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News Summary for September 29, 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.   “Pittsburg: Police Investigating Possible Child Endangerment at Special Education School” --- Pittsburg police are investigating an allegation of possible child endangerment or child neglect at the Spectrum Center Delta Campus, ... --- San Jose Mercury News --- September 9, 2014  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/uqbWRy 

2.   “Man Sentenced to Prison after Attack on Disabled Girl” --- A 62-year-old man was sentenced to prison Thursday in Weld County for an attack on a developmentally disabled girl. A Weld County District Court ... --- The Coloradoan --- September 11, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/urLVno

3.   “Man Sentenced in Attack on Blind Relative in Manchester” --- A man who punched a blind relative in Manchester last year and tried to steal his money was sentenced to eight years in prison ... --- Hartford Courant --- September 8, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/woi7xW

4.   “Teens Arrested in Attack on Mentally Challenged Man” --- Two Newark boys have been charged in the brutal attack of a mentally challenged man in the Newark area after videos were posted on social media, ... --- The News Journal --- September 7, 2014  (DELAWARE)  http://is.gd/3SeDOA

5.   “Ex-employees of Autism Center Charged with Abusing Patients” --- Three former employees of an autism center have been arrested and are accused of physically abusing patients at the east Orange County facility. --- WFTV Orlando --- September 16, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/uVsbV5

6.  “ 'Mom, Please Help': FBI Probing Alleged Abuse of Deaf, Autistic Kids” --- The FBI is investigating the alleged abuse and neglect of vulnerable deaf and autistic children at a residential treatment center in Florida, NBC News ... --- NBCNews.com --- September 14, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/o4HpRX

7.   “Skin Shocks Used at Massachusetts School Draw FDA Investigation” --- Self-injury is one of the most difficult behaviors associated with autism and other developmental or intellectual disabilities, and a private facility outside ... --- Fox News --- September 14, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/l92hWV

8.   “Employee of Anderson Center for Autism in Staatsburg Slapped Teen Resident, Cops Say” --- A 22-year-old employee of the Anderson Center for Autism was charged with endangerment after slapping a 17-year-old male ... --- The Daily Freeman --- September 17, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/L0Ok96

9.   “84-year-old East Texas Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Disabled Person” --- An elderly East Texas man has been charged with felonies for allegedly sexually assaulting a disabled person at an assisted ... --- Longview News-Journal --- September 18, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/rfbpDr

10.   “College Lecturer Who Taught Disabled Pupils Admits Schoolgirl Fetish after Being Caught with ...” ---  A college lecturer who taught students with profound learning disabilities has admitted having a schoolgirl fetish after being caught with hundreds of ... --- Daily Mail --- September 11, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/KdEY4Y


11.   “New Task Force Focuses On Stopping Abuse of Elders, Vulnerable Adults” --- Focused on improving Alaska's justice system's response to elders and other vulnerable adults, Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe ... --- KTUU.com --- September 10, 2014  (ALASKA)  http://is.gd/zHqUFZ

12.   “Ezell Ford's Family Files $75 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against LAPD” --- Ford, described in the lawsuit as being “mentally challenged,” was shot to death in South L.A. near 65th Street and Broadway on the evening of Aug… --- KTLA --- September 17, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/1p3TMn

13.   “Mom Angry after Her Special Needs Son is Left Behind on Senior Field Trip” --- An East Bay mother talked about her outrage Tuesday, almost a week after her son with special needs was accidentally left behind on a school field ... --- KTVU San Francisco --- September 16, 2014  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/46KmDG 

14.   “Special Needs Student with Gun at Library Results in Mom's Arrest” --- Two special needs siblings were taken into the care of Solano County Child Protective Services Monday evening after one of them was found to have ... --- News10.net --- September 15, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/LHt0KJ

15.   “Autistic Boy Sexually Assaulted at School by Other Students, Suit Says” --- The family of an autistic student has filed a lawsuit against the Ocean View School District in Ventura County, alleging he was bullied and sexually ... --- Los Angeles Times --- September 11, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/q9yp20

16.   “Video: Woman Goes Berserk on Husband, Shoving Him Out of Wheelchair” --- In the video you see the woman knock her common-law husband out of a wheelchair and then try to back over his wheelchair with her car. --- fox4kc.com --- September 9, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/kfTiJS

