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News Summary for April 18, 2016
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.

There is no particular pattern in this week’s articles, but are as egregious as ever.  Below, articles are categorized by type of crime.  MANY THANKS to Anne Kincaid for collecting these articles for us!


SEXUAL ASSAULT:  6,8,18, 21, 28, 32, 38, 39

PHYSICAL ASSAULT: 3, 10, 17, 24, 26, 27, 30, 37

FINANCIAL ABUSE: 4, 15, 23, 31, 36

MURDER: 40 (by police responding to individual placing others in danger)



SCHOOL STAFF: 3, 6, 17, 30, 32, 39

CARER:  10, 14, 23, 26, 27


STRANGER: 4, 24, 28 




1.   “State Decertifies Owner of 9 Decatur Group Homes” --- Riley's plan was to move the developmentally disabled at Wallace and two other centers to the Partlow Developmental Center in Tuscaloosa, but most ... --- The Decatur Daily --- April 15, 2016  (ALABAMA)  https://is.gd/ztGl55


2.   “Autistic Boy Missing from Concord Found in SF” --- An 11-year-old boy with autism who was reported missing Friday from Concord has been found in San Francisco, police said. Zachary Jordan-Smith ... --- San Francisco Examiner --- April 15, 2016  (CALIFORNIA)  https://is.gd/OlkIMX


3.   “Atwater Special Needs Student Stabbed Several Times, Official Says” ---Students at a North Valley high school are in shock after a special needs student is ... Atwater special needs student stabbed several times, official says .. --- abc30.com --- April 13, 2016   (CALIFORNIA)   https://is.gd/d28N3X


4.   “Teen Sentenced to Prison for Robbing Disabled Man, Twice” --- Huey targeted him because he was disabled, prosecutors said. During that robbery, Huey and another person, who was not identified, stole all of the ... --- Redding Record Searchlight --- April 12, 2016   (CALIFORNIA)   https://is.gd/oCtiMO


5.   “Pair Rob Person in Wheel Chair on Denver 16th St. Mall; Suspect Photos” --- A couple of thugs robbed a person in a wheel-chair last month on Denver's 16th Street Mall. Denver police released photographs of two suspects ...  --- The Denver Post  --- April 15, 2016  (COLORADO  https://is.gd/YiDr9r


6.   “Polk School Bus Driver Arrested on Sexual Battery Charge” --- ... charged with eight counts of capital sexual battery, accused by investigators of sexual abusing two girls on the school bus for special needs children ... --- TBO.com --- April 15, 2016   (FLORIDA)  https://is.gd/cNxW3g


7.   “Bus Driver Arrested for Sexual Abuse of Special Ed Students” --- A Haines City man is behind bars after deputies say he sexually abused students with special needs that rode his bus. Carlos Ojeda, 72, was a bus ... --- WTSP.com --- April 15, 2016   (FLORIDA)   https://is.gd/macIIQ  


8.   “Cobb Man Sexually Assaults Disabled Family Member, Gets 15 Years” --- Glaze said he took advantage of an opportunity when he knew he would be alone with the victim, who immediately reported the assault. --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- April 14, 2016   (GEORGIA)  https://is.gd/LsLv5y


9.   “Bibb Deputies Search for Missing Schizophrenic Man” --- An Eastman man with schizophrenia has been missing since September of 2015, and the Bibb County Sheriff's ... --- 41 NBC News ---G April 14, 2016  (GEORGIA)   https://is.gd/bdxFST


10.   “Cops: Gwinnett Caretaker Admitted Abusing Disabled Woman in 'Blind Rage' ” --- The woman accused of hitting, kicking and strangling a disabled resident at a Gwinnett County personal care home said she was "under a blind rage" ... --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- April 12, 2016  (GEORGIA)  https://is.gd/0iZIkJ  


11.   15.   "Police: Hidden Camera Catches Caregiver Strangling Wheelchair-bound Woman" --- A caretaker at a Gwinnett, Georgia, assisted living facility was arrested after hidden cameras showed her drop a wheelchair-bound woman on the floor ... --- WSOC Charlotte --- April 8, 2016  (GEORGIA)  https://is.gd/Rbg8Eh


