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News Summary for October 26, 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.


Here is the newsfeed from 10/12/15 produced on 10/25/15.

The breakdown is similar to other weeks.  There are some articles of particular interest.

SEXUAL ABUSE: 1, 4, 17, 19, 23, 24, 39, 53, 54

PHYSICAL ABUSE: 7, 11, 13 18, 21, 22, 33, 34, 35, 43

FINANCIAL ABUSE: 36, 41, 50, 57, 58

NEGLECT: 1, 57, 60


MISSING: 14, 38

MURDER: 8, 26, 44


And, under WHO-DUNNIT I have identified those that are school-related, and carer- related:

SCHOOL: 4, 11, 18, 24, 33, 34, 35, 47, 54, 60

CARER: 13 15, 19, 22, 36, 41, 44, 50, 57






1.   “Alabama Man Gets 16 Years for Sex Crimes Against 4 Children, Including Mentally Challenged Victim” --- Another was mentally challenged. "We're happy with the plea. The good thing is that none of the victims had to testify," said Houston. --- AL.com --- October 6, 2015  (ALABAMA) http://is.gd/AXqWK8


2.   “Phoenix Police Seek Missing Man, 26, Who Has Autism” --- Holmes said Gutierrez's condition, which includes autism, makes it difficult for him to communicate. --- azcentral.com --- October 10, 2015  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/CwQoEI


3.   “Father of Kelly Thomas - Who Died After a Struggle with Fullerton Police - Is Taking the City to Trial” --- Much has changed in the four years since Kelly Thomas, a homeless man with severe mental illness, died after a violent encounter with ... --- OCRegister --- October 12, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/uLdr9U


4.   “Live Oak Special Ed Teacher Accused of Sex with Minor” --- A special education teacher has been arrested after police say he had sex with a minor. Yuba City Police say Live Oak Middle ... --- CBS Local --- October 9, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/KLQDZf


5.   “Monterey Police Chief Explains Policies on Dealing with Mentally Ill People in Wake of Fatal Shooting” --- Monterey Police Chief Dave Hober leaves the scene as investigators work where Monterey police fatally shot a man near ... --- Monterey County Herald --- October 9, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/SMO6n8


6.   “Schizophrenic Pasadena Woman Goes Missing in Arcadia” --- “Linda has been diagnosed as schizophrenic and is required to take daily medication,” he said. The woman, who lives at an assisted living facility in ... --- The Pasadena Star-News --- October 9, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/CC6pwF


7.   “Lawsuit: Pomona Unified Allowed Abuse of Disabled Students” --- A class-action lawsuit alleges that the school district allowed the physical and emotional abuse of at least two autistic students. --- Inland Valley Daily Bulletin --- October 8, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/eozpbm


8.   “Blind, Deaf Man with Cerebral Palsy Murdered Outside His Home” --- A man who lived with cerebral palsy, was legally blind and had a hearing impairment, was gunned down Monday near his ... --- CBS News --- October 7, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/NMPSZd


9.   “SF Reaches $400K Settlement Proposal in Nevada Patient-dumping Case” --- A lawsuit filed by City Attorney Dennis Herrera claimed that Nevada was sending mentally ill patients to San Francisco, some of whom were treated at ... --- San Francisco Examiner --- October 5, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/Snc8Np


10.   “Cop Expert Defends Shooting of Man in Wheelchair” --- Mike Lewis, sheriff of Wicomico County, Md., who teaches police tactics, said based on news accounts and a cell phone video posted ... --- USA TODAY --- October 5, 2015  (DELAWARE)  http://is.gd/I160NT


11.   “DCPS Teacher Suspended for Reportedly Hitting a Child's Hand With a Ruler” --- Stroman is a paraprofessional and has been working with special education students since 2007. Action News Jax went to Stroman's home to ... --- ActionNewsJax.com --- October 7, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/wEXIp7


