Six People Arrested” --- Investigators say the owner Tyrone Terrell was charged with abuse and neglect of a disabled adult. Two volunteers, another employee, and two ... --- WTXL ABC 27 --- June 19, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/UlZ2ot

18.   “Exclusive: Assaults Tripled at Youth Facility; Workers Not Tested for Drugs” --- Roughly 60 percent of the teenage boys and girls who arrive at the detention facility in Kapolei awaiting trial or treatment are mentally ill, officials said. --- Hawaii News Now --- June 18, 2014  (HAWAII)  http://is.gd/ZQ5oTE

19.   “Cops: Ex-school Worker Stole 47 iPads, Tried to Sell Them on Craigslist” --- ... stealing 47 iPad minis and other equipment that was intended to be used by students with special needs, authorities said. --- Chicago Tribune --- June 19, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/Abf5w0

20.   “Des Moines Teacher Accused of Assaulting Special Education Student” --- A Des Moines fifth-grade teacher has been accused of assaulting a special education student on two occasions in April, according to a police report. --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- June 20, 2014  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/FHWknX

21.   “State Leaders Combat Adult Abuse” --- About 15,000 calls have been made to report suspected abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults in Kansas. --- WIBW --- June 25, 2014  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/gUDkAb

22.   “Parents of Special Needs Children Sue Marion County Schools over Treatment of Students” --- The parents of three special needs children say their children suffered abuse or neglect by a special education teacher at ... --- Greenfield Daily Reporter --- June 22, 2014  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/agcAFG

23.   “Report: Former Brunswick Junior High School Student was Bullied, Subjected to 'Gay Test' ” --- The mother of a former Brunswick Junior High School student will argue before the Maine Human Rights Commission in July ... --- Bangor Daily News --- June 27, 2014  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/vUdjv3

24.   “Lowell Man Charged in Assault on Disabled Woman” --- Police say a physically handicapped woman with cancer who breathes with the help of oxygen, was seated on the toilet in her city ... --- The Sun --- June 25, 2014  (MASSACHUSETS)  http://is.gd/nz6iAh

25.   “Report Finds Abuse at Group Home Where Disabled Man Found Bruised, Paralyzed” --- The family of a disabled man found bruised and paralyzed on the bedroom floor of his group home is still fighting for ... --- My Fox Boston --- June 23, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/04y6DZ

26.   “A Warning, a Delayed Repair, a Patient Dies” --- The manager of a state-owned psychiatric hospital repeatedly pressed her superiors to replace dozens of breakable glass windows with safer plastic ... --- Boston Globe --- June 22, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/2j68WZ

27.   “Convicted Sex Offender Charged with Assaulting Handicapped Man” --- A convicted sex offender in New Hampshire was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a mentally handicapped man, WCVB reports. --- Boston.com --- June 25, 2014  (NEW HAMPSHIRE)  http://is.gd/OPALuG

28.   “Second Suspect Sentenced for Robbing Man in Wheelchair” --- Daniel Springer, who robbed a man in a wheelchair during a home invasion last year, was ordered to serve 2 to 5 years in prison ... --- Foster's Daily Democrat --- June 20, 2014  (NEW HAMPSHIRE)  http://is.gd/Eh3pJf

29.   “Franklinville Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen at Group Home” --- A 35-year-old Franklinville man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old female resident of a group home in Clayton, operated by the ... --- The Star-Ledger --- June 27, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/nRpW2z

30.  “Two at Developmental Center Face Charges” --- Two employees of the Woodbine Developmental Center are among six public employees charged Monday, June 23, ... --- Shore News Today --- June 24, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/wmvCp2

31.   “Albuquerque Police Sued by Family of Mentally Ill Homeless Man Shot Dead” --- Albuquerque protest police brutality Critics of the Albuquerque police say are pushing for drastic changes within the department following a harsh US ... --- The Guardian --- June 28, 2014  (NEW MEXICO)  http://is.gd/kdW85k

32.   “Workers with Disabilities Earn Pennies per Hour under a Controversial Federal Program Lacking in ...” --- Federal documents show deficiencies in federal oversight over sub-minimum wage employment, allowing workers to receive lower pay for disabilities ... --- Press & Sun-Bulletin --- June 29, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/xHAbpm