12.   “$4.95M Settlement Approved After Police Caught on Video Tasing Mentally Ill Man” --- ... more widespread that in these cases where people are mentally ill and police are involved there must be a better way to deal with them," he added. --- Chicago Tribune --- April 13, 2016  (ILLINOIS)  https://is.gd/cQXxoE


13.   “Incident Shows Balancing Act of Special-needs Students' Rights, Safety” --- Federal law provides protections to students with disabilities in the area of discipline, amongst many areas. I wouldn't say that they're untouchable, but ... --- Wichita Eagle --- April 10, 2016   (KANSAS)  https://is.gd/22gDee


14.   “City Releases Video in Arrest of Man Who Died in Police Custody” --- Officers thought Godinez might have been mentally ill and took him into custody after the owners of the property said they did not know him. Tom Dart ... --- Chicago Tribune --- April 15, 2016   (ILLINOIS)  https://is.gd/oGd7fI


15.   “Iowa Woman Gets Probation for Stealing from Disabled People” --- A northern Iowa woman accused of victimizing clients of an agency that serves individuals with disabilities has been given ... --- WQAD.com --- April 12, 2016  (IOWA) https://is.gd/RBzKM0


16.   "Police Search for Missing Neodesha Woman with Special Needs" --- Police in Neodesha are asking the public's assistance in finding a special-needs woman missing from the Southeast Kansas town ... --- KAKE --- April 9, 2016  (KANSAS)  https://is.gd/80kSMj


17.   "No Charge to be Filed Against Teacher Who Dragged Student in Hall" --- “The facts of this situation are undisputed: Ms. Looney dragged the limp body of a child with special needs and limited verbal capacity by his wrist ... --- Lexington Herald Leader --- April 8, 2016  (KENTUCKY)  https://is.gd/030ThK


18.  “Bond Denied for Augusta Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Disabled Woman” --- Ronald Harris, 62, faces charges that include rape, aggravated sodomy and exploitation of a disabled adult. After a hearing before Judge Sheryl B. --- The Augusta Chronicle --- April 15, 2016  (MAINE)  https://is.gd/iH4uaC


19.   “Bridgewater Inmate Allegedly Attempted Suicide 3 Times Before Death” --- Joe Marino wants to know why his suicidal, mentally ill, 43-year-old brother wasn't monitored more closely; meanwhile, Marino's death has led mental ... --- The Boston Globe --- April 14, 2016  (MASSACHUSETTS)    https://is.gd/wXB1bk


20.   "State Cites 4 Psych Units for Safety" --- Four Bay State psychiatric facilities owned by Arbour Health System were found to have “significant patient care and life safety violations” and may be ... --- Boston Herald --- April 10, 2016   (MASSACHUSETTS)  https://is.gd/sNKhto


21.   “Man Gets Prison for Sexual Assault of Girl with Autism” --- A Newaygo man who admitted to having sex with a child with autism over the span of 12 years was sentenced to prison Tuesday ... --- Detroit Free Press --- April 13, 2016  (MICHIGAN)   https://is.gd/Sk388g


22.   "Search on Near Fair Grove for Missing Autistic T  een" --- The Sheriff's Office reports Dylan Rodgers, 15, was last seen at his home in the 3200 block of E Hickory Barren Lane. Authorities say the boy is autistic. --- KSPR --- April 9, 2016   (MISSOURI)  https://is.gd/LVSAfO


23.   “Amundson Wants Jury to Hear Exploitation Case ---He was charged in January 2015 with four counts of felony financial exploitation of a vulnerable adults The real is slated to begin Monday in Olmsted ... --- Post-Bulletin --- April 15, 2016  (MINNESOTA)  https://is.gd/WV2f7M


24.   “Handicapped Man Claims He Was Attacked, Knocked Off Scoooter” --- A 32-year-old with spinal bifida says he was attacked in Henderson by a man on a skateboard. "I was just on my way to my friend's house when he ... --- KTNV Las Vegas --- April 13, 2016   (NEVADA)   https://is.gd/stgRe4


25.   "Los Lunas Police Searching for Missing Special Needs Woman" --- Los Lunas Police are searching for a 

missing woman, who suffers from a severe mental disability. Angel Bro is 20 years ... --- KRQE News 13 --- April 9, 2016  (NEW MEXICO)  https://is.gd/GaQjQB


