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News Summary for July 21, 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.   “Watch: Police Entrapping Disabled Teens in Pot Stings” --- VICE recently reported on Jesse Snodgrass, a Temecula teenager with Asperger's Syndrome who was bullied into buying drugs for an undercover ... --- SFGate --- July 10, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/HCeXSg

2.   “11-Year-Old Autistic Boy Kept Inside Dog Cage at Anaheim Home” --- The parents of an 11-year-old autistic boy were arrested Tuesday night after Anaheim Police discovered the boy living in a cage inside their home. --- NBC Southern California --- July 2, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/wWmW3V

3.   “Vallejo Caregiver Who Sexually Assaulted Disabled Adult Among 104 Fugitives US Marshals ...” --- The U.S. Marshals in the Northern and Eastern District of California arrested of 104 wanted violent fugitives and gang ... --- CBS Local --- July 1, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/cUCEU7

4.   “Florida Woman Gets Life Sentence for Killing 11-year-old Autistic Stepdaughter by Gagging Her too ...” --- Florida woman gets life sentence for killing 11-year-old autistic ... A Florida woman who gagged her autistic 11-year-old stepdaughter so tightly it killed ... --- New York Daily News --- June 29, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/ehIYA5

5.   “Shocking Video of Lafayette Police Officer Pushing over Man in Wheelchair” --- Eric Levy reports on a video released showing a man in a wheel chair being pushed over by police. Apparently the man in question ... --- Tyler Morning Telegraph --- July 4, 2014  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/KBZw0v

6.   “Disabled Foster Child Dies at Maryland Group Home” --- A 10-year-old disabled foster child died last week while under the care of a group home in Anne Arundel County that Maryland health regulators were ... --- Baltimore Sun --- July 10, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/VZ7EVn

7.   “Audit Says DHS Mishandled Allegations of Adult Abuse” --- Under Michigan's Social Welfare Act, the agency is charged with protecting adults who are vulnerable to neglect, exploitation or abuse because of ... --- Detroit Free Press --- July 9, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/bJeric

8.   “Saginaw Man to Serve 18 Years for Sexually Assaulting Mentally Handicapped Woman” --- A 51-year-old Saginaw man will spend at least 17 years more years behind bars for sexually assaulting a mentally handicapped ... --- The Saginaw News --- July 8, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/ErHNJq

9.   “Grand Jury Indicts Caretaker in Abuse of Disabled Man” --- A Nashville caretaker accused of beating a severely autistic man in an incident secretly captured on a cell phone video camera now faces felony ... --- The Tennessean --- July 3, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/HdXfR6

10.   “AP Exclusive: Thousands with Disabilities Denied Right to Vote in California, Group Says” --- At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of ... --- Greenfield Daily Reporter --- July 10, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/wgbsrH

11.   “Common Core Accused of Leaving Special-needs Students Behind” --- There are 6.5 million special-education students in the U.S. today, and most are falling further behind their peers under Common Core standards. --- Deseret News --- July 6, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/Sqw1eX


12.   “Woman Indicted for Exploitation of Mentally Challenged Man” --- A Lauderdale County woman has been indicted for exploiting money from a mentally challenged man, authorities said. ---  Times Daily --- July 9, 2014  (ALABAMA)  http://is.gd/r1mz8x

13.   “Neighbors Saw No Signs of Abuse of Autistic Boy Allegedly Kept in Cage” --- Other than the cage, there was no other signs of potential abuse, Dunn said, adding the boy was well nourished and had no visible injuries. --- Los Angeles Times --- July 2, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/8SK10d

14.   “Skid Row Residents Criticize LAPD after Death of Mentally Ill Man” --- Skid row residents met Wednesday with Los Angeles police to protest the death of a mentally ill homeless man who fell off a rooftop after officers ... --- Los Angeles Times --- July 2, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/GB4Kwj

15.   “Man Who Assaulted Disabled Girl in 2002 Convicted” --- A jury on Friday convicted Cecilio Chavez in Weld County District Court of an attack on a developmentally disabled girl near a ditch on the ... --- 9NEWS.com --- June 30, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/ahUtol

16.   “Hearing Set on Deal in Nursing Home Dispute” --- ... psychiatric patients were forced to live in nursing homes in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The proposed settlement calls for moving ... --- SFGate --- June 29, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/5ZgCUe

