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News Summary for May 5, 2014
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.   “Several Nursing Home Employees Accused of Neglecting Disabled Resident” --- The investigation, which relied on a hidden camera placed in the patient's room, revealed a disturbing pattern of neglect. The eight nurses and nine ... --- EmpireStateNews.net --- April 28, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/t4Pn2m

2.   “Lake Park Mayor Gets 30 Days in Jail for Stealing from Sister with Down Syndrome” --- Lake Park's mayor is expected to report to jail here by May 7 to serve out a 30-day sentence for stealing more than $5,000 ... --- WDAY --- April 24, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/cgphj1

3.   “Bus Driver Who Kicked Special-needs Child Gets Plea Deal” --- A bus driver who pushed an autistic girl off of a school bus in 2012 accepted a plea deal today in court. Stephanie Wilkerson could have faced prison ... --- MyFox Tampa Bay --- April 23, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/K99Zxp

4.   “Video Shows APS Aide Beating Special Education Student” --- The video was made in February by a Harper-Archer special education teacher after school administrators didn't believe her when she said the aides ... --- Patch.com --- April 23, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/knyjwP

5.   “Prostitution of Minor, Mentally Disabled Person Are Basis of Raleigh Charges” --- Police have charged two people with promoting prostitution – a man for encouraging a mentally disabled person and a woman for ... --- News & Observer --- April 28, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/MuqrmZ

6.   “Dallas Officer Indicted in Shooting of Mentally Ill Man” --- A Dallas County grand jury has indicted a former police officer who shot a mentally ill disabled man. The man was standing still with a ... --- WFAA --- April 29, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/pAa6ZE

7.   “Mother of Man with Down Syndrome Who Died While Handcuffed Testifies on Capitol Hill” --- Robert "Ethan" Saylor, 26, died of asphyxiation in January 2013 after off-duty sheriff's deputies handcuffed and restrained him in an … --- NBC4 Washington --- April 29, 2014  (WASHINGTON, D.C.) http://is.gd/6yzZbu

8.   “Disabled North Carolinians: Still Treated as Second Class Citizens” --- Today in North Carolina, thousands of workers with disabilities are paid less than the minimum wage, and sometimes pennies an hour. The rationale ... --- Jefferson Post --- April 26, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/5M4SCg

9.   “FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices' ” --- But the days of electro-shock devices as a tool for managing hard-to-control behavior in people with disabilities may be numbered, U.S. health officials ... --- U.S. News & World Report --- April 24, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/mdTT5e

Abuse/Crime-related

10.   “KHSD Investigating Unauthorized Use of Resources” --- The Kern High School District is investigating allegations that without the district's knowledge or consent, some of its special education employees ... --- Bakersfield Californian --- April 25, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/Q1jiLf

11.   “Sacramento Detectives Investigating Woman's Beating Death at Adult Home” --- A resident at an adult group home was beaten to death and Sacramento police believe the victim knew her attacker. --- News10.net --- April 24, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)   http://is.gd/igKoot

12.   “Mental Health Hospital Employee Pleads Guilty to Sexual Misconduct with Patients” --- A medical technician pleased guilty to having sex with patients at a Fort Myers mental health hospital. Benjamin Bland pleaded guilty Monday to ... --- Naples Daily News --- April 28, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/DxIvUO

13.   “East Naples Man Accused of Pushing Disabled Man Out of Wheelchair” --- A drunken man who asked a disabled man to buy beer and snacks for him knocked him out of his wheelchair and beat him, ... --- Naples Daily News --- April 27, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/TWJSBc

14.   “Report: Woman Who Beat Homeless Man, and Producer Who Filmed It, Sentenced to Prison” ---A judge on Monday sentenced a woman who was videotaped beating a mentally-disabled homeless man to three years in state prison, while the … --- April 21, 2014  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/Z3kqME

