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News Summary for May 30, 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:

This week the news can be said to be “the usual,” but there are some that drew my attention in particular.  For example, #3, sexual abuse by a pediatrician; #s 12, 25, and 27 murder by family and caregivers.  

PLEASE NOTE AN ERROR in numbering, there are two #23’s!  Woops.

Under the “variety” section, #6 describes the release of personal information of thousands of Floridians with disabilities…alert to get Lifelock or some other protection.  #15 is the loss of social security payments due to the illegal acts of an attorney specializing in getting SSI applications approved.  #19 describes how a convicted sex offender was able to get his psychology license by lying about past convictions on his application, and rose to serve as President of his state chapter of the National Association of Forensic Counselors!! Really this is a great lesson in doing FEDERAL background checks of anyone serving your loved one.  Finally, #23 reveals that companies providing hospital-based psychiatric services billed for services not provided, wasting millions in federal funding.

There’s some good news, too!  Check out #59, that describes how the state of Mississippi is moving to regulate seclusion and restraint practices for special education students.  And, #61, the passage of what is called “Burt’s Law” to decrease sexual assault in congregate living in North Carolina.



1.   “Fresno County Jail Inmate Lawsuit Settled” --- The lawsuit also alleged that prisoners with disabilities were not provided reasonable accommodations in violation of the Americans with Disabilities ... --- Fresno Bee --- May 27, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/Ctbz7T


2.   “Alameda County Settles Suit with Blind Voters” --- The legal advocacy group Disability Rights Advocates announced the three-year settlement Wednesday after approval by county supervisors earlier ... --- SFGate --- May 27, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/EaDgNX


3.   “Merced Pediatrician Accused of Molesting Three Children with Autism” --- A court hearing reveals graphic new details in the case against a Merced pediatrician. Prosecutors say he molested three young patients with autism ... --- ABC30.com --- May 26, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/30jXAU


4.   “State Cites 2 Districts for Disproportionate Punishment” --- State Education Department special education director Pamela Wright says her department looks at data in more than a dozen categories for each ... --- SFGate --- May 26, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/BAaYbX


5.   “Caregiver Arrested under Suspicion of Striking Disabled Patient” --- A coworker said they saw Blaszak hit the disabled man, but Blaszak told detectives that she was never aggressive with the patient and believes he has ... --- WFTV Orlando --- May 29, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/HKHLgM


6.   “Data Breach Affects Thousands of Disabled Floridians” --- Floridians who were on a waiting list for disabled services had their data put out to the public when ... --- MyFoxOrlando.com --- May 27, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/gIDAMY


7.   “Mom Charged with Drunk Driving, Leaving Disabled Child Alone” --- A Boise woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she drove drunk while her developmentally disabled 8-year-old daughter was home ... --- KTVB --- May 26, 2015  (IDAHO)  http://is.gd/0kYkky


8.   “Teen Among 8 Valley Inmate Suicides in 9 Years” --- Despite Teasia Long's history of mental illness that included two suicide attempts, according to relatives, experts at the State Correctional Institution at ... --- Sunbury Daily Item --- May 29, 2015  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/83GG9n


9.   “Suspect Accused of Hitting Disabled Griffith Man” --- Kevin D. Carson, 36, was charged this week with battery against a disabled person and neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury. A warrant ... --- nwitimes.com --- May 28, 2015  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/gkX3vt


10.   “Iowan Pleads Guilty to Neglecting Dependent Person” --- A 49-year-old man has pleaded guilty to neglecting a dependent person in northern Iowa. The Mason City Globe Gazette ... --- KCRG --- May 28, 2015  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/6IazEC


11.   “Newton Woman Convicted of Dependent Adult Abuse” --- Dani Rogers was charged with exploiting a dependent adult after a police investigation revealed she wrote $9,000 in checks belonging to a male ... --- Newton Daily News --- May 26, 2015  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/Cfca5W


