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News Summary for December 1, 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.   “Girl with Low IQ May Suffer Less After Sex Assault, Says LAUSD Expert” --- At trial, Ring asked Katz what he meant when he had testified that the girl's mental disability "acts as a protective factor." According to the court ... --- 89.3 KPCC --- November 24, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/fbbtQc

2.   “Ex-Group Home Employees Sentenced in Abuse Case” --- Rivera said Jones was the leader of the employees who engaged in misconduct and recorded staff members abusing residents, the warrant states. --- Hartford Courant --- November 26, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/lB1I8m

3.   “Teacher to Return to Arizona on Sex Charges” --- A special education teacher who recently began working in a Hawaii public school will be extradited to Arizona where she's accused of having sex ... --- Honolulu Star-Advertiser --- November 20, 2014  (HAWAII)  http://is.gd/MkONOK

4.   “State Placed Disabled Children with Untrained Nurses” --- The disabled foster children removed from a troubled Laurel-area group home this summer were placed by Maryland regulators in facilities where ... --- Baltimore Sun --- November 29, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/lxKjVM

5.   “Lawmakers Question Probe into Boy's Death at Maryland Group Home” --- Health and social services regulators have been criticized for their oversight of LifeLine, which won state contracts to care for disabled children despite ... --- Baltimore Sun --- November 21, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/OEoY8K

6.   “Rape of Resident Reported at Montana Developmental Center in Boulder” --- Disability Rights Montana says a report by the Montana Department of Justice also outlines a botched response to the November 3 incident. --- KRTV Great Falls News --- November 25, 2014  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/k7plnZ

7.   “Mom Accused of Using Medical Treatment to Abuse Son” --- Duke wore leg braces and enrolled in a special-needs school. Before the nightmare ended, records show, Duke was on 15 medications, including an ... --- WFAA --- November 21, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/WL5pYc

8.   “Corinth Police Find Disabled Being Neglected and Abused in Private Residence” --- Police say a Corinth man has been arrested after abusing, restraining and neglecting three disabled individuals in his home. --- NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth --- November 21, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/F2zYjS

9.   “Former Casper Police Worker Faces Sexual Assault Allegations” --- Authorities have charged James "Jim" Holscher, 47, with second-degree sexual assault and exploitation of a vulnerable adult. He appeared Monday ... --- Casper Star-Tribune Online --- November 24, 2014  (WYOMING)  http://is.gd/2XvEFh


10.   “Disabled Man Badly Beaten; 3 Suspects Held Without Bail” --- A disabled man was severely beaten in Yuba City on Saturday in what police suspect might have been a gang-motivated attack. --- Appeal-Democrat --- November 25, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/prJ0ZN

11.   “Ex-Santee Care Home Worker Accused of Injuring a Developmentally Disabled Man Faces Judge” --- A man entrusted with caring for those with disabilities faced a judge Monday on charges he injured a developmentally disabled man. --- 10News --- November 24, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/Sk3l2v

12.   “LA County Will Redesign Jails for Disabled Inmates after Lawsuit” --- Six years after a lawsuit alleged horrific conditions for inmates in wheelchairs, Los Angeles County officials have agreed to wide-ranging changes to ... --- Los Angeles Times --- November 21, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/lB2dkQ

13.   “San Mateo Man Arrested After Allegedly Hitting 3 Special Needs Students, Teacher While Driving ...” ---  A San Mateo man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of swerving on to the sidewalk while driving under the influence and ... --- CBS Local --- November 20, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/964twu

14.   “Man Allegedly Steals $55,000 from Legally Blind Woman” --- The Elbert County Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Spencer Olguin conned an at-risk, legally blind woman out of tens of thousands of dollars, using his ... --- KKTV 11 News --- November 22, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/Fn8wdk

15.   “Tampa Homeless Program Uses Unpaid, Destitute Residents as Steady Labor Force, Revenue Source” ---  While claiming to provide counseling, New Beginnings employs no one clinically trained to work with addicts or the mentally ill. One minister cited his ... --- Tampabay.com --- November 29, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/rEOtQZ

