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News Summary for January 19, 2015
Prepared by Anne M. Kincaid

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 an interest.

Dr. Nora's Top Articles:

1.   “$3M Settlement in Case of Mentally Ill Colorado Inmate Who Died After Guards Ignored Seizures” ---  The Colorado Department of Corrections has reached a $3 million settlement with the family of a mentally ill inmate who died after guards ... --- Daily Journal --- December 18, 2014  (COLORADO) http://is.gd/XABI3d

2.   “Brunswick Woman to Serve 12 Years in Prison for Recruiting Mentally Disabled Man to Try to Kill Her Husband” --- A woman who persuaded a mentally disabled man to try to kill her husband will serve 12 years in prison, two more years than her ... --- Florida Times-Union --- December 16, 2014  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/QNBSX0

3.   “After Inmate Deaths, Department of Justice to Probe Florida Prison System” --- “Right then, we all said they killed that girl. ... Disability Rights Florida sues, saying inmates with mental illness have been tortured and abused for ... --- MiamiHerald.com --- December 13, 2014  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/TzjTdE

4.   “Rupert Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Vulnerable Adult” --- Prosecutors are recommending an eight year sentence for a Rupert man who pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult. --- Twin Falls Times-News --- December 20, 2014  (IDAHO)  http://is.gd/qlUCGM

5.   “School Punishes Blind Child by Replacing Cane with Pool Noodle” --- The parents of a Missouri eight-year-old boy are outraged after they say their blind son's cane was taken away and replaced ... --- WGN-TV --- December 17, 2014  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/JVr9uE

6.   “NY Investigators Cite Hundreds of Disabled Abuse Cases” --- The new agency responsible for protecting disabled New Yorkers in state care reports 571 cases of abuse or neglect confirmed ... --- Washington Times --- December 23, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/PUobk7

7.   “York County Settles $40K Lawsuit in 'Retard Olympics' Case” --- York County will settle a lawsuit with a former county prison inmate who was allegedly pressured by guards into fighting another inmate and to do ... --- York Dispatch --- December 26, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/8lmIFq

8.   “Lewisville Special Education Aide Accused of Having Sex with Student” --- A special education aide has admitted to a detective that she had sex with a student on several occasions in the last couple of months, police said ... --- Fort Worth Star Telegram --- December 23, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/O0hr4G

9.   “Man Convicted of Stealing $360K from Disabled Son” --- A former Appleton man pleaded no-contest Monday to stealing more than $360,000 from his disabled son's trust fund over a three-year ... --- Appleton Post Crescent --- January 5, 2015  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/Mi3FwE

10.   “Richard Bernstein Sworn in as Michigan's First Blind Supreme Court Justice” --- The 41-year-old disability rights attorney and Birmingham resident said he's spent six weeks catching up on the 10 cases scheduled for oral ... --- The Macomb Daily --- January 1, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/rxMEYn

11.   “Report: Students with Disabilities Suspended More Frequently than Peers” --- Jay Diaz, staff attorney for Vermont Legal Aid's disability law project, said the report looked at students on individualized education plans. --- Vermont Public Radio --- January 6, 2015  (VERMONT)  http://is.gd/k5Q2Ik

12.   “4 Charged in Romney with Failing to Report Abuse at Center” --- Four people face misdemeanor charges stemming from an investigation of abuse allegations at a center for developmentally ... --- Beckley Register-Herald --- December 16, 2014  (WYOMING)  http://is.gd/eKZbSt

13.   “Bill Seeks Payment to Autistic Woman” --- A severely retarded woman, raped and impregnated in a state-supervised Orlando group home 12 years ago, would get $950,000 from state ... --- Orlando Sentinel --- December 19, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/3SQ3K3

14.  “ 'A Living Hell' for Disabled Slaves on South Korean Islands” --- Far from the glittering capital of Seoul, they were now hunted men on this remote island where enslaving disabled salt farm workers is an open secret. --- Jackson Hole News&Guide --- January 3, 2015  (SOUTH KOREA)  http://is.gd/VT4kEt


15.   “Pelham Police, City Officials Respond to Report of Police Officers Mocking Disabled Children” --- Pelham police officials have launched an investigation into allegations of insensitivity by police officers who reportedly mocked disabled children ... --- AL.com --- December 31, 2014  (ALABAMA) http://is.gd/1wWJie

16.   “Man Found Guilty of Stealing from Group Home” --- A 30-year-old Horicon man was found guilty Monday of theft after taking more than $1,500 from developmentally disabled residents at ... --- Beaver Dam Daily Citizen --- January 5, 2015  (ALASKA)  http://is.gd/h3V5aq

17.   “Police: Thief Stole Jewelry Gift from Disabled Man” --- The Juneau Police Department is asking for help finding the "Grinch who stole Christmas, or at least stole Christmas gifts." --- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner --- December 27, 2014  (ALASKA)  http://is.gd/8pCoQ8

18.   “Slain Arizona Special-needs Teen Just Wanted to 'Be Normal,' Her Father Says” --- A special-needs 15-year-old student allegedly killed by her boyfriend in Arizona just wanted to "be normal," her father said. The body of Leah Costa ... --- New York Daily News --- January 5, 2015  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/MiKuCl

19.   “Family Sues Pima County over Autistic Son's Arrest” --- The parents of an 18-year-old man with autism say Pima County Sheriff's deputies used excessive force arresting their son. --- KPHO Phoenix --- December 25, 2014  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/GP7ldK

20.   “Report: Disability Rights Arkansas Recommends Closure of Booneville Facility” --- Disability Rights Arkansas has issued a report recommending the closure of the Booneville Human Development Center. --- 5newsonline.com --- January 5, 2015  (ARKANSAS)  http://is.gd/SpC1Es

21.   “Suit Alleges Sexual Assaults at State Deaf School” --- Description: The campus is one of two state special schools for deaf and ... Details: Special education students can start as young as preschool and ... --- Press-Enterprise --- December 24, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/ry4UYF