33.   “Report: City Jails Ignored Safeguards to Prevent Inmate Suicides” --- A number of reasons are being blamed for the breakdowns including poor communication between mental health staff and guards, sloppy paperwork, ... --- NY1 --- June 27, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/P1hT5P

34.   “Mom's Husband Charged in Disabled Girl's Death” --- A man left to care for a severely disabled Yonkers girl who died in 2012 after years of reported neglect surrendered Thursday ... --- USA TODAY --- June 20, 2014  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/8lKrHC

35.   “Teacher Repeatedly Locked Special-needs Student in Locker” --- The bully who repeatedly locked an 8-year-old special needs student in a school locker was actually a teacher. And now the child's mother wants to ... --- New York Post --- June 19, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/gr0uaU

36.   “Man Accused of Sex Offense Crimes in Chatham Co.” --- A man is in custody after authorities say he sexually abused a 19-year-old woman with physical and mental disabilities ... --- myfox8.com --- June 27, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/A6n9Q8

37.   “Authorities: Handicapped Man in Recovery: DSS: Not Uncommon for Abusers to Be Family” --- Norman said investigators believe the victim was last abused four or five days before the victim's cousin Charles Troy Newton, 50, was arrested last week. --- Shelby Star --- June 16, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/kfI435

38.   “Woman with Down Syndrome Left in Hot Van, Goodwill Investigates” --- A Riverside woman with Down syndrome was left alone in a hot car for almost an hour last week, and now her family is pushing to have her caretakers ... --- WHIO --- June 25, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/8Rthzh

39.   “Aide is Alleged to Have Assaulted Special Needs Student at Fitch” --- A former Fitch High School aide was in court Monday on one charge of child endangerment, accused of assaulting a special-needs student during the ... --- Youngstown Vindicator --- June 24, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/S8Zstk

40.   “Ohio Couple Accused of Neglect in Death of Disabled Adult Son; Deputy Says He Was Malnourished” --- A northern Ohio couple are accused of neglect in the death of their disabled 33-year-old son, who investigators say was ... --- Greenfield Daily Reporter --- June 18, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/uQibQR

41.   “Harrah Caregiver Accused of Assaulting Paralyzed Man in Wheelchair” --- Gordon's brother told police he watched Davis verbally abuse Gordon, telling him to get out of her way, before turning his wheelchair on its side and ... --- Tulsa World --- June 19, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/FgYJEE

42.   “Sex Abuse Victim Seeks $3.6M from Former Teacher's Aide and School District” --- Moreno, 46, was an instructional assistant in the Developmental Learning Center. He was arrested by Keizer Police after he admitted in October 2012 ... --- Statesman Journal --- June 21, 2014  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/1SImcp

43.   “Beaverdale Sex Assault Sentencing” --- A Beaverdale man accused of sexually assaulting a mentally ill handicapped girl will spend up to 15 years in State Prison. Investigators say David ... --- Fox8tv --- June 27, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/Ir92CX

44.   “Mentally Ill or Impaired Inmates Often Forgotten” --- Marvae Dunn cannot speak. He cannot walk. He cannot follow directions beyond the simplest of commands and does not ... --- Nashua Telegraph --- June 22, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/RiHwe9

43.   “Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Death of Autistic Florence Woman” --- The family of Fantasia Franklin, 21, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs over Franklin's ... --- WPDE --- June 26, 2014  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/gPRqq7

44.   “Tennessee Bureau of Investigation indicts Caretaker Accused of Abusing Special Needs Patient” --- ... Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, TBI Agents began investigating Willie Miles, Jr., after receiving a referral from Adult Protective Services. --- Clarksville Online --- June 26, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/Gzb1EP

45.   “DNA Evidence Revealed to Jury on Day 4 of Gray Murder Trial” --- Gray is charged in the murder of his girlfriend's 15-year old autistic son, Brandon White, who was killed in January of last year. Today, Brandon's Aunt ... --- KXII-TV --- June 26, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/A5dEwc

46.   “Murder Trial Begins for Denison Man Accused of Killing Autistic Teen” --- Gray's charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend's autistic son, 15-year-old Brandon Leon White. An affidavit states that Gray bound and ... --- KXII-TV --- June 23, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/RQIhuU

