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News Summary for November 4, 2013
Prepared by Anne M. Kincaid

Please note that the 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 a particular interest.
 

Dr. Nora's Top Articles:

1.   “California: The Beatings (of Mentally Ill) Will Continue Until Morale Improves” --- Take this horrifying video of a mentally disabled man being pepper sprayed repeatedy by prison guards for not taking his meds. --- PsychCentral.com --- November, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/toYHHg

2.   “Parents of Autistic Teen Entrapped by Cops Sue School District” --- The parents of a 17-year-old special needs student arrested in an undercover police operation announced ... --- eNews Park Forest --- October 30, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/ED2a4u  

3.   “Couple Indicted for Knifepoint Rape of Athens Special-needs Child” --- A Clarke County grand jury has indicted a man and woman on charges they raped an autistic 10-year-old boy. Matthew Wilson Freethy-Swimm, 27, held a knife ... --- Online Athens --- October 29, 2013  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/XobDTR  

4.   “Disturbing Video: Teacher Assaults Non-verbal, Wheelchair Bound Student” --- Cell phone video, recorded by a school nurse, shows Lipsey's daughter, in a wheelchair. You also see her teacher, Nerelyn Soreta. The video shows the woman ... --- WBXH --- November 1, 2013  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/dOIyYV

5.   “Stow Bus Driver Arrested for Allegedly Asking a Developmentally Disabled Woman to Move” --- A bus driver for developmentally disabled individuals has been arrested for sexually exploiting a 22-year-old female he was transporting to a day-care ... --- Akron Beacon Journal --- October 31, 2013  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/04v2Mw  

6.   “Columbia Pastor to be Arraigned on Charge of Raping a Mentally Disabled Teen from His Ministry” ---  A Columbia pastor is facing charges of raping a mentally disabled young woman from his ministry. The Daily Herald reports ... --- The Republic --- November 1, 2013  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/bTEurW  

7.   “Parents Accused of Starving Special Needs Son” --- A Livingston couple is facing criminal charges after authorities say they've severely neglected their 11-year-old son. --- abc13.com --- October 30, 2013  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/ddGQsu  

8.   “Doctor Loses License, Sexually Abused Mentally Ill Patients” --- A Henrico County-based psychiatrist's license was revoked because he repeatedly sexually fondled patients despite their expressed objections and mental ... --- Richmond Times Dispatch --- October 31, 2013  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/raUZeO  

9.   “OKC Mayor's Committee Honors Disabled Oklahomans, Advocates” --- OKC mayor's committee honors disabled Oklahomans, advocates. The annual awards were presented Tuesday to nine individuals and three organizations. --- NewsOK.com --- October 29, 2013  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/I9yiCL  

10.   “Utah Earns A+ for Dealing with Mentally Ill People Who Commit Crimes” --- Utah earned an A+ grade for helping people with mental illness via crisis intervention teams and mental health court. The new rankings come from a study by the ... --- Salt Lake Tribune --- October 31, 2013  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/mdIE6T  

11.   “Autism and the Desire and the Difficulties of Romance” --- After discovering he had Asperger's syndrome, Newport dived into books and learned as much as he could about it, and then formed a group to meet other ... --- Autism Daily Newscast --- October 28, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/EVbp8t   

12.   “Video: Disabled Actors Tackle Hate Crime” --- It's a particularly sad reflection on our society - it's thought nine out of ten people with learning disabilities are bullied or harassed each year. But now a group of ... --- ITV News --- October 30, 2013  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/EXnwfp  
 

Abuse/Crime Related:

12.   “Deputies: Teen Charged with Rape of Mentally Disabled Classmate” --- A Calhoun County teenager was arrested Friday after admitting to deputies he raped a high school classmate earlier this month. Calhoun County Sheriff's Office ... --- MyFoxAL --- October 29, 2013  (ALABAMA)  http://is.gd/Glq14X    