22.   “New Policy at San Dieguito Union School District after Complaint Filed by Deaf Student” --- Gianna Heaviland is completely deaf in her left ear, while hearing in her ... "Not only deaf and hard of hearing but vision-impaired, speech-impaired ... --- 10News --- December 24, 2014  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/Dy1xCR

23.   “Family Files Lawsuit Against City in Son's Death” --- The family of a mentally ill Chico man who died in a struggle with Redding Police has filed a wrongful death suit against the city ... --- Record-Searchlight --- December 19, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/YgA6Hr

24.   “Bridgeport Schools Probe Death of 1st-grade Special Needs Student after Arrival at School” ---  Bridgeport school officials are investigating the death of a 6-year-old first-grade student. The Connecticut Post reports ... --- The Republic --- December 23, 2014  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/7YoMgm

25.   “Homeless Man Arrested for Raping Mentally Ill Woman in Miami Beach Alley: Police” --- Bobby Lee Bryant, 54, (left) and Derrick Barnes, 52, (right) were arrested after police say a homeless woman was sexually assaulted in an alley. --- NBC 6 South Florida --- December 17, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/3qHDvT

26.   “Mentally Ill Residents of Group Home Lived with Rat Droppings, Inoperable Toilets, Padlocked Rooms” --- Atakelte Admasu, the owner of the group home at 1346 Agnes St., was charged on Nov. 26 with false imprisonment and negligence of disabled adults. --- Florida Times-Union --- December 13, 2014  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/R3u5nt 

27.   “Social Services Provider to Pay $309K to Settle Bias Claim of Worker with MS” --- An Illinois nonprofit social services provider has agreed to pay $309,000 to a former employee who suffers from multiple sclerosis to settle U.S. Equal ... --- Business Insurance --- January 6, 2015  (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/tYpRHy

28.   “Illinois Doctor Suspended for Sexual Misconduct” --- Illinois regulators have disciplined a Springfield psychiatrist for alleged sexual misconduct with a female patient. --- fox2now.com --- January 3, 2015  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/aasJp3

29.   “Child with Down Syndrome Walks Streets in 14-Degree Weather After Mother Slapped Her Face ...” ---  A 12-year-old girl with Down syndrome walked the freezing streets of the near west side Tuesday evening after her mother slapped her face, police ... --- Patch.com --- December 31, 2014  (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/8eWUZG

30.   “Naperville Doctor Known for Controversial Autism Treatment Disciplined” --- A Naperville doctor accused of using harmful alternative autism treatments that allegedly subjected two children to” unwarranted, dangerous ... --- Patch.com --- December 30, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/xmyJKt

31.   “District 189 Faces Lawsuit by Special Education Student Who Says She Was Raped” --- The mother of a special education student filed suit in federal court against East St. Louis School District 189 stating her daughter was removed from ... --- Belleville News Democrat --- December 27, 2014  (ILLINOIS) http://is.gd/C8u4Cx

32.   “4-year-old Clings to Life after Beating, Father Charged” --- Doctors say a special needs child who is just four years old has only a 30 percent chance of survival after his father ... --- WAVE 3 --- January 5, 2015  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/wCmKMs

33.   “Adoptive Families to Get Settlement Payments Soon” --- Nearly 2,000 Indiana families who adopted special needs children will soon receive shares of a $15.1 million settlement of ... --- Washington Times --- December 23, 2014  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/GU2uJ7

34.   “Police: Aide Said Disabled Patient Begged to Die” --- A Lawrence health care attendant who is charged in the killing of a man with cerebral palsy told authorities his patient wanted to die, ... --- Topeka Capital Journal --- December 23, 2014  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/lYCJ9o

35.   “Former Coach Arrested on Meth Charges” --- Officials with the Johnson County Schools said Baldwin was employed as a special education teacher at Central Elementary School. It is reported that ... --- Morehead News --- December 19, 2014  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/NQQjod

36.   “Grant Co. Deputies: Man Used Club to Beat Victims with Special Needs” --- Authorities locked down a school Wednesday in Grant County as deputies searched for a man accused of using a club to beat victims with special ... --- WTVQ --- December 17, 2014  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/yQlzQo

37.   “Man Assaults Grandmother, Special Needs Kids in Crittenden” --- The Grant County Sheriff's Department is trying to track down a man they say assaulted six people, including a ... --- WKRC TV Cincinnati --- December 17, 2014  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/M8ST2E

38.   “N.O. School Officials Near Settlement on Special Education Lawsuit” --- The parties involved in a class-action lawsuit over special education services in New Orleans are close to a settlement, according to new court filings, ... --- The New Orleans Advocate --- December 19, 2014  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/HRDsKJ

39.   “Charges Dropped against Rockville Parents Who Kept Autistic Twins Locked in Basement at Night” ---

Prosecutors say they've dropped abuse and false imprisonment charges against the parents of autistic twin men who ... --- WJLA --- December 23, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/xBrgWV

40.   “Hadley Police Identify Agawam Woman Who Allegedly Used Daughter with Down Syndrome in Larceny” --- Hadley police have identified Agawam women who allegedly used her disabled daughter for attempted theft at Target in November. --- MassLive.com --- January 2, 2015  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/iUftqe

41.   “Methuen Man, Haverhill Girlfriend Charged with Sexual Abuse of Disabled Woman, 25” --- Barr faces a charge of permitting assault and battery or injury on a person with a disability, according to court papers. The “alleged sexual exploitation ... --- The Daily News of Newburyport --- December 30, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/fCyqIz

42.   “Tentative Settlement Reached in Bridgewater Hospital Lawsuit” --- A judge has tentatively approved the settlement of a class action lawsuit aimed at improving the treatment of patients with mental illness at troubled ... --- Boston Globe --- December 30, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/V8ejDH

43.   “Melrose Store Accused of Scamming Disabled Customer Out of Lottery Winnings” --- A lottery official said the license at RD's Deli and Market in Melrose has been indefinitely suspended after a mentally disabled customer was given ... --- CBS Local --- December 20, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/YsBduk

44.   “Man Accused of Raping Woman with Disabilities” --- Richard G. LeFrancois is charged with two counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault and battery on a person with a disability in connection ... --- wwlp.com --- December 19, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/UO8rCR