17.   “Uber Drivers Sued for Snubbing Blind, Ditching Dog” --- Uber Technologies Inc. drivers have refused to transport blind people who use guide dogs, an advocacy group claimed in a civil rights lawsuit that ... --- Bloomberg --- September 9, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/ppUgKS

18.   “Family of Mentally Ill Teen Sued Cops over Killing” --- The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old woman with schizophrenia by a San Mateo County sheriff's deputy near ... --- SFGate --- September 9, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/2mzhiH

19.   “Supt. of Schools Adds Policies to Keep Track of Students after Special Needs Teen Left in Bathroom” --- The father of a special needs teen, who was left in the bathroom for two hours after school was let out, shadowed her class Friday for the first time ... --- KERO-TV 23 --- September 5, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/6UwnM4

20.   “Story of How Stamford Cops Helped Autistic Man Will Go National on 'NBC’” --- Patrick Kogut, 27, gives a thumbs up after police handed over hundreds of dollars in donations to the autistic man. He was the victim of a theft and ... --- The Daily Voice --- September 18, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/RCvpA5

21.   “Women Charged with Stealing from Disabled Friend” --- Two women were charged via warrant Monday with stealing more than $3,000 worth of items from a friend who has multiple sclerosis ... --- CT Post --- September 17, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/WIp4QW

22.   “Autistic Man Robbed of Cash in Downtown Park, Stamford Cops Say” --- Three young men stole $100 from a 27-year-old autistic man while he was on his way to buy video games at Stamford Town Center Tuesday ... --- The Daily Voice --- September 11, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/xn9OQ2

23.   “Wellington High Educator Fired amid Allegations He Roughed up a Student with Autism” --- A Wellington High School employee was fired Tuesday, said a Palm Beach County school district spokesman, after allegations surfaced that the ... --- WPBF West Palm Beach --- September 17, 2014  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/AA7SO2

24.   “Suits Allege More Abuse at Mount Dora Deaf Academy” --- The Jacksonville attorney is taking up the cause for parents of children who lived at the National Deaf Academy in Mount Dora that he said were ... --- Orlando Sentinel --- September 17, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/dZAyV7

25.   “10-year-old Autistic Boy Says He Was Attacked by His Instructor at School” --- Ten-year-old Jimmy Naughton says he was choked and beaten by his special education teacher inside a classroom at Sto-Rox Elementary School. --- WESH Orlando --- September 11, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/dZ2ktV

26.   “Florida Man Suspected of Killing Ex-girlfriend, Her Family Speaks out from Jail: 'Everybody's Looking ...” ---The Florida man accused of murdering four people and running off with his 4-year-old autistic son says he's not a killer. Behind bars at the Pasco ... --- New York Daily News --- September 10, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/bDifwV

27.   “School Bus Aide Accused of Slapping Boy with Autism Appears in Pasco Court” --- A former Pasco County School District bus aide accused of slapping a 10-year-old autistic boy on a school bus was in court ... --- Tampabay.com --- September 9, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/8rMju3

28.   “Disability Groups Sue Florida Prisons, Alleging Inmate Abuses” --- The lawsuit alleges mental health treatment staff employed by Wexford failed to report the abuses happening to their mentally ill patients and that ... --- Tampabay.com --- September 9, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/gV6wbH

29.   “Owner of Small North Fla. Adult Care Home Sent to Prison” --- Johnson reached an agreement where she pleaded guilty to aggravated abuse of a disabled adult along with false Imprisonment, neglect of a ... --- Ocala --- September 9, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/TJ2lfy

30.   “Audit Says Guardianship Program Lacks Accountability, Oversight” --- A social program tasked with protecting the rights of people who are unable to make their own decisions lacks accountability and ... --- Naples Daily News --- September 8, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/sSFHt2

31.   “Nightmare for the Vulnerable: Unlicensed Care Homes” --- The investigation of a South Georgia unlicensed personal care home began with the report of a resident of the facility breaking into a ... --- The Albany Herald --- September 7, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/vgQKgb

