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News Summary for February 9, 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.   “Crimes vs. People with Disabilities Hits Home” --- And when it comes to understanding these types of attacks against people with developmental disabilities, state agencies say many questions are left ... --- Baxter Bulletin --- January 20, 2015  (ARKANSAS)  http://is.gd/ezDkLB

2.   “Former School Employee Sentenced in Sex Case” --- A former employee of a school for special-needs children in Murrieta who had sex with a 16-year-old student on campus was sentenced Wednesday ... --- Press-Enterprise --- January 21, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/qCDXWu

3.   “SF Officer Probed for Alleged Wheelchair-Tipping Incident” --- The San Francisco police internal affairs unit is investigating an incident in which an officer was filmed as he apparently tried to tip a man out of his ... --- SFGate --- January 21, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/GQhsN4

4.   “Sentencing in Theft of Birthday Money from Autistic Man” --- A judge has sentenced a man to three years in prison for taking birthday money from a man with Autism. The whole incident was caught on ... --- WTNH --- January 16, 2015k  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/0M0Dvb

5.   “Iowa City Man Accused of Abusing Dependent Adult” --- Njoroge was arrested and faces one count of dependent adult abuse causing physical injury, a Class C felony. If convicted, Njoroge could spend up to ... --- KCRG --- January 21, 2015  (IOWA) http://is.gd/6h7QcL 

6.   “Man with Mental Disabilities Taken in Violent Newport Carjacking Caught on Video” --- A man described as mentally disabled was taken from a popular Newport parking lot ... --- WCPO --- January 21, 2015  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/s4hC4j

7.   “Family Alleges Bus Driver Caused Disabled Child Permanent Injuries” --- A family in Clarence says their teenage daughter wasn't just mistreated, she suffered “severe, permanent and painful ... --- wwlp.com --- January 16, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/oD9E8U

8.   “Norman PD Searching for Suspect Who Sexually Assaulted Man with Special Needs” --- A man with special needs was sexually assaulted in a Norman bathroom, and now police are asking for the public's help in catching the fondler. --- KOCO Oklahoma City --- January 14, 2015  (OKLAHOMA) http://is.gd/dJ80x2

9.   “In Portland, Maine, Police and Health Experts Join Forces and Save Lives” --- In Portland, police officers work closely with two agencies that provide mental health and social services: The Opportunity Alliance and Sweetser. --- The Providence Journal --- January 17, 2015  (MAINE) http://is.gd/R7c67G

10.   “Oversight at Beatrice State Developmental Center May Wind Down in its Seventh Year” --- Laurie Adams' son, Michael, was assaulted and choked by staff members at the Beatrice State Developmental Center in 2011, prompting a criminal ... --- Omaha World-Herald --- January 18, 2015  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/pYeLD2

11.   “ACLU Wants Curb on Restraints in Schools” --- The shocking number of times that students were secluded or restrained in Ohio's public schools last school year should be a call for schools to ... --- Columbus Dispatch --- January 17, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/BwglEq

12.   “Legislation Aims to Curb Abuses in Guardianship System” --- This spring, Florida lawmakers will have a chance to stem abuses in the state's little-understood adult guardianship system by taking up measures that ... --- Sarasota Herald-Tribune --- January 17, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/TXTjjN

13.   “Sex and the Disabled: Why Are the Able-Bodied so Coy?” --- Many disabled people, especially those with profound mental and physical impairment, remain suspended in childhood, infantilised by those around ... --- Telegraph.co.uk --- January 19, 2015  (UNITED KINGDOM)  http://is.gd/zlkwLw

Abuse/Crime related:

14.   “Pelham Declines Requests to Release Police Report about Officers Mocking Special-needs Students” ---  The report stems from the police department's investigation into the police officers mocking special-needs students who attend the Linda Nolen ... --- AL.com --- January 21, 2015  (ALABAMA) http://is.gd/a9QkHQ