14.   “Man Faces Deportation to Canada for Trial in Alleged 1974 Rape of Disabled Child” --- Sheriff's deputies arrested Raymond MacLeod, 71, of San Dimas Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in connection with the alleged 1974 rape of a disabled child in Canada. --- Redlands Daily Facts --- October 31, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/tlejqg  

15.   “Tapes Show Mentally Ill Prisoners Forced from Cells with Pepper Spray” --- Videotapes released Thursday by a federal court show mentally ill prisoners in California being forced from their cells by guards who douse ... --- Los Angeles Times --- October 31, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/PCTe8O

16.   “Intruders Tied up Disabled Man, Steal Car & Electronics” --- New Haven police are looking for two armed men who robbed a disabled man during a home invasion last night, kicked him, made him undress and tied him up ... --- NBC Connecticut --- October 30, 2013  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/Uu1vwx  

17.   “Osceola Man Accused of Raping Mentally Handicapped Girl” --- A man who was once jailed on sexual battery charges is back in jail for the same thing, investigators said. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office said 23-year-old ... --- WFTV Orlando --- October 29, 2013  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/rQbYDh  

18.   “Police: Wheelchair-bound Woman Robbed by Man Offering Help” --- When her wheelchair became stuck, she said the man approached from behind and ... She has been wheelchair-bound for six years due to spinal meningitis. --- WSB Atlanta --- November 2, 2013  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/CKAlWf  

19.   “Stop Saying 'Wheelchair-Bound' and Other Outdated and Offensive Terms to People with Disabilities” --- Discussing disabilities may feel like trying to avoid metaphorical tripwires. One innocent misstep and an able-bodied person may receive a tongue lashing just ... --- Huffington Post --- November 1, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/68G7tP  

20.   “Pekin Man Charged with Sex Assault” --- A 53-year-old Pekin man was charged Monday in Tazewell County Circuit Court with criminal sexual assault of a handicapped person, a Class X felony. --- Pekin Daily Times --- October 29, 2013  (ILLINOIS)   http://is.gd/M5ecHJ  

21.   “Fort Branch Man Accused of Sexual Relationship with Mentally Disabled Boy” --- ... Police and Fort Branch police arrested a 70-year-old Fort Branch, Ind. man accused of having a sexual relationship with a mentally disabled 17-year-old male. --- Evansville Courier & Press --- October 29, 2013  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/WmSd1Q   

22.   “Armed Men Rob Burger King, Developmentally Disabled Customer” --- Police are looking for the gunmen who robbed a fast-food restaurant in Overland Park and two customers, including a developmentally disabled customer. --- KCTV Kansas City --- October 28, 2013  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/Frnlgs  

23.   “Female Arrested in Attack on her Partially Disabled Father” --- Baton Rouge Police have arrested 27-year-old Ashley Martin, Galvez St., Baton Rouge, after she allegedly beat her partially disabled father. According to an ... --- Red Stick Now --- November 1, 2013  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/QwGoEH  

24.   “Testimony Continues in Civil Trial over Disabled 5-Year-old's Death at Kenner School” --- Testimony continues Tuesday in the civil trial over the death of a disabled 5-year-old girl inside a classroom in Kenner. Elizabeth Ward died of asphyxiation after ... --- NOLA.com --- October 29, 2013  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/xbYFjU  

25.   “Toys R Us Settles Charges of Discrimination against Deaf Applicant” --- According to the EEOC, when Toys R Us contacted Ms. Thomas to invite her to a group interview, her mother advised the company that Ms. Thomas was deaf ... --- Business Insurance --- October 30, 2013  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/JDrZ52  

26.   “Prosecutor: Md. Deaf School Aide Was Warned about Excess Touching; Defense: It Was Innocent” ---  A former Maryland School for the Deaf dormitory aide accused of sexually abusing seven girls and asking three of them for nude ... --- The Tribune --- October 29, 2013  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/LdhpsY  

