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News Summary for June 14, 2015
Articles Compiled by Anne M. Kincaid
Commentary by Nora J. Baladerian, Ph.D.

Articles are listed in alphabetical order by state, so you can easily scan through the articles for those within your state or other states in which you have an interest.

This week there are significantly fewer reports of sexual assault, but more of physical abuse and neglect with terrible outcomes. Often at the hands of family or trusted carers (a British term I like alot!).

I recommend you check out the following in particular:

Sexual assault: #4, 9, 26

Physical abuse:  #12, 22/23, 52

Physical abuse/Neglect without death:  42, 47

Physical abuse/Neglect resulting in death:  10, 25, 51

Volitional murder:  45

Financial abuse by family:  20

GOOD NEWS:  56 (ID cards for people with ASD to help with first responder’s understanding), 76 (Bill of Rights for people with ID proposed at state level), 101 (cages for people with disabilities no longer allowed in Nicaragua)

ALL OVER THE MAP NEWS! (New Category):  #7 (State websites not ADA compliant), 38 (University not ADA compliant), 43 (airline not ADA compliant), 49 (High Schooler with ASD not allowed to walk during ceremony with his class); 53 (in Wisconsin, no background checks when issuing licenses for social workers, allows rapist, man with other crimes in his background given license); 72 (audit for delivering mental health services as required in 2011 law to investigate schools to whom this responsibility was given).

RESEARCH:  81 (women with disabilities victims of DV), 93 (cyber bullying of people with ASD), 94 (Ireland investigates 21 cases of abuse in residential programs), 103 (Scotland finds alarming increase in hate crimes against people with disabilities at 270% over last year.)
 

Abuse/Crime-related

 

1.   “Judge Orders Lawrence County Sheriff to Release Records on Deadly Shooting of Mentally Ill Man” ---  Deputies were responding to a domestic disturbance at Watkins' home in the Langtown community on March 19. Deputies say Watkins, 39, charged at ... --- AL.com --- June 12, 2015  (ALABAMA) http://is.gd/gcrnTl

 

2.   “Autistic Boy Apparently Jumped Freight Train, Was Killed” --- Autistic boy apparently jumped freight train, was killed ... An 8-year-old autistic boy who wandered away from his Southern California desert home ... --- KPHO Phoenix --- June 8, 2015  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/iubf7q

 

3.   “San Jose: Man in Wheelchair Dies of Injuries in Weekend Car Collision” --- An 81-year-old man who was hit by a car while crossing a busy East San Jose intersection in a wheelchair this past weekend has died ... --- San Jose Mercury News --- June 13, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/1GrNQW

 

4.   “Prosecutors: Man Raped Developmentally Disabled Woman” --- A New York man has been indicted on charges he raped a developmentally and physically disabled woman on a break from her job bagging ... --- Sacramento Bee --- June 10, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/Xdz67A

 

5.   “Police, Mom Offer Differing Accounts of Man Beaten by Salinas Officers” --- She said her son is mentally ill and was having an outburst. She was one of the people who called police, when Velasco wandered out into traffic near ... --- CNN --- June 10, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/Drmqwi

 

6.   “Police Commission to Judge Two Questions in Ezell Ford Shooting” --- The other is the officers' actions in the moments immediately before the shooting, in which they approached the 25-year-old mentally ill black man and ... --- Los Angeles Times --- June 8, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/oCWwaT

 

7.   “State Websites Fail its Disabled Residents” --- California businesses have for years complained about lawsuits related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, where plaintiffs visit ... --- U-T San Diego --- June 8, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/ak7M5H

 

8.   “Tricycle Stolen from 11-Year-old Girl with Autism in Whittier” --- Tricycle stolen from 11-year-old girl with autism in Whittier. An 11-year-old girl with autism is heartbroken after her tricycle was stolen from her Whittier ... --- KABC-TV --- June 7, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/zDFjkT

 

9.   “Colorado Springs Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen, Disabled Woman” --- A 69-year-old Colorado Springs man repeatedly sexually assaulted a girl and a woman with developmental disabilities, according to arrest ... --- Colorado Springs Gazette --- June 14, 2015  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/iM66FO

 

10.   “Staff Disciplined After Jailed Florida Teen's Death” --- A “special needs child” diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder, Andre was adopted by Sheffield when he was 5, she said. His mother, who lost ... --- Miami Herald --- July 13, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/XAArB1

 