12.   “Eudora Man Ordered to Stand Trial on Premeditated First-degree Murder Charge in Death of Disabled Man” --- A 49-year-old Eudora man charged with premeditated first-degree murder in the Sept. 11, 2014, death of a disabled ... --- Lawrence Journal World --- May 22, 2015  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/EPmQh5


13.   “Ignoring Court Order, Police in Kentucky Town Put Mentally-ill Man on Bus to Florida” --- Adam Horine, 31, confined to mental hospitals at least twice, has been in legal trouble repeatedly since he was 16. --- Lexington Herald Leader --- May 29, 2015  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/pA8nJI


14.   “Dozens Set to Join Lawsuit Against Federal Government over Suspension of Disability Payments” ---  Hundreds of people in Eastern Kentucky in danger of losing their disability payments may soon be part of a lawsuit ... --- WKYT --- May 28, 2015  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/mYIcTZ


15.   “Disability Checks Stopped for Clients of Ky. Attorney Targeted in Fraud Investigation” --- Hundreds of clients of the eastern Kentucky attorney who is at the center of a national disability fraud investigation ... --- WKYT --- May 26, 2015  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/Z35hAB


16.   “Transport Service Sued for Allegedly Knocking Woman Out of Wheelchair to Pavement” --- A woman who was being transported in a wheelchair when she was allegedly thrown out of it and onto the ... --- The Louisiana Record --- May 26, 2015  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/N0f0Ui


17.   “Maine Couple Accused of Using Nearly $100,000 Meant for Disabled Daughters” --- A Topsham couple has been charged in U.S. District Court and accused of diverting nearly $100,000 in Social Security ... --- Bangor Daily News --- May 28, 2015  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/D3quA1


18.   “Man Sentenced after Police Say He Extorted a Deaf Person” --- A Springfield man has been sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $13,000 in restitution for charges that he extorted ... --- Boston Herald --- May 29, 2015  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/IjGItw


19.   “Michigan Seeks to Pull Rapist's Psychologist License” --- "If he fails to do so it will be treated as an admission of the allegations and the complaint will be sent directly to the (Michigan Board of Psychology's) ... --- Detroit Free Press --- May 27, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/0Miq4P


20.   “Wheelchair Stolen from Disabled 11-Year-old” --- She said she contacted her insurance company to see about filing a claim, but was told insurance won't replace a wheelchair less than five years old. --- WNEM Saginaw --- May 26, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/AExkzy


21.   “' Friendly the Clown' Accused of Raping a Mentally Impaired Woman Recovering from Brain Injury” ---  A Minnesota entertainer has been charged with sexually assaulting a mentally impaired 20-year-old woman while she was living with him ... --- The Independent --- May 29, 2015  (MINNESOTA) http://is.gd/OuBcQJ


22.   “Prof: U of M Priority is Research Scandal Cover Up” --- ... house bathroom, of the near-decapitated corpse of Dan Markingson, a seriously mentally ill young man under an involuntary commitment order who ... --- Minnesota Public Radio News --- May 26, 2015  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/ZPMXJT


23.   “Mississippi Hospital Whistleblower Gets $3.5M in Settlement” --- "Allegiance remains confident that the outpatient psychiatric services provided in the IOPs managed or operated by Allegiance were medically ... --- Chron.com --- May 23, 2015  (MISSISSIPPI)  http://is.gd/wxbWLy


23.   “O'Fallon Couple to Be Sentenced for Caging Autistic Son” --- An O'Fallon couple will appear in court Friday morning to be sentenced for a crime that stunned the region. They were ... --- fox2now.com --- May 29, 2015  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/ODZKO4


24.   “N.J. Won't Withhold Money from Agencies that Delayed Housing Psychiatric Patients” --- Disability Rights New Jersey, a federally funded legal advocacy group, sued the state to demand more housing and a faster response when patients ... --- NJ.com --- May 27, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/fdmtJx


25.   “New York Socialite Sentenced to 18 Years in Poisoning Autistic Son” --- ... was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday after being convicted of killing her young autistic son at a luxury Manhattan hotel room in 2010. --- Reuters --- May 28, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/5jeglG