27.   “Md. Panel Created in Wake of Down Syndrome Man's Death Begins Work” --- The death of a man with Down syndrome in the custody of sheriff's deputies has led to a new Maryland commission to improve interactions ... --- Herald-Mail Media --- October 29, 2013  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/B3tgiI  

28.   “Jury Deliberating in Case of Lansing Man Charged with Raping Mentally Disabled Woman” ---  Deliberations are underway in the trial of a 50-year-old man charged with raping a mentally disabled woman — a case that took a dramatic turn last ... --- Lansing State Journal --- October 30, 2013  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/hT3YyR   

29.   “Judge: Hennepin Pays $1M Settlement to Former Inmate” --- A federal magistrate judge Friday approved a $1 million settlement between Hennepin County and a man with mental illness who partially ... --- Minnesota Public Radio --- November 1, 2013  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/B0xOKZ

30.   “Jailed, Beaten - Then Suddenly Released from Custody” --- A mentally ill inmate was severely beaten in the Beltrami County jail last month — and then abruptly released from custody by a judge so the county would not ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- October 29, 2013  (MINNESOTA) http://is.gd/N9MxvU   

31.   “Teacher's Aide Accused of Shoving Special Needs Student” --- Darwin Williams said the district desperately needs to reopen a school for special needs children. The Delano School was closed in 2011, and Darwin Williams ... --- KCTV Kansas City --- October 28, 2013  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/p5NHTi

32.   “HOA to Pay Family $65K after Banning Disabled Son's Ambulance” --- A Las Vegas homeowners association agreed to pay $65,000 to a family after refusing to allow them to park an ambulance they used for their disabled son in the ... --- Las Vegas Sun --- October 30, 2013  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/F0XLog  

33.   “Boys Accused in Beating of Special Needs Teen” --- Two Nevada teenagers busted earlier this month for beating up a special-needs boy are getting off easy, the 16-year-old victim's mother says. --- New York Daily News --- October 29, 2013  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/SGSHio  

34.   “Portsmouth Man Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Disabled Neighbor” --- The jury convicted Paul Fierley, 50, for sexually assaulting a mentally disabled neighbor in November 2012, Reams confirmed. Indictments handed down in May ... --- Seacoastonline.com --- November 1, 2013  (NEW HAMPSHIRE)  http://is.gd/S4KUvC  

35.   “Bed Bugs among Problems at Some NJ Boarding Homes for Mentally Ill People” --- But thousands of people with mental illness today are homeless or languish in ... They are drawn from inspection reports on homes for the mentally ill ... --- Newsworks.org --- November 1, 2013  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/nynf5G  

36.   “Laurinburg Man Charged with Murder of Disabled Man and Caretaker” --- A Laurinburg man has been charged with the murders of a disabled man and his caretaker. Investigators arrested Paul Dixon Milligan, 42, of the ... --- Fayetteville Observer --- November 1, 2013  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/XghR50   

37.   “Disabled Man Tells His Story on Bullying” --- There's no doubt that bullying has been a hot topic the past few weeks both right here at home and making national headlines. Shane Jefferys became the victim ... --- 13abc Action News --- October 31, 2013  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/OFyNMa  

38.   “Pa. Woman Admits to Caging Disabled Child, 12” --- A northern Pennsylvania mother has admitted keeping her 12-year-old daughter, who has cerebral palsy, in a makeshift cage and in a ... --- San Francisco Chronicle --- October 31, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA)   http://is.gd/OfeSWQ  

39.   “Arrest Made in Bullying Case of Disabled Plano Teen” --- Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a cyberbullying case that involved violent and graphic text messages sent to a disabled student at ... --- Dallas Morning News --- October 29, 2013  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/IPazFv  