15.   “Caregiver Arrested, Charged with Neglect in 2013 Death of Disabled Snellville Man” --- A Snellville man has been arrested and charged with neglect of an disabled adult who died last year. Jason Andre Bankston was arrested by Gwinnett ... --- Patch.com --- April 25, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/4DO7HU

16.   “State Settles Alleged Kipapa Elementary Abuse Case” --- The parents of three special education students last year sued the state, alleging "cruel and unusual punishment" and abuse of their daughters at the ... --- Honolulu Star-Advertiser --- April 28, 2014  (HAWAII)  http://is.gd/o9El29

17.   “Sycamore Man Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting 7-year-old” --- The victim, now 10, has Asperger's syndrome and has trouble communicating, but testified at both trials. She is plagued with nightmares, worries of ... --- Dekalb Daily Chronicle --- April 22, 2014  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/fR5cqk

18.   “Ex-Indiana Blind School Teacher Strikes Plea Deal” --- A former teacher at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired has pleaded guilty to a single count of sexual ... --- WNDU-TV --- April 24, 2014  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/RjnKbm

19.   “Cottey Sentencing May 15 for Adult Exploitation” --- Inclement weather postponed his first trial, but this week a jury found a Bracken County man guilty of exploiting his disabled sister. --- Ledger Independent --- April 25, 2014  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/vSZ8e1

20.   “Oldham Special-needs Pre-schooler Left on Bus” --- An Oldham County preschool-aged child with special needs was left unattended on a school bus for at least three hours Monday afternoon. --- The Courier-Journal --- April 22, 2014  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/LzMLPp

21.   “Mother of Man with Down Syndrome Killed in Md. Movie Theater Speaks to Senate Subcommittee” --- Martin O'Malley created the Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities after Saylor's ... --- CBS Local --- April 29, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/PrUZgL

22.   “Girl, 15, Gets 6 Years for Abusing Disabled Boy” --- A St. Mary's County judge has sentenced a 15-year-old girl to six years in a juvenile detention center for abusing a boy ... --- SFGate --- April 25, 2014  (MARYLAND)  http://is.gd/wX2yXd 

23.   “Washington Township Accountant Stole $750K from Disabled Client” --- Washington Township accountant stole $750K from disabled client ... the theft of more than $700,000 from a disabled Clarksboro client, according to ... --- The Bridgeton News - NJ.com --- April 26, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/AyScDb

24.   “EMT at Woodbridge Center for the Disabled Charged with Theft” --- An Emergency Medical Technician at a Woodbridge facility that cares for the developmentally disabled has been accused of ... --- NJ.com --- April 24, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/wN2qp5

25.   “Wallington Man Charged in Fiery Car Crash Accused of Sexually Assaulting Disabled Victim” --- The Wallington man charged in a fiery car wreck that left one woman seriously injured is now accused of sexually assaulting a ... --- NJ.com --- April 24, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/tXjjj8

26.   “Inmates Allegedly Punished in Dungeon” --- The allegations include the use of excessive force, mistreating inmates with mental disabilities, a lack of out-of-cell time and access to showers, and ... --- Albuquerque Journal --- April 26, 2014  (NEW MEXICO)  http://is.gd/jHaFoj

27.   “Bookkeeper Allegedly Stole Nearly $500K from Special-needs School” --- A Long Island woman faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly stealing almost $500,000 from a Queens special-needs school to pay her credit card ... --- New York Post --- April 26, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/AJpDq9

28.   “Man Pleads Guilty to Injuring Special Needs Child under His Care at St. Colman's” --- Special Prosecutor Patricia E. Gunning with the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs announced that Eric ... --- Troy Record --- April 24, 2014  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/DJRPoB

29.   “Police: Man Charged with Assault on Handicapped Person and other Offenses” --- A Shelby man faces charges for assault on a handicapped person, intoxicated and disruptive and trespassing, according to Shelby Police Department ... --- Shelby Star --- April 25, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/Gbx3MX

30.   “Mother Claims Her Special Needs Daughter Was Assaulted on School Field Trip” --- The mother of a Wake County middle school student believes her special needs daughter was not only bullied, but sexually ... --- abc11.com --- April 24, 2014  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/CGlUG9

