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News Summary for June 22, 2015
Articles Compiled by Anne M. Kincaid
Commentary by Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D.

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.

This week the abuse involves primarily sexual and physical abuse.  I will report both by type of abuse and where the abuse occurred. This week many of the articles are about family members abusing their dependent children or adult children.  There are a couple of articles that it is well worth the time to read.

Physical Abuse:  1,8,22,26,27,29

Both physical and sexual:  5

Sexual: 13, 16,17, 36, 39, 40

Neglect: 7

Murder: 6

Abuse at schools:

Physical: 1, 3, 26

Sexual: 13, 40

Emotional/verbal:  1, 26

Neglect: 7

Abuse at medical or residential programs:  5, 27, 36

Very bad news:  4

Abuse by family members:  222, 29, 37

No category  9

Good news:  11, 35, 47, 61

You mustt read these:  

40 - a comprehensive review of sexual abuse at schools nationwide

61 - wage increase approved for in-home caregivers & background 




1.   “Lawsuit Alleges Student at Anchorage Charter School Had Tape Put over Her Mouth” --- Carolyn “Care” Clift, who said she was the only special education teacher for the charter school at the time of the alleged abuse, worked with all of the ... --- Alaska Dispatch News --- June 21, 2015  (ALASKA) http://is.gd/Ur6uPn


2.   “State Still Treats Mental Illness as a Crime” --- Those were scary words if you lived in Alaska in the 1950s and had a mental illness. You could have been locked up indefinitely without much fanfare, ... --- Juneau Empire --- June 18, 2015  (ALASKA)  http://is.gd/FaK2FO


3.   “Adult Protective Services Staffing Up, Caseloads Still High” --- Arizona's Adult Protective Services agency is adding staff and contractors to deal with caseloads that are three to four times above the ... --- Washington Times --- June 18, 2015  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/owcSUd


4.   “Adult Protective Services No Longer Required to Investigate Abuse at AZ Mental Hospital” --- Arizona Adult Protective Services will no longer have to investigate abuse and neglect at the state mental hospital after an amendment was passed in ... --- ABC15 Arizona --- June 18, 2015  (ARIZONA) http://is.gd/KNPcx6


5.   “Retired Judge to Investigate State Hospital” --- Three state executives have lost their jobs following accusations that severely mentally ill patients at the state hospital were sexually abused. --- azcentral.com --- June 16, 2015  (ARIZONA) http://is.gd/lMRxek 


6.   “Boy, 14, Arrested in Stabbing Death of Woman in Lancaster” --- The woman, who was known to sometimes use a motorized wheelchair, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. Her name has not been ... --- Los Angeles Times --- June 19, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/5MzgLy


7.   “School Explains what Happened with Autistic Teen” --- Johnny Rocco, a 14-year-old autistic boy, went missing in Anderson for more than an hour Thursday. Johnny was attending "Extended School Year" at ... --- KRCRTV.COM --- June 19, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/MqPfRW


8.   “Mom Says Autistic Son being Forced Out of School After She Questioned Injuries” --- A local mother says her autistic son is being forced out of his elementary school after she began asking questions about injuries the boy ... --- 10News --- June 18, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/hvy11V


9.   “Man Who Stole Electronic Wheelchair from Elderly Man Faces 40 Years to Life if Convicted” --- The victim, 79-year-old William Ballard, was confronted by McQuery on April 23, shortly after 3:30 a.m. McQuery pushed Ballard out of his ... --- KUSI --- June 18, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/MkO35C


10.   “Mother Pleads For Justice for Slain Teenage Son” --- Jennifer Rivers says her son, Tavin Price, a young man with special needs, was shot and killed Friday morning after he refused to give his red shoes to ... --- CBS Local --- June 15, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/WEfPLm


11.   “Rose Medical Center Reaches Settlement in Disability Lawsuit” --- Rose Medical Center in Denver has changed its procedures and added technology to better serve deaf patients as part of an agreement to settle a ... --- The Denver Post --- June 19, 2015  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/ZXdCEk


12.   “Sheriff Recommends Charges for Group Homes Accused of Abuse” --- Pueblo Regional Center is operated by the Colorado Department of Human Services and runs 11 group homes in Pueblo West. It's unclear which ... --- KKTV 11 News --- June 17, 2015  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/G1VliP


13.   “Lawsuit Says 13-Year-old Boy with Autism Was Sexually Assaulted at School” --- Parents of a former West Hartford middle school student have filed a lawsuit claiming their child, who has autism, was bullied and sexually assaulted ... --- WFSB --- June 16, 2015  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/7kbAzP