26.   “Mom Who Killed Son Suffering from Autism in New York City Hotel Room to Be Sentenced” --- "The jury, by its verdict of guilty to manslaughter in the first fegree, has finally held the defendant accountable for killing her non-verbal, autistic child," ... --- WABC-TV --- May 28, 2015  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/a9HxPu 


27.   “Settlement in Disabled Man's Homicide at NY Facility” --- Court papers show New York settling a federal lawsuit against staff at a state residence where a 33-year-old disabled man was ... --- Oneida Dispatch --- May 26, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/8ASBkW


28.   “Hospitals' Failure to Provide Interpreter for Deaf Man Led to His Death, Suit Claims” --- A deaf man suffering from end-stage kidney disease died alone at home on his birthday because two city-run hospitals didn't have sign-language ... --- New York Daily News --- May 26, 2015  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/g5WjYd


29.   “Disabled Woman's Motorized Scooter Stolen in Ronkonkoma, Suspects Caught on Camera” --- A pair of cold-hearted thieves on Long Island stole a disabled woman's motorized scooter. Police in the Suffolk County Hamlet of Ronkonkoma ... --- WABC-TV --- May 25, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/87kaB2


30.   “NC Special Needs Student Records Teacher's Classroom Outburst” --- A Fayetteville elementary school teacher is under fire after she was secretly recorded yelling at special needs students in her classroom. “I don't even ... --- WSOC Charlotte --- May 29, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/OwClzS 


31.   “State Revokes License of Winston-Salem Adult Center” --- State officials have suspended the license of Cornerstone Living Center of Winston-Salem, saying conditions ... --- Daily Journal --- May 27, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/oJvF27


32.   “Worker at Westlake Group Home Indicted for Assault on Resident with Disability” --- A worker at a group home in Westlake has been indicted on assault charges after allegations that he struck one of the residents ... --- newsnet5.com --- May 29, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/V4TU0z


33.   “2 Ohio Girls Admit to Charges in Assault of Autistic Girl” --- A 30-year-old Cleveland woman was arrested for allegedly goading the 12-year-olds to attack the autistic girl. Her case has been referred to the grand ... --- Akron Beacon Journal --- May 28, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/wZe2cR


34.   “Cleveland to Settle with Department of Justice over Alleged 'Unconstitutional Police Misconduct' ” ---  The Justice Department's report of the Cleveland Police Department found unnecessary use of deadly force, excessive force against the mentally ill ... --- The Independent --- May 25, 2015  (OHIO) http://is.gd/ikfida


35.   “Former Sequoyah County Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Stealing Money from Handicapped Man” --- Donna Cupp: She pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from the guardianship account of a handicapped man, and was ordered ... --- Tulsa World --- May 28, 2015  (OKLAHOMA) http://is.gd/1zlJKP


36.   “Harrisburg Police: Autistic Man Attacked by Three Robbers” --- Harrisburg police are looking for three men who attacked an autistic man Monday and stole his fanny pack. The victim suffered a cut to his head and ... --- PennLive.com --- May 26, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/eOSxPF


37.   “Prior to Death, Teen Part of Mental Health Evaluation Program” --- The death of Teasia M. Long has Robert Meek, a Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania attorney, raising alarm bells with the state Department of ... --- Sunbury Daily Item --- May 26, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/Jocfr5


38.   “Inmates' Mental Health Advocate Begins Today” --- A settlement with the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania includes that requirement, as well as provisions related to evaluating inmates and ... --- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette --- May 26, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/pqFJnu


39.   “Lawsuit Accuses Teacher's Aide of Sexually Assaulting Student” --- The lawsuit claims that the special-education teacher knew each time the aide brought Weddle's son to his home. It said the school had a "duty to ... --- Hilton Head Island Packet --- May 29, 2015  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/XObOia


40.   “Baxter Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Mentally Handicapped Woman” --- A 64-year-old Baxter man has pleaded guilty to a count of raping a mentally handicapped woman. The original charges against Tommy ... --- Cookeville Herald Citizen --- May 28, 2015  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/KIFY0L