12.   “Polk Professor Accused of Trying to Murder Disabled Husband” --- A Polk County college professor is accused of trying to murder her disabled husband by suffocating him with a pillow. Cherry Olds, 59, of ... --- WFLA --- October 5, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/gpoF35


13.   “Police: West Palm Caregiver Left Disabled Man Tied Up, Diapers on Head” --- As Marcia Grace Jones closed the door to her West Palm Beach apartment Friday, she left behind the disabled man she was supposed to be caring for ... --- Palm Beach Post --- October 5, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/r3IVOS


14.   “Columbus Police Searching for Mentally Handicapped Woman” --- Columbus Police are on the hunt for a middle-aged woman they say went missing Saturday. --- WRBL --- October 11, 2015  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/BkoLtM


15.   “Feds: Georgia Again Fails to Comply with Landmark Mental Health Settlement” --- Georgia still hasn't lived up to its part of an agreement with the federal government to shift severely mentally ill residents out of state mental hospitals ... --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- October 9, 2015  (GEORGIA) http://is.gd/g8otVx


16.   “Joetta Sells Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison for Neglect of Disabled Granddaughter” --- The physically and mentally disabled teenager was found severely malnourished and neglected inside the home she shared with her grandparents. --- The Herald Bulletin --- October 12, 2015  (INDIANA)   http://is.gd/96bIRB


17.   “Muscatine Man Pleads Guilty to Sex with Mentally Disabled Woman” --- A Muscatine man pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual abuse, after he was charged with having sex with a woman who was incapable of giving ... --- WQAD.com --- October 5, 2015  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/NnCvAL


18.   “Former Special Ed Teacher Pleads Guilty to Battering Student” --- A southeast Kansas special education teacher has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery involving a 15-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy, ... --- KSN-TV --- October 9, 2015  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/gh39IS


19.   “Man Pleads Guilty to Sex with Mentally Disabled Victims” --- Damon Heath, 23, pleaded guilty in Franklin Circuit Court Friday to engaging in sexual conduct with two victims with intellectual disabilities on multiple ... --- State-Journal.com --- October 5, 2015  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/0xBxUn


20.   “DOJ Weighs in on Lawsuit over Handcuffed NKY Students” --- A school resource officer and school officials did not violate school policies when the deputy handcuffed elementary school students with disabilities, ... --- WLWT Cincinnati --- October 5, 2015  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/M17NW9


21.   “Teenager Receives No Jail Time for Assault on Autistic Boy” --- The charges stem from the alleged assault of a young autistic male. Many different stipulations were also handed down with the sentence. --- Bay Net --- October 9, 2015  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/PaI7f8


22.   “Man Arrested, Accused of Repeatedly Assaulting Deaf Woman at a Group Home” --- But now David Robertson, a man who worked there, is under arrest, accused of physically assaulting a deaf woman at the group home. Investigators ... --- WJLA --- October 6, 2015  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/oTvAA6


23.   “Man Accused of Girl's Rape, Massive Child-Porn Collection, Weighs Plea Offer” --- A man accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl with Down syndrome and amassing 650,000 images of child ... --- MLive.com --- October 9, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/bYP8KZ


24.   “Family: Teen Sexually Assaulted in High School Bathroom, Attack Recorded” --- The family of a 15-year-old special needs girl said she was sexually assaulted in a school bathroom and the classmate who committed the heinous ... --- Fox 2 Detroit --- October 7, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/1wVnqz


25.   “Agreement Reached with Teacher Facing Termination Due to Ineffective Evaluation Ratings” --- In June, the Jackson School Board voted to proceed with tenure charges against Allen and Jackson High School special education teacher Beth ... --- MLive.com --- October 5, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/ASyefC


26.   “Killer's Girlfriend Takes Plea Deal, Won't Be Charged with Disabled Man's Murder” --- The girlfriend of the man convicted of killing a disabled man and then setting his body on fire has pleaded guilty to robbing the ... --- MLive.com --- October 5, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/Un2nQp