26.   “Syracuse Caregiver Accused of Biting, Punching Disabled Person” --- The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports 48-year-old Elois Jackson pleaded not guilty to endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically ... --- Utica Observer Dispatch --- April 12, 2016   (NEW YORK)   https://is.gd/a4mwu3


27.   "Aide Arrested on Staten Island for Punching Man with Intellectual Disability" --- An aide is accused of punching a man with an intellectual disability while in her care on Staten Island. --- SILive.com --- April 10, 2016  (NEW YORK)  https://is.gd/D27hO3


28.   "New Rochelle Man Pleads Guilty to Rape of Developmentally Disabled Woman" --- A New Rochelle man pled guilty in Westchester County Court on Thursday to raping a developmentally and physically disabled ... --- Mid-Hudson News --- April 8, 2016  (NEW YORK)  https://is.gd/thdwlV


29.   “Man with Special Needs Missing from Southeast Charlotte” --- A man went for a walk Thursday morning in southeast Charlotte and never came home. Police are asking for help finding 66-year-old Willie Taylor. --- WBTV --- April 14, 2016   (NORTH CAROLINA)   https://is.gd/uE8H7l


30.   “Mother Demanding Answers After Report Surfaces Accusing Teacher of Taping Child's Mouth Shut” ---  Bohuslawsky's 10-year-old son Ricky is in the classroom for students with special needs at Ridge-Brook Elementary. "I was told that this report was ... --- fox8.com --- April 13, 2016  (OHIO)   https://is.gd/ozbbwZ


31.   “Cuyahoga Falls Woman Sentenced to Prison for Stealing from Developmentally Disabled Man, Using Proceeds to Buy a Car” ---A 46-year-old Cuyahoga Falls woman was sentenced to prison Tuesday for stealing from a developmentally disabled ... --- Akron Beacon Journal --- April 12, 2016  (OHIO)   https://is.gd/erKDQh


32.   “Central Medford High Teacher Suspended After Allegations of Sexual Misconduct” --- Police say that Central Medford High School special education teacher Stephen Hackett was suspended on March 15th after the school district ... --- KOBI-TV NBC5 --- April 11, 2016  (OREGON)  https://is.gd/SQ4ema


33.   “Mom Receives Letter Insulting Her Son with Autism” --- Bonnie Moran is a stay at home mom with three sons, two of whom have autism. Her 3-year-old son Ryan also has ADHD and Pica, a disorder that ...--- NBC 10 Philadelphia --- April 13, 2016   (PENNSYLVANIA)  https://is.gd/pVIyV7


34.   "Lackawanna County Woman's Sentence Overturned in Disabled Brother's Neglect Death" --- The Pennsylvania Superior Court has overturned the sentence of a woman convicted of neglecting her 32-year-old ... --- Pocono Record --- April 8, 2016  (PENNSYLVANIA)  https://is.gd/C639GB


35.   "Officials Release Cause of Death of Group Home Resident" --- The Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals closed the group home on March 25 and residents were moved ... --- Fresno Bee --- April 9, 2016   (RHODE ISLAND)  https://is.gd/WH4nav  


36.  “Woman Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Disabled Couple” --- Federal prosecutors say a West Tennessee woman has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison for defrauding a disabled ... --- WBKO --- April 12, 2016   (TENNESSEE)   https://is.gd/T41Bmq


37.   “Police Made Arrest After Attack on Disabled Local Woman” --- A Central Texas man was jailed Tuesday, charged in connection with an incident in which a disabled woman who was trying to ... --- KWTX --- April 12, 2016   (TEXAS)   https://is.gd/2iXbv2


38.   “Suspect Denies Sex Crimes with Mentally Disabled Adult” --- A man charged for allegedly forcing another man to have sex with him admits to the sexual relationship, but he denies ... --- WAVY-TV --- April 14, 2016   (VIRGINIA)   https://is.gd/wHq8Zc


39.   “Richland Special Education Teacher Sentenced 1.5 Years for Child Molestation” --- A Richland special education teacher found guilty of having a sexual relationship with his student was sentenced Tuesday in Benton Franklin County ... --- KEPR 19 --- April 12, 2016  (WASHINGTON STATE)  https://is.gd/DMVeU2