45.   “Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital Employees Fired; Union Rep Files Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint” --- A residential care aide at the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital who last week filed a federal civil rights discrimination complaint has ... --- MLive.com --- January 6, 2015  (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/TeCNGB

46.   “Police Seek Assault Charges Against 16 Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital Employees” --- Assault and battery charges are being sought against 16 employees of the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital accused of abusing ... --- MLive.com --- December 23, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/HUwE2E

47.   “Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital to Get New Director in January” --- The Michigan Department of Community Health has named a new director for Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital, which is under ... --- MLive.com --- December 23, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/hpc08z

48.   “Michigan Couple Charged after Disabled Teen Found in Cage to Appear in Court” --- "Granted that there were special needs individuals living at this home and what it takes for them, the conditions may not be what people are normally ... --- MLive.com --- December 19, 2014  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/TOLoko

49.   “AL Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Exploitation Charges” --- An Albert Lea woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to taking money from accounts of at least a half dozen people with disabilities at a local care ... --- Austin Herald --- December 20, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/IODuHA

50.   “Two Men Accused of Setting Special Needs Teenager on Fire” --- Two men from Houston, Missouri are accused of assaulting a special needs teenager by lighting him on fire. Judd Russell, 44, and Quinton Alston, 18, ... --- OzarksFirst.com --- January 2, 2015  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/Mx0MjF

51.   “Sides Discussing Settlement in Lawsuit over Busing of Nevada Mental Patients” --- Any money would compensate California for harboring indigent patients who were discharged from Nevada psychiatric facilities and given one-way ... --- Las Vegas Sun --- January 6, 2015  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/c4JplR

52.   “School Apologizes for Punishment of Blind Student, Father Accepts” --- A Missouri school district has apologized for taking a cane away from a blind student and forcing him to use a foam tube called a pool noodle, the ... --- Las Vegas Review-Journal --- December 19, 2014  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/nshiHz

53.   “United Airlines Apologizes to Mother for Trying to Force Her Disabled Daughter, 3, Into Her Own Seat ...” --- United Airlines has apologized to a New Jersey mother who said the company 'humiliated' her by not allowing her disabled three-year-old ... --- Daily Mail --- January 3, 2015  (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/X7s9ro

54.   “Judge: Disabled Teen's Suit over Six Flags' Safety Rules Can Proceed” --- “If Six Flags was discriminating against Joseph based on the appearance of his disability rather than any legitimate safety concerns, Defendant's ... --- Patch.com --- January 2, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/1b9HV9

55.   “Lewd, Insulting Teacher Chat Angers Special-ed Advocates; Meeting Tonight on Tenure Charges” ---  Parents of Edison special education students are furious in the wake of accusations that Edison schoolteachers participated in an online chat that ... --- NJ.com --- December 15, 2014  (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/g53mOl

56.   “Activists: Attorney General, DA Should Investigate Hempstead Schools Officials” --- ... tens of thousands of dollars, failed to screen and provide services for some special-needs students, and routinely held closed-door board meetings. --- Newsday --- January 6, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/94mJCm

57.   “New York Jail Inmate Hangs Himself After His Mandated Suicide Watch is Ignored” --- Fabian Cruz, a mentally ill inmate, whose body was discovered in a Rikers Island jail cell and was pronounced dead by a jail doctor. --- Chicago Tribune --- January 2, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/ES5Jit

58.   “Key Events in Year of Scrutiny on Rikers Island” --- Advocates say the death points to failings in the criminal justice system for mentally ill inmates, and the mayor calls his death "very troubling. --- U-T San Diego --- December 28, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/hXIq9Y

59.   “Man at New York Psychiatric Hospital Killed by Fellow Patient, Police Say” --- A patient at a psychiatric hospital in New York City has been charged with killing a fellow patient at the state-run facility, police said on ... --- Reuters --- December 27, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/8r7IPh

60.   “Sunmount Employees Charged in Alleged Assault of Resident” --- Two Sunmount Developmental Center employees were charged with felonies after allegedly assaulting a resident with broom and ... --- Plattsburgh Press Republican --- December 23, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/3O5ULG

61.   “State Investigation: Dryden Schools Improperly Evaluated Children for Special Needs” --- The state's investigation found that of the 27 parent notifications which were sent out by the Dryden's Committee on Special Education in the 2013-14 ... --- The Ithaca Voice --- December 22, 2014  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/u005rN

62.   “Ex-education Company Chief Ordered to Pay $418K, Serve 5 Years Probation in Fraudulent Billing Case” --- The former head of a Cedarhurst-based special education company who pleaded guilty to grand larceny in May, was ordered to pay $418,000 in ... --- Newsday --- December 19, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/s6e0bz

63.   “Local Activist for Disabled and Home Health Aide Charged in Connection to Missing Service Dog” ---  An activist for the disabled and a home health aide have been arraigned on charges in connection to a service dog that went missing ... --- CNYcentral.com --- December 16, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/VI3we1

64.   “Facility at Fault in 4 NC Assisted Living Deaths, Committee Says” --- Assisted living facilities and family care homes can accept the fines recommended by the committee or can appeal to the state Division of Adult Care ... --- News & Observer --- December 26, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/lMxth3

65.   “Investigators Looking into Death of Special Needs Foster Child” --- Cleveland Police are investigating the death of a 10-year-old special needs foster child. According to investigators and the ... --- NewsNet5.com --- January 4, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/Zvk8AU

66.   “Police Custody Death of Mentally Ill Woman Ruled a Homicide” --- A 37-year-old mentally ill woman who was forced to the ground face-down by Cleveland police as they were taking her to ... --- UPI.com --- January 3, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/3fRYRt

67.   “Feds Accuse Financial Adviser of Taking Disabled Woman's Money” --- Before he died two years ago, Robert C. Yeamans set up an investment account so that his developmentally impaired daughter could live a ... --- Columbus Dispatch --- December 23, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/QrwC5A

68.   “Family of Cleveland Woman Seeks Answers about Her Death in Police Custody” --- But 10 days before Tamir's death, Anderson, a 37-year-old mother who battled mental illness, died in police custody after family members requested ... --- Washington Post --- December 20, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/Lb1u2z