11.   “Cops Eat Marijuana Snacks on Video, Joke about Kicking Disabled Woman After California Pot ...” ---  “Did you punch that one-legged old Benita?” one police officer said, and another female cop jokes about kicking the disabled woman. “I was ... --- The Inquisitr --- June 13, 2015  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/vzpStL

 

12.   “Brevard County Paramedic Accused of Abusing Disabled Patient Has Charges Reduced” --- ... who at the time was working as a paramedic for BCFR, asked James Slater, 49, to move from the stretcher to a wheelchair, but Slater refused. --- WKMG Orlando --- June 12, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/JCYtGq

 

13.   “Man in Motorized Wheelchair Robbed, Suspects Sought” --- Witnesses told police they heard the victim calling for help from his motorized wheelchair - after two men stole his fanny pack and ran away. --- WZVN-TV --- June 11, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/Fyc1kh

 

14.   “Hit-and-Run Driver Turns Himself In” --- The man who hit and killed Michael Wright as he was crossing the street in his wheelchair turned himself in on Thursday ... --- WTSP 10 News --- June 11, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/VRZHDS

 

15.   “North Miami High Principal Removed After Defending Texas Cop in Abuse Video” --- The Principal of North Miami Senior High School, Alberto Iber, has been removed from the job a day after a comment he made about Friday's incident ... --- Miami New Times --- June 10, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/NVZGDf

 

16.   “Judge Orders Woman's Wheelchair Returned” --- Gina Ruiz, a quadrapelegic who lives in the Consulate Health Care facility in Bradenton, testifies about what the loss of her electric wheelchair has ... --- Sarasota Herald-Tribune --- June 12, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/qMlIzs

 

17.   “Understanding Illinois' Adult Protective Services Program” --- The Adult Protective Services Program for the state of Illinois is coordinated through 45 provider agencies designated by the regional Agency on Aging ... --- DeKalb Daily Chronicle --- June 10, 2015  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/RnBPZs

 

18.   “ACLU of Indiana Sues Official for Drug Testing” --- Further, the trustee's failure to accommodate Neale's disability when she sought to apply for assistance violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. --- Greensburg Daily News --- June 13, 2015  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/zWBvpK

 

19.   “Indiana Woman Sues over Township over Urine Sample Rule” --- The suit contends the failure of the trustee's office to accommodate Neale's disabilities “represents intentional discrimination” and that the urine drug ... --- WANE --- June 13, 2015  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/lKI1Gd

 

20.   “Kan. Couple Sentenced for Financial Exploitation of Disabled Daughter” --- ATCHISON – An Atchison couple was ordered yesterday to pay restitution related to financial exploitation of their adult disabled daughter according to ... --- Hays Post --- June 9, 2015  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/FQ3KIL

 

21.   “Banishment of Mentally Ill all too Common” --- In a country where the mentally ill are often incarcerated instead of treated, patient abuses and these kinds of incidents are far too common. According ... --- Lexington Herald Leader --- June 8, 2015  (KENTUCKY)  http://is.gd/9N3o83

 

22.   “Elementary Student Says Special Ed Aide Assaulted Her 4 Times” --- John F. Kennedy School special education aide Andrea Cornelius is charged with assault and battery and has been placed on administrative leave, ... --- CBS News --- June 12, 2015  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/2oDu63

 

23.   “Teacher on Leave After Allegedly Assaulting Student” --- Two women who live near Cornelius in Mansfield say she's a mom of three and special education teacher. "She's a very nice lady, an extremely nice ... --- NECN --- June 9, 2015  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/EJFb52

 

24.   “Woman Faces Charges for Leaving Autistic Child Unattended at Plymouth Probate Court” --- A New Bedford woman faces criminal charges for allegedly leaving her autistic child unattended while conducting business in Probate ... --- The Patriot Ledger --- June 8, 2015  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/QImg1t

 

25.   “Court Upholds Sentence of Las Vegas Man in Death of Disabled Son” --- A divided Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the convictions of Las Vegas father Stanley Rimer in the death of his ... --- Las Vegas Review-Journal --- June 11, 2015  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/fRVawI

 

26.   “Child Sex Assault Case Highlights CCSD Use of Cameras on Buses” --- The veteran Clark County School District special education bus driver is accused of sexually assaulting children and was ordered to be held on $3 ... --- Las Vegas Review-Journal --- June 9, 2015  (NEVADA)  http://is.gd/vYXhVO

 

27.   “Stolen Stroller Recovered in Burglary Investigation” --- The customized wheelchair/stroller, a Convaid EZ-Rider Mobility Stroller, was stolen from the family home near Sheryl Way and Hadley Avenue on the ... --- Las Cruces Sun-News --- June 11, 2015  (NEW MEXICO)  http://is.gd/lIggTe