40.   "Officer Kills Developmentally Disabled Woman Who Refused to Drop Hatchet in Walmart" --- A sheriff's deputy fatally shot a developmentally disabled woman after she refused to put down a hatchet in the sporting goods ... --- Washington Post --- April 10, 2016  (WISCONSIN)   https://is.gd/JRyEcl


Seeking Improved Support 


41.   “Gilbert Family Says Special Needs Kid Forced Out of School” --- A Gilbert family believes their special needs child is being forced to leave his school so the district can save money. --- April 15, 2016  (ARIZONA) https://is.gd/lVxZGv


42.   “Fewer Psych Beds Needed, but More Money Requested” --- The good news: Santa Barbara County's department of Behavioral Wellness expects to need only seven in-patient psychiatric beds per day from the ... --- Santa Barbara Independent --- April 14, 2016  (CALIFORNIA)   https://is.gd/qhtUNh


43.   "Sonoma County Emergency Responders Undergo Training on Dealing with Autism" --- And yet, the subject of autism spectrum disorder and related safety risks are seldom included in ... --- Santa Rosa Press Democrat --- April 9, 2016   (CALIFORNIA)  https://is.gd/NGGfhj


44.   “Sun Sentinel Investigation Spurs Change in Mental Health Court” --- The shift comes after months of urging from public defenders and mental health advocates to change, a new state bill set to take effect this summer ... --- Sun Sentinel --- April 16, 2016  (FLORIDA)  https://is.gd/DbvqN2


45.  “Staffing Crisis Hurting Essential Services for People with Disabilities” --- The average wage for direct support professionals — the people who help people with disabilities in group homes and day service centers — is $9.35 ... --- Chicago Tribune --- April 13, 2016  (ILLINOIS)   https://is.gd/sW1s0f


46.   “Treating Mentally Ill as Criminals Destroys Lives, Wastes Money” --- Police departments across the nation are wising up to better ways to handle such mentally disturbed people like Coleman. Dragging them off to jail is ... --- Chicago Sun-Times --- April 13, 2016   (ILLINOIS)  https://is.gd/IF5uPz


47.   “Illinois Lawmakers, Disability Advocates Call for Wage Hike” --- Lawmakers and advocates say workers who care for developmentally disabled residents should get a pay raise to comply ... --- Quad-Cities Online --- April 12, 2016   (ILLINOIS)   https://is.gd/3g2zkz


48.   "Baton Rouge Coroner Mental Health Commitments Spike in 2015; Experts Debate Changes that ..." --- Mental health emergencies requiring involuntary commitment skyrocketed last year, and local authorities blame a lack of psychiatric resources ... --- The Advocate --- April 8, 2016  (LOUISIANA)  https://is.gd/Q49kz0


49.   "Families Worried DHHS Cuts Could Leave Thousands of Maine Autistic Children in Lurch" --- A new Department of Health and Human Services proposal that could cut millions of dollars to agencies that provide services to children ... --- Lewiston Sun Journal --- April 7, 2016  (MAINE)  https://is.gd/wKrlho


50.   “Bamboozled: Deaf Teacher Says District Ignored Requests for Hearing Assistance at Graduation” ---  Richard Koenigsberg has been a teacher for 40 years. He's been with East Brunswick High School for 30 of them. He's also deaf, and has been ... --- NJ.com --- April 11, 2016  (NEW JERSEY)  https://is.gd/CPw7Ly


51.   “Federal Judge Orders Eugene School District to Compensate for Denying Autistic Teenager Proper Evaulation, Eduction” --- A federal judge has ordered the Eugene School District to provide nearly 600 hours of compensatory schooling to an autistic teenage girl ... The Register-Guard --- April 14, 2016  (OREGON)  https://is.gd/L0kRA5


52.   “Special Ed Workers: Cuts Could Jeopardize Students” --- Special-education providers warned lawmakers Wednesday that staffing cuts could mean a loss in critical services for some of the state's most ...---- Santa Fe New Mexican --- April 13, 2016   (NEW  MEXICO)   https://is.gd/Ui1ZFs


53.   “Justice Department Ends Investigation of Pa. Prisons' Use of Solitary Confinement” --- The department opened its statewide investigation into the use of solitary confinement on prisoners with serious mental illness ... --- PennLive.com--- April 16, 2016  (PENNSYLVANIA)  https://is.gd/guIir2