40.   “Court Records Detail Assaults of Special Needs Teen that Led to $300K Verdict against Bainbridge Island School District” --- A Kitsap County Superior Court judge has ordered the Bainbridge Island School District to pay $300,000 to a Bainbridge family after their 14-year-old special ... --- Bainbridge Island Review --- October 30, 2013  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/q0a5JH  

41.   “Mental Health Complex Cited for Verbal Abuse of Patients” --- Milwaukee County's Mental Health Complex has come under fire again by state and federal regulators, for mistreatment of four residents at one of the hospital's ... --- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel --- October 30, 2013  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/Ilb4kS  
 

Seeking Improved Support

42.   “Birmingham to Participate in Mental Health Initiative” --- "We are all impacted by mental illness and it's time to have an open and honest discussion on how to improve our response to those in need of help," said Bell. --- MyFoxAL --- November 1, 2013  (ALABAMA)    http://is.gd/uJJkNO  

43.   “State, Arizona Firm Defend Behavioral Health Layoffs” --- Despite the state budgeting nearly $18 million to pay five Arizona mental health firms to take over the caseloads of New Mexico providers now under ... --- Santa Fe New Mexican.com --- November 1, 2013  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/oh5U1w  

44.   “Top County Health Official Defends Psychiatric Bed Policy at Marin General Hospital” --- The county of Marin's top health official has risen to the defense of Marin General Hospital, saying that a recommendation by a local mental health advocate ... --- Marin Independent Journal --- October 30, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/SZvNMy  

45.   “County Jail Mental Health” --- Locally and statewide, however, the unaddressed issue that has been dodged for decades is the refusal of the county and state to fund mental health care ... --- Santa Barbara Edhat --- October 30, 2013  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/ujOHip  

46.   “Wal-Mart Reinstates Disabled Greeter” --- Wal-Mart is giving a disabled man his job back after he was fired as a store greeter in Durango for clocking in late for lunches. --- Denver Post --- October 31, 2013  (COLORADO)   http://is.gd/7KMzoP  

47.   “Working to Find Jobs for Floridians with Disabilities” --- People with disabilities want to work – and Florida is ramping up efforts to ensure that employment is the first option for individuals with disabilities, including ... --- Daytona Beach News-Journal --- November 2, 2013  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/4ig2rc  

48.   “Raising Awareness of Mental Illnesses” --- NAMI advocates for access to services and treatment, supports research and raises awareness. There are Broward and Palm Beach chapters. --- Sun-Sentinel --- November 1, 2013  (FLORIDA)   http://is.gd/tXvf7R  

49.   “New Program Aims to Help Mentally Ill Offenders” --- In many parts of our county these mentally ill offenders are more likely to wind up in ... The jail has had 465 new arrests with mental illness in the past 12 months. --- Tbo.com --- October 31, 2013  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/GZ8TdC  

50.   “Developmentally Disabled Students in Danger of Losing Scholarship Money” --- A facility that caters to the developmentally disabled is sending out an SOS: if it doesn't get an influx of money fast, it could be forced to kick out 20 percent of its ... --- WICS-TV --- October 30, 2013  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/8xOKVJ  

51.   “Murray Center Supporters Hope to Avoid Joining Shuttered Facilities” --- "We are committed to closing the Murray Developmental Center as part of the re-balancing process to transition people with developmental disabilities from ... --- WSIL TV --- October 29, 2013  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/r2MDCZ

52.   “Mom: My Autistic Son 'Is Lost In a Sea of Standards' at School” --- Here is an open letter from the mother of a young boy with autism who is finding school in Louisiana harder than ever because he is being evaluated on ... --- Washington Post --- October 31, 2013  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/Wgpewb  

53.   “Toys R Us Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit” --- Toys"R"Us, Inc., one of the world's largest retailers of toys and juvenile products, will pay $35,000 and provide significant equitable ... --- Kansas City infoZine --- October 31, 2013  (KANSAS)   http://is.gd/c3eAEj  