17.   “Prison Chief to Assess Scalding Shower Death” --- ... to Dade Correctional Institution for a full assessment on the death of a mentally ill prisoner left in a shower so hot his skin separated from his body. --- WTSP 10 News --- July 9, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/QDBlKA

18.   “Duval Co.'s Disabled Education Violates Federal Law” --- ... after receiving a complaint from Disability Rights Florida. The complaint also alleges the district violated federal and state co-teaching requirements. --- WJXT Jacksonville --- July 4, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/mZ3NF3

19.   “Rights Groups Call for Probe into Shower Death” --- Civil rights groups are calling for a federal investigation into the death of a mentally ill Florida prisoner left in shower so hot his skin separated ... --- Hattiesburg American --- July 2, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/SkdnEL

20.   “Council Bluffs Woman Sentenced for Abusing Stepson” --- A Pottawatamie County judge has sentenced a Council Bluffs woman who was convicted of torturing her mentally challenged stepson. --- KMTV --- July 10, 2014  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/8xxsXN

21.   “Disabled Man Robbed, Stabbed at Metro Station” --- Disabled man robbed, stabbed at metro station. Police are looking for two men they say robbed and stabbed a disabled person at a MTA station. --- ABC2 News --- July 10, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/f01kbz

22.   “Man Accused of Raping Mentally Challenged Woman” --- A 26-year-old Hanover man allegedly assaulted a mentally challenged woman in Conewago Township on March 18 and was charged with rape, ... --- Gettysburg Times --- July 3, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/l3uVtd

23.   “Parents Suing Springfield Public Day School for Alleged Mistreatment of Special Ed. Students” --- A class action lawsuit has been filed against the Springfield Public Day School, alleging the school is ... --- abc40 --- July 10, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/26i6XL 

24.   “Report: Kelli Stapleton's Husband Cannot Forgive Her for Allegedly Trying to Kill Autistic Daughter” --- Matt Stapleton, whose wife, Kelli Stapleton, allegedly tried to kill their autistic daughter, told People magazine he cannot ... --- The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com --- July 10, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/R3n4U9

25.   “Ex-Allegan Commissioner Pleads Guilty to Attempted Embezzlement” --- Burns pleaded guilty in Allegan County Circuit Court on Monday to one charge of attempted embezzlement from a vulnerable adult $20,000 to ... --- HollandSentinel.com --- June 30, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/OqERx9

26.   “67-year-old Charged for Sexual Assault” --- A 67-year-old man who allegedly sexually assaulted a mentally impaired victim was charged in Otter Tail County District Court. His first court ... --- Fergus Falls Daily Journal --- July 3, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/lucUHg

27.   “Man Sentenced in Vulnerable Adult Case” --- A Jackson man has pleaded to felony abuse of a vulnerable person. Attorney General Jim Hood says in a news release that ... --- Washington Times --- July 3, 2014  (MISSISSIPPI)  http://is.gd/hx1ucT

28.   “Man Accused of Hitting Autistic Child” --- On Tuesday, Young allegedly admitted to using the palm of his hand to forcefully strike the right eye of a 10-year-old autistic child who was laying on ... --- Beatrice Daily Sun --- July 10, 2014  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/XhbnNj

29.   “Woman Sentenced for Torturing Mentally Disabled Stepson” --- A woman accused of torturing her mentally disabled stepson has been sentenced to life in prison. Extreme torture, kidnapping laid out in affidavit. --- KETV Omaha --- July 10, 2014  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/ZjGmeO

30.   “NJ Mentally Ill Boarding Home under Scrutiny” --- A New Jersey boarding home that mostly houses people with mental illnesses is coming under renewed scrutiny. Police report an increase in ... --- NBC 10 Philadelphia --- July 4, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/lo8FYh

31.   “North Brunswick Special Ed Teacher Admits Having 'Inappropriate' Online Chat with Student, 14” --- A special education teacher in North Brunswick has pleaded guilty in New Brunswick to engaging in an “inappropriate” online ... --- The Star-Ledger --- June 30, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/Tt8oyn

32.   “Police: Missing East Islip Man Was Living in Home Filled With Human Waste” --- Neighbors contacted Adult Protective Services on May 29 because they were concerned about two adult siblings living at 23 Haide Place who hadn't ... --- Patch.com --- July 10, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/TA4tjB