69.   “Oklahoma DHS Worker Sentenced in the Death of a Special Needs Teen” --- A DHS worker is sentenced following the 2013 death of special needs teenager Quinten Wood. Paul Myers will serve one year for computer fraud and ... --- news9.com KWTV --- December 20, 2014  (OKLAHOMA) http://is.gd/sd9UW8

70.   “Muskogee Police Arrest Juveniles in Robbery of Deaf Woman” --- Muskogee Police Department arrested several suspects involved in the home invasion and robbery of a Muskogee woman twice in November. --- KOKI FOX 23 --- December 12, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/BB4g7V

71.   “Oregon Sues VA for Not Employing Blind Vendors at Southern Oregon Rehab Center” --- Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, representing the Oregon Commission for the Blind, has filed a federal lawsuit against Veterans Affairs ... --- OregonLive.com --- January 5, 2015  (OREGON) http://is.gd/gaKXeW

72.   “Lawsuit: Family of Man Who Died at Oregon Psychiatric Hospital Says Retaliation Caused Death” ---  The family of a patient who died at the Oregon State Hospital in January is suing the state, alleging his death was a result of ... --- Daily Journal --- December 20, 2014  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/gYPmip

73.   “Man Arrested for Beating, Choking His Disabled Wife” --- A city man was arrested last week for allegedly beating his disabled wife. Robert Bukin, 39, of 96 Wyoming St. was charged in the matter ... --- Carbondale News --- January 6, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/OSeHR3

74.   “Bethlehem Nurse Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Disabled Patient” --- A Quakertown man who worked as a nurse at a Bethlehem rehabilitation facility is accused of sexually assaulting a disabled patient who could not ... --- lehighvalleylive.com --- January 5, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/8A4eoV

75.   “Carbondale Man Charged in Assault of Wheelchair-bound Woman” --- Mr. Burkin, 96 Wyoming St., hit her head off a metal pipe on her wheelchair Friday and used a lanyard to choke Ms. Comuniello until she felt like she ... --- Scranton Times-Tribune --- December 31, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/OAmHeE

76.   “Slatington Man Rapes Mentally Disabled Woman, Police Say” --- David Esterly, 59, of the 200 block of East Church Street, was arrested Monday and charged with rape of a mentally disabled person, involuntary ... --- lehighvalleylive.com --- December 30, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/CUqATj

77.   “School Officials Fight to Fire Teacher Who Hung 'I abuse Animals' Sign around Disabled Student's Neck” --- Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 is in a legal battle to prevent a special-education teacher accused of hanging signs on his disabled student from ... --- lehighvalleylive.com --- December 30, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/ZxENUm

78.   “Woman Admits Role in Deadly Abuse of Disabled” --- The daughter of a Philadelphia woman charged with torturing mentally challenged adults in her care has pleaded guilty in the ... --- Sunbury Daily Item --- December 23, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/0b1BMO

79.   “Arrest of Autistic Man Prompts Call for Police Training” --- The Christmas Eve arrest of a Greenville man, who was later found to have autism, has caught the attention of the state's largest ... --- WYFF Greenville --- January 2, 2015  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/EmBLbu

80.   “Greenville Police Drop Charges Against Autistic Man” --- The Greenville Police Department said it will work to drop charges against an autistic man they tased and arrested on Christmas Eve, saying he wasn't ... --- WLTX.com --- December 30, 2014  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/QussMB

81.   “Case Worker Sentenced for Stealing from Disabled Clients” --- ... Monday for stealing from bank accounts while managing finances for people with developmental disabilities. Pennie Sue Malenke was sentenced to ... --- Sioux Falls Argus Leader --- December 29, 2014  (SOUTH DAKOTA) http://is.gd/36bchN

82.   “Company Accused of Mistreating More Disabled Workers” --- Four mentally disabled former employees of a turkey company that was ordered last year to pay millions for mistreating ... --- KIMT 3 --- December 22, 2014  (SOUTH DAKOTA)  http://is.gd/lpmf2h

83.   “TN School for the Blind Superintendent Resigns” --- The superintendent of the Tennessee School for the Blind has resigned after a Channel 4 investigation revealed turmoil at the school and division ... --- WSMV Nashville --- January 5, 2015   (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/qFhAYi

84.   “State to Investigate Special Needs Home after Fatal Shooting” --- In the wake of the fatal shooting of an autistic man after he ran away from his special needs home, the state agency overseeing such facilities has ... --- Austin American-Statesman --- January 6, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/f06FTQ

85.   “Mentally Disabled Teen Set on Fire” --- Police in Houston are investigating how a young man with special needs suffered serious burns. Police and 19 year old Kevin Jennings-Heavlin's ... --- KY3 --- December 23, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/aCwghU

86.   “Accused Aide Speaks at Abuse Hearing” ---An aide investigated by Child Protective Services following abuse allegations at Arden Road Elementary School has appealed her … --- Amarillo.com --- December 19, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/cR7TQu

87.   “Texas Woman Sentenced for Injuring Disabled Boy” --- A 68-year-old day care worker is sentenced to prison Thursday for beating a disabled child. Two workers who did not intervene or report the abuse ... --- NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth --- December 12, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/s7s0ZH

88.   “Utah Nurse Charged with Abusing Disabled Infant in Her Care” --- The 53-year-old woman was charged Tuesday in Box Elder County's 1st District Court with one count of abuse or neglect of a disabled child, ... --- Salt Lake Tribune --- December 31, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/bqbucm

89.   “Caretaker Having 'Bad Day' Arrested for Investigation of Abuse of Disabled Adults” --- Pamela Kay Rittenhouse, 55, was arrested Wednesday for investigation of two counts of abuse, neglect or exploitation of a disabled person, and one ... --- KSL.com --- December 18, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/FXA5Vk

90.   “Mother Accused of Giving Nearly Deadly Amount of Alcohol to Disabled Daughter Sentenced” --- A mother accused of giving her disabled daughter a nearly deadly amount of alcohol will go to jail for one year. Raquel Borce was ... --- fox13now.com --- December 17, 2014  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/XFUyl2