54.   “Mother Calls for Better Mental Health Support after Son Makes Threat ...” ---  A local mother is speaking out about deficiencies in the mental health support network after police were called to assist with her son, who was ... --- Seacoastonline.com --- October 30, 2013  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/SEJEbV  

55.   “Mercy Hospice to Pay $60,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit” --- The EEOC charged that Mercy Hospice engaged in disability discrimination by refusing to allow a nurse with multiple sclerosis to return from a medical leave ... --- The National Law Review --- November 3, 2013  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/htXdbC  

56.   “Minnesota Launches Plan to Improve Treatment for Disabled, Mentally Ill” --- ... effort to improve treatment and services for the disabled and mentally ill. ... was hospitalized for mental illness at age 14, and tried to decapitate herself with a ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- October 31, 2013  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/1AFWD3  

57.   “Rice County Assesses Gaps in Services for Adult Mental Health Patients” --- Rice County Social Services hopes to fill key gaps in adult mental health ... to Rice County's mental health services if the county's application is approved. --- Southernminn.com --- October 28, 2013  (MINNESOTA) http://is.gd/BvnZoh   

58.   “First Responders Get a Lesson in Saving the Disabled” --- In a disaster all emergency workers know how to get people to safety. But, thanks to an unusual fair, some first responders are getting ... --- fox2now.com --- November 2, 2013  (MISSOURI)   http://is.gd/54zaO7  

59.   “Billings Mental Health Services Grab Gov. Bullock's Attention” --- The waiting lists for new clients seeking mental-health care in Eastern Montana keep growing and growing. At the same time, state funding for services created specifically to serve Montana’s poorest residents hasn’t kept pace. --- Billings Gazette --- October 28, 2013  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/NG7m3Z  

60.   “Gov. Chris Christie Requests Briefing on NJ Private Schools for Special Needs Students” --- Chris Christie has asked Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf to look into how taxpayer dollars are spent at New Jersey's private schools for disabled ... --- The Star-Ledger - NJ.com --- October 30, 2013  (NEW JERSEY)   http://is.gd/4Xsx4I  

61.   “Could This Be Avonte?: Teenager Spotted Riding New York Subway is NOT Missing Austistic Boy Avonte Despite Striking Similarity” --- ... riding New York subway alone bears striking likeness to autistic boy who has ... family of a 14-year-old boy with autism who has been missing since October 4. --- Daily Mail --- October 31, 2013  (NEW YORK)   http://is.gd/XdgVB2  

62.   “NY1 for You: City's Disabled Residents Had Elevated Needs After Storm” --- So many disabled New Yorkers were trapped after Hurricane Sandy when elevators across the city were shutdown even after the electricity was turned back on. --- NY1 --- October 29, 2013  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/WhbnAA  

63.   “University Aims to Protect Disabled from Discrimination” --- Jessica Schmitt, executive director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Wood County said when most people think of mental illnesses they think of ... --- BG News --- October 30, 2013  (OHIO)   http://is.gd/YSEU6p  

64.   “Melissa's Institute Aims to Spread Mental Health Awareness, Create “Safe Haven” for Patients” --- Melissa's Institute, an organization that aims to increase public awareness of mental illness, was founded about six years ago by Elaine, Nate and Billy Goldberg ... --- OSU - The Lantern --- October 31, 2013  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/pNZu1Z  

65.   “Williams Valley Teacher Speaks out Against Disability Discrimination” --- Steve Malek said he believes he was a victim of retaliation, discrimination and harassment by the Williams Valley School District. He brought his ... --- Republican & Herald --- November 3, 2013  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/FZJ2UO  

66.   “Texas A&M Professor Awarded Grants for Autism Research” --- Work underway at Texas A&M University, sponsored by two foundations with a deep interest in autism, may one day provide clues to one type of autism. --- KBTX --- October 31, 2013  (TEXAS)   http://is.gd/ipc82m  