16.   “Disabled Man Says Woman Stole Donations” --- NBC 6's Willard Shepard has the story of a disabled man who said a woman who set up a website to raise money for a new van for him allegedly ... --- NBC 6 South Florida --- November 24, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/pTUoKz

17.   “Dozens File Suit Against Disney Claiming Park Discriminates Against the Disabled” --- It comes after an initial lawsuit was filed that says Disney treats the disabled horribly, when it used to give them preferential treatment. --- WFTV Orlando --- November 20, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/EyXaPp

18.   “Supporters Say Man Framed His Deaf Brother for 1981 Murder; Third Brother Says Both Are Guilty” ---  Advocates for a deaf man serving a life sentence for murder say he was framed by his brother who is also serving time in ... --- Greenfield Daily Reporter --- November 19, 2014  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/Vld1ce

19.   “Police: Woman Tricked Disabled Brother in Bank Scheme” --- Police said a mentally disabled man was taken advantage of by his sister, who convinced him to use his bank account to cash a ... --- The Daily News of Newburyport --- November 24, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/4T7lyQ

20.   “Boston Public School Paraprofessional Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Autistic Girl” --- A paraprofessional at Roxbury's Higginson/Lewis School was arrested Friday after another employee there said they observed him ... --- Boston.com --- November 21, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/FwI6Ov 

21.   “Medication Flub is Latest Setback for State Mental Hospital” --- Many are antipsychotic drugs necessary to reduce depressive or aggressive thoughts, and to help prevent mentally ill patients from harming ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- November 21, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/pbJudW

22.   “State Mental Hospital Faulted After 3 Patients Failed to Get Medications” --- The Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter failed to provide required medications for three mentally ill patients, including one patient with H.I.V., ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- November 20, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/VGMc4u

23.   “Man Arrested for Leaving Disabled Daughter Alone to Go Shop” --- A man was arrested in Woodbury, Wash., Friday morning for leaving his 4-year-old son and his 11-year-old disabled daughter alone in a hotel. --- New York Daily News --- November 28, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/1DNcxG

24.   “2 Men Accused of Exploiting Elderly Nokomis Woman” --- Rocco and Timothy Carpenter are each charged with exploitation of an elderly or disabled adult. They are being held at the Sarasota County jail on ... --- Sarasota Herald-Tribune --- November 26, 2014   (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/w05JRW

25.   “Couple Faces Less Serious Charge in Death of Disabled Girl” --- A New York City special education teacher and her husband now face only a misdemeanor charge each in the 2012 death of her ... --- The Journal News | LoHud.com --- November 26, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/2XHkL1

26.   “Dead Cockroach Found in Disabled Boy's Breathing Tube, Akron Parents Charged with Child ...” ---  Dead cockroach found in disabled boy's breathing tube, Akron parents charged with child endangering. Akron police. --- cleveland.com --- November 26, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/8sLWhR

27.   “Three Sentenced for Fake Ice-bucket Challenge Attack on Autistic Boy” --- Three Ohio teenagers who admitted to pouring a bucket containing urine, cigarette butts and spit over the head of an autistic ... --- Jamestown Sun --- November 24, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/fS5kx5

28.   “Ohio Parents Get 10 Years for Disabled Man's Death” --- The father and stepmother who neglected a disabled Ohio man until he died weighing less than 100 pounds pleaded guilty to ... --- Bucyrus Telegraph Forum --- November 19, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/4KneEG

29.   “Grand Lake Attorney Faces Theft Charges” --- A Grand Lake attorney has been charged in Missouri with stealing money from a handicapped man's guardianship trust account. --- Four States Homepage --- November 26, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/athDt3

30.   “North Providence Nonprofit to Pay Disabled Workers $300,000 as Part of Labor Dept. Settlement” --- A North Providence nonprofit that employs people with disabilities and pays them below the minimum wage has agreed to pay ... --- The Providence Journal --- November 26, 2014  (RHODE ISLAND) http://is.gd/ChDVLS

31.   “Caretaker Indicted, Accused of Abusing Dependent Adult” --- Godbout was charged with two counts of abuse, neglect or exploitation of a dependent adult. He was booked in the Green County Detention Center ... --- WKRN --- November 20, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/qhG3QX