 

28.   “Man Gets 15 Years for Filming Boss Light a Homeless Man on Fire” --- ... standing by as Suliman Ahmed doused Tasheen Hand, 38, with lighter fluid while the mentally ill man slept on a sidewalk in East New York on Sept. --- New York Post --- June 13, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/NCp8Zt

 

29.   “NYC Settles Lawsuit against Queens Principal Accused of Bullying, Sexual Harassment by Staffers for ...” --- The city is paying a $275,000 settlement to two former assistant principals who had alleged a slew of complaints against the ... --- New York Daily News --- June 11, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/KMZM4s

 

30.   “Prosecutors: Man Raped Developmentally Disabled Woman” --- A New York man has been indicted on charges he raped a developmentally and physically disabled woman on a break ... --- Washington Times --- June 10, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/s9dOv3

 

31.    “Rikers Island Inmate, 18, Hangs Himself Inside Cell” --- The 18-year-old had no history of suicide attempts or signs of depression that would have prompted his transfer to a psychiatric unit, according to ... --- New York Daily News --- June 10, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/rHKhXJ

 

32.   “Ogdensburg Woman's Family Awarded $5.8 Million over Suicide at Psych Center” --- In 2010, she moved with her husband to his native Ogdensburg, where she immediately was hospitalized in the psychiatric unit at Claxton-Hepburn ... --- WatertownDailyTimes.com --- June 10, 2015 (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/Ojxc5p

 

33.   “4-Year-old with Down Syndrome Abducted by Her Mother, Police Say” --- An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday for a four-year-old Bronx girl who has Down Syndrome who police believe was abducted by her mother. --- amNY --- June 9, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/Sq9DQu

 

34.   “Woman Charged with Robbing Handicapped Man” --- Two Yadkin County women have been charged with robbing a handicapped man of his prescription painkiller and pushing him out ... --- Elkin Jonesville Tribune --- June 10, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/7tKI4K

 

35.   “Man with Disability Left Without Heat in Public Housing” --- Wake County leaders vow better oversight after a man with a mental illness was found without heat in substandard, ... --- Beaumont Enterprise --- June 9, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/uotsAL

 

36.   “Wake County Vows Better Oversight after Man with Disability Left Without Heat” --- Dontay Jones, shown here in February, lived for months under Wake County's guardianship in a house east of downtown. A city housing inspector ... --- News & Observer --- June 9, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA) http://is.gd/uc1ffW

 

37.  “Cleveland Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Charges that She Instructed Goddaughter to Beat up Autistic Child” --- A Cleveland woman pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that she instructed her goddaughter to beat up a 12-year-old autistic ... --- cleveland.com --- June 12, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/RM0jVy

 

38.   “Department of Justice Intervenes in Discrimination Lawsuit against University” --- The Justice Department has since concluded that Miami University has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and will proceed to reach a ... --- Miami Student --- June 8, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/Bck06Q

 

39.   “Ex-superintendent Charged over Misspent Public Money” --- For example, districts use an ESC to provide substitute teachers and special-education services and help pool resources. Their funding comes ... --- Columbus Dispatch ---  June 8, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/AhEpm3

 

40.   “Muskogee Residents with Disabilities Have Bikes Stolen” --- The bikes were stolen from two different men with disabilities; now officers are trying to make the wrongs right however they can. David Harris and his ... --- News On 6 --- June 11, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/WxFEBT

 

41.   “Parents Sue Western Wayne School District over Son's Suicide” --- The teen was designated a special education student in 2009 after he was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression and ... --- Scranton Times-Tribune --- June 14, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/nl3wDZ

 

42.   “Disabled Girl, 12, Hospitalized after Found Weighing 30 Pounds” --- A 12-year-old girl with special needs is being treated at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh after it was discovered that she was severely malnourished … --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- June 10, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/ClnVfY

 

43.   “Woman in Wheelchair Claims Gate Agent Forced Her to Crawl onto Plane” --- According to KHON, Theresa Purcell, who is wheelchair-bound with Charcot-Marie-Tooth's disease, said she was trying to board a commuter flight ... --- WPXI Pittsburgh --- June 9, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/pc24Is

 

44.   “Police: Handicapped Child Found in Car, Parents Passed out on Bath Salts” --- Responding to a call about a person passed out at the wheel, Middlesex Township police said they discovered two parents in the car passed out from ... --- Pittsburgh Sun Times --- June 8, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/mQKnG9

 