27.   “Fired Minnesota Lottery Executive Sues for Job Back, Argues Alcoholism a Protected Disability” ---  She also maintains that her alcoholism is a protected disability under the state Human Rights Act. Her lawsuit says the state had a ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- October 6, 2015  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/dAC6Af


28.   “Nebraska Advocates for Mentally Ill Target Assisted Living Complaints” --- The Mental Health Association of Nebraska has received reports of neglect and of rooms filled with soiled adult diapers and bedbug infestations, the ... --- Omaha World-Herald --- October 5, 2015  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/wSms7N


29.   “Wheelchair-bound Woman Injured in East Las Vegas Crash” --- Police said a woman in a wheelchair was hit by a vehicle while crossing an eastern Las Vegas road early Friday morning. --- KVVU Las Vegas --- October 9, 2015  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/tVyuTA


30.   “Man in Wheelchair Hit by Truck, Killed Crossing Street” --- A man in a wheelchair died after he was hit by a pickup truck Monday night as he crossed Desert Inn Road near Maryland Parkway, according to ... --- Las Vegas Sun --- October 6, 2015  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/sHj625


31.   “N.J. School District Facing Discrimination Claim Involving Boy with Autism” --- A federal judge has ruled that the parents of a boy with autism have a right to due the Harrison Township School District for ... --- NJ.com --- October 8, 2015  (NEW JERSEY) http://is.gd/s66Ffs   


32.   “Trial of Ex-Ancora Employee Postponed” --- The trial of a state employee accused of assaulting a patient at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital two years ago was postponed again ... --- Cherry Hill Courier Post --- October 7, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/LfwIzX


33.   “2 Special Ed Employees on Paid Leave After Allegedly Tying Rope Around Child” --- She said her son is unable to tell her what happened because he's a special needs student. Physically, doctors are telling her he's OK, but she worries ... --- KOB.com --- October 9, 2015  (NEW MEXICO)  http://is.gd/Yvv6p7


34.   “APS Faces Lawsuit After Teacher's Assistant Taped Special Needs Boy's Mouth Shut in 2013” --- A teacher's assistant at Rio Grande High School placed tape over a special needs boy's mouth after he began meowing like a cat two years ago ... --- KOB.com --- October 6, 2015  (NEW MEXICO) http://is.gd/WcBIIx


35.   “Queens School Locks Disabled Kids in Isolation Room: Teacher” --- Disabled kids at a Queens school were routinely restrained and put into an isolation room — often without administrators notifying parents or ... --- New York Post --- October 11, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/Hp0omc


36.   “Ulster Group-home Worker Accused of Theft, Forgery” --- A Saugerties man was arrested Friday, accused of misusing the credit cards of residents at the group home where he worked. --- Times Herald-Record --- October 11, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/hvkV2K


37.   “Dog Fatally Shot After Mauling Child with Special Needs in Bayonne” --- The little girl, who is special needs, was attacked as she boarded her school bus in the street near West 20th Street. --- CBS Local --- October 9, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/4orKrk


38.   “Police: Man Reported Missing from Lawrence” --- Yosef Gerson, who was last seen on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Lawrence, is described as a "vulnerable adult." He is 5-foot-11, about 130 pounds, with ... --- Newsday --- October 9, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/0VPdxG


39.   “NY Judge Awards $2.5M in Disabled Woman's Sex Assaults” --- Paula Liblick, who had the mental capacity of a 1-year-old, lived in the small group home with four other residents and was found with injuries that ... --- Glens Falls Post-Star --- October 8, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/Rf1smW


40.   “Lawsuit Claims CNY Student Was Physically Restrained, Locked in Classroom” --- The lawsuit does identify the student as having disabilities and states that the ... Alexander also found that the district violated the student's rights by ... --- Syracuse.com --- October 7, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/U7JlyI


41.   “Man Accused of Stealing Identities of Disabled, Netting Millions” --- A Charlotte man has been charged with stealing the identities of Medicaid recipients with developmental disabilities in a fraud scheme involving at ... --- WSOC Charlotte --- October 12, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/Lo7u1T