32.   “AISD Bus Monitor Accused of Abusing Autistic Child” --- "I thank God every day because he's a special kid," said their father Luis ... Fontanez used to work as a driver on the special needs bus and says he ... --- KVUE --- November 26, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/62PQj9

33.   “Evangelist Sued by Disabled Woman Who Claims He Tricked Her Out of Settlement Money” ---  According to a report by the Courthouse News Service, Marilyn Rupard's lawsuit against John David Crow, filed in Brazoria County earlier this month, ... --- Houston Press --- November 26, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/raHF9H

34.   “Two Employees at Austin's Kocurek Elementary Accused of Abuse” --- The father of a special-education student at Kocurek Elementary School says a former school bus monitor taped his 6-year-old son's mouth shut and ... --- Austin American-Statesman --- November 25, 2014  (TEXAS) http://is.gd/7XHEtO

35.   “Numerous Citations Issued against Home for Disabled” --- Federal regulators have cited a state-run home for people with disabilities for a long list of violations, including strapping residents to ... --- The Columbian --- November 25, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/M4g13e

36.   “Eastern High School Teacher's Aide Charged with Sex Abuse of Special Needs Student” --- She's in special education and there are a number of things she deals with psychologically. I'm not sleeping right now myself because I am scared ... --- MyFox Washington DC --- November 26, 2014  (WASHINGTON, D.C.)  http://is.gd/brIteQ

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37.   “Bessemer Citizens Criticize Police for Shooting Schizophrenic Man” --- Wilson's mother, Betty Moore, says that her son was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2001. She said that police knew her son, and knew ... --- WIAT 42 --- November 24, 2014  (ALABAMA)  http://is.gd/nKIPud

38.   “Americans with Disabilities Act Lawsuits against Businesses on the Upswing in Alabama” --- "The Americans with Disabilities Act has the noble purpose of providing those with disabilities access to places of public accommodation such as ... --- AL.com --- November 23, 2014  (ALABAMA)  http://is.gd/2BWVon

39.   “Region 8 Investigates: No Help for the Mentally Ill” --- "In law enforcement, we talk about jails have become a dumping ground almost for the mentally ill," Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd said. --- KAIT --- November 20, 2014  (ARKANSAS)  http://is.gd/JNWeud

40.   “Tackling Colorado's Mental Health Care Crisis” --- However, the state can finally begin spending the $20 million to overhaul the state's psychiatric services — money that was held up in court over ... --- The Denver Post --- November 29, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/dOreyK

41.   “Special Report: A Broken Mental Health System” --- Each year in Colorado, about 260,000 adults and children need treatment for the most severe mental illnesses — schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, ... --- The Denver Post --- November 24, 2014 (COLORADO) http://is.gd/r5Df4K 

42.   “Florida is Home to Nearly 300K Uninsured Young Adults, Group Reports” --- But adults must be both poor and either have minor children or be blind or disabled. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ... --- MiamiHerald.com --- November 21, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/oIoTEf

43.   “Are NOLA Schools Failing Students with Disabilities?” --- In New Orleans, schools have long struggled to provide for students with physical, emotional and mental disabilities. Even before Hurricane Katrina, ... --- NPR --- November 20, 2014  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/2bp2OA

44.   “Maine Settles Lawsuit to Clear Waitlists for Adults with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities” --- Hundreds of adults with autism or other developmental disabilities will receive housing assistance and other services due to ... --- Bangor Daily News --- November 25, 2014  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/oOsXdC

45.   “Mom Struggles to Provide for Son with Asperger” --- Henry is a 14-year-old boy who suffers from Asperger syndrome in addition to ADHD. Even though he tries to fit in, he finds it hard to interact with other ... --- The Star Democrat --- November 23, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/KKWgWw

46.   “Massachusetts School Denies Boy His Service Dog” --- Ericha is supported by the Americans With Disabilities Act, which claims that "state and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations ... --- Philly.com --- November 28, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/2renqP