47.   “Disabled Woman Who is "Bullied" Because of Handicap Placard Speaks Out” --- A Midland woman says she's being bullied when she gets out of her car. It's all because she has a handicap sign. She's getting nasty ... --- NewsWest9.com --- June 19, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/g8Q4o4

48.   “Couple Arrested after Boy with Down Syndrome Found Alone in Neighborhood” --- A Deer Park couple was arrested after allegedly leaving a young child with Down Syndrome unsupervised outside their home. Brandon Travis Cobey ... --- KPRC Houston --- June 18, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/lDKscV

49.   “Questions of Neglect, Bureaucracy Arise at Care Home” --- West Neck, one of several homes the city runs for adults with conditions that require specialized care, has nurses on staff but no doctors. Smith said ... --- The Virginian-Pilot --- June 25, 2014  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/k0in2S

50.   “Roanoke Seeing Increase in Adult Abuse Referrals” --- The Department of Social Services is seeing an increase in the number of phone calls it's receiving about potential adult abuse ... --- WSLS --- June 23, 2014  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/sPn4ya

51.   “Activist: Norfolk Police Shot Mentally Ill Man Nine Times” --- Norfolk police have shot two mentally ill men to death in the past month: Latham, 35, and Lawrence H. Faine, 72, of Calvary Towers apartments. --- The Virginian-Pilot --- June 21, 2014  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/ZE0tfB

52.   “Lawsuit Alleges Tukwila Police Used Excessive Force that Caused Mentally Ill Man's Death” --- A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Seattle alleges that Tukwila police officers used excessive force against a mentally ill man in ... --- seattlepi.com --- June 26, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/tTU4pf

53.   “Olympia Woman Accused of Stealing from Disabled Client's Disneyland Fund” --- The victim in the case is a mentally disabled adult who had a savings account set up that she was using to save for a trip to Disneyland. “It is against ... --- The Olympian --- June 20, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/zMj8ua

54.   “Police: Mercer Co. Man Raped Mentally Handicapped Woman” --- This time it involved a mentally handicapped woman, said Mercer County Corporal S.A. Sommers. Sommers told WVA that David Neil Martin had sex ... --- WVVA TV --- June 17, 2014  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/90hYIy

55.   “Woman Gets Probation for Theft from Disabled Man” --- Dawn M. Holst had the responsibility of taking care of a mentally disabled man's money. She will be spending 4 ½ months in jail and four years on ... --- Chippewa Herald --- June 28, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/WjI314

56.   “Discrimination Claims Against Milwaukee Students with Disabilities Being Investigated” ---  Wisconsin's voucher schools have until June 30 to voluntarily provide data about students with disabilities to the state. The Department of Public ... --- WUWM --- June 23, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/bOB8qo

57.   “Schools May Be Underreporting Restraint, Seclusion” --- Students were subject to restraint and seclusion hundreds of thousands of times in one school year, a new analysis finds, and that's likely just the tip of ... --- Disability Scoop --- June 20, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/03QHS0

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58.   “San Mateo County Emergency Responders Receive Training to Better Work with Mentally Ill” ---  “We've changed a lot of attitudes [in law enforcement], not only about dealing with the consumer, but dealing with a lot of folks in the mental health ... --- San Francisco Examiner --- June 20, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/Owulmp

59.   “California Bill Would Restore Funding for Adult Day Care Centers” --- The program, which provides a variety of healthcare and social services to people with disabilities, was cut during the state's budget crisis in 2011, but ... --- Reuters --- June 18, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/KSmaVR

60.   “Boulder County Jail's Severe Overcrowding Blamed Largely on Age, Mental Illness” --- It's a problem that's been building for years, as the county struggles to contend with an increasingly older, more chronically mentally ill population ... --- The Daily Camera --- June 20, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/wb0xNt

61.   “Special Needs Education in Need of Assistance in Delaware” --- The U.S. Department of Education says Delaware's special education services are doing so poorly that the state needs ... --- Delmarva Public Radio --- June 25, 2014  (DELAWARE)  http://is.gd/zZg82c

62.   “AP: Florida Lags in Home, Community Services for the Disabled” --- Advocates for the mentally ill, older people and the disabled cite the ruling in arguing for home and community-based care. Florida's ranked behind 46 ... --- WFSU --- June 26, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/iR5OG2