32.   “Police: Woman Stole Link Cards from Disabled Residents” --- Nakarria Bell, 31, of Chicago, has been accused of stealing Link cards from disabled residents at Ray Graham Association homes in Naperville and ... --- Chicago Tribune --- September 11, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/0Pg3vz

33.   “Cops: Reported Assault of Autistic Teen in LaPorte Caught on Camera” --- We just received a news release into the newsroom concerning the alleged assault of an autistic teen in LaPorte. A juvenile has been taken into ... --- WSBT-TV --- September 17, 2014  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/PQfz0e

34.   “Police Stalled in Solving Murder of Deaf Indianapolis Man” --- “The challenge is with him being hearing impaired, most of his friends are hearing impaired,” said Detective Roger Feuquay, “and the deaf community ... --- Fox 59 --- September 16, 2014  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/wlqOV9

35.   “Southern Indiana Mom Claims Autistic Son Was Abused at School” --- A southern Indiana mom claims her autistic son was held in a school closet as a form of discipline and tried to claw his way through the wall ... --- WDRB --- September 9, 2014  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/08Ld1w

36.   “Iowa City Accused of Violating Americans With Disabilities Act” --- Iowa City accused of violating Americans With Disabilities Act ... trying to determine whether the city has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. --- Omaha World-Herald --- September 14, 2014  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/wJxkD4

37.   “Bullitt County Woman Accused of Wanton Neglect of an Adult” --- With Asia Durr, who is ranked the nation's No. 1 prospect according to several recruiting services, U of L has the No. 1 or 2 ranked class in both men's ... --- WDRB --- September 10, 2014  (KENTUCKY)   http://is.gd/AjUXz0

38.   “Belgrade Mom Whose Special Needs Son Wandered from Home Pleads Guilty to Child Endangerment” --- A Maine woman whose special needs son wandered five miles from home and had to be pulled from a stream by a stranger has ... --- The Republic --- September 9, 2014  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/210UAr

39.   “Man Held Without Bail in Templeton Development Center Death” --- Surrounded by court officers, Anthony E. Remillard, 22, enters the courtroom for arraignment Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court. He is charged with ... --- Worcester Telegram --- September 16, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/uzuJMA

40.   “Man Faces Charges in Sexual Assault of Disabled 13-year-old” --- A 47-year-old man living at the Days Inn on Pelham Street was arrested Friday after police say he inappropriately touched an ... --- Eagle-Tribune --- September 14, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/TbS26O

41.   “Taunton Man Sought in Attack on Disabled Woman” --- Taunton police said a 25-year-old city man brutally attacked a mentally disabled and physically handicapped neighbor over a week ago, barging into ... --- Taunton Daily Gazette --- September 8, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/vK5ePX

42.   “Waiting for Disaster: Mentally Ill Man Dies within Hours of Release from State Care” --- In August, 1998, Casey's mental illness would upend his life. Never in trouble with the law before, he was arrested for armed robbery. --- WXYZ --- September 17, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/zMllkn

43.   “Walled Lake Schools to Pay Parents in Dismissed Rape Case” --- West Bloomfield police arrested the Wendrows in December 2007 after a school aide helped their autistic daughter, who can't speak, type a statement ... --- Lansing State Journal --- September 16, 2014  (MICHIGAN)   http://is.gd/SVTRcZ

44.   “Walkaway from Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital under Investigation by State Agency” --- He was found about six hours later near the Baymont Inn & Suites on South 11th Street in Oshtemo Township, and returned to the psychiatric hospital. --- The Kalamazoo Gazette --- September 12, 2014  (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/JoLbAO

45.   “Sex Offender Accused of Abusing Disabled Victim Facing More Charges” --- New charges have been brought against a Drummond Island man accused of criminal sexual assault charges involving a ... --- ABC 10 News NOW --- September 11, 2014  (MISSISSIPPI)  http://is.gd/369WzI

46.   “Sentencing Scheduled for Mom of Autistic Girl” --- Sentencing is scheduled for next month for a northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic 14-year-old daughter ... --- Fox 28 --- September 9, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/T9iR6w

47.   “DHS Report: Employee Recorded Duluth Group Home Resident Masturbating” --- According to the report, the vulnerable adult's buttocks was showing when they leaned over. Another staff member observed the employee saying they ... --- WDIO-TV --- September 11, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/xVvo6j