31.   “Stow Man Given Jail Time for Incidents Involving Disabled Women in 2013” --- A Fishcreek Road man recently pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor unlawful restraint for incidents involving two developmentally disabled ... --- Ravenna Record Courier --- April 28, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/nrV7Cf

32.   “Sentencing Set for Ohio Woman Who Pleaded Guilty to Helping to Enslave Mentally Disabled Woman” --- An Ohio woman accused of using ice cream to lure a mentally disabled woman and her child to captivity in a forced-labor ... --- Daily Journal --- April 24, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/oMPziR

33.   “Fighting Back: Crooks Targeting Elderly and Disabled Persons” --- Crime Stoppers of Central Ohio and The Mid-Ohio Board for Independent Living are now working together and urging the elderly and the disabled to ... --- Fox 28 --- April 24, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/7O4y03

34.   “Lorain Man in Wheelchair Allegedly Attacked by Daughter's Boyfriend” --- A Lorain man who allegedly attacked a 58-year-old disabled man in a wheelchair was arrested April 21 on domestic violence charges. --- The Morning Journal --- April 22, 2014  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/P7lrhP

35.   “Official Allegedly Uses Special Needs Child as Political Pawn to Fix Personal Pothole Problems” --- A Creek County official has been arrested after he allegedly used money meant for a special needs child to fix the roads ... --- kfor.com --- April 24, 2014  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/18Kzz7

36.   “Abuse Lawsuit Filed against Cottage Grove Charter School” --- The lawsuit, filed last week in Lane County Circuit Court, makes one claim of negligence and another claim of civil action for abuse of a vulnerable ... --- The Register-Guard --- April 30, 2014  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/WAz3ka

37.  “Special Ed Teacher Charged with Heroin Trafficking” --- A special education teacher in central Pennsylvania is on administrative leave after being charged with heroin trafficking. Thirty-nine-year-old Megan ...  --- NBC 10 Philadelphia --- April 25, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/YTdCDV

38.   “Lancaster City Man, 53, Charged with Rape of Mentally-disabled Teen” --- Santos is charged with rape, rape of a mentally-disabled person, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse (two counts), unlawful contact with a minor, ... --- Lancaster Newspapers --- April 22, 2014  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/94kl3e

39.   “RI Agrees to Reform Policies for Disabled” --- The programs, called sheltered workshops, are targeted at individuals with developmental disabilities to train them for the workforce. But these ... --- The Brown Daily Herald --- April 24, 2014  (RHODE ISLAND)   http://is.gd/GC7dQM

40.   “Hearing Scheduled in Nashville Disabled Man's Beating” --- A preliminary hearing is scheduled Thursday morning in the case of a caregiver accused of assaulting an intellectual disabled man. --- The Tennessean --- April 30, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/pjEBkS

41.   “Adult Caretaker Charged with Neglect After His Patient Was Found Wandering Restaurant” --- An employee of a personal care service who allegedly let a mentally disabled adult in his care wander away from the supported living residence ... --- Greeneville Sun --- April 24, 2014  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/91aA4m

42.   “Boy, 14, Sexually Assaulted While Walking to School” --- Dallas police are searching for a man who they say sexually assaulted a mentally challenged teenage boy in southeast Dallas Wednesday morning. --- NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth --- April 25, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/cuLCnP

43.   “Mom's Response to 'Troll' Triggers Outpouring of Social Media Support” --- A Texas mother, who posted pictures of her young son who has Down syndrome on Instragram, had the social media world abuzz Wednesday with ... --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- April 25, 2014  (TEXAS) http://is.gd/uyjrIF 

44.   “Men Accused of Robbing Deaf, Mute Man” --- Police accuse two Brownsville men of robbing a man who can't talk or hear of $50 Wednesday. Brownsville police spokesman J.J. Treviño said ... --- Brownsville Herald --- April 24, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/VxFhRu