41.   “Police: Woman Beat Autistic Man with a Broom” --- Police have arrested a 31-year-old College Station woman accused of beating an autistic man with a broom. Ashley Rene Turner was taken into ... --- Bryan-College Station Eagle --- May 29, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/EsMTI0


42.   “In San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Fort Worth, Were Disabled Students Labeled Truant, Forced Out?” ---  Disabled students say they were charged with truancy and funneled out of public schools, according to an official complaint they filed ... --- Texas Public Radio --- May 28, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/Aipq0d


43.   “Wheelchair Firms Agree to $7.5 Million Federal Settlement” --- Authorities say a Utah-based power wheelchair company is one of two firms paying $7.5 million to settle allegations of false ... --- Standard-Examiner --- May 28, 2015  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/d3MvSw


44.   “Special Needs Child Attacked at Melrose Elementary” --- For special needs 5th grade student Haylee Hatcher, school is one of the best things in the world. "We strive to take ... --- WVVA TV --- May 28, 2015  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/bJB3MZ


45.   “Stoughton Woman Accused of Stealing Hundreds of Thousands from Booster Club, Vulnerable Adult” --- Stoughton police say Deana Braaten, 49, was arrested for embezzlement and theft from a vulnerable adult, following a two-month investigation. --- WKOW --- May 28, 2015  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/qZLHDW


46.   “MacArthur Grants Aimed at Reducing Inmates in Chicago, other US Jails” --- ... state prisons mostly detain inmates who are pre-trial, have increasingly become warehouses for mentally ill people and those too poor to afford bail. --- Chicago Tribune --- May 26, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/YdfZKI


Seeking Improved Support


47.   “Florida Pledges to Protect inmates with Mental Illness” --- Inmates with mental illnesses who were once confined around the clock to a cell block filled with feces, rotten food and insects — and sometimes ... --- Miami Herald --- May 27, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/Y6RR2T


48.   “Death of Disabilities Activist Saddens, Inspires” --- The tragic death last week of Atlanta disabilities activist Frank Barham has become a galvanizing event for some in that community. --- WXIA-TV --- May 25, 2015  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/guM1Ez


49.   “Inmate Who Is 'Eating the Jail' Costs Cook County $1 Million in Health Care” --- The jail has long been a dumping ground for the mentally ill, a byproduct of widespread cuts in mental health services at the city, county and state level ... --- Chicago Tribune --- March 24, 2015  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/MGQdtw


50.   “Romeo Students Show Law Enforcement, First Responders How to Communicate with the Deaf” ---

Romeo High School teacher Brittany Adams and members of the Michigan State Police show off their sign language skills after a ... --- The Macomb Daily --- May 26, 2015 (MICHIGAN) http://is.gd/Gxs5Tx


51.   “John Nash, Wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' Inspiration, Die in NJ” --- Nash, whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey ... --- Concord Monitor --- May 25, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/N5GrNX


52.   “The Generation Gap in Care for Developmentally Disabled in Ohio” --- The care of Ohioans with developmental disabilities has changed ... A few decades ago, people with developmental disabilities were often placed in ... --- WCBE 90.5 FM --- May 27, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/1NQW5G


53.   “Mother Seeks to Publicize Help Done by Service Dogs for Children with Autism” --- She's also an ambassador for Service Dogs for Warren Retrievers, an organization offering children with disabilities dogs trained to help them ... --- Johnson City Press --- May 25, 2015  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/hg3j4i


54.   “Search Giant Google Pledges $27M to Support People with Disabilities” --- The search giant Google is supporting non-profit organisations with a $27m for people with disabilities that uses technology to improve the lives of ... --- Lauderdale Daily News --- May 27, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/4gfjo1


55.   “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Serious Business” --- Over the next decade, she had a few stays in psychiatric hospitals, one lasting four months. While hospitalization helped at the time, she says, "When I ... --- U.S. News & World Report --- May 27, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/2rrMja