15.   “Arrest Made in Rape of Mentally Challenged Woman” --- A 42-year-old Oakland man is in the Marion County jail after allegedly raping a mentally challenged woman multiple times and ... --- Baxter Bulletin --- January 20, 2015  (ARKANSAS)  http://is.gd/tcHCCI

16.   “Anderson In-home Care Worker Allegedly Took Client's Pills” --- It worked, officers said, and they notified Adult Protective Services officials about the person for whom Bullock was supposed to care. Bullock is facing ... --- Redding Record Searchlight --- January 20, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/hsEeuH

17.   “Denver Bus Driver Accused of Tying Down Autistic 3-Yr-Old” --- A Denver family is outraged after they say a Denver Public Schools bus driver tied an autistic 3-year-old to his seat. The district is ... --- The Denver Channel --- January 20, 2015  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/Z2UDpw

18.   “Florida Deputy Fired for Beating Wheelchair-bound Inmate: I 'Got Caught up in the Moment' ” --- Deputy Raymond Ferrio, 47, with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, was trying to escort a wheelchair-bound inmate to an infirmary appointment ... --- Washington Times --- January 21, 2015  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/WbebgA

19.   “Notorious Miami-Dade Psychiatric Jail Ward Finally Shuttered” --- The Miami-Dade County Jail's notorious ninth-floor psychiatric ward — which became a national symbol for the shoddy treatment of the mentally ill ... --- MiamiHerald.com --- January 15, 2015   (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/waqbDF

20.   “Woman Charged with Criminal Abuse when Disabled Husband Dies” --- A Clay County woman caring for her paralyzed husband now faces serious charges after his death. State Police say Charles Burkhart Jr, 32, was ... --- LEX18 Lexington KY News --- January 17, 2015  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/f2aEcx

21.   “Former Caregiver Charged with Abusing Vulnerable Adult” --- Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says 61-year-old David McClure of Mayfield worked as a caregiver at the Community Alternatives of ... --- WPSD Local 6 --- January 15, 2015  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/X075Yh

22.   “Riverview Worker Accused of Sexually Assaulting Outpatient” --- A mental health worker at Riverview Psychiatric Center was arrested Thursday on charges he sexually assaulted a mentally ill woman ... --- Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel --- January 16, 2015  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/bHaZ8L

23.   “Teacher's Aide under Investigation in Chelmsford” --- According to a tip received by The Sun, the aide in question may be a special education teacher's aide who works primarily at Chelmsford High School ... --- Lowell Sun --- January 19, 2015  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/eZKpHO

24.   “Saginaw Woman Arrested in Death of Special Needs Daughter” ---A 25-year-old Saginaw woman has been arrested on charges including homicide in connection with the death of her special needs daughter. --- Midland Daily News --- January 15, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/8tDkJp

25.   “String of System Failures Preceded Suicidal 6-Year-Old's Death” --- ... a year to safeguard 6-year-old Kendrea Johnson, despite knowing she was severely mentally ill and living in a chaotic Brooklyn Park foster home, ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- January 18, 2015  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/OKXt28

26.   “Sparks Police Arrest Man for Alleged Abuse of Mentally Ill” --- The victim also says she has a mentally ill male friend with whom she was ... Brooks also forced them to watch while he had sex with his mentally ... --- FoxReno.com --- January 15, 2015  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/NTwiNa

27.   “Driver Sentenced for Leaving 2 Special Needs Students on Bus” --- A school bus driver who left two special needs children alone in the vehicle for 45 minutes during a hot summer day has been ... --- SFGate --- January 19, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/4LcQ3S

28.   “Fatal Phillipsburg Police Shooting: Cops Return to Duty but Investigation Continues” --- The three officers who were placed on administrative leave following the fatal shooting of a reportedly mentally ill man wielding a ... --- NJ.com --- January 19, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/1VBgmt