47.   “Massachusetts Board to Discuss Student Restraint” --- The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has scheduled a pair of meetings this week. --- SFGate --- November 23, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/NNuLNh

48.   “Woman Accused of Embezzling from Jacobetti Resident Arraigned” --- Between January 8, 2010 and February 20 2014, Kreft allegedly took more than $100,000 from a vulnerable adult residing at the D.J. Jacobetti Home ... --- UpperMichigansSource.com --- November 26, 2014  (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/zGV9jK

49.   “Mississippi Death Row Inmate: Sentence Should Be Overturned Because of Mental Illness” --- A Mississippi inmate is citing a decision in a Florida case to support arguments that he is mentally disabled and his death sentence should ... --- SunHerald.com --- November 28, 2014  (MISSISSIPPI)  http://is.gd/WVEEVK

50.   “Police Look for Suspects Who Stole Purse from Woman with a Disability” --- She was in a motorized scooter because of a disability she's had since birth. "They knew I couldn't get up and run after them or anything," Kinne said. --- KCTV5 KCTV Kansas City --- November 20, 2014   (MISSOURI) http://is.gd/QVXa7I

51.   “Group: Montana Developmental Center Botched Rape Report” --- The Montana Developmental Center, a state-run institution, cares for individuals with developmental disabilities in modern housing units. --- The Missoulian --- November 26, 2014  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/vU0Jm3

52.   “MDC Aide Denies Assaulting Disabled Resident” --- Disability Rights Montana says similar allegations are commonplace at MDC. In less than a year, 16 instances of physical abuse have been ... --- Helena Independent Record --- November 26, 2014  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/x2TDR5

53.   “City Woman Sentenced for Stealing from Blind Man” --- Defendant Mallory Smith was sentenced to 45 days in jail for her role in duping a blind man into thinking they were acquainted before she and an ... --- Columbus Telegram --- November 29, 2014  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/Jfbr0W

54.   “Grand Lake Attorney Charged in Missouri with Stealing from Handicapped Man” --- ... of theft and perjury charges has been charged in Missouri with stealing money from a guardianship trust account of a handicapped adult man. --- Tulsa World --- November 26, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/cqQYHu

55.   “Mentally Ill Inmates Need More Help, Experts Warn State Legislative Panel” --- In Nebraska, the Douglas County Jail holds the most mentally ill people, and the nation's three largest facilities for holding the mentally ill are county ... --- Omaha World-Herald --- November 26, 2014  (NEBRASKA) http://is.gd/kQw9Jg

56.   “Audit: Discharged Mentally Ill NYC Inmates Should Be Getting More Mandated Follow-up Care” ---  An audit has found officials could do a better job of following-up with seriously mentally ill inmates leaving New York City jails. --- Daily Journal --- November 21, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/OgMN9I

57.   “Cleveland Police Defer Questions about Training in Death of Mentally Ill Woman” --- … 13 about two hours after she lost consciousness in the hands of police officers called for a non-violent mentally ill woman trying to leave her family's ... --- cleveland.com --- November 21, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/wvRRtW

58.   “Mental Illness a Monumental Prison Problem” --- As a result, tens of thousands of mentally ill Americans aren't even diagnosed until they land in prison for actions they took while in the midst of a ... --- Philly.com --- November 24, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/ysjkfo

59.   “Teachers, Employees Question Leadership at TN School for the Blind” --- Nash is legally blind and still managed to graduate from University of North Alabama. She always wanted to work at the Tennessee School for the ... --- WSMV Nashville --- November 21, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/28EGkQ

60.   “Texas to Execute Man Who Lawyers Say is Delusional” --- They believe his case should again raise questions over the legality of executing the mentally ill: an issue the U.S. Supreme Court has previously ... --- SunHerald.com --- November 29, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/jDrl77

61.   “The Massive Failures of Justice That Will Allow Texas to Put a Mentally Ill Man to Death” --- Attorneys for Scott Panetti have asked Texas Gov. Rick Perry to stop Panetti's execution. Above, Perry speaks at ... --- Slate Magazine --- November 19, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/5SlFIV