42.   “Former Baptist CNA Convicted of Sexually Assaulting Mentally-ill Patient” --- A former nursing assistant fondled and sexually assaulted a mentally ill woman at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center while the woman was in ... --- Winston-Salem Journal --- October 8, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/lOr7ER


43.   “Man Charged with Assaulting Handicapped Person” --- An Asheville man is accused of striking a handicapped person. Michael Aaron Hall, 30, of the 400 block of Bulldog Drive, was charged ... --- Asheville Citizen-Times --- October 8, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/AJx0Gn


44.   “Man Charged in Disabled Abuse Case Files 3 Motions” --- A Nelsonville man facing multiple felonies related to a lack of care that allegedly contributed to the death of a disabled woman has filed three motions ... --- Athens NEWS --- October 11, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/2HNChL


45.   “Philadelphia Police Seek Help Finding Missing Teen with Autism” --- Philadelphia police are seeking assistance from the public to locate a teenager who went missing from his family's home early Saturday morning. --- PhillyVoice.com --- October 10, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/df1v45


46.   “State Audits: Education Dept. Failed to Monitor Special Adviser under Corbett” --- Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis was named by Mr. Corbett as his special adviser in June 2013. --- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette --- October 6, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/hC3Uv9


47.   “Bucks Co. Teacher Subject to Disciplinary Action After Special Needs Teen Suffers Injuries at School” --- A teacher from Bucks County is the subject of disciplinary action after a student with special needs sustained ... --- FOX 29 News Philadelphia --- October 8, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/OhFpU1


48.   “Michael's Story: Mentally Ill Man Attacks His Family After Being Deserted by Pa. Health Care” --- The room had become something of a refuge for Michael since the onset of schizophrenia: Michael was now spending 16 hours there ... --- PennLive.com --- October 8, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/Bahr1i


49.   “Pittsburgh Man Stranded Nearly 3 Days After Wheelchair Breaks Down in Tunnel” --- A Pittsburgh man has an incredible story of survival after his motorized wheelchair broke down and he was forced to spend ... --- CBS Local --- October 5, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/S7vl4Z


50.   “Police Arrest 2nd Suspect in Union Neglect Case” --- In April, police charged 27-year-old Tom Jefferson Welch with neglect of a vulnerable adult, one count of financial card theft and three counts of ... --- WHNS Greenville --- October 8, 2015  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/4PrKfD


51.   “Arlington Family Accused of Feigning Schizophrenia, Autism for Disability Money” --- In her 1978 application for SSI, Doreen Mitchell told officials that she was mentally impaired because of schizophrenia and that she experienced ... --- Fort Worth Star Telegram --- October 10, 2015  (TEXAS) http://is.gd/oItC6c


52.   “Judge Orders Mom to Stay Away from Autistic Son” --- A 6-year-old autistic boy who police said was abandoned by his mother will be temporarily staying with his grandmother. Police said Ryan … --- KZTV Action 10 News --- October 8, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/kkfPxD


53.   “Police Identify, Arrest Man Allegedly Involved in Sexual Assault of Vulnerable Adult” --- After seeking the public’s help last month, police identified and arrested a man Tuesday who was allegedly involved in a sexual assault of a vulnerable adult …  --- St George News --- October 7, 2015  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/LxuJnO


54.   “Utah Bus Driver Gets Life in Prison for Sex Abuse of Special-needs Students” --- A Draper, Utah school bus driver was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after being found guilty of sexually abusing two young special-needs girls. --- Las Vegas Review-Journal --- October 7, 2015  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/ZuU02I


55.   “Feds Threaten to Cut Funding to Psychiatric Hospital 3 Times” --- David Carlson with Disability Rights Washington says the series of threats over a short period of time reflects the serious problem the state's mental ... --- SFGate --- October 11, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/tzMPXQ