48.   “David Curtis of St. Martin Charged with Assault of Mentally-challenged Teen” --- A 19-year-old St. Martin man has been charged with assaulting a mentally-challenged juvenile teen. According to Jackson ... --- Mississippi Press --- September 11, 2014  (MISSISSIPPI)  http://is.gd/1D4qNe

49.   “Man Gets Probation for Drunken Driving Crash in which He Blamed Disabled Son” --- According to prosecutors, Clifford Raymond Edwards Jr. told police that his adult disabled son was driving at the time of the crashes on July 9, 2013. --- Billings Gazette --- September 12, 2014  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/No5RZX

50.   “Patient Accused of Assault: Trenton Psychiatric Hospital is 'A Total Nightmare' ” --- A New Brunswick man accused of assaulting a patient at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital with his shoe told a judge he would rather take a ... --- The Times, Trenton - NJ.com --- September 15, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/Aped8V

51.   “Former Robbinsville Cop Being Sued for Attack on Disabled Couple” --- Lawyer Robin Lord is suing the ailing Robbinsville cop who allegedly attacked a disabled couple and their son at the Project Freedom ... --- The Trentonian --- September 11, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/1Kcrqt

52.   “Syracuse Caregiver Accused of Stealing Benefits from Mentally Ill Patients Pleads Guilty” --- Alfonso Bradshaw, accused of stealing benefits from group home residents, stands in Onondaga County Court earlier this month. --- The Post-Standard - syracuse.com --- September 16, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/vhZEji

53.   “Exclusive: Mom Who Attempted to Kill Herself and Autistic Daughter Speaks out from Prison ...” --- Kelli Stapleton, the Michigan mom accused of attempting to kill her teenage daughter who suffers from autism, speaks with Dr. Phil from prison. --- Huffington Post --- September 15, 2014  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/QOMmKf   

54.   “Brooklyn Center for Disabled Adults Mistreated Blacks, Hispanics: Suit” --- A mentally disabled black man was forced to dress up as Michael Jackson and sometimes wear women's clothes to entertain Russian clients at the ... --- New York Daily News --- September 14, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/wPksrS

55.   “Crook Steals Blind Man's Wallet in NYC” --- A heartless crook stole a blind man's wallet on a Brooklyn street on Tuesday, authorities said. Surveillance video released by police shows the ... --- New York Post --- September 12, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/1o7cPB

56.   “Blind Man Speaks out After Being Robbed” --- Mark Kamenogorsky lost his eyesight three decades ago during an accident. Despite being legally blind, he stays active working as a massage ... --- WABC-TV --- September 12, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/nXlOIQ

57.   “Ex-supervisor of West Seneca Group Home Admits Theft” --- The former supervisor of a group home supervisor in West Seneca operated by the state Office for People with Developmental Disabilities pleaded ... --- Buffalo News --- September 12, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/ueDDSm

58.   “Parents Furious After 8-Year-Old Girl Goes Missing from LI School” --- Michael is furious that she had no idea that her daughter, a special needs third grader, walked out in the middle of a school day, and was missing for ... --- CBS Local --- September 11, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/JqikNt

59.   “Mom Forced Drugs Down Throat of Autistic Son, 8, in NYC ...” --- Prosecutors say a multimillionaire mom killed her autistic 8-year-old son by forcing a toxic cocktail of painkillers and other drugs down his throat ... --- Fox News ‎--- September 10, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/N9Wmz9

60.   “Family of Mentally Ill Rikers Inmate Sues New York City over His Death” --- Unbeknown to correction officers in the mental health unit, where he had been confined for seven days, he had tied a rubber band around his genitals, ... --- New York Times --- September 10, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/afxhyw

61.   “Woman Accused of Killing Autistic Son to Go on Trial” --- Gigi Jordan with her son, Jude Mirra, who was autistic and mute, in an undated photo. Ms. Jordan is accused of murder in the boy's death. --- New York Times --- September 9, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/S7YFKD

62.   “Quick Plea Expected for Syracuse Caregiver Accused of Stealing Benefits from Mentally Ill Patients” --- Alfonso Bradshaw, 62, admitted he stole $17,000 worth of benefits from group home residents to fuel his crack habit. Much of the stolen money he sold ... --- The Post-Standard - syracuse.com --- September 9, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/AM0l6J