45.   “Woman Pleads Guilty in Slaying of Autistic, Diabetic Man” --- A Rhode Island woman has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to her role in the killing of a 19-year-old autistic and ... --- NECN --- June 9, 2015  (RHODE ISLAND)  http://is.gd/CxSifK

 

46.   “Suspect Killed in Dallas Police-Headquarters Attack, Standoff” --- Jeannine Hammond, the suspect's mother, told Dallas NBC affiliate KXAS-TV that her son was mentally ill and “heard voices,” Reuters reported. --- Columbus Dispatch --- June 13, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/qFvFyZ

 

47.   “Siblings Still Seeking Justice for Disabled Sister's Hot Car Death” --- Siblings still seeking justice for disabled sister's hot car death. Siblings still seeking justice for sister's hot car death. Who let Rebekah Harkins die? --- KTRK-TV --- June 12, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/aFCVGS

 

48.   “Caught on Camera: Man Takes Wheelchair from Home in Brownsville” --- Brownsville police seek the public's help in locating a man caught on camera walking away with a wheelchair. The theft occurred on the 2700 block of ... --- KGBT-TV --- June 11, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/5SI4B1

 

49.   “Autistic Senior Prevented from Walking in Graduation” --- Her son Julian, is a special needs student. He will stay in school until he's 21 but as a high school senior would have had a chance to walk with the ... --- CBS Local --- June 8, 2015  (TEXS)  http://is.gd/mDrDfq

 

50.   “Cop Who Shot Mentally Ill Man Indicted” --- A Virginia police officer was indicted by a special grand jury on Thursday over the killing of a mentally ill black man last summer, officials said ... --- Independent Online --- June 12, 2015  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/X8Yuao

 

51.   “Caregiver Charged with Murder in Neglect of Vulnerable Adult” --- A Spanaway caregiver has been charged with second degree murder for the death of an autistic man in his care, prosecutors ... --- KOMO News --- June 9, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/wRZKdn

 

52.   “Bail Set at $400K for One of 2 Suspects in Horrific Case of Imprisonment, Torture” --- What police say two victims went through is unimaginable. One of them, a vulnerable adult, was beaten so badly that his skull ... --- Q13 FOX --- June 8, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/quZLKW

 

53.   “Social Worker Obtained State Licenses Despite Criminal Past” --- Deisler was convicted of three sexual assaults, but he was declared mentally ill with a "sexual deviation." He was committed to a state secure hospital ... --- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel --- June 13, 2015  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/jnSoO4

 

54.   “Changes on the Way to VA's Policy Regarding Agent Orange” --- Certain Air Force veterans will soon be able to file for disability with the Department of Veterans Affairs over exposure to Agent Orange The new rule ... --- KWCH --- June 13, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/2wkqZ0

 

55.    “What 43 Years of Solitary Confinement Does to the Mind” --- In a report, Psychiatric Effects of Solitary Confinement, Stuart Grassian, a former faculty member at the Harvard Medical School and a consultant in ... --- TIME --- June 9, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/9VwnN8 

 

Seeking Improved Support

 

56.   “ID Cards Offered to Autistic Residents to Aid Interactions” --- Alabama residents who have been diagnosed with autism can apply to receive an identification card that can be used to ... --- Alabama's News Leader --- June 11, 2015  (ALABAMA)  http://is.gd/4ybnSz

 

57.   “Non-profits Point out Gap in Services for Disabled Homeless” --- Local homeless advocates say a gap in services has emerged, partly due to the aging homeless population in Anchorage. Shelters are not capable of ... --- KTUU.com --- June 8, 2015  (ALASKA)  http://is.gd/dJmaDA

 

58.   “Low Hospitalization Rate for Mentally Ill Draws Complaints” --- Nearly 90 percent of patients who arrive at a California hospital with a psychiatric emergency are sent home without being admitted, ... --- San Jose Mercury News --- June 14, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/TcyLbq

 

59.   “Advocates Say State's Programs for Disabled in Crisis Mode Despite First Funding Increase in 9 Years” --- Employees for state-funded programs for developmentally disabled adults are in crisis mode, saying funding for the ... --- CBS Local --- June 12, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/tpIjCm

 

60.   “The Real Lesson of the Stanford Prison Experiment” --- Finally, they were transported to the Stanford County Prison—also known as the Stanford University psychology department. They were willing ... --- The New Yorker --- June 12, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/ISzhio

 

61.   “Group Calls for Treatment, Not Jail, for the Mentally Ill” --- A group of local pastors are calling on authorities in Sacramento County to offer medical treatment, instead of jail time, to mentally ill people who ... --- KCRA Sacramento ---June 7, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/8O030u