14.   “Hit and Run Wheelchair Victim Laid to Rest” --- Michael Wright, the man who was hit and killed while crossing the street in his wheelchair, was laid to rest on Saturday. He was ... --- WWSB ABC 7 --- June 21, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/hsfr0E


15.   “Pregnant Deaf Woman Sues Bethesda for Interpreter During Delivery” --- Like many pregnant women, Margaret Weiss worries about all the things that could go wrong when she delivers her second ... --- Palm Beach Post --- June 21, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/JO4Rro


16.   “Man Convicted of Raping Disabled Woman” --- A Bay County jury convicted Gary Sprouse Jr. on Friday of sexually battering a disabled woman, according to a press release from the State Attorney's ... --- The News Herald --- June 19, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/v3w2ZZ


17.   “Naked Photos Taken of Autistic Teen Girl: Florida Man Gets 16 Years in Prison” --- A 50-year-old Volusia County man was recently sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for taking naked photos of autistic teenage girl, officials ... --- Orlando Sentinel --- June 17, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/vPOK6G


18.   “Sheriff's Office Investigates Two Suicides at the Jail” --- One of those inmates was under special needs care. We take a look into the bigger picture when it comes to mental health assistance behind bars. --- WCJB --- June 6, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/2ZmlAw


19.   “Mom Accused of Ditching 2 Kids with Special Needs for 9 Hours 'to Party' ” --- An Indianapolis woman was arrested for child neglect after she left her two children with special needs home alone for nine hours, according to Fox59. --- Indianapolis Star --- June 18, 2015  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/kE8FLp


20.   “State Services Make Carrollton Dumping of Mentally Ill Man Unfair, Unneccessary” --- This commentary is from the Kentucky Protection & Advocacy Division's Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness ... --- Lexington Herald Leader --- June 22, 2015   (KENTUCKY) http://is.gd/pf9qPU


21.   “Man Accused of Stealing Money from Blind Victim” --- A man accused of stealing from a blind resident at a senior housing complex faced a judge Wednesday morning. --- WLKY Louisville --- June 17, 2015  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/DtESZa


22.   “Police: Couple Left Disabled Daughter in Car Outside Casino” --- Police arrested a New Orleans couple accused of leaving their disabled 24-year-old daughter alone in a parked van while they ... --- Washington Times --- June 17, 2015  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/dHSbw7


23.   “Waterville Boy with Autism Wanders Again, Revisits Swimming Pool” --- She had previously worked with autistic children and moments earlier, had read a story in the Morning Sentinel about the boy escaping on Thursday ... --- Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel --- June 18, 2015  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/ivIMrX


24.   “I-Team: 8-Year-Old's Hospital Stay Highlights State's Challenges in Autism Care” --- Vulnerable children in Massachusetts wind up being “medically boarded” simply because there is not a bed available to meet their psychiatric or ... --- CBS Local --- June 15, 2015  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/PQsk1H


25.   “Man Kills Autistic Son in Apparent Murder-Suicide; 'He Didn't Want to Burden the Family' ” ---  Authorities say a father killed his 20-year-old autistic son before taking his own life because he apparently didn't want to ... --- CBS Local --- June 16, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/gksLh2


26.   “Settlement Proposed in Missouri Student Abuse Case” --- A $350,000 settlement has been proposed in a federal lawsuit alleging that a teacher slapped and insulted an autistic ... --- Washington Times --- June 19, 2015  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/LyeVZG


27.   “Former Developmental Center Aide Sentenced for Abuse” --- A former psychiatric aide at the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder has been sentenced to two days in jail and fined ... --- Montana Standard --- June 19, 2015  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/nlJFqu


28.   “Former CCSD Bus Driver to Be Arraigned Monday on 41 Charges Related to Sex Assaults” --- ... said was caught on bus surveillance cameras in which he said Banco could be seen molesting and assaulting a 3-year-old child with special needs. --- News3LV --- June 21, 2015  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/KDa08b


29.   “Mother Charged for Allegedly Abusing Autistic Son” --- An Alamogordo mother has been arrested for allegedly abusing her autistic son. Police say 35-year-old Sarah Purcell ... --- KRQE News 13 --- June 18, 2015  (NEW MEXICO)   http://is.gd/sP4kFu