63.   “NC Nursing Home Reaches $35,000 Settlement over Charges it Discriminated Against Disabled Worker” --- A North Carolina long-term care company has reached a $35,000 settlement over charges that it discriminated against a cook/dietary aide with a ... --- McKnight's Long Term Care News --- September 11, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/6dsvTs  

64.   “New Hanover County Teacher Arrested, Accused of Making Racial Threats” --- Wanda Leggett, 49, a special education teacher at Ashley High School, was arrested and released on September 6 after her neighbor, Lana Allen, ... --- WECT-TV6 --- September 8, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/f7z5oS

65.   “Beaufort County Man Accused of Assaulting Child with Disability” --- Squires is charged with assault on a handicapped person, assault inflicting serious injury in the presence of a minor, assault on a child under 12, and ... --- WCTI12.com --- September 5, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/OxOrcL

66.   “Cleveland Sex Offender Breaks Disabled 4-year-old Son's Jaw” --- Cleveland police are on the hunt for a sex offender accused of breaking the jaw of his 4-year-old son who has cerebral palsy. --- The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com --- September 18, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/A7OVwt

67.   “Sidney Woman Sentenced in Thefts from Disabled” --- A Sidney woman convicted of thefts from developmentally disabled adults was sentenced Monday to five years of community control … --- WHIO --- September 9, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/u11C8i

68.   “Drew Carey Offers $10,000 Reward after Alleged Prank on Autistic Boy” --- Drew Carey, pictured in 2013, offered a reward to help police find those who allegedly dumped a bucket of water, urine and spit on a boy. --- Los Angeles Times --- September 7, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/1T1Z2T

69.   “School District with Large Special Needs Population Goes from ‘A’ School to ‘F’ School in Two Years” --- “A lot of schools don't accept transfers of special needs students because it lowers their grade on the state report card or causes them to fail,” says ... --- kfor.com --- September 17, 2014  (OKLAHOMA) http://is.gd/Cv86O8

70.   “Woman in Wheelchair Stabbed, Robbed in Southwest Philadelphia” --- A woman in a wheelchair was stabbed and robbed in Southwest Philadelphia and it's the third attack on a disabled person in the area in the last week. --- 6abc.com --- September 10, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/qkqeWV

71.   “Police: Woman Caught on Video Stealing Handicapped Man's Wallet” --- A woman has been arrested after she stole a handicapped man's wallet from his back pocket while in line at a convenience ... --- WYFF Greenville --- September 5, 2014  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/x59zav

72.   “Memphis Man Enters Guilty Plea for Raping Disabled Woman” --- A man pleaded guilty to raping a disabled woman, according to the Shelby County District Attorney's office. From the District Attorney's office press ... --- Memphis Commercial Appeal --- September 18, 2014  (TENNESSEE) http://is.gd/RQV24u 

73.   “ 'Unnecessary' Death of Disabled Daughter Leads to Arrests” --- A retired Tarrant County investigator who spent more than four decades in law enforcement was arrested Tuesday on accusations ... --- Fort Worth Star Telegram --- September 16, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/Gsxjsw

74.   “Missing Cedar Park Boy's Father Was Arrested in 2011 for Attacking Disabled Teen” --- The father of a missing 2-year-old Cedar Park boy was one of five area residents arrested for beating a mentally disabled boy in Cedar Park and has a ... --- Hillcountrynews --- September 12, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/DrtRWq

75.   “Convicted Sex Offender Faces Life in Prison” --- The district attorneys office says the convicted sex offender did the same thing, but, this time he targeted a special needs child. "If I find that allegation ... --- KRIS Corpus Christi News --- September 11, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/dZojOg

76.   “Man Sentenced for Repeated Rape of Autistic Girl” --- A man who pleaded no contest to a charge that he had raped an autistic girl from the time she was in eighth grade until she was 16 ... --- mySanAntonio.com --- September 9, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/InoVwk

77.   “Texas Mom Found Not Guilty in Strangling of 2 Kids” --- A North Texas woman accused of strangling her two special-needs children because she wanted "normal kids" has been found not ... --- Chron.com --- September 9, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/4yWFm3