91.   “Mental Health, Civil Rights Advocates Ask Va. Governor to Intervene in Autistic Inmate's Case” ---  Mental health and civil liberties advocates are urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to intervene in the case of a Virginia inmate with autism ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- January 4, 2015  (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/Z4fwu8 

92.   “Family of Man Who Died in Jail Add Deputy, Nurse to Lawsuit” --- Seder said it was the practice of the booking nurse and staff to report any special meal needs to the kitchen and Lusk taped a note to the front of his ... --- KOMO News --- January 3, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/EJn5kF

93.   “County: Fewer Mental Patients Released over Missed Deadlines” --- …1 and Oct. 31, just nine residents were let go from King County's involuntary-treatment system because the psychiatric evaluations necessary to ... --- The Seattle Times --- December 27, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/XL7U7b

94.   “Suspect Accused of Stealing iPad from Disabled Man Arrested” --- Dopkins is accused of stealing an iPad from a developmentally disabled man in the parking lot of a Walgreen's on the south hill Tuesday morning. --- KHQ Right Now --- December 24, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/4MMWw3

95.   “River Falls Family Members Accused of Stealing from Disabled Man” --- Three family members have been charged in St. Croix County Court with a total of 107 felonies for reportedly stealing money and obtaining ... --- Leader-Telegram --- January 5, 2015  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/MUGJ0O

96.   “Woman Charged for Breaking Windows, Attacking Disabled Man” --- A Kenosha woman trying to get her boyfriend out of a house on New Year's Day broke several windows, then came back a second time and attacked a ... --- Kenosha News --- January 4, 2015  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/YaUsqA

97.   “Jeffrey Vogelsberg Gets 15 Years for Death of Autistic Half-brother” --- A former Mazomanie man convicted of the abuse death of his autistic half-brother in 2012 was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison, the most he ... --- Madison.com --- December 16, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/Ie8zpf

98.   “Disability Suit Against Uber Gets US Scrutiny” --- The U.S. government told a court it's concerned about the civil rights issues raised by a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. alleging discrimination ... --- Los Angeles Times --- December 23, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/xDbQZT

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99.   “State Creates Database to Aid Vulnerable Adults” --- The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services announced a new centralized reporting system for incidences of suspected ... --- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner --- December 22, 2014  (ALASKA)  http://is.gd/R6fXy3

100.   “Fresno County Restoring Crisis Mental Health Services” --- For the past 12 years, youths with severe mental illnesses have been ... mentally ill patients laying on gurneys in emergency department hallways. --- Fresno Bee --- January 4, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/N3TCXX

101.   “LAPD Shot Mentally-ill Black Man at Close Range, Says Autopsy Report” --- The Los Angeles Police Department released an autopsy Monday on a young black man who was shot during a confrontation ... --- CBS News --- December 29, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/sMmcAg

102.   “More than 90% of State's Mentally Ill Struggle to Find and Keep Jobs” --- The vast majority of Americans with psychiatric disabilities are unemployed, even though most would rather work for a living than rely on government ... --- OCRegister --- December 25, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/5KysFN

103.   “Hundreds of Veterans Participate in 'Stand Down' at LA Convention Center” --- “We are really trying to find the chronically homeless and the chronically mentally ill. We are looking, at the end of this, at how many of those ... --- KTLA --- December 20, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/QyqI9Y

104.   “Mental Health Treatment Remains Complex” --- "We are on the cusp of really being able to understand so much more," said Dr. Paul Summergrad, president of the American Psychiatric Association ... --- The Denver Post --- January 1, 2015  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/I9iFw2

105.   “Denver's Downtown Jail is at the Center of Sheriff's Major Problems” --- It has space for mentally ill and violent inmates, known as "special management pods" by jail employees. The downtown jail was built with one pod for ... --- The Denver Post --- December 21, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/IdY8Uu

106.   “Motel Room a 'Last Resort' for Some with Mental Illness” --- Richey is one of 12,125 Delaware residents with a serious, persistent mental illness, a number reported by Washington-based psychologist Robert ... --- The News Journal --- Janaury 4, 2015  (DELAWARE)  http://is.gd/3OL6g9

107.   “Senate Panel to Discuss Florida Prison Reforms Next Week” --- ... a former mental health counselor who worked in the same psychiatric unit where a mentally ill inmate died at Dade Correctional Institution, after he ... --- WUSF News --- January 2, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/qSJqvF

108.   “9 Investigates Thousands of Dollars to House Homeless Going Unused in Orange County” --- Brown learned that last year the federal government awarded Orange County $667,000 to house the chronically homeless with disabilities. --- WFTV Orlando --- January 1, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/UygRiB

109.   “Arlington's School Discipline Scrutinized after Security Officer's Suspension” --- The American Association of School Psychologists has noted that black male students are disproportionately referred to special education programs ... --- Indianapolis Star --- December 13, 2014  (INDIANA) http://is.gd/ShUZCu

110.   “How a Small Town Found Better Ways to Treat Those with Mental llness” --- The group began by identifying the community's problems: It didn't have enough psychiatrists and had no on-call therapists. The hospital and sheriff's ... --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- January 3, 2015  (IOWA) http://is.gd/bbdiX9

112.   “Veterans Ask Iowa Legislature for More Psychiatric Services” --- An Iowa veterans group is calling on the state Legislature to expand psychiatric services and suicide prevention counseling for ... --- Sioux City Journal --- December 24, 2014  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/cnJ6fw

113.   “4 Ex-workers of Turkey Company in Protective Care” ---  Four mentally disabled former employees of a now-defunct turkey company that was ordered to pay millions for mistreating ... --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- December 21, 2014  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/lO0r0X

114.   “N.O. School Officials Reach Settlement in Special Education Lawsuit; Monitor to Oversee Reforms” ---  The lawsuit also claimed that even when schools did accept students with special needs, they often did not provide services required ... --- The New Orleans Advocate --- December 23, 2014  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/y7vrpk