29.   “Upcoming Report to Detail Achievement Disparities among Montclair Students” --- ... to address the achievement gap issue, including one held this past Tuesday in the Charles H. Bullock School about special education and race. --- NorthJersey.com --- January 19, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/nYWlJv

30.   “Albuquerque Mayor Cites Mental Illness in Police Shootings” --- Demonstrators gather in front of Albuquerque police headquarters Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 to protest a police ... --- FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com --- January 17, 2015  (NEW MEXICO)  http://is.gd/Pk6jhw

31.   “Jail Boss Fires 6 NYC Guards in 2012 Inmate Beating” --- ... other injuries for refusing to be escorted in a now-shuttered solitary confinement dorm for mentally ill inmates, WCBS 880's Irene Cornell reported. --- CBS Local --- January 21, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/53HvdJ

32.   “Cops: Man Sexually Abused Disabled Victim” --- A 50-year-old man from Woodland Road was charged with several offenses after, town police said, he was accused of ... --- Albany Times Union --- January 16, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/fwkq5b

33.   “3 Charged in Abuse of Disabled Woman in Tuckahoe” --- Three workers at a Tuckahoe group home have been charged with abusing a disabled woman for allegedly slamming her foot in a van door and then ... --- The Journal News | LoHud.com --- January 15, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/Rv47AI

34.   “Yadkin County Man Accused of Assaulting Handicapped Mother in Wheelchair” --- Terry Scott Waddell Jr, 32, of Boonville, was arrested earlier this week and charged with one count of felony assault on a handicapped person. --- myfox8.com --- January 17, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/5U2bJt

35.   “Mother Says Disabled Son Handcuffed at School” --- A mother is outraged saying her disabled son is the victim of bullying not only by students, but also by a school security ... --- WDTN --- January 21, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/vXENMo 

36.   “Sherwood Family with Autistic Son Files Federal Discrimination Complaint Against School District” ---  The district has also cited the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in its argument, saying the regulations state a school district "is not responsible for ... --- OregonLive.com --- January 17, 2015  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/TgwZWq

37.   “Thief Steals Wheelchair from Delaware County Boy with Special Needs” --- Police are on the hunt for the thief who stole a young boy's custom-made wheelchair. The chair belongs to 4-year-old Nicholas Lovecchio, who suffers ... --- NBC 10 Philadelphia --- January 20, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/AVMwFE

38.   “Woman Locked Mentally Disabled Son Outside in Freezing Temperatures, Police Said” --- Police in Delaware County are looking for a mother who allegedly locked her mentally impaired son outside in freezing temperatures. --- WPVI-TV --- January 16, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/Rkoe0H

39.   “Man Comes to Rescue after Disabled Woman is Robbed” --- A man is in custody after he allegedly assaulted and took cash from a woman in an electric wheelchair Friday in Milton, police said. --- WPXI Pittsburgh --- January 16, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/c1HB4z

40.   “Activists Vow to Seek Civil Rights Investigation into Greenville Police Tasing of Autistic Man” --- A group of activists now say they plan to seek a federal civil rights investigation into the case of an autistic man Greenville Police officers tased and ... --- WSPA.com --- January 20, 2015  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/gHVzSG

41.   “Man in Drunken Rage Accused of Attacking Disabled Father” --- A Mount Carmel man who during an alleged drunken rage shattered a glass door with his disabled father early Tuesday morning ... --- Kingsport Times News --- January 15, 2015  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/DRCJUz

42.   “Blind ID Theft Victim Speaks out After Suspect Caught on Camera” --- A local woman who is blind said her credit is destroyed after her identity was stolen. Police want you to see the surveillance video of the suspect in ... --- KPRC Houston --- January 15, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/F9GFax

43.   “Mother Charged with Neglecting, Abandoning Son with Disabilities” --- A woman charged with neglecting her son who has disabilities for months and then leaving him without notice was arrested on an ... --- KSL.com --- January 21, 2015  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/pFBw30