33.   “Agency that Oversees NYC Jails Clashes with New Commissioner over Solitary Confinement” --- The newly appointed commissioner of New York City's jail system violated city law by sending as many as 47 mentally ill inmates into ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- July 8, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/LHSmEI

34.   “DA: Man Indicted for Stealing Money from Special Needs Camp” --- A Rockville Centre man was formally charged Tuesday with stealing money from a special needs camp on Long Island, according to the Nassau ... --- Patch.com --- July 8, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/KZVgiD

35.   “Putnam Mental Health Worker Abused Patient, Officials Say” --- Laverne Pinckney, of Peekskill, was employed with the Putnam Hospital Center when he abused a patient in the hospital's psychiatric unit, officials ... --- The Journal News / Lohud.com --- July 4, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/tcuVI3

36.   “Man Accused of Assaulting Wheelchair-bound Man with Gas Can” --- A Rocky Mount man is accused of assaulting a wheelchair-bound amputee in downtown Wilson this week, striking him with a gas can and splashing ... --- The Wilson Times --- July 10, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/LgGNXL

37.   “Toledo Man Charged with Rape of Disabled Teen” --- A 23-year-old Toledo man is behind bars after being charged with the rape of a 17-year-old disabled girl. Tyrell Smith was arraigned Thursday for the ... --- WNWO NBC 24 --- July 4, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/WViRR2

38.   “Family Settles Ohio Taser Death Suit” --- The family of an unarmed, mentally ill man who died after being shocked seven times with a stun gun, kicked and repeatedly hit with a baton — mostly ... --- Canton Repository --- July 3, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/EgyP7J

39.   “Couple Facing Charges for Running Drug Operation While Caring for Mentally Disabled Woman” ---  Woman's father told deputies he has been concerned for his daughter's safety for some time; mother's live-in boyfriend also was being verbally ... --- Norwalk Reflector --- July 1, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/EzPyv6

40.   “Harrah Woman Denies Throwing Man from Wheelchair” --- A Harrah woman who was jailed on complaints of allegedly throwing a man from his wheelchair is offering her side of the story. She was released ... --- NewsOK.com --- July 10, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/J9W8Ws

41.   “Prosecutors: Tulsan Took $60K from Accounts of Two Vulnerable Adults” --- Keith Carnell Robinson Jr. is charged in Tulsa County District Court with two counts of abuse/exploitation/neglect of a vulnerable adult. Prosecutors ... --- Tulsa World --- July 3, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/vMTk4c

42.   “Man Settles Lawsuit over Federal Disability Laws” --- A Chartiers man has settled his lawsuit claiming that Peters Township Sanitary Authority violated federal disability anti-discrimination laws. --- Tribune-Review --- July 11, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/HqVtjv

43.   “Man Charged with Rape of Mentally Challenged Woman” --- A West Manheim Township man is facing rape charges for sexually assaulting a 33-year-old mentally challenged woman, according to a Conewago ... --- The Evening Sun --- July 2, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/AHiJ3D

44.   “Osceola Mills Man Convicted of Sexually Abusing Mentally Challenged Girl” --- A Moshannon Valley man was convicted Tuesday of pages of charges in the sexual abuse of a mentally challenged child. Phillip D. Colton, 56, ... --- Centre Daily Times --- July 1, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/SvG8qe

45.   “Audit: Disabilities Agency Can Do More to Protect Consumers” --- A new audit of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs says the agency can do more to protect vulnerable ... --- WSPA.com --- July 1, 2014  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/bjRPqk

46.   “Audit: State Agency Hires Caregivers Without Checking Backgrounds” --- About 25 percent of caregivers hired by the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs are hired without knowledge of their criminal ... --- Charleston Post Courier --- June 30, 2014  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/9Pr8Pv

47.   “Lawsuit Claims Improper Contact on School for Blind Student” --- A civil lawsuit has been filed against South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired administrators and employees. It claims that a former ... --- AberdeenNews.com --- July 10, 2014  (SOUTH DAKOTA)  http://is.gd/sqAdkF

48.   “Former Carrollton Teacher Arrested, Charged with Sexual Assault” --- A former administrator of a private, special needs school in Carrollton has been arrested on sexual assault charges. David Green, 66, a resident of ... --- NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth --- July 11, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/cjiloC

49.   “ 'Serious Concerns' Exist at State Living Center” --- It's the most severe reprimand disability rights advocates said they have seen in ... Once the site of fights between people with disabilities that some ... --- Corpus Christi Caller Times --- July 4, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/w7DpIX