45.   “Special Ed Teacher Accused of Forcibly Performing Oral Sex on Student” --- A special education teacher faces felony charges for allegedly forcibly performing oral sex on a teenaged boy inside of her Texas high school office. --- Huffington Post --- April 22, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/A892oq

46.   “$750,000 Settles Mount Tahoma Rape Allegation” --- A former Mount Tahoma High School special-needs student has received a $750,000 settlement from Tacoma Public Schools, based on allegations ... --- TheNewsTribune.com --- April 28, 2014  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/imPLC5

47.   “Local Couple Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Starving Daughter” --- April and Jeffrey Henderson have been charged with criminal mistreatment of a blind teen with cerebral palsy while collecting nearly $4,000 a month ... --- ActionNewsJax.com --- April 24, 2014   (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/515isw

48.   “W.Va. Grants Center License after Alleged Abuse” --- Health regulators have granted a 6-month license to a center for developmentally disabled adults and children in ... --- SFGate --- April 29, 2014  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/bV2HgA

49.   “Man Accused in Rape of Mentally Handicapped Girl Enters Plea” --- One of the men accused in a shocking and disturbing case out of Taylor County where a 14-year-old mentally disabled girl was kidnapped and raped ... --- WDTV --- April 24, 2014  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/oBONLT

50.   “Aide Charged with Child Abuse after Incident with Autistic Boy” --- A former special education aide at Jane Vernon Elementary School was charged with child abuse for allegedly slapping and tripping a child in her ... --- Kenosha News --- April 22, 2014  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/gDvdTq

51.   “Policing and the Deaf” --- A few years ago, a homeless Seattle man who was deaf in one ear was gunned down by police because he refused their orders to drop the knife he ... --- Washington Post --- April 26, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/Y2Dp0E

Seeking Improved Support

52.   “Lawmakers Trying to Restrict Solitary Confinement” --- In 2007, New York passed legislation to limit putting mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement, and other states have since taken a closer look at the ... --- Fort Wayne Journal Gazette --- April 23, 2014  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/Be9mWb

53.   “Brownback Proposes More Funding for Waiting Lists” --- At a support center for Johnson County residents with disabilities, Brownback said he will ask legislators to add an additional $9.2 million in all funds ... --- Topeka Capital Journal --- April 25, 2014  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/hIkQ5q

54.   “Report Due on Intellectually Disabled Students” --- A Massachusetts task force charged with investigating the status of students in higher education with intellectual disabilities is ... --- SFGate --- April 27, 2014  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/F3noQW

55.   “Criminal Justice System Fails the Mentally Ill, Hennepin County Judge Tells Congressional Committee” ---  Quam urged lawmakers to pass legislation to strengthen mental health programs across the country and make amends for conditions that have ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune ---

56.   “Devices to Shock Disabled for Bad Behavior May be Banned” --- A device used for decades to shock children and adults with disabilities in an effort to reduce dangerous behavior may be banned ... --- Chicago Tribune --- April 22, 2014  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/wpCuo1

57.   “The High Cost of Untreated Mental Illness Hurts Kansas City” --- Too many people may ignore their mental health because of the stigma attached to mental illness, or they land on waiting lists when they seek help. --- Kansas City Star --- April 27, 2014  (MISSOURI)  http://is.gd/IGWsR7

58.   “Police Getting More Options in Addressing Mental Illness” --- When someone has a mental health crisis, police have a legal tool to stabilize that person without taking him or her to jail: emergency protective ... --- Lexington Clipper Herald --- April 30, 2014  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/n71tXd

59.   “United Way Panel Says Metro Area Lacks Capacity to Treat Mentally Ill” --- The Omaha metro has a shortage of beds in residential treatment centers for the mentally ill, members of a United Way of the Midlands panel said ... --- Omaha World-Herald --- April 29, 2014  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/S9gZ8d

60.   “Vegas Hospital to Add Beds for Psych Patients” --- A Las Vegas hospital has announced plans to add a psychiatric unit as part of an effort to divert mentally ill patients from Clark ... --- Kansas City Star --- April 22, 2014  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/GhyfGX