30.   “Rikers Island Guard Gets 5 Years in Prison for Inmate Death” --- ... drawn considerable scrutiny over the last year after repeated reports of inmate beatings, guard corruption and the mistreatment of the mentally ill. --- ABC News --- June 18, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/yFrId1


31.   “Widespread Problems Forced Closure of Cornerstone Living Center” --- Cornerstone Living Center was an adult care home that operated at 2900 Reynolds Park Road on the southeast side of Winston-Salem. It had been in ... --- Winston-Salem Journal --- June 21, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/yZD8eI 


32.   “Man Pleads Guilty to Leaving Mentally Ill Brother to Freeze in Farmhouse” --- A Kindred, N.D., man has pleaded guilty in connection with charges he let his mentally ill brother freeze to death in an unheated farmhouse ... --- INFORUM --- June 16, 2015  (NORTH DAKOTA)  http://is.gd/7PN4uP


33.   “Youngstown Woman Accused of Leaving 3 Kids Home Alone” --- Police said the woman's 7-year-old daughter told them she watches her 10-year-old special needs sister and 4-year-old sister all the time. --- WKBN.com --- June 16 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/voASeM


34.   “Oklahoma's Mental-health System Relies on 'Triage' Approach” --- Every year, thousands of Oklahomans with mental-health or addiction ... Many of the mentally ill are eventually incarcerated and have worse health ... --- Norman Transcript --- June 21, 2015  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/3V6OCd


35.   “Students Faced with Bullying, Staff Want More Training, Portland Schools Survey Results Show” ---

Concerns about special education resources were also apparent. About 70 percent of those who took the survey said they work with special ... --- OregonLive.com --- June 20, 2015  (OREGON) http://is.gd/wqofiB


36.   “Peabody Group Home Worker Charged with Assault on Disabled Resident” --- The co-worker told his supervisor and then contacted the Disabled Persons Protection Commission. The woman, who is in her 40s and does not ... --- The Salem News --- June 18, 2015  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/YgvHwy


37.   “Woman Accused of Abusing Special Needs Son Charged in 2nd Medicaid Fraud Case” --- A woman accused of Medicaid fraud and the abuse of her special needs son is facing charges in a second fraud case. --- CBS Local --- June 17, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/dXD2tg


38.   “Caregiver Charged with Attacking Disabled Client” --- On June 14, a witness and co-worker told investigators March punched, kicked and beat a disabled client at his home in north Jackson, according to ... --- WBBJ-TV --- June 19, 2015  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/yriPuW


39.   “Sex Offender Charged with Raping Mentally Handicapped Man in Unicoi Co.” --- Unicoi County authorities have charged a man registered as a sexual offender in New Mexico with raping a mentally disabled man and ... --- Johnson City Press --- June 19, 2015  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/sZrn5N


40.   “Arrested for Sexual Misconduct with Student, Texas 'Special Ed' Teacher Also Faces Porn Charges” --- Kelly Dan Williams, 62, a teacher who works with special needs youngsters at Mary Orr Intermediate School in the Mansfield Independent School ... --- Breitbart News --- June 16, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/fgVkAE


41.   “Third Defendant Sentenced to Life in Prison in Capital Murder of Mentally Challenged Longview Man” --- The third and final defendant in the murder of a mentally challenged Longview man heads to prison this morning. Andrew Norwine ... --- Tyler Morning Telegraph --- June 16, 2015  (TEXAS) http://is.gd/WLiiEO


42.   “APD Suspends Officer for Belittling Woman in Wheelchair” --- The Austin Police Department has suspended an officer for 10 days after he belittled a woman in a wheelchair living under a North Austin ... --- KVUE --- June 16, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/dPvm25


43.   “Henrico County Police Are Looking for a Missing Autistic Adult” --- The Henrico County Police Division is seeking help in locating a missing Autistic adult from the Lakeside area. --- WRIC --- June 17, 2015  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/tPka4b


44.   “Sheriff Apologizes for Jail Inmate's Death from Dehydration” --- Family members said Farris had struggled with mental illness in the past two years and been diagnosed with bipolar disorder but had improved with ... --- ABC News --- June 19, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/dnzaBI


Seeking Improved Support


45.   “Alabama ID Cards Created for Autistic Citizens” --- A fear that magnifies tenfold because Marlon is autistic and approaching the age coinciding with a desire for more independence. “The thing about ... --- WKRG --- June 17, 2015  (ALABAMA)  http://is.gd/cc5dA5