50.   “Jury Deliberates Sentence in Grayson Co. Murder Trial” --- The victim in the case is Gray's girlfriend's Autistic son, 15-year-old Brandon White was found dead in their Denison home last January. --- KXII-TV --- July 3, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/p0KMEo

51.   “Lawsuit Alleges Widespread Mistreatment of Disabled Students” --- A group of 20 families has filed a wide-ranging federal lawsuit alleging discrimination against students on the bases of race and disability. The lawsuit ... --- Richmond Times-Dispatch --- July 2, 2014  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/HFO2EJ

52.   “Records Show Tacoma Special-ed Teacher Fired after Grabbing, Dragging Elementary Kids” --- A Tacoma Public Schools special education teacher will not return to work this fall after he was terminated for using inappropriate physical force with ... --- TheNewsTribune.com --- July 1, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/bNRAch

53.   “Judge Finds West Virginia Agency in Contempt of Orders Regarding State's Psychiatric Hospitals” --- A judge has ordered two West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources officials to appear at a hearing ... --- Greenfield Daily Reporter --- July 2, 2014  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/t40jAe

54.   “Appleton Dad Accused of Spending $360K from Disabled Son's Trust Fund on Drugs, Porn, Travel” ---  An Appleton man stole more than $360,000 from his disabled son's trust fund and spent the money on drugs, pornography ... --- Greenfield Daily Reporter --- July 9, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/BTUprA

55.   “Family of Milwaukee Mentally Ill Man Killed by Cop Unhappy with Investigation” --- It's been two months since a Milwaukee police officer shot and killed a mentally ill man in the city's downtown Red Arrow Park. --- WTAQ --- June 30, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/3IHYhE

Seeking Improved Support

56.   “Advocate Shows Autistic People How to Have Safe Encounters with Police” --- People on the autism spectrum often have trouble socializing and communicating; they may exhibit inappropriate behavior, misread social cues or ... --- Los Angeles Times --- June 30, 3014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/VBtNJ5

57.   “LAPD Officer Calls Skid Row an 'Outdoor Asylum Without Walls' ” --- A downtown police officer says that society has failed the mentally ill, and that it's created a "mental health state of emergency" and an "outdoor asylum ... --- LAist --- July 1, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/e20LSY

58.   “Advocate Shows Autistic People How to Have Safe Encounters with Police” --- People on the autism spectrum often have trouble socializing and communicating; they may exhibit inappropriate behavior, misread social cues or ... --- Los Angeles Times --- June 30, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/VBtNJ5

59.   “Children Stuck in Crisis: Connecticut's Psychiatric Emergency Gets Worse” --- The number of psychiatric visits tends to fluctuate from month to month, rising with the school year and dropping in the summer, as it has this year. --- The CT Mirror --- July 10, 2014  (CONNECTICUT) http://is.gd/SbzGrT 

60.   “Connecticut Hospitals Responding to Psychiatric Restraint Numbers” --- Pamela Spiro Wagner's apartment is full of art she's made while in psychiatric care. One piece dominates the room. It looks like a painting at first. --- WNPR News --- July 9, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/0PE1hi

61.   “Illinois Lawmaker: Study of Treatment of Developmentally Disabled is Biased” --- A $400,000, state-funded study of the aftereffects of closing the Jacksonville Developmental Center is tainted because its lead ... --- Greenfield Daily Reporter --- July 6, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/INa6MW

62.   “With Budget Cuts, Prisons' Mental Health Population Soars” --- Because the grounds at Dixon Correctional Center were converted from a mental health facility to a prison, there is a lot more prisoner movement ... --- Saukvalley --- July 5, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/AxX2de

63.   “Missouri Psychiatric Treatment Center for Youth Closing under State Budget Woes” --- Last month she and others at Cottonwood got the news that the youth psychiatric facility will close because of state budget cuts. Those who track the ... --- STLtoday.com --- July 10, 2014  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/0JfI8b

64.   “Sister of Man Killed on Boulder Highway Says Mental Health System Failed Him” --- The sister of a man killed in a traffic accident during a Sunday night rainstorm says the lack of services for the mentally ill was a contributing factor in ... --- Las Vegas Sun --- July 9, 2014  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/aYCcRO