67.   “Prosecutors say Utah Woman Told Hospital Staff She Suffocated Disabled, 2-Year-Old Son” --- A northern Utah woman charged with murder in the death of her disabled 2-year-old son called herself a "baby killer" in a Logan hospital after ... --- The Republic --- October 28, 2013  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/xZuiGs  

68.   “Halloween Can Be Extra Scary for Children with Autism” --- "It's so different for him," said Davannah Byers, whose son Logan, 7, has Autism. "Once we get past the meltdown over the costume, because that's different ... --- WSET --- October 31, 2013  (VIRGINIA)   http://is.gd/1c5WAR  

69.   “Crisis Triage Center Will Help Reduce Mental Health Wait” --- Chesterfield County is joining with the city of Richmond and Chippenham Hospital in an emergency center designed to more quickly treat mental health patients. --- Richmond Times Dispatch --- October 30, 2013   (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/vSeUG3  

70.   “EMPOWER Conference on International Disability Inclusion” --- EMPOWER Conference on International Disability Inclusion ... and Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith E. Heumann will host leaders from 57 ... --- Imperial Valley News --- October 28, 2013  (WASHINGTON, D.C.) http://is.gd/CYjlsA  

71.   “Employers' Wariness Thwarts Many Blind Jobseekers” --- Only about 24 percent of working-age Americans with visual disabilities had full-time jobs as of 2011, according to Cornell University's Employment and ... --- ABC News --- November 3, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/T5xixk  

72.   “Disability Studies: A New Normal” --- The temporarily able-bodied, or TABs. That's what disability activists call those who are not physically or mentally impaired. And they like to remind them that ... --- New York Times --- November 1, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/ijVhSk  

73.   “It's Time We Talk about Mental Health in America” --- Why is it that, as a society, we don't like talking about mental health? An estimated 26.2 percent of adults age 18 and over have some sort of mental health issue. --- Huffington Post --- November 1, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/YZmfZb  

74.   “Too Many Disabled People Live in Housing for Disabled People?” --- There's not enough housing for individuals with disabilities, that goes without saying. So how can an apartment complex designed for individuals with disabilities ... --- Care2.com --- October 30, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/kP56mF  

75.   “International Adoptions' Shift to Special-needs Kids Tests Adopters” --- They didn't think they could handle a child with special needs. ... by reports of parental coercion and kidnapping — older children with special needs make up a ... --- Los Angeles Times --- October 29, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/km1xYO  

76.   “FCC Adopts TV Rules for Blind and Deaf” --- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted rules that should make it easier for blind ... acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said in a statement. --- thehill.com --- October 29, 2013  (U.S. – NATIONAL)   http://is.gd/Klputx  
 

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

77.   “Minnesota Releases Olmstead Plan on Services to People with Disabilities” --- State officials Friday released a plan meant to detail how Minnesota will provide services to people with disabilities in the most integrated settings possible. --- Pioneer Press --- November 1, 2013  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/ZKZjZZ  
 

International Articles

78.   “Tribunal Backs School Trip Ban on Boy” --- But his mother said her son's challenging behaviour was due to his autism and severe language disorder, and alleged discrimination. At a five-day hearing, his ... --- NEWS.com.au --- November 1, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/vfzpe0  

79.   “Call to Ban Hospitals Using Physical Restraint on Kids” --- National Mental Health Commissioner Jackie Crowe said children as young as seven were being physically restrained in acute mental health units to control ... --- The Age --- October 30, 2013  (AUSTRALIA)   http://is.gd/8dMBvT  

80.   “Belize's Disabled Need Help” --- Members of the Disabled People's International North America and the Caribbean are in Belize this week to conduct a capacity building workshop with the ... --- Channel 7 Daily News --- October 29, 2013  (BELIZE)   http://is.gd/j0Oiyj  