44.   “Marion Mother and Son Enter Plea in Adult Abuse Case” --- A mother and her son pled guilty by way of an Alford plea Wednesday in Smyth County Circuit Court to a felony charge of abuse and neglect of an ... --- Southwest Virginia Today --- January 21, 2015  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/o8dgXR

45.   “Parents of Seattle Man Killed by Police Want State Law Changed to Help More with Mental Illness” ---  Nancy and Doug Reuter testify before the Legislature about their son Joel, a mentally ill man who did not meet the criteria to be admitted to a hospital ... --- Q13 FOX --- January 19, 2015   (WASHINGTON) http://is.gd/eE8lcM

46.   “Witnesses Chase, Catch Thief Who Stole from Disabled Woman” --- Police in Milton, Washington, say a thief who punched a disabled woman in the stomach outside a grocery store and stole her ... --- Yakima Herald-Republic --- January 17, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/Tt7QoE

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47.   “Police Focus on Mental Health” --- “Traditionally, law enforcement has been kind of the catch-all social service,” Lasiewicki said. “When people don't know who else to call, they call the ... --- Arizona Daily Sun --- January 18, 2015  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/aXt27B

48.   “New Mental Health-Law Enforcement Team Hits the Streets” --- “It's an investigative team and the idea is to initially work with the homeless that seem to be struggling due to a mental illness and are more likely to be ... --- Eureka Times Standard --- January 17, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/maDAzS

49.   “Woman Lobbies for 'Death with Dignity' Law” --- ... at least one type of disability, and that's discriminatory," said Carrie Ann Lucas, a spokesperson for "Not Dead Yet," an disability rights organization. --- 9NEWS.com --- January 16, 2015  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/tUz51h

50.   “Parents of Intellectually Disabled Plead for State Funding, Cite Growing Waiting List” --- But there are few if any openings in group homes or apartments managed by either the state or private contractors – and a portion of those 100 ... --- Hartford Courant --- January 16, 2015  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/QQr0Xg

51.   “Florida's New Prisons Chief Promises Wide-Ranging Changes” --- She also vowed to put in place new training that will help prison guards deal with increasing numbers of mentally ill prisoners. She maintained that the ... --- NBC 6 South Florida --- January 20, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/h2QXlJ

52.   “Mental Health Providers Brace for Budget Cuts” --- Dennis Crowley, executive director of the mental health board, said he ... But others in attendance expressed concerns that the mentally ill can't wait ... --- Herald & Review --- January 21, 2015  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/WqMKJ6

53.   “Feds Warn La Law Might Set HS Grad Bar too Low for Disabled” --- Federal officials have renewed warnings that a state law to help special education students may violate federal laws. --- KLFY --- January 19, 2015  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/7d4TvJ

54. “Kennebec County Jail Overcrowding Symptom of Bigger State Problem” --- Alexander said the influx of inmates who are mentally ill is time-intensive for corrections officers, exacerbating the effects of overcrowding. --- Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel --- January 18, 2015 (MAINE) http://is.gd/Q76Rom

55.   “Shooting Highlights Outpatient Treatment for Mentally Ill in Augusta” --- The outpatient services team for Riverview, the state's only forensic hospital for mentally ill patients who have committed crimes, works with clients who ... --- Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel --- January 17, 2015  (MAINE) http://is.gd/BY2CAi

56.   “State Authorities Pursue New Measures to Quell Violence at Mental Hospital” --- ... of the state's most dangerous and mentally ill patients. Currently, patients who are undergoing severe mental crises, and may be prone to violence, ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- January 21, 2015  (MINNESOTA) http://is.gd/i5D2Ah

57.   “Panel Calls for Bold Action to Fill Critical Shortage of Mental Health Workers” --- An influential state panel is calling for bold reforms that would make it easier for young people to pursue psychiatry careers, addressing an acute ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- January 17, 2015  (MINNESOTA) http://is.gd/pkLDIC