78.   “Jurors Give Canyon Lake Man Probation for Aggravated Sexual Assault of Disabled Person” --- The sentence for a Canyon Lake man convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Disabled Person was probation. Jurors in ... --- Radio NB --- September 8, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/isM5lq

79.   “Man Robs Woman Confined to Wheelchair” --- She was traveling around 1051 W. 400 S. when a man with a knife confronted her. He grabbed a bag from her lap then tried to take her purse. --- KUTV 2News --- September 12, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/I2PVXE

80.   “Mentally Ill Charged with Crimes Lack Timely Access to Hospital Care” --- Suffering from paranoia and delusions, Ji Ying Kerr needed to be hospitalized for psychiatric treatment. Instead, the 74-year-old spent four months in ... --- The Seattle Times --- September 13, 2014   (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/yzYP3N

81.   “Caught on Camera: Thief Steals Tablet from Disabled Woman at Seattle Mall, Suspect Arrested” --- It's the surveillance video that outraged people across the country. A thief rips a tablet right from the hands of a disabled woman in a wheelchair in a ... --- WPTV --- September 10, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/9t3Vj0

82.   “Man Accused of Killing Half-brother Reaches Deal” --- A man accused of fatally beating his autistic half-brother and hiding his body has reached a plea deal with prosecutors in Dane County. --- The Oshkosh Northwestern --- September 16, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/BNbbYM

83.   “Worker Who Wrapped Tape around Mouth, Nose of Disabled Woman gets Night in Jail, Year of Probation” --- Cray ordered Nelson to write a letter of apology to the developmentally disabled woman and the woman's parents. Nelson is to perform 50 hours of ... --- Madison.com --- September 15, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/3LqJgh

84.   “Wausau Man Gets 3 Months Jail for Blackmailing Cognitively Disabled Man” --- A 24-year-old Wausau man convicted of blackmailing a cognitively disabled man will spend three months in jail and three years probation. --- WSAW --- September 12, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/CtvkV1

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85.   “Disability Rights Activists Arrested After Downtown Protest” --- According to Little Rock Police, 36 disability rights activists were arrested outside the offices of the Arkansas Health Care ... --- KATV --- September 15, 2014  (ARKANSAS)  http://is.gd/3N6yur

86.  “Skid Row Sweep Finds Many Homeless with Medical, Psychiatric Needs” --- A skid row cleanup effort launched in August found more than 100 people who needed immediate medical and psychiatric attention. --- Los Angeles Times --- September 11, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/4SN2NZ

87.   “Stanislaus County to Strengthen Mental Health Services for Foster Youth” --- Group homes and a notorious county center were filled with mentally ill and abused children, resulting in frequent lawsuits and demands for reform. --- Modesto Bee --- September 11, 2014  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/xfqsBf

88.   “Exposing a National Crisis in Black Mental Health Behind Bars” --- The situation of the mentally ill in jail is so dangerous and oppressive that the Department of Justice found unconstitutional conditions for the mental ... --- San Francisco Bay View --- September 10, 2014  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/rDChLk 

89.   “Conference to Focus on Preventing Bullying for Students with Disabilities” --- One out of four students will be bullied by another youth, and children with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied ... --- Bradenton Herald --- September 17, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/qNBII6

90.   “Disability Rights Center Sues State on Behalf of Autistic Children on Medicaid, Seeks Therapy” --- The Hawaii Disability Rights Center has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking state-funded therapy for children with autism who are on ... --- The Republic --- September 10, 2014  (HAWAII)  http://is.gd/HW9BHe

91.   “Mental Health Workers a Much-needed Field in Nevada” --- Popular mental health careers include social workers; psychologists; substance abuse counselors; marriage and family therapists; and psychiatrists. --- Las Vegas Review-Journal --- September 7, 2014  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/48Q926

92.   “Mother of Special Needs Son Questions Program” --- A local parent says her special needs son has been asked to leave a newly implemented before and after school program through the ... --- York County Coast Star --- September 18, 2014  (NEW HAMPSHIRE)  http://is.gd/SKIVja

93.   “Disabled Bronx Tenants Claim Landlord is Trying to Force Them Out of Rent-stabilized Apartments” --- …12 in Manhattan Federal Court by four disabled Pelham Parkway building tenants and Public Advocate Letitia James alleging Goldfarb Properties ... --- New York Daily News --- September 17, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/95Juld