56.   “Discrimination Alleged by Deaf Inmate at Lewis County Jail” --- Gerhart said the Americans with Disabilities Act requires inmates to receive equal treatment despite disabilities. “All inmates at the jail have the ability ... --- Centralia Chronicle --- October 8, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/oCqWKh


57.   “Caregiver Charged with Stealing from Developmentally Disabled” --- The victims are developmentally disabled, and families members said they still don't realize that Jamie Casteel, the woman they trusted, is now ... --- KOMO News --- October 7, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/Wennje


58.   “AG Prevails Against Pierce County Couple Who Peddled Bogus Vulnerable Adult Care Training” ---  “The Lalanders' scam to make a buck endangered vulnerable adults in our community, while jeopardizing the livelihoods of adult ... --- Access Washington --- October 5, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/W2Cm0p


59.   “WVSC Urges DHHR to be Proactive, Not Reactive in Fixing Problems at State's Two Psychiatric Institutions” --- ... two psychiatric institutions, saying it's "inexcusable and disheartening" to still be considering issues --- State Journal --- October 9, 2015  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/EvHw52


60.   “School Bus Driver Charged with Endangering Safety of Four Students” --- A Racine County bus driver was charged Thursday with recklessly endangering the safety of four special education students. --- WISN Milwaukee --- October 8, 2015  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/D0x0n1


Seeking Improved Support


61.   “Services Dwindling for Mental Health, Substance Abuse” --- Many people suffering from mental health and substance abuse disorders are struggling to find help as local funding for treatment programs dwindles ... --- The Decatur Daily --- October 11, 2015  (ALABAMA)  http://is.gd/hfaz1M


62.   “Limited Psychiatric Facilities Locally Send Families Out of SLO County for Treatment” --- Since moving from a suburb of Washington, D.C., to San Luis Obispo County for work, the Kania family says the lack of local ... --- The San Luis Obispo Tribune --- October 12, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/rQZ3ix


63.   “SLO County Residents Struggle to Find Treatment for Mental Illness” --- When her then-teenage daughter needed to go to a psychiatric hospital for treatment more than a decade ago, Sherrie Medinger of San Luis Obispo ... --- The San Luis Obispo Tribune --- October 10, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/oFkAym


64.   “Struggling to Treat San Diego County's Mentally Ill” --- "And if I forward, I see there's two people on a psychiatric 5150 hold, a person here with anxiety. If I scroll down, we can see here suicidal, suicidal, ... --- KPBS --- October 7, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/h4WHuG


65.   “Children in Crisis Wait for Days in Local ERs for Transfer to Mental Health Facilities” --- Last year, Stanislaus County opened a 16-bed psychiatric health facility, ... not trained to care for psychiatric patients, the Health Affairs study found. --- Modesto Bee --- October 4, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/9fyeRA


66.   “Florida Lawmakers Again Seek to Scale Back Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities” ---  Floridians long have criticized schools' use of restraint and seclusion in handling out-of-control students with disabilities. Rule changes have ... --- Tampabay.com --- October 8, 2015  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/WEZ2mw


67.   “Conference Explores Alternative Punishment for Drug Users and Mentally Ill” --- Keeping drug users and the mentally ill out of prison was the goal behind a strategy session in Springfield today. --- OurQuadCities --- October 8, 2015  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/8mmLX2


68.   “Disabled Persons Rising Force in Jobs Market” --- That is a question being asked a lot this month — Disability Awareness Month — and all year as the Americans' With Disabilities Act hits its 25th year. --- Chicago Tribune --- October 9, 2015  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/2w4XJK


69.   “Special-Needs Advocates Worry about Proposed Diploma Changes” --- Advocates for Indiana's special-needs students worry that a proposed revamping of the state's diploma system could make it ... --- WANE --- October 9, 2015  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/o0SThy


70.   “For Violent, Mentally Ill Youth, Iowa Has Few Options” --- Of course, the vast majority of youth with mental illness or developmental disabilities are not violent, but they still require treatment and services to ... --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- October 10, 2015  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/lx9fGj