56.   “Meditation Can Make You Miserable, Psychologist Says” --- Technically Incorrect: Meditation and mindfulness may be milestones on the road to bliss, but you may also end up in a ditch of despair, says a brain ... --- CNET --- May 24, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/HtiXys


Proposed Legislation and New Laws


57.   “Senate OKs Bill Limiting Seclusion, Restraint in Schools” --- The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve a bill that would restrict the use of restraint and seclusion for schoolchildren and calls for a ... --- CTNow --- May 27, 2015  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/1DWfEJ


58.   “Leonard Proposes 'Kevin's Law' Reforms” --- A state program to help the severely mentally ill, apparently underused because of its complexity, would be simplified under legislation ... --- Lansing State Journal --- May 28, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/gazgPO


59.   “Miss. to Regulate Controversial School Practice” --- Fifty-seven percent of Mississippi's reported incidents involved children with special needs, even though they account for just 12 percent of the state's ... --- Jackson Clarion Ledger --- May 23, 2015  (MISSISSIPPI)  http://is.gd/ISanEg


60.   “NC Law Protects Group Home Residents from Sexual Predators” --- The bill is named Burt, a special needs adult who was sexually abused by a manager at a group home in Conover, NC in 2005. State lawmakers say ... --- 13newsnow.com --- May 26, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/6c9Icb


61.   “McCrory Signs Bill Protecting Disabled from Abuse” --- Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law on Monday a bill aimed at protecting group home residents from abuse, in a ceremony at the Executive Mansion with ... --- News & Observer --- May 26, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/yhFzaR


62.   “Capitol Affairs: Bill to Keep Mentally Ill Children Out of Handcuffs Passes” --- To get him treated sooner, Richardson's daughter agreed to have the boy committed to a state mental health hospital in Jacksonville, more ... --- Fayetteville Observer --- May 24, 2015 (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/cZAssv


63.   “Ohio House Bill Would Ban Abortions Spurred by Diagnosis of Down Syndrome” --- A study published by the American Journal of Medical Genetics in January estimated that 30 percent of fetuses with Down syndrome were terminated ... --- Columbus Dispatch --- May 24, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/vF5Bva


64.   “Forgotten Souls: Oregon Memorializes Vets Who Died at Oregon Hospital” --- Dubbed the “forgotten souls,” they became a symbol of the state's dark history of treating the mentally ill at Oregon State Hospital, where “One Flew ... --- Walla Walla Union-Bulletin --- May 23, 2015  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/fxrqRB


65.   “Schools Officials, Parent Question Special Ed Law” --- Jennifer Kates, a Murfreesboro resident and Middle Tennessee State University professor, said the funds offered to special needs students are a "a ... --- WBIR-TV --- May 23, 2015  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/PBwdZM


66.   “Cameras Likely Coming Soon to Special Ed Classrooms” --- "This bill made perfect sense because it's the only defense of special needs children in schools," said Breggett Rideau. Her son, Terrence, 20, had an ... --- KAGS News --- May 28, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/jUH70H


67.   “House Moves to Protect Living Centers for Disabled Texans” --- Pumping the brakes on what once was seen as a sure move, the Texas House moved Saturday to stop the proposed immediate closure of ... --- Chron.com --- May 23, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/GxLUvH


68.   “Lawmakers Respond to Court Rebuke by Allowing Inmate Treatment in Jails, Community” --- “Jails are inherently punitive institutions, and are not designed or administered so as to provide for the needs of the mentally ill,” she wrote ... --- TheNewsTribune.com --- May 28, 2015  (WASHINGTON) http://is.gd/Q1Igzx


International Articles


69.   “ 'I Was Terrified': Sydney Disabled Man Tells of His Fear at Horror Attack” --- A young, intellectually disabled, man has spoken of his fear during a brutal robbery and assault he suffered at the hands of a predator at ... --- 9news.com.au --- May 30, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/Tem57Y