46.   “Report: Incarcerating Mentally Ill People 20 Times More Costly than Treatment” --- The cost to prosecute and incarcerate a mentally ill prisoner over a year's time is about 20 times higher than the cost to provide the ... --- Arkansas News --- June 18, 2015  (ARKANSAS)  http://is.gd/KZTECZ


47.   “An Overhaul for Special Education in California? Experts Say 'Yes' ” --- Smith has both special education students and general education students in his class. Sanger has been praised by state officials as a model of what ... --- Fresno Bee --- June 19, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/W0loWR


48.  “ 'School Within a School' Helps Visalia Students with Autism” --- Instead of being placed in special day classes with students of varying ... special needs and general education students, so those with special needs ... --- Fresno Bee --- June 19, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/tPrrVi


49.   “People with Special Needs Call for More Money in State Budget” --- The California Legislature approved a new budget on Tuesday and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins called it "the best budget ... --- KUSI --- June 17, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/NHmtrm


50.   “Kentucky Jails Struggle with Mentally Ill Inmates” --- The recent banishment by police of a mentally ill man from Carroll County, Kentucky, to Florida appears to be an unusual occurrence. But Adam ... --- WKMS --- June 19, 2015  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/GrzlVJ


51.   “Maine Police Aided by Developmental Disability Database” --- Police in southwestern Maine are using database registrations to assist on calls involving people with developmental ... --- The Olympian --- June 16, 2015  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/Y0Hnmb


52.   “Lack of Services for Adult Son with Autism Prompts Carmel Family's Move Out of Maine” --- Section 29 is meant for families who care for adult children with disabilities at home, providing long-term job coaches, day programs and other support. --- Bangor Daily News --- June 15, 2015  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/Qdj7nD


53.   “State Board of Education Approves Public Comment Period for Policy on Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools” ---Following that meeting, staff at the Mississippi Department of Education met with various stakeholder groups, including ... --- WDAM-TV --- June 21, 2015  (MISSISSIPPI)  http://is.gd/obUZ0t


54.   “Feds to Christie Administration: Fix N.J. Psychiatric Hospital or Risk Funding” --- They control the purse strings," said Joseph Young, executive director for Disability Rights New Jersey, a federally funded legal advocacy group that ... --- NJ.com --- June 18, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/MqwLkY


55.   “3 Top Officials at State Psychiatric Hospital Reassigned” --- Three top administrations at a New Jersey state-run psychiatric hospital have been reassigned as part of a shake-up after an ... --- Washington Times --- June 16, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/1HPnJC


56.   “Oklahoma's Mental-health System Has Strict Criteria to Get Treatment” --- While the number of mentally ill people needing state-paid care has climbed, state funding for core treatment services has dropped. If the state ... --- NewsOK.com --- June 21, 2015  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/i2SO0E


57.   “Portland State Will Train Bilingual Teachers to Help Students with Autism” --- Portland State University has been awarded a $1.25 million grant to prepare bilingual teachers to work with students with autism and other profound ... --- OregonLive.com --- June 19, 2015  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/1khmLN


58.   “Advocates for Those with Disabilities Seek Pa. Funding Boost” --- Disability rights advocates are urging Pennsylvania lawmakers to ... streams that support services for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. --- Newsworks.org --- June 21, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/C1daxX


59.   “Statewide Mental Health Pinch is Being Felt in Teton County” --- Nationwide, Wyoming is one of the few states cutting mental health budgets, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. A 2014 alliance ... --- Jackson Hole News&Guide --- June 17, 2015  (WYOMING)  http://is.gd/trspBQ


Proposed Legislation and New Laws


60.   “Arkansas Public Policy Panel Advocates Mental Health Centers for Inmates” --- The Arkansas Public Policy panel is advocating for the creation of mental illness crisis centers for the criminal justice system in the state. On Thursday ... --- KUAR --- June 18, 2015  (ARKANSAS)  http://is.gd/wAUjDF


61.   “Los Angeles County Supervisors Approve Wage Increase for In-home Caregivers” --- In order to cover the county's costs of the increase, the board will allocate $11.9 million to the Department of Public Social Services budget for the ... --- KABC-TV --- June 16, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/XOPWQZ


62.   “Brown, Lawmakers Agree on $115.4 Billion California Budget” --- ... year that begins July 1 and boosts spending on social welfare programs. ... de Leon, D-Los Angeles, called the budget deal a win for social services. --- San Francisco Examiner --- June 16, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/i1A8Yd