94.   “NYC Private School Special Ed Services Delayed” --- Parents on Staten Island say hundreds of Catholic school students have not received special education services since the start of ... --- Newsday --- September 16, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/YizAnP

95.   “One in Three Homeless Are Mentally Ill in Marion, Polk” --- More than one in three homeless adults in Marion and Polk counties reported a mental health disability, according to the 2014 Homeless Count ... --- Statesman Journal --- September 16, 2014  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/5gsRkV

96.   “Mother of Teen Who Escaped Detention Center Questions Guards” --- Now, she is demanding that someone be held accountable for appears to be happening inside the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center. --- WMC Action News 5 --- September 16, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/2GkUma

97.   “Evicted and Helpless: Disabled Residents to Be Forced Out of State Supported Living Center” --- ... and possibly life-threatening alterations to this severely handicapped individual's services over the objections of the plaintiff and co-guardian. --- Austin Chronicle --- September 19, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/EOmHyZ

98.   “Center Dad Says Their Needs to be More Special Need Resources in East Texas” --- Saturday afternoon community leaders, educators and advocates came together to host a special needs health fair in Lufkin. Five-year-old Jade ... --- KTRE --- September 13, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/SxizQJ

99.   “School Board Adopts Resolutions Drawing Attention to Bullying Prevention, Disability Awareness” --- October will be recognized in Williamsburg-James City Schools as both "Bullying Prevention Month" and "Disability History and ... --- Virginia Gazette --- September 16, 2014  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/hHtMCO

100.   “Report Warns Against Cutting More Acute Care Beds at Mental Health Complex” --- It will shutter Rehab Central, the 72-bed skilled nursing facility for psychiatric patients, by the end of 2015. Today's report focuses specifically on what ... --- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel --- September 16, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/6HPPQx

101.   “Proposed Cuts to Mental Health, Developmentally Disabled Adults Opposed at County Forum” --- He cited an incident the first week into his tenure, when two Madison police officers fatally shot a mentally ill man in an East Side apartment in May ... --- Madison.com --- September 12, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/pReCYy

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

102.   “Mother of Drowning Victim Gene Ferguson Wants New Law after Autistic Son's Death” --- Born on September 11th, a local family remembered their son who drowned in a lake just feet from their home this summer. --- KSHB --- September 11, 2014  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/XtWFRI

103.   “NJ Panel Approves Tougher Inspection, Investigation Requirements to Protect Disabled People” ---  With a surge of developmental disabled residents moving into community homes, an Assembly panel has approved a bill that will ... --- NJ.com --- September 12, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/pTBuTa

104.   “New Law Will Help Police Track Missing Vulnerable Adults” --- "With an aging population and a growing need for comprehensive information on these missing vulnerable adults, I am pleased the Assembly and ... --- Legislative Gazette --- September 15, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/FuTqB4

International Articles

105.   “Elderly and Disabled under Increasing Threat of Abuse in Homes, Says Public Advocate” --- Ms Pearce and volunteer community visitors called for an inquiry into group homes and full public reporting of all incidents and allegations of abuse ... --- The Age --- September 18, 2014  (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/KXYz2A

106.   “Man Charged over Alleged Sex Assault of Intellectually Disabled Men” --- A man has been charged over alleged sexual offences against three intellectually disabled men over the past three years. NSW Police arrested a ... --- Sydney Morning Herald --- September 17, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/ysE1bv

107.   “WA Courts 'Need More Options' for Cases Involving Mentally Impaired People” --- There have been renewed calls for Western Australia to follow other states and provide courts with more options when dealing with mentally impaired ... --- ABC Online --- September 17, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/Na6Wup

108.   “Case of Indigenous Man's Indefinite Jailing Without Trial Sparks Reform Push” --- … without trial after being imprisoned as a teenager, in what disability advocates have labelled an “extraordinary” violation of human rights. --- The Guardian --- September 16, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/edMbrb

109.   “Autism Sets Back Families $35,000 a Year, WA Study Finds” --- Families of children with autism are facing tens of thousands of dollars in costs and lost income, a Western Australian researcher has found. The study ... --- ABC Online --- September 14, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/PONgvU