70.   “Intellectually Disabled Man Robbed in Disturbing Attack in Sydney's South” --- The man is alleged to have attacked an intellectually disabled man. CCTV vision shows the man police wish to speak to shifting uneasily ... --- 9news.com.au --- May 29, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/CU9SFv


71.   “Taxi Driver Found Guilty of Abusing Deaf Schoolgirl, 10, While Driving Her to Her Special Needs School” A taxi driver accused of molesting a deaf schoolgirl on four separate trips to and from her special needs school in Sydney's west has … --- Daily Mail --- May 27, 2015  (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/ZQud89


72.   “Many Australian Soldiers Ill-equipped Mentally to Deal with Combat, Research Finds” --- Much of the Australian Army is not mentally equipped to deal with high-stress situations, a Queensland research team says. Southern Cross University ... --- ABC Online --- May 26, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/ze3x62


73.   “Australia Allows Autistic Filipino Boy to Stay” --- An autistic Filipino boy whose fight against deportation from Australia prompted tens of thousands to petition the government on his behalf ... --- ABS CBN News --- May 25, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/O3MqoN


74.   “Hundreds of Victoria Mental Health Patients Die Prematurely Each Year” --- "There's almost an attitude that a certain level of psychiatric inpatient deaths is just to be expected because these people have mental illnesses and ... --- The Age --- May 24, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/pIDmAZ


75.   “Woman Arrested in Connection with Stabbing Death in Ville-Marie” --- ... has been charged with second-degree murder in his death. In 2009, Levac was charged with sexually assaulting a woman with Down's syndrome. --- Montreal Gazette --- May 28, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/dRXsH2


76.   “BC Landlord Fined for Not Renting to Depressed Woman” --- A woman who failed to prove she actually has a mental disability has been awarded $2,000 by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal after claiming a ... --- CBC.ca --- May 27, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/aP7wZA


77.   “Psychiatric Patient's Death at Hospital the Result of Homicide: Coroner's Jury” --- The family of Serena Perry hugged and cried as a coroner's inquest jury said the 22-year-old psychiatric patient at a hospital in ... --- Winnipeg Free Press --- May 26, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/gmh9pF


78.   “Developmentally Disabled People Shouldn't Be Living In Hospitals, Advocates Say” --- Michael Neve, 26, has been living at the Ottawa Hospital General campus for the past year and a half and is currently on the wait list for a group home. --- CBC.ca --- May 26, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/JUajUB


79.   “China's Disabled Have Difficulty Finding Jobs” --- Despite China's booming economy, the disabled, including those with rare medical disorders, still find it difficult to find jobs due to social stigma and ... --- Channel News Asia ---  May 28, 2015  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/0le223


80.   “China's Unaddressed Mental Health Problems” --- China has a complex history in the treatment of the mentally ill. In 1849, the first mental institutions in the country were founded by ... --- The Japan Times --- May 25, 2015  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/OteMvI


81.   “Police Officers Prosecuted for Rape, Torture Leading to Death” --- A police conscript was sentenced to life in prison by the Giza Criminal Court on Sunday over charges of sexually assaulting a mentally ill female ... --- Daily News Egypt --- May 25, 2015  (EGYPT)  http://is.gd/BnQ4LU


82.   “Disabled Man Assaulted: Police Release CCTV Footage of Attacker” --- Police have released images of a man who allegedly assaulted and robbed an intellectually disabled man in southern Sydney. The 23-year-victim ... --- The Daily Telegraph --- May 29, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/0eILWm


83.   “Mentally Ill Sheffield Double Amputee Wrongly Had to Fund Own Care” --- A mentally ill woman who had both legs amputated was wrongly forced to fund her own care for more than 14 months, the health and local ... --- BBC News --- May 29, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/SCsag9


84.   “Nurse to Go on Trial for Killing Patient with Drug Overdose” --- A nurse accused of killing a patient with a powerful anti-psychotic drug is due to be tried for manslaughter at Bristol Crown Court today. Amanda ... --- ITV News --- May 26, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/QQ2Obf