54.   “Prison Medical  Staff Wants to Forcibly Medicate Inmate” --- Northampton County Prison is seeking to forcibly medicate a mentally-ill inmate who officials say is a danger to himself and others. --- Allentown Morning Call --- April 15, 2016   (PENNSYLVANIA)  https://is.gd/R9MTY0  


55.   “Feds: Mentally Ill Inmates No Longer in Solitary” --- The U.S. Department of Justice says Pennsylvania corrections officials have stopped regularly placing inmates with serious ... --- Washington Times --- April 14, 2016  (PENNSYLVANIA)   https://is.gd/b2oC6B


56.  “Focus is Key Discussion in Mental Illness Task Force's Next Meeting’ --- A state task force on mental illness will decide in the coming week whether to gear solutions solely toward the severely mentally ... --- Sioux Falls Argus Leaderv --- April 15, 2016  (SOUTH DAKOTA)  https://is.gd/5VU2Uk


57.   "Harlingen Police Program Aims to Help People with Autism" --- Through the voluntary program, parents and relatives of people with autism may provide basic information to police for use during emergency ... --- KGBT-TV --- April 9, 2016  (TEXAS)  https://is.gd/E7ynRa


58.   "Virginian Police Taught How to Treat Autistic Individuals" --- A non-profit organization in Richmond, Virginia, Commonwealth Autism is teaching law enforcement, medical, and judicial personnel how they should ... --- USA TODAY --- April 9, 2016  (VIRGINIA)  https://is.gd/YqPYmg


59.   “Disability Rights Activists Protest at White House” --- The U.S. Park Police issued 49 citations Monday to disability rights activists who were protesting at the White House and urging ... --- Tifton Gazette --- April 12, 2016   (WASHINGTON, D.C.)  https://is.gd/lXbTRl


60.   “Psychiatric Hospital Chief Fired After Inmates Escape” --- The head of a Washington state mental hospital was fired Tuesday after two inmates escaped last week — including one who was accused of torturing ... --- NBCNews.com --- April 12, 2016  (WASHINGTON STATE)   https://is.gd/R7yfSC


61.   “Judge Orders Partial Shutdown of Yakima Mental Health Facility” --- Emily Cooper, attorney with Disability Rights Washington who represents patients, said it was unfortunate to have to seek the restraining order. --- Yakima Herald-Republic --- April 11, 2016   (WASHINGTON STATE)   https://is.gd/GbdCv3


62.   "Man Who Fled Washington Mental Hospital Caught by Police, Third Patient Missing" --- Earlier Friday, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services said a third patient also left the hospital Wednesday, the same day ... --- CBS News --- April 9, 2016   (WASHINGTON STATE)  https://is.gd/qkh3U8


63.   “Disability Rights Advocate Calls for More Research in the Field of Disability Legal Studies” --- In the past, laws about people with disabilities were cruel. For example, parents — on the behalf of their children — used to be able to ... --- The Daily Orange --- April, 2016   (WASHINGTON STATE)  https://is.gd/AunZeC


64.   “Nearly 400,000 Disabled Borrowers May Have Student Loans Forgiven” --- Hundreds of thousands of borrowers who are permanently disabled could have an estimated $7.7 billion in student loans forgiven, the Department of Education ... --- nbcnews --- April 13, 2016  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  https://is.gd/8SLEGb


Proposed Legislation and New Laws


65.   “Foster Care Bill Targets Excessive Prescribing of Psychiatric Drugs” --- The voices of foster youth and their advocates overcame the powerful physicians lobby in the Capitol on Monday, as a bill to ... --- Vallejo Times Herald --- April 12, 2016   (CALIFORNIA)   https://is.gd/epF4JP


66.  "Bill Focuses on Treatment Instead of Jail for Mentally Ill" --- The contentious relationship between mental health treatment and criminal justice continues to gain national attention. And now, finally, action. --- Indianapolis Star --- April 8, 2016  (INDIANA)  https://is.gd/3LfbXt