71.   “Iowa DHS Scolds Hospitals for Neglecting Mental Health Bed Tracker” --- ... week to hospitals in the state with psychiatric units scolding officials for not updating a bed database intended to speed care for mentally-ill Iowans. --- The Gazette --- October 9, 2015  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/6RAagg


72.   “Kansas Delays Changes in Services for People with Disabilities Following Complaints” --- The state of Kansas says it's delaying an overhaul in how it provides services to people with disabilities. The Wichita Eagle ... --- Daily Journal --- October 7, 2015  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/2v7zeu


73.   “Police Create Mobile Crisis Unit to Better Serve Mental Health Emergency Calls” --- Police say the goal of the program is to provide crisis intervention services to individuals … --- WHAG --- October 7, 2015  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/rJSF8e


74.   “State Nurses Say They Work Too Much OT” --- The well-being of some 700 patients in state psychiatric hospitals is in the hands of nurses who say they're overworked, overtired and ... --- Lansing State Journal --- October 8, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/K46Iwj


75.   “New Director Brings Changes to Agency for the Disabled” --- From starting a program to help clients with “self advocacy” to increasing awareness about Developmental Services of Franklin County, Executive ... --- The Missourian --- October 9, 2015  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/JUSp9s


76.   “Montana Still Woefully Short of Mental Health Resources” --- No developmentally disabled residents from the Montana Developmental Center will be housed at Galen, he added. The state plans to lease a ... --- Montana Standard --- October 7, 2015  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/sgy1Yz


77.   “Schools in 'Crisis': NV Short Nearly 1,000 Teachers” --- About half of those vacancies are for special education teachers. However, the Northern school system has fewer vacancies than last school year, ... --- Reno Gazette Journal --- October 8, 2015  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/EmDfI8


78.   “New State Autism Program Pay Raises Concerns” --- Four Nevada autism groups, in a press release issued Wednesday, said that without an adequate rate, "our children will fail." Most states are in the ... --- Las Vegas Review-Journal --- October 7, 2015  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/aDSa2T


79.   “Dover NH School District Revises Physical Restraint Policy” --- The Dover, New Hampshire school district revised its physical restraint policy, allowing staff members to use ... --- My Fox Boston --- October 7, 2015  (NEW HAMPSHIRE)  http://is.gd/S0cUXa


80.   “Training Aims to Help NYC School Aides to Kids With Autism” --- Recent years have seen autism diagnoses skyrocketing in New York and elsewhere. There were 14,600 such students in city schools last year, ... --- ABC News --- October 10, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/rI7QTA


81.   “Report Ranks Rochester Among Worst Cities for Workers with Disabilities” --- Based on 21 key metrics, 2015's Best & Worst Cities for People with Disabilities ranked the nation's largest 150 cities in terms of their friendliness ... --- Rochester Business Journal --- October 5, 2015  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/gHTxGZ


82.   “Protesters Push for Greater Use of ASL at School for the Deaf” --- Protesters this morning rallied outside of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Edgewood because of what they called “the proscription” of ... --- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette --- October 6, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/2WiOAh


83.   “ARC Population Rises as Training Centers Shutter” --- Scott is one of the hundreds of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities transferring from training centers into private group homes and ... --- Lynchburg News and Advance --- October 11, 2015  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/PbTDcI


84.   “Federal Lawsuit Claims Seattle Sidewalks, Streets Are Inadequate” --- A disability rights group has filed a federal lawsuit against Seattle, arguing the city isn't doing enough to make sure intersections, ... --- October 8, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/5ijCG9


85.   “The Myth of the 'Autistic Shooter' ” --- Fewer than 5 percent of gun crimes are committed by people with mental illness; fewer than 5 percent of people with mental illnesses commit violent ... --- New York Times --- October 12, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/uNg0EK


86.   “Guns Kill People, Mentally Ill People Rarely Do, Says John Oliver” --- A number of news reports said earlier that mass shooting in Oregon was the work of mentally ill person with a gun, but John Oliver thinks differently. --- NY City News --- October 7, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/lBasCe