65.   “State-initiated Improvements to Mental Health Services Coming” --- Come Tuesday, some mental health service improvements recently approved by the state will be rolled out in Southern Nevada. Others will be ... --- Las Vegas Review-Journal --- June 29, 2014  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/QCBaJP

66.   “Developmental Center Closings Cause Family Hardships” --- Peter listens to more music before his brother serves him ice cream and cake, and then returns him to the developmental center between 4:30 and 5 ... --- Vineland Daily Journal --- June 30, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/jTWMUb

67.   “ ‘Monument for the Forgotten’ Chronicles Unnamed Thousands Buried at Mental Institutions” --- The privacy concerns were a response to the huge stigma that society at the time attached to mental illness and developmental problems. --- Buffalo News --- July 10, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/vDXH2e

68.   “ 'Incompetent' Special Ed Teacher Can't Be Fired” --- A tenured special education teacher at PS/IS 377 in Brooklyn cannot be fired despite his students' disruptive behavior and his own poor performance, ... --- New York Post --- July 7, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/dtZyne

69.   “Inside the Haunted Halls of an Abandoned Mental Asylum Created as a 'Lunatic Farm' Where at One ...” --- For the first time, residents once considered hopeless were able to manage their mental illness and live independently because of medication, leading ... --- Daily Mail --- July 5, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/rRVnDv

70.   “Money to Fund Mental Health Care on Rikers Included in City Budget” --- A surprise addition to the city's budget deal last month was millions of dollars more in funding for mental health care on Rikers Island. --- NY1 --- July 3, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/lWKS1q

71.   “Report: Major Service Gaps in Treating N.D.'s Mentally Ill” --- Untreated mental illness ending in suicide. Parents giving up their children so they can receive proper psychiatric care. Mentally ill adults ... --- Jamestown Sun --- July 7, 2014  (NORTH DAKOTA)  http://is.gd/wvBufu

72.   “Group Says Ohio is Violating Americans with Disabilities Act” --- Disability Rights Ohio, which conducted an 18-month investigation of institutions and day programs and sheltered workshops, told state officials in a ... --- Columbus Dispatch --- July 8, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/tCoGpC

73.   “Institutional Housing No More: New Life Begins for Region's Disabled Men” --- Jack Abbott gives a high five to Jeanne Miller, director of the program for developmentally disabled men formerly based at Don Guanella. --- Philly.com --- July 9, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/jWVx3q 

74.   “In Two Tragic Deaths, a Lesson in How Society Views the Disabled: Tina Calabro” --- On Dec. 17, Richard Liposchok, the sole caregiver of his 52-year-old son, Mickey, took his son's life and then his own with a rifle in their Port Vue, ... --- The Patriot-News --- July 4, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/QO95bQ

75.   “Texas Has Nowhere but Prison for Most Mentally Ill Convicts” --- The probationer explained he was first diagnosed as bipolar at the age of 9, that he was later diagnosed as schizophrenic, that he hears voices, and ... --- Your Houston News --- July 6, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/ByWHIM

76.   “Lawmaker Slams Recommendation to Close Living Centers” --- Advocates for Texans with disabilities have long pushed for some of the living centers to close, but family members of some residents have opposed ... --- Texas Tribune --- July 1, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/c8encb

77.   “Study: Utah is Worst at Supporting Family Caregivers” --- Utah ranks dead last in the country when it comes to support for family caregivers who take care of older or disabled relatives, according to a new ... --- Salt Lake Tribune --- July 4, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/YWmip8

78.   “State Prison Inmates No Longer Will Be Disciplined for 'Self-harm' ” --- The corrections department has worked with Disability Rights Washington for the past year, examining issues surrounding segregation practices in ... --- The Spokesman Review --- July 3, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/OCQ9sx

79.   “Mental Illness an Epidemic Among US Latinos: Only 1 in 11 Seek Treatment” --- Lack of access to mental health services is one of the most serious health problems in the Hispanic community, according to the American Psychiatric ... --- Fox News Latino --- July 11, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/WdDwlC 

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

80.   “Supreme Court: Hospitals Are Subject to Laws Protecting Vulnerable Adults” --- More to the point, Berch said that adopting the view of the hospitals “would thwart the Legislature's goal of protecting vulnerable adults” in adopting the ... --- Arizona Capitol Times --- July 7, 2014  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/sMSbam

81.   “SF Supervisors Pass Laura's Law to Treat Mentally Ill” --- Some mental health advocates have continued to fight the measure, but Campos said Tuesday that he choose to support Farrell's proposal because ... --- SFGate --- July 9, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/XclLWP