85.   “Man Guilty of Stealing from Disabled Pal” --- Christopher O'Connor-Coughlan, 25, tricked his disabled friend, Christopher Oxby, out of £1,300, after the man took him in off the street and gave him ... --- Echo --- May 25, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/FLCtIn


86.   “Mumbai: Police Feed Indore Man with Multiple Disabilities Found Begging on Street” --- Found begging for food in torn clothes and in a vulnerable state, a man from Indore, who is both physically and mentally challenged, has been living ... --- Mid-Day --- May 27, 2015  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/qgklTz


87.   “Psychiatric Patients 'At Serious Risk Due to Doctor Shortage' ” --- Patients suffering from a psychiatric emergency are being seen by doctors who have no training in mental health, psychiatrists warned yesterday. --- Irish Independent --- May 27, 2015  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/P9MkNY


88.   “After 36 Assaults, Staff at Galway Psychiatric Unit Start Industrial Action” --- Ten staff the Acute Psychiatric Unit in Galway University Hospital have started industrial action this morning – as a result of concerns about ... --- thejournal.ie --- May 26, 2015  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/GQyiHF


89.   “Attacks Have Left Kenya in a Mental Health Crisis” --- A mentally ill person is thought to be that "mad" person out in the streets possibly half-naked, collecting papers, talking to themselves and who needs ... --- AllAfrica.com --- May 25, 2015  (KENYA)  http://is.gd/M3csPW


90.   “A Spark of Hope for the Mentally Ill in Lebanon” --- When Joe Jaber hired a young Ethiopian woman two years ago to help his elderly parents in Beirut, she seemed fine. But after a little more ... --- The Daily Star --- May 25, 2015  (LEBANON)  http://is.gd/GGBrCx


91.   “Autistic Boy Dies from Head Injuries, Homicide Probe Launched” --- Police investigate a house in Papanui after a 5-year-old boy was taken to Christchurch Hospital with critical head injuries. The boy has since died from ... --- Stuff.co.nz --- May 29, 2015  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/A6VFXF


92.   “Police Investigate after Boy, 5, Suffers Serious Head Injuries” --- Shocked residents watched as a critically injured autistic child was put into the back of an ambulance on a stretcher with an oxygen mask on his face. --- Stuff.co.nz --- May 28, 2015  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/PuXJWx


93.   “DHB Failed Suicidal Mental Health Patient” --- Hutt Valley DHB failed suicidal mental health patient ... Health Board for failing to give proper care in the community to the mentally ill young man. --- Stuff.co.nz --- May 25, 2015  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/qN4WWN


94.   “Investigation Finds Physio Had Sex with Client” --- An inquiry was launched after the woman's father laid a complaint with the Health and Disability Commissioner. The couple's encounter followed a ... --- Radio New Zealand --- May 25, 2015  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/brBmT8


95.   “Protests After White Cop Cleared” --- ... had been involved in a previous police pursuit. Williams had drug-related and attempted abduction convictions. Both were described as mentally ill, ... --- New Zealand Herald --- May 25, 2015  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/jRoSpD


96.   “Welfare Scandal as Disabled Are Driven to Use Food Banks” --- Coordinators at Drumchapel Foodbank are seeing increasing numbers of people with physical, mental and learning disabilities. Campaigners are ... --- Glasgow Evening Times --- May 25, 2015  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/ovKqPT


97.   “Police Appeal after Disabled Woman is Assaulted Outside Pub in Newport” --- Sally James, Shirley's sister, said when they left the pub they realised their car, which had a disabled badge on it, had been blocked in by another car. --- South Wales Argus --- May 29, 2015  (WALES)  http://is.gd/5uvC2a


98.   “Autistic Adults Could Take Pure MDMA to 'Reduce Social Anxiety' ” --- Social anxiety is a common problem for autistic adults, especially those that function well enough to be pressured by social norms. It is hoped that ... --- The Independent --- May 26, 2015  (INTERNATIONAL)  http://is.gd/Cil8yr





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