115.   “Maine State Prison Inmate Accused of Killing Another Prisoner Pleads Insanity” --- … 28 slaying of 37-year-old Micah Boland at the prison in Warren, Stahursky said he would not enter an insanity plea because he knew what he was ... --- Bangor Daily News --- January 5, 2015  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/gvG9TD

116.   “13 of 28 Suspended Employees at Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital Returning to Work” --- Thirteen of 28 employees suspended during an investigation into patient abuse allegations at Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital are returning to work, ... --- MLive.com --- December 16, 2014  (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/ZgEmNQ

117.   “Disabled Montanans Wait for Life-changing Services” --- Montanans with developmental disabilities may wait a decade or more to ... to come closer to meeting the real needs of Montanans with disabilities. --- Montana Standard --- December 22, 2014  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/VjeuXK

118.   “Positive Report Could Mean End of Federal Oversight for Beatrice State Developmental Center” --- The Beatrice State Developmental Center has been the subject of controversy since federal investigators uncovered hundreds of cases of alleged ... --- NET Website --- January 2, 2015  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/fESU3r

119.   “New Psychiatric Beds Credited with Relieving Valley Emergency Rooms” --- The number of mentally ill patients waiting in Las Vegas Valley emergency rooms for psychiatric facility placements significantly decreased in ... --- Las Vegas Review-Journal --- January 1, 2015  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/Wt9zfo

120.   “Rutgers Draws Federal Funds for Research into Autism in NJ” --- The university is part of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network funded by the federal government. The grant announced on ... --- NorthJersey.com --- January 2, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/5Ks3be

121   “North Jersey Developmental Center to Close its Doors” --- For some families of residents who lived at the Woodbridge Developmental Center, emotions are running high this holiday season, ... --- Vineland Daily Journal --- December 30, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/h6c02Z

122.   “Autistic Boy Found Dead in S.C. to Be Laid to Rest in White Plains” --- The body of 4-year-old Jayden Morrison, the autistic boy from Greenburgh who drowned after wandering from his second home in South Carolina last ... --- The Journal News | LoHud.com --- December 28, 2014  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/KhBCbs

123.   “In Transition to Independent Living, the 'Dignity of Risk' for the Mentally Ill” --- He rolled his wheelchair into the kitchen and poured himself another coffee. Day by day, he was trying to let go of all that had come before ... --- Washington Post --- December 27, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/1Ps38m

124.   “Portland Police Draft Policy for Dealing with Mentally Ill” --- The Portland Police Bureau has drafted an expanded policy for dealing with mentally ill suspects. The Oregonian reports ... --- Rock Hill Herald --- January 5, 2015  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/F2qDYD

125.   “Pennsylvania Prison Officials Unveil Revamped System for Handling Mentally Ill Inmates” --- The end of the use of solitary confinement as discipline for seriously mentally ill inmates is just one in a series of changes, years in the making, ... --- Pittsburgh Post Gazette --- January 6, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/31fhLI

126.   “Jailing the Sick” --- On a cold winter day in Rhode Island, a person who is mentally ill and homeless stands a good chance of winding up in jail. --- The Providence Journal --- December 28, 2014  (RHODE ISLAND)  http://is.gd/czGs9J

127.   “Arrest of Autistic Man Prompts Call for Police Training” --- The Christmas Eve arrest of a Greenville man, who was later found to have autism, has caught the attention of the state's largest ... --- WYFF Greenville --- January 2, 2015  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/EmBLbu

128.   “Police: Man Shot and Killed by Homeowner Was Autistic” --- An autistic man was shot and killed after reportedly trying to enter a home in South Austin, according to officials. Austin police officers ... --- News10.net --- January 5, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/pFMEVO

129.   “Stigmas and Lack of Solutions that Stick for Young Mentally Ill Texans” --- A recent study found that anti-psychotic medication is not nearly the culprit that we previously thought it to be. Inadequate medical care, heavy smoking ... --- Dallas Morning News --- December 30, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/6BLkml

130.   “The Source: Mentally Ill and Homeless” --- Not everyone on the street is mentally ill, and the vast majority of people who are mentally ill aren't homeless. But for the 20-25 percent--or over ... --- Texas Public Radio --- December 23, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/SNwLI9

131.   “Texas Sees Resurgence in Use of Electroconvulsive Therapy” --- In the movie, a handcuffed patient played by Jack Nicholson undergoes punitive electroshock with a writhing, torturous convulsion. Some psychiatrists ... --- Dallas Morning News --- December 13, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/3tB2S8

132.   “Mental Health Advocates Seek Relief for Autistic Va. Inmate” --- Carpenter said in her letter that Latson did well there and in 2013 was moved into a group home, where he became agitated during a phone call with ... --- WTOP --- January 4, 2015  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/yYiHWI

133.   “Waits Too Long for Defendants' Mental Evaluations, Judge Rules” --- While noting the state psychiatric-hospital budget faces a $6 million shortfall, the statement said Gov. Jay Inslee's biennial budget proposal includes ... --- The Seattle Times --- December 22, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/ssgqaB

134.   “Caregiver Gets Month in Jail for Using Disabled Client's Card to Buy Hot Wings, Cheese Curds” --- A judge on Monday sentenced a Union Grove caregiver to a month in jail for using a disabled woman's credit and debit cards to pay for her ... --- Madison.com --- December 16, 2014  (WISCONSIN) http://is.gd/x8hhT7

135.   “Audit: Milwaukee Emergency Psychiatric Care Needs Overhaul” --- Milwaukee County's emergency psychiatric care is unnecessarily costly and traumatizing, and in need of major change, a state audit released ... --- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel --- December 16, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/vyiKpO

136.   “Is the US Prepared for a Growing Population of Adults with Autism?” --- The early therapy worked, and by fifth grade, Duff no longer needed assistance in school nor was he required to be in a special education class… --- U.S. News & World Report --- January 5, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/I9ih3A

137.   “Nearly 41 Percent Mentally Ill Teens Have Easy Access to Firearms in US” --- In a finding that could accelerate the pace of gun crimes in the United States, a recent study has showed that mentally-retarded American teenagers ... --- America Herald --- January 5, 2015  (U.S. – NATiONAL) http://is.gd/YkR6Zk