63.   “Move from State Hospitals Worsens Plight of Some Disabled Adults” --- More than half the facilities now housing people with developmental disabilities have been cited for violating standards of care or have been ... --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- June 21, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/CIJBuZ

64.   “Demand Increasing Among Youths Needing Mental Health Care” --- In December, Chestnut received federal approval to add psychiatric care as part of its model to integrate physical and mental health care under one ... --- Bloomington Pantagraph --- June 22, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/VEIi6b

65.   “Ky Ranks Last on Services for Elderly, Disabled” --- About 81 percent of funds for senior and physical disability services is spent on institutional care, while 19 percent goes to community-based care, ... --- The Courier-Journal --- June 19, 2014  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/eVMAZn

66.   “Maine Falls Short of New Federal Criteria for Special Education” --- Jan Breton, the Maine Department of Education's director of special ... Under the new system, all students, including special education students, are ... --- Bangor Daily News --- June 24, 2014  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/i1pCFg

67.   “Changes Ahead for Mentally Ill Inmates in Massachusetts” --- Deval Patrick has unveiled a plan to reform the way the state's criminal justice system handles mentally ill inmates, including a dramatic increase in ... --- Press Herald --- June 18, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/s6V4Iz

68.   “Mental Health Cuts Include Autism Services” --- Parents of children with autism or developmental disabilities will face at least some reductions in services because of cuts the ... --- KRCG --- June 25, 2014  (MISSOURI)   http://is.gd/WgHdWC

69.   “NY Ups Spending for Disabled Outside Institutions” --- Federal statistics show New York has stepped up spending to give the disabled a choice to live outside institutions since a ... --- wivb.com --- June 26, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/TkQSLP

70.   “Lawmakers Seek Delay in Downsizing Facilities for Mentally Ill, Disabled” --- Lawmakers have launched a last-minute push for a three-year delay of closures and downsizings at more than a dozen state-run psychiatric ... --- Albany Times Union --- June 18, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/MMJOmP     

71.   “South Carolina Ranks 41st in Funding Home Care” --- Fifteen years after a landmark Supreme Court ruling on giving people with disabilities a choice to live outside institutions, ... --- The Times and Democrat --- June 27, 2014  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/dJIf6W

72.   “Advocates for Disabled: End Texas' 'Institutional Bias' ” --- On Monday, 15 years after a U.S. Supreme Court decision paved the way for some people with disabilities to move out of institutions and ... --- Fort Worth Star Telegram --- June 25, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/FJ1pEK

73.   “Lawyers Allege Petersburg Fails to Serve Special Education Students” --- The Legal Aid Justice Center filed a complaint with the Virginia Department of Education on Thursday on behalf of six students alleging that ... --- Richmond Times Dispatch --- June 19, 2014  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/Ss2bb6

74.   “W.Va. Senior Services Agency Closing Regional Offices” --- The state Bureau of Senior Services is closing six of its remote Aging and Disability Resource Centers due to budget cuts. --- Charleston Daily Mail --- June 23, 2014  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/xSlOBv

75.   “U.S. to Step up Scrutiny of States on Special Education” --- The representatives from Wisconsin's Disability Rights Partnership, the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities and Disability ... --- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel --- June 24, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/xuRfp0

76.   “As Cuts Loom, Parents Are Desperate for More Disability Funding” --- The developmental disabilities waiver program provides Medicaid money to pay for care for adults and children with intellectual and developmental ... --- Casper Star-Tribune Online --- June 23, 2014  (WYOMING)  http://is.gd/qqBHZv

77.   “New Survey: US Teachers Teach More Students in Poverty, with Special Needs” --- A new survey finds that while American teachers report more classroom challenges than peers around the world, they still have high job satisfaction. --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- June 25, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/jsr1rp

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

78.   “Task Force to Push for Interpreter Licensure with up to $5,000 for Violations” --- A task force of advocates for the deaf will ask the Idaho Legislature to impose licensure requirements on interpreters, saying the move is good for ... --- IdahoReporter.com --- June 20, 2014  (IDAHO)  http://is.gd/uumMhK

79.   “Louisiana Will Change the Way it Refers to People with Disabilities” --- The massive 259-page bill swaps out language like "handicapped" and "disabled person" for the phrase "person with a disability" in several state ... --- The Times-Picayune --- June 23, 2014  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/9eECsd