61.   “Another State Task Force, Another Look at Special Education in NJ” --- A year after the law creating it was enacted, Gov. Chris Christie has finally named the members of a new state task force to look at special education in ... --- NJ Spotlight --- April 30, 2014  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/yPNzGb

62.   “Texas Disability Rights Groups Launch Voter Effort, Push for More Clout” --- When disability rights activists discovered they'd been left out of one of the highest-profile civil rights events in decades, the group came out swinging. --- Austin American-Statesman --- April 27, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/1R4RoF

63.   “San Antonio Police Department's Mental Health Unit Working to Save Lives” --- In the Alamo City, the San Antonio Police Department said about 15 to 30 percent of their calls are for mental health related issues. --- KENS 5 TV --- April 25, 2014  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/paww8M

64   “Vt. Cops Lag in Mental Health Training” --- A bill now under consideration in the Legislature could make it mandatory for all law enforcement officers to take the mental health course. --- Valley News --- April 27, 2014  (VERMONT)  http://is.gd/yz20dK

65.   “The Revolving Door: Wyoming Reliance on Jails for Mental Health Services Comes with Consequences” --- In Wyoming as well as around the country, jails and prisons operate as de facto mental health facilities, treating a disproportionately high number of ... --- Casper Star-Tribune Online --- April 27, 2014  (WYOMING)  http://is.gd/EAvPsp

66.   “FDA Cracks Down on False Claims for Curing Autism” --- There is no cure for autism. For this reason, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings to a number of companies that they face ... --- Examiner.com --- April 27, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/vf4j9y

67.   “Autism, Stigma and Murder” --- April. Autism Awareness Month. And another murder. Sixteen-year-old autistic boy Robert Robinson was murdered by his mother, who then killed ... --- Huffington Post --- April 25, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/T0auRY

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

68.   “Words 'Handicapped' and 'Disabled' Officially Out of Arizona's Lexicon” --- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill that takes the words “handicapped” and “disabled” out of the state's official lexicon. The new law replaces ... --- Phoenix Business Journal --- April 25, 2014  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/oLIXQd

69.   “ ‘Audrie's Law’ Bill Clears Senate Committee Hearing” --- Legislation called "Audrie's Law" that would expand California's definition of rape to include the sexual assault of an unconscious or developmentally ... --- NBC Bay Area --- April 29, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/8P7vzC

70.   “State Health Committee Approves Sonoma Developmental Center 'Last Resort' Bill” --- Proposed legislation by state Sen. Noreen Evans that would make the Sonoma Developmental Center a place of “last resort” for severely disabled ... --- Santa Rosa Press Democrat --- April 22, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/30wUmF

71.   “Bill Ending Isolation for Mentally Ill Prisoners Passes in House” --- A bill making it tougher to keep mentally ill prison inmates in solitary confinement passed out of the state's House of Representatives on a 63-2 vote Monday. --- The Denver Post --- April 29, 2014  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/M6brjm

72.   “Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to Sign New Mental Health Bill into Law” --- Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will be joined by Sen. Creigh Deeds when he officially signs Senate Bill 260 into law at the ... --- WJLA --- April 28, 2014  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/iBBhCw

International Articles

73.   “Mentally Ill People Still Face Stigma” --- The University of Sydney academic will speak at a landmark mental health forum in Perth next month where psychiatric experts from around the world ... --- The West Australian --- April 26, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/W5cS4J

74.   “Scandal of ‘Unsanitary Conditions and Neglect’ for Disabled French Living in Belgium” --- Disabled French people living in special accommodation in Belgium are facing unsanitary conditions, isolation and neglect, an investigation by French ... --- euronews --- April 27, 2014  (BELGIUM) http://is.gd/PJsqHW 

75.   “Lack of Funds Push Ontario Schools to Send Special Education Students Home” --- About half of Ontario's school principals have asked parents to keep their child at home because they could not accommodate their special education ... --- The Globe and Mail --- April 28, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/pDzVoh