Proposed Legislation and New Laws

87.   “Disability Rights Advocates Fight Back After California Passes Assisted Suicide” --- Not Dead Yet, a disability rights group, protests assisted suicide. The group believes assisted suicide is dangerous because disabled patients could ... --- Daily Signal --- October 9, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/p7ugAo


88.   “Mixed Reactions from Local, State Groups After Passage of End-of-Life Act” --- McConahay and Jennifer Restle, a board member of Disability Rights California, emphasized that the organization was not in favor or against people ... --- Lodi News-Sentinel --- October 7, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/YNdAw4


89.   “California Foster Care: New Laws Signed to Restrict Psychiatric Drugs” --- Creating sweeping new protections for tens of thousands of California's most traumatized children, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday ... --- San Jose Mercury News --- October 7, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/pc1jaV


90.   “California Governor Signs 'Right to Die' Bill” --- They include the American Academy of Medical Ethics, the American Medical Association, the California Catholic Conference, the Disability Rights ... --- CNN --- October 5, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/KGhaOh


91.   “Ohio Bill Would Spare Severely Mentally Ill from Execution” --- A person judged to suffer from severe mental illness at the time of a killing that could result in a death sentence would be ... --- TBO.com --- October 7, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/n4cs46


92.   “School Districts to Install Security Cameras Inside Special Needs Classrooms” --- A new law passed in June allows school districts to install security cameras inside special needs classrooms. Supporters say this will give parents ... --- KVIA El Paso --- October 9, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/Zfp7GT


International Articles


93.   “Dubai to Have Database of People with Disabilities by 2017” --- Dubai will have a database for people with disabilities by 2017 to help develop policies and services that best integrate them into society, it was ... --- gulfnews.com --- October 12, 2015  (ABU DUBAI)  http://is.gd/YPSfKS


94.   “More Must be Done to Address Support for the Disabled in Dubai, Say Residents and Experts” --- “The biggest challenge is walking into a school and saying your disabled child wants to attend,” said Mrs Hamilton, a Canadian. “I had upwards of ... --- The National --- October 11, 2015  (ABU DUBAI) http://is.gd/S6gHZM


95.   “Our Mental Health System: One Woman's Horror Story” --- She was taken from the waiting room by four burly security guards, pinned to a bed and injected with an extremely strong anti-psychotic. --- Independent Australia --- October 9, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/r4EZsR


96.   “Complaints about Mental Health Units Soar” --- Chief executive of the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council, Dean Barton-Smith, said he was aware of the issues raised and said some people ... --- The Age --- October 7, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/vAVnY4


97.   “Teachers Banned from Restraining Students with Straps” --- As part of a crackdown on forced restraint and seclusion in schools, the Education Department has released new rules to prevent "violent and ... --- The Age --- October 7, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/aK9TZB


98.   “Quebec Wants Mentally Ill to Receive Better, Faster Treatment” --- Quebec's health minister say helping people with mental health issues is a priority for his ministry. Gaetan Barrette unveiled a new plan to treat people ... --- CTV News --- October 9, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/9MbsMZ


99.   “Special Needs Advocates Demand Ban on School Seclusion Rooms” --- The practice of putting kids with special needs in school seclusion rooms is a human rights abuse that should be banned immediately, according to ... --- CTV News --- October 7, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/U1K9Cn


100.   “Caregiver Drove Drunk with Down Syndrome Client Aboard” --- The parents of the girl with down syndrome wrote to police and issued a victim impact statement expressing their concerns to the court about the ... --- The Telegram --- October 7, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/8z65bn


101.   “New Documentary Explores Lethal Use of Force on Mentally Ill” --- The names of people in mental crisis who've been shot by police in Ontario will be read aloud before a moment of silence is observed at Queen's Park ... --- CBC.ca --- October 7, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/3WiuJA