58.   “Details Emerge about $61M Boost for Nevada Autism Treatment” ---  State health officials say a major proposed funding boost for child autism treatment would substantially expand and ... --- KTVN Channel 2 --- January 21, 2015  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/vwS74g

59.   “A Changing Tide: Special Ed Services Shift In-House” --- Disability Rights New Jersey, the Education Law Center, the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network and The Arc of New Jersey sued and then reached a ... --- Asbury Park Press --- January 19, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/RN4QtA

60.   “Assembly Panel Passes Bill Challenging Christie Plan to Return Disabled to N.J.” --- A state Assembly panel Thursday approved a bill that would block the Christie administration's controversial plan to uproot more than ... --- NJ.com --- January 16, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/NpvLCb

61.   “Albuquerque Selects Independent Monitor to Oversee Police Reforms” --- ... the department's use of force, reforming specialized units within the department and giving officers more direction on how to deal with mentally-ill ... --- NPR --- January 20, 2015  (NEW MEXICO)  http://is.gd/x9h6iA

62.   “Developmentally Disabled Woman from Queens Missing for Over a Month” --- 27-year-old Bibi Kadim of Queens has not been seen since December 5th. Her family says she has a child's mentality, and may be in need of medical ... --- WABC-TV --- January 18, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/jwDBeS

63.   “City's Special-Needs Preschools Struggle” --- The financial situation is "dire" at other local organizations that run special-needs preschools, said Peter Pierri, executive director of the InterAgency ... --- Crain's New York Business --- January 16, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/jsg7rg

64.   “Costly but Crucial: N.C. Services for Disabled at Heart of Class-Action Settlement” --- Lawyers for three advocacy groups – Disability Rights North Carolina, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont and the National Health Law Program ... --- WBTV --- January 18, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/nozcbU

65.   “Man Arrested in Stabbing Death of Ohio Woman, 60, in Wheelchair Today” --- Police say a man accused of fatally stabbing a woman in a wheelchair has been charged with murder and assault in southwestern Ohio. Cincinnati ... --- Youngstown Vindicator --- January 18, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/yAtyzH

66.   “Group Lobbies, Provides Services for Oklahomans with Developmental Disabilities” --- For the most part, Oklahoma Community-based Providers Inc. member agencies provide services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in ... --- NewsOK.com --- January 19, 2015  (OKLAHOMA) http://is.gd/C6aAfZ

67.   “UPenn Medical Ethicist Makes Case for More Psychiatric Hospitals” --- University of Pennsylvania chief medical ethicist Zeke Emanuel argues that as state psychiatric hospitals have closed down - prisons have become the ... --- Newsworks.org --- January 20, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/nHLrnJ

68.   “Mental Health in R.I.: Police Receive Training, but Some Say More Can be Done” --- Villiard knew the man was dealing with mental illness. Can you leave your house Villiard asked. He was outside the home and talking to the man on a ... --- The Providence Journal --- January 17, 2015  (RHODE ISLAND) http://is.gd/NDD292

69.   “Greene Valley Closure Draws Opposition from Families” --- The state has agreed to close Greene Valley Developmental Center by June 2016, moving the last 96 residents into smaller, residential homes and ... --- WBIR-TV --- January 21, 2015  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/IZ18i9

70.   “State Funding Cuts Proposed for Services for Intellectually Disabled” --- Lloyd Arrowood's 41-year-old son who lives in a Dawn of Hope group home with 24-hour care provided through the Medicaid Waiver program, says ... --- Johnson City Press --- January 20, 2015  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/7IOkMm

71.   “Police Arrest Man for Assaulting Disabled Relative” --- Police have arrested a 22-year-old Harlingen man for assaulting a terminally ill, wheelchair-bound relative, according to the Harlingen Police ... --- KGBT-TV --- January 21, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/PMrdQD