63.   “Grassley Bill to Help Individuals with Disabilities Gain Independence Earns Support in Iowa” --- “A key public policy goal is giving individuals with disabilities every chance to live and work as fully in the community as possible,” Grassley said. --- KIOW --- June 21, 2015  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/vLAoEz


64.   “Bill Requires Charter Schools to Admit Special-education Students” --- Under a bill that is set to become law, the charter would be required to admit a certain percentage of special needs students and receive more money ... --- NOLA.com --- June 18, 2015  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/cNnmdD


65.   “Maine Police Aided by Developmental Disability Database” --- Police in southwestern Maine are using database registrations to assist on calls involving people with developmental ... --- Washington Times --- June 16, 2015  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/XRQgwk


66.   “MN Law to Keep Mentally Ill Out of Jails Straining Hospitals” --- A 2013 law intended to keep the mentally ill from spending excessive time in county jails has resulted in an influx of inmates to Minnesota's psychiatric ... --- Minnesota Public Radio News --- June 18, 2015  (MINNESOTA) http://is.gd/ChcfjJ


67.   “Words Like 'Handicapped' and 'Addict' Would Be Struck from N.J. Law under Bill” --- "Handicapped persons" would be referred to instead as "persons with disabilities." References to "crippled" would be replaced with "physical disability. --- NJ.com --- June 19, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/N0Nnal


68.   “Bill Looks to Provide Care to Patients Who Leave Developmental Center” --- Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Tom Libous are working on a bill that will guarantee services for patients leaving the Broome ... --- Binghamton Homepage --- June 19, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/TWhOwu


69.   “Panel OKs Ban on Ohio Abortions Relating to Down Syndrome” --- A bill banning abortions in cases where a test or diagnosis indicates Down Syndrome has cleared an Ohio House panel. --- WKYC-TV --- June 16, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/iOEdke


70.   “Murphy's Bill to Overhaul Mental Health System Stirs Debate” --- Tim Murphy's sweeping mental health overhaul got a hearing Tuesday in ... Opponents of Mr. Murphy's efforts fear that the mentally ill won't seek ... --- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette --- June 17, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/wT7xcU


71.   “Agent Orange-exposed Airmen Eligible for Disability Benefits” --- The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday it will provide millions of dollars in disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force ... --- WAVY-TV --- June 19, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/XDObCo


International Articles


72.   “No Disability Abuse Investigations Despite 'Lots of Complaints' ” --- Victoria's disability services commissioner has defended his decision not to conduct any investigations in the past four years, despite receiving "lots of ... --- The Age --- June 22, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/kjfkeL


73.   “Disabled Boy 'Punched' by Staff at Special School, Court Documents Show” --- Repeated seclusion disrupted the boy's learning, and exacerbated his ... which at Western Autistic School included time out, the Department stated. --- The Age --- July 19, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/9tF9iP


74.   “ 'F--- Off You Autistic Whore...You Can't Stop Us' ” --- This is what she received as a reply: “F--- off you autistic whore ... you cannot do anything to stop us.” Another victim accused the site of promoting ... --- NEWS.com.au --- June 17, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/VLmmJI


75.   “Missing Winnipeg Teen with Autism Found Safe, Father Says” --- A missing Winnipeg teen with autism has been found, according to the boy's father. “Nick has been located and is safe,” Rob Read, the teen's father, ... --- CTV News --- June 20, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/mZFqSx


76.   “Sex Assault Charges for Special Needs Assistant” --- Police have charged Martin Bartholomew, a special needs assistant at Greenholme Junior Middle School in Jamestown Crescent in Toronto, with two ... --- Globalnews.ca --- June 18, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/TkMJHy


77.   “China Reaches Out to the Mentally Impaired” --- China had 4.3 million severely mentally impaired patients on official record at the end of 2014. More than 55 percent of them live in poverty. --- Global Times --- June 19, 2015  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/JYoPkV


78.   “Chinese Autistic Girl 'Chained to a Shack for Five Years' ” --- An autistic girl from northeastern China has been chained by her parents to a corn storage shack for five years to stop her from running away, ... --- South China Morning Post --- June 18, 2015  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/Q9fzpx


79.   “Woman Befriended Disabled Southwold Man So Robbers Could Steal His Life Savings” --- Three thieves involved in the “despicable” theft of a disabled man's life savings after robbers burst into his Southwold home have ... --- East Anglian Daily Times --- June 20, 2015  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/SOIoEC