81.   “Crown Calls for Three-year Sentence in Disabled Woman's Death” --- The question of whether a Strathcona County couple who admitted to abusing and humiliating a disabled relative in the months leading to her ... --- Edmonton Journal --- November 1, 2013  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/ctq5TA  

82.   “Betty Anne Gagnon's Caregivers Get Jail Terms in Death” --- Denise and Michael Scriven have been ordered to serve 20 months in jail by an Edmonton judge for their roles in the death of Denise's mentally disabled sister, ... --- CBC.ca --- October 31, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/e9FJ5q  

83.   “Saskatoon Daycare Learns Deaf Toddler's Language” --- The needs of the deaf are not being met, interpreter Nairn Gilles said. ... “When you congregate a group of deaf children together, or a group of children that are ... --- StarPhoenix --- November 1, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/nMBtb7  

84.   “Addictions, Mental Health Plan Released” --- “This is a complex file and there is still more work to be done," said Health Minister ... Concerns over treatment for mental health and addictions problems in the ... --- CBC.ca --- November 1, 2013  (CANADA)   http://is.gd/V2MV44  

85.   “Mental Health Centre Struggles to Divert Patients from ERs” --- The Mental Health Crisis Response Centre opened on Bannatyne Avenue and Tecumseh Street in June, with the goal of reducing the number of patients with ... --- CBC.ca --- October 30, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/ZxYEr2  

86.   “Woman in ER Where Man Died after 34-Hour Wait Says it Was Obvious He Needed Help” --- The double-amputee spoke to a triage aide upon his arrival and then wheeled himself into the waiting room where he languished for the next 34 hours. --- Brandon Sun --- October 30, 2013  (CANADA) http://is.gd/WHjVFr  

87.   “Court Orders Woman to Stay Away from Boyfriend Who Has Special Needs” --- A woman has been ordered to have no contact with her boyfriend, who has special needs, after slapping him. Tanya Werkland pleaded guilty to assault and ... --- Campbell River Mirror --- October 29, 2013  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/mTDw5k  

88.   “Asperger's Sufferer Who Drowned in Colney Heath Lake Committed Suicide …” --- A homeless man with Asperger's syndrome who was found drowned in a lake in ... Coroner Thomas ruled Mr Doughty had died of drowning and the Asperger's ... --- St Albans & Harpenden Review --- November 1, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/qxQw0U  

89.   “Disabled Man's Baby Rabbits Slaughtered” --- A disabled Wigan man has been devastated by the killing of three baby rabbits on his allotment plot. The man had been at the plot, behind Warrington Road ... --- Wigan Today --- October 31, 2013  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/JAyS8q   

90.   “'Shortage of Beds for Mental Health Patients is Ridiculous'” --- A shortage of hospital beds for mental health patients in the borough is so ... in the borough with a serious mental health issue but only 49 hospital bed spaces. --- This is Local London --- October 30, 2013  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/OZ9wHQ  

91.   “Care Homes Places for Disabled under Threat in Birmingham” --- Residential care places for adults with disabilities could be cut and public health initiatives rolled back under Birmingham City Council plans to slash £52 million ... --- Birmingham Mail --- October 29, 2013  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/YT9nzV  

92.   “Mental Health Major Factor in Unemployment” --- A third of Germans claiming unemployment benefits have mental health disorders. It is the Institut für Arbeitsmarkt und Berufsforschung to give the news, taking ... --- West - Welfare Society Territory --- November 1, 2013  (GERMANY)  http://is.gd/DCnqna  

93.   “Greek Cuts Will Make Life Impossible, Say Disabled” --- Hundreds of disabled Greeks demonstrated in Athens on Thursday to protest against feared benefit cuts that will render life impossible in the recession-hit ... --- Focus News --- October 31, 2013  (GREECE)   http://is.gd/QT0dtZ  

94.   “Denying the Disabled” --- Indian courts have shown that they are ready for progressive interpretations of the law on the rights of persons with disabilities. Therefore, any new law that aims ... --- Frontline --- November 15, 2013  (INDIA)   http://is.gd/vU22og  