72.   “Dealing with the Mentally Ill in the County Jail” --- Law enforcement officer will tell you that chances are pretty good on a typical shift they'll have to deal with someone having a mental health issue. --- MyFox Houston --- January 16, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/U22coS

73.   “Va. Governor Grants Conditional Pardon Allowing Autistic Inmate to Get Treatment in Florida” ---  Terry McAuliffe has granted a conditional pardon that will allow a Virginia inmate to get treatment for his autism. McAuliffe spokesman ... --- Daily Journal --- January 20, 2015  (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/tekLHA

74.   “Report: Wis. Youths Receive Poor Mental Health Care” --- Wisconsin youths have a higher suicide rate, more psychiatric hospitalizations and less access to mental-health care in school than ... --- Wausau Daily Herald --- January 18, 2015  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/cO0Qi1

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

75.   “California 'Right-to-Die' Bill Proposed” --- William Monning, D-Carmel, would give any terminally ill, mentally competent California adult resident the right to ask and receive from his or her ... --- San Jose Mercury News --- January 20, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/R9IG3a

76.   “Phasing out of 2 Iowa Mental Institutions Proposed” --- ... Legislature on Tuesday did not include money to continue providing services for the mentally ill beyond July 1 at the two targeted facilities. Instead ... --- KCHA News --- January 15, 2015  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/DBBJU1

77.   “Deaf Advocates Hope Conference Leads to Changes in Deaf Child Bill of Rights” --- "The language in it is not strong enough to help the deaf children get the services that they really need," added Victoria Flis, a counselor at Deaf Focus. --- WGMB FOX 44 --- January 21, 2015  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/Oaf2ti

78.   “Veterans Suicide Prevention Bill Advances; Called 'Wonderful News' for Vets and Mental Health” ---  “That's wonderful news for our veterans and for psychiatry and mental health and mental illness treatment,” said Dr. Saul Levin, who came to ... --- MLive.com --- January 21, 2015 (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/ZVPqtW

79.   “Sen. Schumer Calls for National 'Avonte's Law' to Track Autistic Children” --- Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East ... --- CBS Local --- January 19, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/hxq7Nv

80.   “Lawmaker Supports Bill to Limit Isolation, Restraints on Schoolchildren” --- Barbara Favola, D-Arlington, would require the state board of education to develop regulations for use of restraints and isolation in public schools. --- Roanoke Times --- January 19, 2015 (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/wqDV3z

81.   “ 'Joel's Law' Supporters Testify about Struggles Finding Help for Mentally Ill” --- They've lost their children, and their faith in the mental health system. Families of the severely mentally ill appeared before a Senate committee ... --- KING5.com --- January 19, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/pLZHHJ

International Articles

82.   “Man on Trial for Sexual Assault” --- Sport is accused of committing sexual assault against a young mentally challenged woman in October of 2012 on the Tseshaht reserve during a night ... --- Alberni Valley Times --- January 20, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/P3qShj

83.   “Trial Begins for Man Charged with Murder in Bombing Death of Woman in Wheelchair” --- A jury trial is to start today for a man charged in the bombing death of a disabled woman in central Alberta. Brian Malley, who is 57, ... --- News1130 --- January 19, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/Ck4qSp

84.   “$2M Budget Shortfall for Community Mental Health Means Staff, Program Cuts” --- Doyle said CMH would do its best to spread budget cuts equally among programs for the mentally ill, developmentally disabled and those abusing ... --- Holland Sentinel --- January 19, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/JPC0AF

85.   “Ontario to Release Report on Psychiatric Care in Jails” --- The province has vowed to publicize a report on access to psychiatric services in Ontario jails following a Star investigation that revealed the ... --- Toronto Star --- January 18, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/biiUIu

86.   “Rise of Autism Rates in Children a Growing Challenge for Alberta” --- Autism is a lifelong, neurological disorder which manifests itself in three main areas: communication and language, social interactions and behaviour. --- Calgary Sun --- January 17, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/CXqNBD