67.   “Mental Health, Addiction Ooverhaul Signed by Gov. Rick Scott A restructuring meant to force different parts of Florida's mental health system to work together is now law. Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed SB 12, ... --- Miami Herald --- April 15, 2016  (FLORIDA) 


68.   “Legislation Passes Ending Subminimum Wages for Workers with Disabilities” --- During Mat Rice's time as a student at the Maryland School for the Blind, the disability advocate said he would work at a place openly ... --- So Md News --- April 15, 2016   (MARYLAND)  https://is.gd/mQJ3js  


69.   "Bills Take on Seclusion, Restraint of Students" --- Local school districts say they're already following state policy limiting the seclusion or restraint of students, and have few to no reports of said ... --- Port Huron Times Herald --- April 9, 2016   (MICHIGAN)  https://is.gd/Dqk0kq


70.   :Bill Aims to Elminate Solitary Confinement for Mentally Ill In New York” --- For days, months or even years, those convicted of certain crimes may find themselves locked up in isolation, better known as solitary confinement. --- My Twin Tiers.com --- April 13 2016   (NEW YORK)  https://is.gd/ZinlGR


71.   "Lawmaker Wants Ombudsman for Developmentally Disabled" --- A lawmaker has introduced a bill that would create an ombudsman for Rhode Islanders with developmental disabilities. Rep. Eileen Naughton, a ... --- The Bellingham Herald --- April 10, 2016  (RHODE ISLAND)  https://is.gd/o3O059


72.  “Autistic Wandeirng Bill Gains Momentum in Congress” --- In a 15 to 5 vote this week, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary cleared the bill known as Kevin and Avonte’s Law. It will now go before the full Senate for consideration. --- Disability Sccop --- April 15, 2016  (WASHINGTON, D.C.)  https://is.gd/Y2rNbf


International Articles


73.   “Uber Apologises over Discrimination Against Blind Customer, Human Rights Activist Graeme Innes” --- The passenger concerned was Australia's former disability discrimination ... Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" ... --- ABC Online --- April 14, 2016  (AUSTRALIA)  https://is.gd/adBaj4


74.   "Researchers Close to Cracking Autism Genetic Code" --- Scientists have found out how to make mice autistic – a finding that could enable researchers to better diagnose and manage the condition in humans. --- Sydney Morning Herald --- April 10, 2016  (AUSTRALIA)  https://is.gd/OgRn9b


75.   “Deaf Ontario Senior Defrauded of More than $5K in Facebook Lottery Scam” --- Police are warning the public after a deaf Oshawa woman was defrauded of thousands of dollars in a Facebook lottery scam. Durham Regional ... --- Globalnews.ca --- April 15, 2016  (CANADA)  https://is.gd/zxH77u


76.    “Ottawa Introduces Long-awaited Law on Assisted Dying, Spelling Out How Seriously Ill May End Lives” --- The right to die in Canada does not extend to people with mental illnesses, advanced dementia, minors and anyone whose death is not ... --- National Post --- April 14, 2016   (CANDA)  https://is.gd/6Iius5


77.   “Parents Fear Schools for Blind, Deaf and Special Needs Kids Will Close” --- Parents of children with special needs say they have no confidence in Ontario's education minister even though the government lifted a hold on ... --- CBC.ca --- April 14, 2016  (CANADA)   https://is.gd/pVUNBn


78.   "Father Accused of Trying to Kill Son with Down's Syndrome" --- A Ste-Anne-des-Plaines man faces a slew of charges, including attempted murder after trying to kill himself and his son earlier this week by burning ... --- CJAD --- April 10, 2016  (CANADA)  https://is.gd/bzDapu


79.   "New Bill on Assisted Dying Won't be as Permissive as Parliamentary Committee Urged" --- ... ignorance on assisted death · Report recommends mentally ill have right to ... Although sources say it will not require that an illness be terminal ... --- CBC.ca --- April 8, 2016  (CANADA)  https://is.gd/JhETnl


80.   “Mum's Fury as School Admits Restraining Six-Year-Old Autistic Son with Leg Gaitors” --- A mum is suing her autistic son's former school after he was repeatedly physically restrained by teachers. Emma Donoghue, 34, has launched legal ... --- Birmingham Mail --- April 12, 2016  (ENGLAND)  https://is.gd/u1wM3p