76.   “Murder-suicide of BC Mother, Autistic Son Raises Concerns over Social Services” --- Social services need to be accessed, minister says. But B.C. Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux says 11 professionals ... --- CBC.ca --- April 25, 2014  (CANADA) http://is.gd/CFnPTV 

77.   “Calgary Psychiatrist Guilty of Sex Assault Must Turn Himself in After Losing Appeal” --- The Alberta Court of Appeal has refused to overturn a psychiatrist's three convictions for sexually assaulting his court-appointed patients. --- CTV News --- April 23, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/M7XUYk

78.   “Police Investigate How Disabled Woman Sustained Injuries in Londonderry Care Homes” --- Police are investigating how a severely disabled Derry woman sustained serious injuries in residential care homes in Londonderry. --- BBC News --- April 29, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/MQgS4c

79.   “Police Commissioner Vows to Take Action after Rise in Hate Crimes on Merseyside” --- Reports of disability hate crimes reduced by 49% last year, which police say followed a long period of encouraged reporting where the force saw large ... --- Liverpool Echo --- April 27, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/cZTOgL

80.   “Homelessness a Persistent Problem for People with Mental Illness, Addictions” --- More and more in our province, people with complex needs — mental health issues and/or addictions — who have been in trouble with the law are left ... --- The Telegram --- April 26, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/PX5WJf

81.   “Blind Man Threatened by Teenagers in Malvern after They Demand His Bottle of Wine” --- A blind man was threatened by a female teenager after he refused to hand over a bottle of wine. The incident happened in Church Road, Malvern, ... --- Malvern Gazette --- April 24, 2014  (ENGLAND)   http://is.gd/gqaiDF

82.   “England's Regional Sign Language Dialects 'in Decline' ” --- Partially deaf Charlie Swinbourne, editor of deaf blog website The Limping Chicken, said: "When you see two people signing and they stumble upon a ... --- BBC News --- March 23, 2014  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/Z4EaV9

83.   “Mentally Ill 'Dying 20 Years Early' Due to Drug Side-effects” --- Thousands of people with long-term psychiatric illnesses are dying 20 years prematurely because the side-effects they develop from medication are ... --- Irish Independent --- April 26, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/TXbW5H

84.   “Mental Health Inspectorate to Review Patient Safety Following Series of Deaths by Suicide” --- The State's mental health watchdog is carrying out a review into the safety of patients accessing psychiatric services following the deaths of a number ... --- Irish Times --- April 24, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/kgBXxu

85.   “Children Admitted to Adult Psychiatric Units Despite New Rules to Cease Practice” --- Children with mental health problems are still being admitted to adult units of psychiatric hospitals, despite rules introduced to end the practice more ... --- Irish Times --- April 23, 2014  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/T4Q1oO 

86.   “Disabled Still Face Discrimination” --- April 20 is the Disabled Persons' Day in Korea. The day was established in 1991 to raise public awareness about people with disabilities and promote ... --- Korea Times --- April 29, 2014  (SOUTH KOREA)  http://is.gd/s2F7YX

87.   “Rocky Road Ahead for Turkey's Disabled Citizens” --- These are two vivid examples of how as society we are generally ignorant and unaware of the daily ordeals of disabled people. This ignorance is ... --- Turkish Press --- April 24, 2014  (TURKEY)  http://is.gd/M1gpbD

88.   “Care Home Residents 'Doped up', Survey Finds” --- Large quantities of anti-psychotic drugs are being given to people with learning disabilities who are resident in hospitals or specialist units. --- BBC News --- April 29, 2014  (UNITED KINGDOM)  http://is.gd/QsD1Z1

89.   “Police Inquiry into Death of Disabled Alun Rees” --- A police investigation and a council serious case review were launched after a disabled man admitted to hospital with severe pressure sores died, ... --- BBC News --- April 25, 2014  (WALES)  http://is.gd/eynQAd

 


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