102.   “4.29 Million Chinese Suffer from Severe Mental Illness” --- The number of registered patients suffering from severe mental illness in China reached 4.29 million by the end of 2014, according to the latest figures ... --- gbtimes --- October 9, 2015  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/1vRUhR


103.   “Mentally Ill Detained in Police Cells” --- Last year around 300 mentally ill people were put in cells at Harrogate ... Patrick Scott, head of service, adult mental health, North Yorkshire said: “The ... --- Yorkshire Post --- October 11, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/fJil62


104.   “Series of Failings Contributed to Death of a Mentally Ill Mother and Newborn Baby, Coroner Says” ---  A coroner has ruled that a series of failings contributed to the death of a mentally ill woman who jumped off a cliff while holding her newborn baby. --- ITV News --- October 9, 2015  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/yoipVc 


105.   “Disabled Woman Who Died in Fire Had Care Cut After Inadequate Assessment” --- A disabled woman who lived alone died in a fire at her Coventry home after funding that had provided her with 24-hour care was cut. A review into the ... --- The Guardian --- October 9, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/2f6WLt


106.   “Mumbai Shocker: 50-Year-Old Man Rapes Mentally Challenged Girl Repeatedly, Arrested” --- A 50-year-old man raped a mentally challenged girl. The shocking incident took place in a village in Thane near Mumbai. --- Oneindia --- October 11, 2015   (INDIA)  http://is.gd/tRUVrQ


107.   “Mentally Challenged Girl Gang-Raped; 4 Held” --- A 13-year-old mentally challenged girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by four youths near here, following which they have been arrested. --- Business Standard --- October 8, 2015  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/on4TAG


108.   “Abuse at a Deaf School: 'I Screamed at Night, But No One Could Hear Me' ” --- “I wasn't born deaf, and when I lost my hearing as a child it made me very lonely,” Larry said, “I was from down the country, and I could only ... --- thejournal.ie  --- October 8, 2015  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/J2Mgvm


109.   “Carer 'On the Phone' Before Death of Severely Disabled Man” --- The carer of a severely disabled man who died on a day trip to a reservoir was on her phone before he died, an inquest has heard. --- Belfast Telegraph --- October 5, 2015  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/sZucRx


110.   “Down Syndrome Man Attacked on Genoa Bus” --- A young man with Down syndrome was insulted and violently punched in the face on a bus in Genoa. But none of his fellow passengers stepped in to ... --- The Local.it --- October 7, 2015  (ITALY)  http://is.gd/mfugHg


111.   “Pakistan's Mental Health Problem” --- It was easy for viewers and the TV station to vilify the man: The stigma against mental illness is rampant in Pakistan. It is sustained by popular belief in ... --- Al Jazeera America --- October 7, 2015  (PAKISTAN)  http://is.gd/qzno4Y


112.   “Poland's Psychiatric Care Stuck in ‘19th Century’ ” --- Poland earmarks some seven percent of its budget to healthcare, out of which 3.5 percent go to psychiatric care, said Lucyna Muraszkiewicz, head of ... --- thenews.pl --- October 10, 2015  (POLAND)  http://is.gd/a2ymtv


113.   “Gosine: Stigma Main Obstacle to Progress in Mental Health Care” --- THREE out of four mentally ill persons in Trinidad and Tobago experience some form of discrimination or stigma. Chief Executive Officer of the ... --- Trinidad News --- October 11, 2015  (TRINIDAD and TOBAGO)  http://is.gd/oIx8Wt


114.   “Photographing Mental Illness With Sensitivity” --- For the first of two articles about mental health care in West Africa, The New York Times published several intimate photographs of people with mental ... --- New York Times --- October 11, 2015  (AFRICA)  http://is.gd/FqUFb0


115.   “World Mental Health Day 2015: The 'Single Greatest Illness Affecting Mankind' Is Not All In The Mind” --- "Going back in time, schizophrenia meant I was living in a world of my own. It was more to do with having a whole ... --- Huffington Post UK --- October 9, 2015  (INTERNATIONAL)  http://is.gd/hQ6UnU







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