81.   “Former Leicester Nursing Home Manager Admits Verbally Abusing Vulnerable Patient” --- A former nursing home manager has admitted being verbally abusive to a mentally-ill patient in her care. Mary Crane (58) was said to have made ... --- Leicester Mercury --- April 12, 2016  (ENGLAND)  https://is.gd/4Xz5qm


82.   "Mental Health Deaths Under-reported, Says Charity" --- Inquest aims to support people bereaved by a death in custody or detention, including psychiatric in-patients. Through their own casework and ... --- BBC News --- April 10, 2016  (ENGLAND)  https://is.gd/yl1HuF


83.   “Silent Screaming - Suicides and Prescription Drugs Blight French Prisons” --- “We didn't use to see so many people like that, mentally fragile and with ... And I believe there will be more and more (mentally ill people in prison)..” --- euronews --- April 15, 2016  (FRANCE)  https://is.gd/4Yo6Hv


84.   “Disabled Indonesian Woman Demands Etihad for Public Apology” --- Dwi Ariyani, 36, who is also an activist for the rights of the disabled, reported her traveling experience to the Indonesian Ombudsman on Tuesday. --- Jakarta Post --- April 13, 2016   (INDONESIA)   https://is.gd/a99FxX


85.   “Jail over Attack on Deaf Couple” --- A man who attacked a deaf and mute couple before robbing the woman of her handbag has been sentenced to two years. Evan Smith, 18, followed ... --- Irish Examiner --- April  14, 2016   (IRELAND)   https://is.gd/qewPdJ


86.   “58-Year-old Man Suspected in Arson-Murder of Disabled Older Brother” --- Police in Tokyo are questioning a 58-year-old man on suspicion of setting fire to a house in Katsushika Ward on Saturday, killing his bedridden ... --- Japan Today --- April 12, 2016  (JAPAN)  https://is.gd/VcKjq8


87.   "Kenyan Program Recruits Faith Healers to Help Identify Mentally Ill" --- Across Africa, many people believe mental illness is caused by curses, witchcraft ... --- Colorado Springs Gazette --- April 8, 2016  (KENYA)  https://is.gd/Jig7Ue


88.   “Short-staffing and Staff Burn-out Highlighted at Waikato's State-run Psychiatric Services” --- Short-staffing and staff burn-out at Waikato's state-run psychiatric services have been highlighted in an inspection led by the Health ... --- New Zealand Herald --- April 15, 2016  (NEW ZEALAND)  https://is.gd/uICsaU


89.   “Puerto Rico Police Officer Probed in Wheelchair Incident” --- Puerto Rico's police chief says his agency is investigating an officer who appears in a video spinning a man in a ... --- New Zealand Herald --- April 16, 2016  (PUEROT RICO)  https://is.gd/1Zrvtz


90.   “Where Do People with Disabilities Work in Russia?” --- A visually-impaired worker gathering clothespins in a shop of the Obmytposhiv manufacturing enterprise of the All-Russian Association for the Blind. --- Russia Beyond the Headlines --- April 16, 2016  (RUSSIA)  https://is.gd/kw0vsB


91.   “Moscow Opens Russia's First State-run Autism Care Center” --- The first ever state-run center providing care for children on the autistic spectrum opened at the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education ... --- The Moscow Times --- April 15, 2016   (RUSSIA)   https://is.gd/GoTLeA


92.   “Aussie Parents Cleared of Abandoning Baby Gammy, Allowed to Keep Twin” --- The Australian parents accused of abandoning a Down syndrome baby in ... couple have denied abandoning their down syndrome son in Thailand. --- TVNZ --- April 13, 2016  (THAILAND)   https://is.gd/8MTrO9


93.   "NHS Services Turn Away a Quarter of Mentally Ill Children Referred for Treatment" --- Nearly a quarter of children referred to NHS  I=mental health services are being turned away, an investigation has foundD. --- The Independent --- April 10, 2016  (UNITED KINGDOM)  https://is.gd/WDPCgZ


94.  “Mother Criticises Special Needs Unit After Her Autistic Son Went Missing During School Hours” --- A special needs unit has come under fire for not contacting the mother of an autistic child who went missing during school hours. --- WalesOnline --- April 15, 2016  (WALES)  https://is.gd/P1ly8p






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