138.   “Two Years After Newtown, Some States Are Retreating on Mental Health Funding” --- Still, 29 states plus D.C. did increase mental health spending. Virginia spent an additional $54.9 million to increase the number of psychiatric ... --- Huffington Post --- December 15, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/arc8uX

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

139.   “State May Alter Death-row Policy for Mentally Ill” --- A practice of withholding calls and visits at a new psychiatric unit on death row at San Quentin State Prison can ... --- SFGate --- January 2, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/OHDzEE

140.   “Bill Would Abolish Death Penalty in Indiana” --- The bill also would prohibit the court from sentencing a convicted murderer to life imprisonment without parole if that person is deemed mentally ill. --- Indianapolis Star --- January 6, 2015  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/rgIQbd

141.   “Legislature Passes Bill Curbing Confinement of Mentally Ill Prisoners” --- The confinement of inmates diagnosed with a serious mental illness in a segregated unit for more than 30 days would be largely ... --- Enterprise News --- December 30, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/BJPbFi

142.   “Gov. Snyder Signs Bills Funding Training to Help People with Autism Spectrum Disorders” ---  Universities will get funding to help health care professionals better help patients with autism spectrum disorders, and families with ... --- Manisteenews --- January 1, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/K30LP3

143.  “ 'Death with Dignity' Bill Headed to Nevada Legislature” --- Marilyn Golden, senior policy analyst with the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, mentioned her organization opposes physician-backed ... --- Macro Insider --- December 28, 2014  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/V8XNJ7

144.   “Possible Legislation to Pay Parent Caregivers” --- They are just trying to do right by their children,” said Bruce Darling, the head of the Center for Disability Rights. The pay Doris would earn is likely to ... --- 13WHAM-TV --- December 28, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/0qh4u5

145.   “Ban on Warehousing Mentally Ill Begins” --- As the state Supreme Court's ban on warehousing of detained mental patients goes into effect, state officials and others hope the scores of new beds ... --- The Seattle Times --- December 26, 2014   (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/gjhe6r

146.   “Bipartisan Passage of ABLE Act Rights a Wrong for Americans with Disabilities” --- The quick answer is to set up a special needs trust that contains a life insurance policy, so the proceeds can pay for healthcare costs and other needs ... --- News & Observer --- December 18, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/0iICVK

International Articles

147.   “Man 'Assaulted Autistic Boy at School' ” --- The 63-year-old man allegedly pushed and yelled at the 13-year-old boy at an after school program at a South Perth public school on November 12. --- Perth Now --- December 24, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/DPgBYf

148.   “Yooralla Supervisor Colin Hoyle Jailed for Rape of Disabled Client” --- The Wangaratta County Court was told last week Hoyle was "infatuated" with the 29-year-old intellectually disabled woman and believed they were ... --- The Age --- December 19, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/mHNaKW

149.   “The legacy of Stella Young, Australian Disability Advocate and Comedian” --- Stella Young did not want to inspire you. The Australian comedian and disability activist died at age 32 on Saturday night, according to a family ... --- Washington Post --- December 8, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/INcCtE

150.   “Chained in Cells: The Plight of Some of Cambodia's Mentally Ill” --- He arrived in 2006, as a member of a US Catholic charity called Marynoll and soon discovered that in terms of mental health services, he was just ... --- Channel 4 News --- December 19, 2014  (CAMBODIA)  http://is.gd/KbyPZt

151.   “Red Tape Keeps Disabled Montreal Woman in Hospital, Away from Home” --- A Montreal woman with disabilities says she may have to stay in a hospital and give up her independent lifestyle because of red tape and bureaucratic ... --- CTV News --- December 30, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/EifVzN

152.   “Group Home Oversight Needs Province at Table” --- When an elderly man struggling with mental illness died after a fire at an unregulated group home, the people in charge of caring for vulnerable adults ... --- London Free Press --- December 26, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/Ln6r34

153.   “Inquest Raises Questions about Toronto Man's Death in Psychiatric Facility” --- When Kulmiye Aganeh was declared not criminally responsible for a 2005 carjacking, his family believed that the Toronto-area teenager, who ... --- Toronto Star --- December 26, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/fOKVaz

154.   “Educational Assistant Charged with Assaulting a Student” --- An education assistant with a high school in Barrie has been charged with assaulting a student in his care. The special needs student was hurt while ... --- CTV News --- December 23, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/rVLSZL

155.   “Study Compares People Found Not Criminally Responsible, Mentally Ill in Prison” --- The federal government introduced a defence of not criminally responsible due to mental illness in 1992. In 1991, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled ... --- Montreal Gazette --- December 23, 2014  (CANADA) http://is.gd/et8Pc6

156.   “Former Health-care Aide Admits to Sexual Assault of Severely Disabled Man at Long-term Care Facility” --- The assaults occurred when Brandon William Harper, 27, worked at an Edmonton long-term care facility for the disabled ... --- Edmonton Journal --- December 15, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/QKrMlM

157.   “A Disabled Woman Was Robbed by Two Youths in Cherry Tree Avenue, Dover, Yesterday Afternoon” --- The woman, who is 56 and was in a wheelchair, was approached by the pair in Cherry Tree Avenue, Dover, at 1pm yesterday. She told officers two ... --- Kent Online --- December 20, 2014  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/ZvOkCI

158.   “Europe Decides that Obesity is a Disability” --- The decision by Europe's highest court that obesity can be a disability willonly make a bad problem worse. Too many people in rich countries are ... --- San Diego Source --- December 22, 2014  (EUROPE)  http://is.gd/ZuYg02

159.   “Hong Kong's Disabled People Twice as Likely to Face Poverty, Study Finds” --- Almost half of Hong Kong's disabled people live in poverty - more than double the rate for the general population - according to the first ever official ... --- South China Morning Post --- January 1, 2015  (HONG KONG) http://is.gd/CUdE4f