80.   “NJ Senate Approves Bill on Services for Patients Transferred from Developmental Centers” --- The Senate unanimously passed a bill supporters say is an attempt to guarantee patients who are transferred from developmental centers to group ... --- NorthJersey.com --- June 26, 2014  (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/gU5c5G 

81.   “Moratorium on Closing State's Psychiatric Centers Backed in Legislature” --- The state Legislature is expected to send a bill to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk that would put a three-year moratorium on closing four state institutions ... --- The Journal News / Lohud.com --- June 18, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/89EbI9

82.   “DC Council to Take up Special Education Bills” --- A D.C. Council committee is taking up a package of bills intended to improve services for special-education students. --- Washington Post --- June 19, 2014  (WASHINGTON, D.C.)  http://is.gd/lfqz4y

International Articles

83.   “Call for Discretion with Mentally Ill” --- Mentally ill people who commit serious assaults against police could be exempt from mandatory jail terms under a proposal being investigated amid ... --- The West Australian --- June 27, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/yCrZw4

84.   “Women with Disabilities More Vulnerable to Abuse, Forum Told” --- Women with disabilities are especially vulnerable to abuse but too often their accounts are ignored or dismissed, a forum in Canberra has heard. --- Sydney Morning Herald --- June 24, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/pWs9gK

85.   “Psychiatric Drugs Soar among Aussie Kids” --- The use of powerful psychiatric drugs is soaring among Australian children as young as 10, research shows. The number of prescriptions for ... --- Daily Mail --- June 18, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/3Wlbjb

86.   “Ontario University Research into Autism and Vulnerability for Assault Expanding” --- University research into whether people with autism are more vulnerable to physical and sexual assault, and whether ... --- Autism Daily Newscast (press release) --- June 27, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/QtswWf

87.   “Man Who Sexually Assaulted Disabled Women Sentenced to 5-1/2 Years” --- An Edmonton man who repeatedly sexually assaulted two vulnerable and disabled women over a period of several years was sent to ... --- Edmonton Journal --- June 20, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/7koHN7

88.   “Counsellor Charged with Assaulting Clients” --- On May 14, 2013 the OPP was called to investigate a case of repeated assault in a group home in the Bracebridge area. A residential counsellor at the ... --- OurWindsor.ca --- June 20, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/Xc9Nh8

89.   “Autistic Boy's Death Underscores Families' Struggle to Raise Children with Special Needs” --- The suspected murder of a 15-year-old autistic boy by his father has highlighted the problems of families struggling to raise children with special ... --- South China Morning Post --- June 29, 2014  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/CxoBzb

90.   “Over 2,000 Colombian Inmates Have Mental Illnesses: Prison Authorities” --- The plight of the mentally disabled has been taken up by the prison authorities after a fire in a Barranquilla prison killed three mentally ill men from the ... --- Colombia Reports --- June 25, 2014  (COLUMBIA)  http://is.gd/YkYQYs

91.   “Physical Restraints Used on Mentally Ill” --- Too many patients with a mental illness are still subjected to seclusion and physical restraint in psychiatric units across the country, a watchdog report ... --- Irish Independent --- June 26, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/3SOc0G

92.   “Disabled Woman Sexually Assaulted at Railway Station” --- A 27-year-old disabled woman was left "extremely upset" after being sexually assaulted at Epsom railway station. Police said the incident happened at ... --- Get Surrey --- June 24, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/NcXtFJ

93.   “More than 80 Children Admitted to Adult Psychiatric Units Last Year” --- More than 80 children were admitted to adult in-patient psychiatric units last year in a practice condemned by campaigners as "shocking". --- Irish Examiner --- June 23, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/wWl9N7

94.   “Former Aberdeen Caretaker Who Raped and Abused Vulnerable Adults Jailed” --- A former Aberdeen community centre caretaker who raped and abused vulnerable adults and children was today jailed for more than 15 years. --- Aberdeen Evening Express --- June 23, 2014  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/8oTELe

95.   “Mentally Ill Teen Raped & Impregnated” --- The rape of a mentally ill teenager, allegedly by a police officer, has raised questions about the sexual abuse of people living with ... --- Eyewitness News --- June 27, 2014  (SOUTH AFRICA)  http://is.gd/eurgX9


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