80.   “Warning after Woman Rescued by Firefighters from Danger Caused by Her Clutter and Man Found Buried” --- The action was taking as Cornwall Council said it was dealing with 15 cases of such 'self-neglect' but could not estimate how many more ... --- West Briton --- June 19, 2015  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/x0cGIU


81.   “Kidnappers Abduct the Disabled Adult Son of a German Billionaire then Dump Him in a Field Tied to a ...” --- Police in Germany are hunting kidnappers who abducted the son of one of the world's richest men and left him tied to a tree in a forest. --- Daily Mail --- June 18, 2015  (GERMANY) http://is.gd/Y95HnF


82.   “India's Special Olympics Athletes Live in Packed, Understaffed Home” --- The ten special athletes from the Asha Kiran Home for Mentally Retarded Persons are part of the 240-member contingent that will represent India at ... --- Hindustan Times --- June 20, 2015  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/2MM1fo


83.   “Warning over 'Assisted Decision-making' Plans in New Bill” --- The Bill aims to secure the rights and dignity of older persons and people with disabilities, including mental health service users and those with ... --- Irish Times --- June 19, 2015  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/JKEydr


84.   “Guilty of Grievous Bodily Harm, the Thug Who Beat up Autistic Teenager and Left Him for Dead” --- A 19-year-old man yesterday admitted attacking an autistic Lisburn teenager who was beaten and left for dead in a disused furniture showroom. --- Belfast Telegraph --- June 17, 2015  (IRELAND) http://is.gd/f25VrQ


85.   “Researchers Find Surveillance Cameras Are Beneficial to Patients, Staff in Psychiatric Hospitals” --- Dr. Tali Stolovy and Dr. Yuval Melamed of the psychiatric hospital and outgoing director-general of the Health Ministry, Prof Arnon Afek ... --- Jerusalem Post Israel News --- June 21, 2015  (ISRAEL) http://is.gd/hbp32B 


86.   “Long, Hard Road for Nepal's Disabled Quake Survivors” --- Eight hours after Bim Bahadur Gurung started walking along a mountain path, carrying his severely injured daughter on his back and ... --- Aaj News --- June 16, 2015  (NEPAL)  http://is.gd/91Ma5C


87.   “Stepdad Denies Murdering Autistic Boy” --- The man charged with murdering his autistic five-year-old stepson in ... The stepfather of an autistic five-year-old boy who died from head injuries last ... --- NZCity --- June 19, 2015  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/t5X4Re


88.   “Report on Work to Further the Rights of Disabled People” --- “The process to implement the Disability Convention in New Zealand is the closest the Government has come to being directly accountable to disabled ... --- Scoop.co.nz --- June 16, 2015  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/Q5sWs1


89.   “Lahore High Court Stays Execution of Severely Mentally Ill Man” --- ... has been prescribed medication since including: the anti-psycotic Epsidone (otherwise known as Risperidone), Serenace, which is an antipsychotic ... --- Ekklesia --- June 17, 2015  (PAKISTAN)  http://is.gd/phuRyh


90.   “Care Workers Avoid Jail for Abuse in Cowdenbeath Home” --- A severely disabled patient in a Fife care home was verbally and physically ... The two care workers who hit the vulnerable woman and repeatedly… --- The Courier --- June 16, 2015  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/le4pnZ


91.   “Disability Hate Crime Network Describes Statistics on Increased Crime Against Disabled People as ...” --- He argued that, in fact, “overall incidences of disability hate crime has – according to a report by the Equality and Human Rights ... --- Scottish Legal News --- May 16, 2015  (SCOTLAND) http://is.gd/X7MPPJ


92.   “More than Half of Disabled Students Believe They Don't Have Equal Work Opportunities” --- However‚ this was not the case for students whose disabilities had much more visible attributes such as limb deformities or severe osteoporosis. --- Times LIVE --- June 18, 2015  (SOUTH AFRICA)  http://is.gd/qExK6P


93.   “In East Ukraine Psychiatric Ward, War Deepens Mental Wounds” --- The patients of the psychiatric ward in war-torn eastern Ukraine have long suffered from the trauma within their minds, and suffered the trauma of war, ... --- U.S. News & World Report --- June 16, 2015  (UKRAINE)  http://is.gd/2QjPD3


94.   “The Hidden History of Disabled Miners in the Coal Industry” --- The hidden history of disabled miners in the South Wales coalfield – some of who continued working, even underground – has surfaced for the first ... --- WalesOnline --- June 21, 2015  (WALES)  http://is.gd/rlB0pg


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