62.   “Some Vermonters Question the Benefits of Mainstreaming Deaf Students” --- Evelyn Dixon and Zach Sherman with their sons, Kalvin (left) and Paxton (center). Paxton's parents believe he'd benefit from a deaf school. --- Vermont Public Radio --- November 24, 2014  (VERMONT)  http://is.gd/c2VlYp

63.   “Failing to Provide Evaluations to Mentally Ill Defendants is Growing Costly for Washington” ---  Corrections Deputy Kent Wales looks in on inmates in the psychiatric unit of the Pierce County Jail in Tacoma. --- OregonLive.com --- November 23, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/SoP7x1

64.   “Lawsuit: Open Enrollment Program Unfairly Affects Special Needs Students” --- Students with disabilities do not have equal access to Wisconsin's open enrollment program, violating federal disability and equal ... --- Journal Times --- November 19, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/thfkRg

65.   “Debate Persists over Diagnosing Mental Health Disorders, Long After 'Sybil' ” --- Alters, psychiatrists call them, short for alternates. As a mass-market book published in 1973, “Sybil” sold in the millions. Tens of millions watched a ... --- New York Times --- November 23, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/JyDYK8

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

66.   “Bill on Autistic Placements is on Governor's Desk” --- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has until Friday to sign or a veto a bill that would let parents appeal decisions to bring adult autistic children back to New York ... --- Albany Times Union --- November 20, 2014  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/WDaaH6 

67.   “Justices to Decide Rights of Disabled During Arrests” --- The Supreme Court will decide whether police need to take a person's mental disability into consideration when making arrests. --- USA TODAY --- November 25, 2014  (WASHINGTON, D.C.)  http://is.gd/cdHDU5

International Articles

68.   “Disabled Abuse Report Sparks Local Policy Review” --- CEO Steve Jaques says this week's Four Corners report highlighted very disturbing abuse and neglect of people with a disability in Victoria. --- ABC Online --- November 28, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/FooAix

69.   “Yooralla Chief Executive Sanjib Roy Quits After Damning Revelations of Sexual Abuse in Disability Services Provider” ---Yooralla chief executive Sanjib Roy has quit in the wake of damning revelations of sexual abuse inside Victoria's ... --- The Age --- November 24, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/CGnkVV

70.   “Campaign to Stop Jailing Mentally Ill Without Conviction Grows” --- The Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign estimates more than a hundred people are in that predicament around the country and about half of them ... --- ABC Online --- November 21, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/rOtPvF

71.   “Experts Warn of 'Psychiatric Emergency' for Hundreds of Australian Women with Post-natal Psychosis” --- He said when women developed postpartum psychosis it was a psychiatric emergency and women needed to be admitted to a proper facility. --- ABC Online --- November 20, 2014  (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/WDaaH6

72.   “Taylor Robinson, Vancouver Cop, Gets 6-Day Suspension for Pushing Disabled Woman” --- A rookie Vancouver police officer captured on video pushing a disabled woman to the ground has been handed a six-day suspension ... --- Huffington Post Canada --- November 28, 2014  (CANADA) http://is.gd/gVnhUq 

73.   “Former Patient Sexually Assaulted at Winnipeg Hospital” --- A former psychiatric patient who was sexually assaulted by a ward clerk at a Winnipeg hospital shared her story for the first time Thursday. The mother ... --- CBC.ca --- November 27, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/O575Ox

74.   “Death of Mentally Ill Man Led to Reform, but Advocates Fear Progress Stalled” --- This is an undated family handout photo of Howard Hyde. Seven years after Howard Hyde's heart stopped as guards pinned him on a jail floor, ... --- News1130 --- November 27, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/ZpGOhM

75.   “Edmonton Man Admits to Fatally Stabbing Handicapped Half-brother” --- An Edmonton man owned up in court Monday to drunkenly stabbing to death his handicapped half-brother in an apparent fight over a woman. --- Edmonton Sun --- November 24, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/JLFypF