95.   “Man Left Disabled Woman Needing Brain Scan after Burglary Beating” --- A man accused of attacking a disabled woman in her own home was remanded into custody on Saturday because he has nowhere else to go. --- Belfast Newsletter --- November 4, 2013  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/eVdN7c  

96.   “ 'Game of Thrones' Wins Disability Awareness Award” --- In fact, it is a fantastic credit to your work that Game of Thrones is not commonly thought of as a show that “deals with” disability - it is something even better: a ... --- The Irish Film Television Network --- November 1, 2013  (IRELAND) http://is.gd/evKBG6   

97.   “Brutally Beaten - Mentally Ill Man Battling for Life after Jailhouse Whipping” --- It is a case which evokes memories of Michael Gayle, the mentally ill man who was beaten to death by members of the security forces in 1999. This time the ... --- Jamaica Gleaner --- November 3, 2013  (JAMAICA) http://is.gd/J5SX2u  

98.   “Mental Health Patients in Poor Physical Health – Study” --- A study released today on Friday suggests New Zealanders with mental illness also have worse physical health than those in the general population. The study ... --- Radio New Zealand --- November 1, 2013  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/tWpkoE  

99.   “Concerns over Compulsory Mental Health Care” --- Concerns are being raised over the number of mental health patients placed under ... A group of lawyers, psychiatrists and mental health researchers are raising ... --- Newstalk ZB --- November 1, 2013  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/gSrtuO   

100.   “Japan Ambassador Opens School for Disabled Children International” --- Japanese government provided a grant of US $ 105,734 for the construction of school under Education Welfare Society for Disabled Children (EWSDC). --- News Network --- November 1, 2013  (PAKISTAN)   http://is.gd/Wqu9Ce  

101.   “Graphic Court Video Shows Mentally Ill Prisoners Forced from Cells with Pepper Spray” --- Disturbing video of a mentally ill prisoner being pepper sprayed is surfacing through an order by a judge to release six videos showing guards and inmates. --- The Voice of Russia --- November 2, 2013  (RUSSIA)  http://is.gd/Lajpzt  

102.   “Glasgow Wins Bid to Host World Down Syndrome Congress in 2018” --- Down's Syndrome Scotland submitted their bid for the Congress in partnership with Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB), the Scottish Council for Voluntary ... --- ITCM --- November 1, 2013  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/qkKSuO  

103.   “Support Assistants for Special Needs Go on Strike” --- The vast majority of Glasgow's schools catering for youngsters with special needs will shut this week as a leading union confirmed strike action would go ahead. --- Herald Scotland --- October 30, 2013  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/8M14yb  

104.   “Korean Disability Rights Activists Return Home” --- A delegation comprising world renowned disability rights activists from South Korea left for their home country on Friday after spending three busy days in the ... --- The News International --- November 2, 2013  (SOUTH KOREA)  http://is.gd/G5033d  

105.   “How Aid is Changing Disabled People's Lives in Uganda” --- After seeing the difference aid can make to the lives of disabled people in Uganda, TV presenter Ade Adepitan is lobbying for disability rights to be included in ... --- Channel 4 News --- October 31, 2013  (UGANDA)  http://is.gd/OsCWdX  

106.   “Remploy Factories Shut up Shop – the End of an Era for Disabled Workers” --- For some, it represents a long overdue progression from paternalist attitudes towards disability and work; for others, an unforgivable betrayal. --- The Guardian --- October 29, 2013  (UNITED KINGDOM)  http://is.gd/5vNYJA  

107.   “Where Mental Asylums Live On” --- But community care resources failed to match demand in the United States, leading to widespread homelessness and an influx of the mentally ill into jails and ... --- New York Times --- November 1, 2013  (INTERNATIONAL)  http://is.gd/wkB4lm   
 

 


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