110.   “Mentally Ill Victorians Could be Cut Off from Vital Services” --- Up to 10,000 mentally ill Victorians could be cut off from vital health services because they do not meet tough eligibility guidelines for the national ... --- The Age --- September 10, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/XXQ3Yl

111.   “Increase in Suicides after Media Coverage of Tasmanian Teen's Death, Mental Health Council Reports” --- The Mental Health Council strongly supports anti-bullying initiatives but said there was no evidence of a link between suicide and bullying. --- The West Australian --- September 8, 2014  (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/LTV5hJ

112.   “Strapped In and Locked Up: Shocking Photos Reveal How Autistic Children are Treated in Australian ...” --- A mother has revealed shocking photographs of her autistic twin boys being strapped in and restrained at a specialist school run by a principal with ... --- Daily Mail --- September 8, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/rM3BrD

113.   “$120k Pilot Project to Tackle Vancouver's Mental Health Crisis” --- The police department consults with the health authority regularly, which also coordinates on-the-ground services that deal directly with the mentally ill ... --- Vancouver Sun --- September 17, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/gAUhzA

114.   “Lawsuit Claims Abuse at Saskatchewan Schools for Intellectually Disabled” --- The schools were designed to train the intellectually disabled for jobs but also provided long-term care. "They were disadvantaged and, as a result of ... --- Coast Reporter --- September 11, 2014  (CANADA) http://is.gd/kII1XO 

115.   “Discrimination in School System Against Special Needs Students being Investigated” --- “It is essential that each student with special needs can get the services they are entitled to and evolve in an environment free from discrimination,” ... --- Montreal Gazette --- September 10, 2014  (CANADA) http://is.gd/9q9697   

116.   “More Needs to Be Done for Alberta's Special Needs Students: Report” --- The Alberta Teachers' Association says inclusion of special needs students in the classroom requires a cultural shift - one the province ... --- Sun News Network --- September 10, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/NQOgt0

117.   “Group Calls for Human Rights Investigation into Voting in Hamilton” --- A Hamilton group that advocates for people with disabilities wants federal and provincial human rights commissions to investigate transportation ... --- CBC.ca --- September 10, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/snpgDC

118.   “Psychiatric Nurse Faces Jail after Being Found Guilty of Fondling Mental Patient at Ward” --- A psychiatric nurse has been warned he faces jail after he was found guilty of fondling a female mental patient on the ward where she was being ... --- Exeter Express and Echo --- September 17, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/7gqXon

119.   “Rochdale Paedophile Bus Driver's Jail Sentence Increased for Grooming Autistic Boy” --- A paedophile bus driver who groomed an autistic teenager before swapping explicit pictures with him over Facebook has had his 'too soft' jail term ... --- Manchester Evening News --- September 11, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/ZJI8HG

120.   “School Teacher Held for Molesting Mentally Challenged Girl” --- In his complaint, Majid Mohammed said his niece was mentally challenged and used to attend class 7 for disabled students in the school. --- Hindustan Times --- September 12, 2014  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/nXnh5R

121.   “Mum Accused of Sex Offences against Disabled Woman 'Living in Terror' ” --- A Northern Ireland mother accused of sexual offences against a captive mentally disabled woman has been left in "psychological terror" because of ... --- Belfast Telegraph --- September 11, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/TczshP

122.   “UN Scrutiny for Treatment of Disabled” --- In 2008, New Zealand ratified the United Nations convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, a human rights convention that seeks to protect ... --- Radio New Zealand --- September 15, 2014  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/xWvkfa

123.   “NGO Slams Treatment of Disabled Children in Russian Orphanages” --- Nearly 30 percent of Russian children with disabilities live in state-run orphanages, though most of them have at least one living parent, as whenever ... --- The Moscow Times --- September 16, 2014  (RUSSIA)  http://is.gd/vVNpVR

124.   “Singaporean Mother Charged with Killing Autistic 7-year-old Son” --- A Singaporean woman was charged Monday with the murder of her autistic seven-year-old son who was found at the foot of their high-rise public ... --- MSN Philippines News --- September 15, 2014  (SINGAPORE) http://is.gd/isLENo


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