82.   “Jindal Signs Legislation to Support Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities” --- Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday ceremonially signed SB 432 by Sen. Sherri Buffington, which prohibits any person with a disability, ... --- Beauregard Daily News --- July 3, 2014  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/dSI38o

83.   “Corbett Care Plan Cuts Aid for Disabled” --- Tom Corbett's Healthy PA Medicaid proposal would repeal a program that provides assistance for low- and middle-income workers with disabilities, ... --- Pittsburgh Post Gazette --- July 8, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/hKHo6r

84.   “Reform Care for Mentally Disabled” --- Some tough decisions face lawmakers next year regarding the needs of Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. --- mySanAntonio.com --- July 4, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/vZByr8

85.   “Unanimous DC Council Panel Advances Special-education Overhaul” --- The D.C. Council's Education Committee on Thursday unanimously supported special-education legislation intended to speed services to children ... --- Washington Post --- July 10, 2014  (WASHINGTON, D.C.)  http://is.gd/ES30CB

International Articles

86.   “Mentally Ill Shackled and Neglected in Africa's Crisis Regions” --- In some of the most war-ravaged countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, severely mentally disabled men and women are shackled and locked away for ... --- PBS NewsHour --- July 10, 2014  (AFRICA)  http://is.gd/WCDz8C

87.   “Disabled Aboriginal Woman Rosie Fulton Arrested Again Days after Being Freed from WA Jail” ---  Following Ms Fulton's release, an investigation by Lateline found dozens of intellectually disabled Aboriginal people are being kept in prison ... --- ABC Online --- July 8, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/IhOBBa

88.   “WA's Mental Health System Suffering from Lack of Psychiatrists and Beds, Parliamentary Inquiry Told” --- WA'S mental health system does not have enough psychiatrists or beds to cope with demand for treatment, a parliamentary inquiry has heard. --- Herald Sun --- July 2, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/ZrbbxI

89.   “Home Secretary is Barred from Deporting Jamaican Woman Who Tortured Mentally Ill Man after ...” ---  A violent Jamaican woman who abducted a vulnerable man before torturing him for 17 hours will not be deported from Britain because a judge said ... --- Daily Mail --- July 7, 2014  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/5f3uq0 

90.   “Mentally Challenged Woman Raped by 67-yr-old in Salem” --- A 24-year-old mentally challenged woman was allegedly raped by a senior citizen here, following which the accused has been arrested, police said. --- Daily News & Analysis --- July 10, 2014  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/ToNZIY

91.   “Cuts to Disability Funding Shutting 'Vital Services' Down” --- Disability Federation of Ireland chief executive John Dolan, joined by a signer, today urged the newly formed Cabinet to reinstate some €1.2 million in ... --- Irish Times --- July 9, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/8btMqG

92.   “Psychiatric Nurses Stretched too Thin Due to Lack of Resources” --- Staff at the acute psychiatric unit will stage a demonstration at lunchtime today in protest against what they're describing as inadequate staffing levels ... --- Irish Examiner --- July 3, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/K85zx6

93.   “Disabled Boy 'Beaten and Locked in Classroom' ” --- An Italian politician has called for an investigation into allegations that a teacher at a school in Rome locked a disabled boy in a classroom to "calm ... --- The Local.it --- July 10, 2014  (ITALY)  http://is.gd/BUcxRG

94.   “Dumped Into a Bin by His Killers: Two Are Arrested over Horrific Death of Disabled Man” --- A disabled and vulnerable man whose body was found dumped in a wheelie bin had been left to die after a brutal and prolonged attack, police have ... --- Belfast Telegraph --- July 7, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/NutOQa

95.   “Ross Care Worker Convicted of Assaulting Autistic Man” --- A Ross-Shire care worker has been convicted of assaulting an autistic resident in a unit run by a charity. Sheriff Margaret Neilson heard how ... --- Ross-Shire Journal --- September 7, 2014  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/AZz0BK

96.   “A Step in the Right Direction: New Commitments to Disability Inclusion in Refugee Settings” --- Of the world's 51.2 million people displaced by conflict and persecution, an astonishing 7.7 million are persons with disabilities. While many of their ... --- Huffington Post --- July 10, 2014  (INTERNATIONAL)  http://is.gd/0iY8V3


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