76.   “Mentally Ill Dad's 2-year Wait in Hospital for Long-term Care Unacceptable, Daughter Tells Province” --- The 63-year-old man has schizophrenia and needs to be in a facility with a locked unit. Gilfoy, who has been told her father could be waiting up to ... --- CBC.ca --- November 24, 2014  (CANADA) http://is.gd/D0QzKD

77.   “Group Home Counsellor Gets Sentence for Assault...” --- The 54-year-old Huntsville woman who was found guilty of one of four assault charges in early September has received a suspended ... --- muskokaregion.com --- November 21, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/a8fHS1

78.   “Mother Still Seeks Help for Jailed Mentally Ill Son” --- A month after she protested outside the Dartmouth jail, Tanya Crawley says her mentally ill son is still being kept in isolation and not receiving the ... --- TheChronicleHerald.ca --- November 19, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/8c2JrC

79.   “Mentally Ill Teenager Held for Days in Police Cells” --- A teenage girl with mental health problems has been in police cells since Thursday evening because no care beds are available, a senior officer has ... --- BBC News --- November 29, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/5vL9H0

80.   “Parents of Autistic Boy to Sue Hospital over His Death” --- The parents of a four-year-old autistic boy who died two days after being discharged from a Nottingham hospital without being given a blood test are ... --- ITV News --- November 26, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/g1cSWF

81.   “Shepton Mallet Swimming Instructor Who Raped a Disabled Schoolgirl Loses Appeal” --- A Shepton Mallet man who raped and sexually abused a schoolgirl with learning difficulties has failed in an Appeal Court bid to clear his name. --- Shepton Mallet Journal --- November 22, 2014  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/zuwI69

82.   “Appeal Refused for Wood Green Sex Attacker Who Assaulted Disabled Woman in Her Own Home” ---  A Wood Green sex attacker who subjected a disabled woman to a horrifying ordeal in her own home can have no complaint  ... --- Tottenham & Wood Green Journal --- November 19, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/tZHuAN

83.   “Greece Perfects Way to Take Care of Autistic Children” --- After perfecting their economic model, Greece has revolutioned the way a country takes care of its handicapped children. A BBC reporter was stunned ... --- MINA --- November 20, 2014  (GREECE)  http://is.gd/d3NRdw

84.   “Thane: Youth Arrested for Raping a Disabled Girl” --- A 22 years old youth was arrested by the police on the charge of raping a disabled girl at Ambarnath in the district. --- IBNLive --- November 29, 2014  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/d1czk1

85.   “Dublin Play Highlights Legal Problems for People with Intellectual Disabilities” --- Down Syndrome Ireland, Inclusion Ireland and Galway production company Blue Teapot are bringing the play to Dublin's Liberty Hall Theatre on ... --- Newstalk 106-108 fm --- November 24, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/bLjG0l

86.   “Mental Health Nursing Cuts Slammed” --- A large drop in the number of mental health nurses and shortages in ... of the mental health charity Sane, said "… ever more resources for mentally-ill ... --- Belfast Telegraph --- November 23, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/zxqxWJ

87.   “Northern Ireland Health Survey: 'Possible Psychiatric Disorder' Rate at 19%” --- The Department of Health survey, published on Thursday, also suggests 19% of respondents showed signs of a "possible psychiatric disorder". --- BBC News --- November 20, 2014 (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/wZHOpn

88.   “2,266 Disabled People Were Abused in Japan in Fiscal 2013, Ministry Says” --- A total of 2,266 disabled people in Japan were reportedly abused by family members or care workers in the year leading up to last March, the Ministry ... --- The Japan Times --- November 24, 2014  (JAPAN)  http://is.gd/Sk3l2v

89.   “End Hate Crimes Against People with Disabilities” --- During Anti-Bullying Week (17-21 November), Enable Scotland has been unveiling a forceful and bold campaign to confront head-on the use of aggressive, spiteful … --- Scotsman --- November 25, 2014  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/O3BlEu

90.   “Vietnam Pledges to Promote Rights of Disabled People” --- Vietnam has pledged to work harder to fully realise the rights of disabled people as enshrined in its constitution, ... --- Bernama --- November 28, 2014  (VIETNAM)  http://is.gd/ZElkfN










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