87.   “Experts Warn of Improperly Medicating Children” --- More than one third of China's deaf-mute children under the age of seven became deaf due to the improper use of antibiotics, the China Youth Daily ... --- Xinhua --- January 19, 2015  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/3trNbz

88.   “More than 200 Mentally Ill People Held in Plymouth Police Cells Last Year” --- More than 200 people were held in a police cell in Plymouth after being detained under the Mental Health Act last year, a number which police ... --- Plymouth Herald --- January 20, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/NxCXPi

89.   “Pledge to End Locking up Mentally Ill in Police Cells” --- Authorities in England have pledged to bring an end to the practice of detaining people with mental health problems in police cells. The NHS, councils ... --- BBC News --- January 18, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/q5Y30m

90.   “Man Jailed for Nine Years for Stabbing Man in Wheelchair” --- Michael Connor was sentenced to nine years in prison today after being found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent. The 54-year-old from Erith ... --- ITV News --- January 16, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/EAyt5T

91.   “Initiative to Support People with Disabilities Launched” --- A research initiative to help support and alleviate the plight of parents and caretakers of people with disabilities has been launched in Accra. --- Ghana Broadcasting Corporation --- January 17, 2015  (GHANA)  http://is.gd/8YIYHD

92.   “Guardians for Mentally Challenged” --- This is the third column on the topic of guardianships. In the first, I discussed guardianships over the person of a minor, also known as the ward. --- Pacific Daily News --- January 19, 2015  (GUAM)  http://is.gd/id1pJP

93.   “Lisburn Man Denies Murder Bid on Autistic Teenager” --- Lisburn man denies murder bid on autistic teenager ... A 19-year-old man has appeared in court where he denied trying to kill an autistic teenager in ... --- Belfast Telegraph --- January 21, 2015  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/GRNwmZ

94.   “State Agencies Missing Disability Targets” --- A large number of state agencies, including the Equality Authority, have no employees with a disability despite a statutory target that they should ... --- Irish Examiner --- January 20, 2015  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/VDcdG0

95.   “Groningen Man Faces 14 Years in Jail for Handicapped Stepdaughter Murder” --- Gavel A man who allegedly beat his mentally-disabled stepdaughter to death should be jailed for 14 years and then sent for psychiatric treatment, the ... --- DutchNews.nl --- January 21, 2015  (NETHERLANDS) http://is.gd/RW4awO

96.   “Special Needs Family Face Life in Tent” --- Jack Edgecombe, 8, left, who has cerebral palsy and his brother Luke-Terry Edwards, 5, pictured with carer Kim Boyce. A lack of wheelchair ... --- Stuff.co.nz --- January 15, 2015  (NEW ZEALAND) http://is.gd/ZlXwbs 

97.   “40 Indicted in Puerto Rico Disability Fraud Case” --- Federal prosecutors say 40 people have been indicted in Puerto Rico in a $4.4 million Social Security fraud case. --- Yahoo News UK --- January 15, 2015  (PUERTO RICO)  http://is.gd/PAofHB

98.   “Disabled Man Beaten in His Home” --- Detective Inspector Alan O' Brien of Police Scotland, who is leading the investigation, said "This is a particularly vicious attack on a disabled man in his ... --- Herald Scotland --- January 19, 2015  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/geEePj

99.   “Fury as Council Plans to Shut Half of Remaining Centres for Disabled Adults” --- Scotland’s largest council is heading towards further turbulence over its shutting of day centres for adults with learning disabilities, with anger ... --- Herald Scotland --- January 19, 2015  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/B5Wd6F

100.   “Ensuring Vulnerable Adults Get Help Sooner” --- A law to be introduced this year to protect vulnerable adults will cover not only ... Self-neglect cases could involve people who do not feed or clothe ... --- AsiaOne --- January 16, 2015  (SINGAPORE)  http://is.gd/IGFax6



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