160.   “India Faces Massive Challenge to Get Mental Healthcare Right” --- Kirti Sharma, researcher in the disability rights division of HRW, agrees. “It was not difficult to go into these institutions to investigate because their staff ... --- The Guardian --- December 29, 2014  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/n05rm6

161.  “ '71% of Disabled Kids in Rural India' ” --- Children with hearing and eyesight disabilities form the lion's share among them. All age groups put together, there are more than 41 lakh children ... --- Times of India --- December 23, 2014  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/KSgpGI

162.   “Teacher Guilty of Assault on Special Olympics Winner Rosalind” --- Laura McConville had pleaded not guilty to two charges of common assault on the 19-year-old pupil, who has Down's Syndrome, special needs and ... --- Portadown Times --- January 5, 2015   (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/HmLNuf

163.   “Lurgan Teacher Fined £500 for Assault on Special Needs Pupil” --- Laura McConville had pleaded not guilty to two charges of common assault on the 19-year-old pupil who has Down's syndrome, special needs and ... --- Belfast Newsletter --- January 1, 2015  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/fmDMrY

164.   “Alleged Abuse in Special Needs Homes Must be Investigated” --- It comes after the Special Needs Parents Association said it received allegations of neglect and abuse in three residential centres in recent days. --- Irish Times --- December 12, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/1uSGTm

165.   “Survey: 40% of Israeli Public Would Not Want Their Children to Study with Disabled Child” --- In 2014 there were some 1.6 million people with disabilities living in Israel, of which some 878,000 were between the ages of 20 to 64 and 488,000 ... --- Jerusalem Post --- January 5, 2015  (ISRAEL) http://is.gd/qhRbRt

166.   “Mentally Challenged in Morocco: We Want Our Rights, Not Charity” --- UNAHM had already urged the government to devote a special budget to educate mentally challenged children and increase the number of ... --- Morocco World News --- December 24, 2014  (MOROCCO)  http://is.gd/zRGZV7

167.   “Activist Urges NASS to Forward Disability Bill” --- Activist Urges NASS to Forward Disability Bill ... is also a member of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. --- Nigerian Observer --- December 15, 2014  (NIGERIA)  http://is.gd/J7oegu

168.   “Nurse Accused of Stealing Powerful Drugs Used to Treat Seriously Ill Psychiatric Patients” --- A nurse  has been accused of stealing powerful drugs used to treat seriously ill psychiatric patients. Helen Ralston, 45, was suspended from her ... --- Scottish Daily Record --- January 4, 2015  (SCOTLAND) http://is.gd/2GxBlP

169.   “Hospital Left Deaf Patient for Eight Days Without a Translator” --- A hospital has apologised and compensated a deaf woman after she spent six days on a ward, without any access to a sign language interpreter ... --- Herald Scotland --- December 12, 2014  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/5woscg

170.   “One in 50 People Here Will Hoard in Their Lifetime: Study” --- For instance, a patient with schizophrenia may hear voices commanding him to hoard items and he will stop hoarding if anti-psychotic medication can ... --- TODAYonline --- January 5, 2015  (SINGAPORE)  http://is.gd/g2OqBC

171.   “Durban Police Officer Kills Disabled Son, Commits Suicide” --- A Durban police officer shot and killed his 19-year-old disabled son before turning the gun on himself, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday. --- Times LIVE --- December 20, 2014  (SOUTH AFRICA)  http://is.gd/oN3eZY

172.   “Slaves Freed from SKorean Salt Farms Face Misery in Shelters” --- In the year since police emancipated the severely mentally disabled man from the remote island farm where he had worked for eight years, Kim has ... --- ABC News --- January 6, 2015  (SOUTH KOREA)  http://is.gd/BVM5N9

173.   “Disabled Slaves Tell of 'Living Hell' on Remote South Korean Salt Farms” --- Far from the glittering capital of Seoul, they were now hunted men on the remote island where the enslavement of disabled salt farm workers is an ... --- South China Morning Post --- January 1, 2015  (SOUTH KOREA) http://is.gd/M3GkQw 

174.   “Officers in Court over Assault on Wheelchair-bound Man” --- Officers in court over assault on wheelchair-bound man ... two Saturdays ago involving wheelchair bound hospital patient Robbie Ramcharitar. --- Stabroek News --- January 6, 2015  (TRINIDAD)  http://is.gd/17mpKi

175.   “COP: No Justification for Abuse of Disabled Man” --- Congress of the People (COP) political leader Prakash Ramadhar on Wednesday called for swift action to be taken against the two Special Reserve ... --- Trinidad & Tobago Express --- January 1, 2015  (TRINIDAD)  http://is.gd/kgDFhs

176.   “Hundreds of Axed Disabled Workers Still Jobless Two Years after Remploy Factory Closures” ---  Remploy was set up in the 1940s to give disabled war heroes and miners a job for life. Over the next 70 years they provided work ... --- Mirror.co.uk --- January 5, 2015  (UNITED KINGDOM) http://is.gd/UtPWc3 

177.   “Rise in Sexual Abuse of Hospital Patients as Police Figures Show 1,600 Attacks in Three Years” --- One victim, a mental health patient, described psychiatric hospitals as a 'playground for predators', and said she was raped up to 60 times by a ... --- Daily Mail --- January 1, 2015  (UNITED KINGDOM)  http://is.gd/jv5omP

178.   “Bullied Teen is 'Doing Well' in Hospital After Breaking Arms, Legs, Feet and Spine in Devastating Bridge ...” --- His family believe Joshua, who was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome when he was 14, was being chased by bullies at the time. --- WalesOnline --- December 28, 2014  (WALES)  http://is.gd/GlEDts

179.   “Risk of Abuse or Neglect 'Must be Reported' from 2016” --- Suspected risk of abuse or neglect of children or adults must reported by police, health staff and other workers from 2016, it has been confirmed. --- BBC News --- December 19, 2014  (WALES)  http://is.gd/RRA4tU

180.   “ZAPD Calls on Presidential Candidates to Address Plight of Physically Challenged” --- The Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities has noted that presidential candidates in this month's election should touch on cross-cutting issues ... --- postzambia.com --- January 4, 2015  (ZAMBIA)  http://is.gd/QclKti


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