 

62.   “Pinellas Officers Trained to Handle Mentally Ill People” --- Twice a year, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training is offered to Bay area officers. The one-week course is designed to teach law enforcement ... --- News 13 Orlando --- June 11, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/IhGHNo

 

63.   “Mental Hospitals Dwindle as Governor Mulls Their Future” --- Administrators have closed the Mount Pleasant hospital's general psychiatric inpatient unit and its dual-diagnosis unit, which simultaneously treated ... --- DesMoinesRegister.com --- June 9, 2015  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/3SIlzv

 

64.   “Maine Voices: MaineCare Mental Health Cuts Create More Potential for Violent Tragedies” --- All of this contributes to a shrinking psychiatric workforce and heightens the need to attract more young doctors to Maine. Sadly, we have trouble ... --- Press Herald --- June 9, 2015  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/axA1JA

 

65.   “Minneapolis School Board OKs Changes to Special Education, Including Autism Program” --- The Minneapolis Board of Education has approved changes to the school district's special education program, including some for ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- June 10, 2015  (MINNESOTA) http://is.gd/UhSWLR

 

66.   “School Officials: Restraint Cases Isolated, Don't Indicate Wider Problem” --- Last year, the Manchester School District had two special needs teachers charged criminally for abusing young, severely disabled children, one a ... --- The Union Leader --- June 13, 2015  (NEW HAMPSHIRE)  http://is.gd/pxgrp4

 

67.   “Schools Grappling with Uncontrollable Students” --- Nearly 50 children in New Hampshire's public schools were reportedly injured in 916 incidents when educators restrained them, according to statistics ... --- The Union Leader --- June 13, 2015  (NEW HAMPSHIRE)  http://is.gd/nOoloX

 

68.   “Parents, Faculty at Pa. School for the Deaf Upset over Budget Cuts” --- The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf is slated to cut key positions, including counselors and therapists who work directly with students, to close a ... --- Philly.com --- June 10, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/ItrHo3

 

69.   “Summit Examines Ways to Deliver Proper Treatment to RI's Mentally Ill” --- At the heart of the problem is how people with mental illness or substance abuse issues — or both — fail to get the care they need for their physical ... --- The Providence Journal --- June 8, 2015  (RHODE ISLAND)  http://is.gd/P1j2Rr

 

70.   “Special Education in South Dakota Studied” --- The Department of Education has released a report of South Dakota's special education performance. The report analyzes seventeen areas including ... --- WNAX --- June 9, 2015  (SOUTH DAKOTA)  http://is.gd/QP8jxI

 

71.   “Schools Failing too Many Special Education Students” --- Arkansas, at 80 percent, has the highest graduation rate for students with disabilities – five points below the state's overall graduation average. --- OCRegister --- June 8, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)    http://is.gd/LMNJ5d

 

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

 

72.   “California Launches Audit of Mental Health Services in Schools” --- The state auditor will examine how well school districts and Special Education Local Plan Areas are fulfilling their responsibilities to treat children with ... --- Sacramento Bee --- June 13, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/FWcB3k

 

73.   “Attention to Guardians Overdue” --- With a bill signing ceremony last week, Florida took steps toward improving its guardianship system for the elderly. The existing system was supposed ... --- The Ledger --- June 11, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/rtaPUR

 

74.   “House Panel OK's IDs for Service Dogs” --- Persons with disabilities, including those with post-traumatic stress disorder and other disabilities related to military service, can obtain ... --- Lansing State Journal --- June 12, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/5Cvyyc

 

75.   “Nixon Signs Bill Aimed at Protecting Seniors, Those with Disabilities from Financial Fraud” --- The measure applies to advisers of those over 60 or those with disabilities. Financial professionals must inform state agencies, as well as a relative, ... --- Daily Journal --- June 12, 2015  (MISSOURI) http://is.gd/y5VYaw

 

76.   “ ‘Bill of Rights’ Proposed for People with Intellectual Disabilities” --- The "bill of rights" for those with the disabilities would require the state to present all service and treatment options to families, and give them input in ... --- witf.org --- June 9, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/nSGKyt  

 

International Articles

 

77.   “ 'Padded Cells' at Perth Schools Reports among Calls to Disability Abuse Hotline” --- "When developing plans for students with special needs, a school psychologist may recommend an isolation room be set up for that child for use when ... --- ABC Online --- June 14, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/0i4528

 

78.   “Disability Carer Accused of Mistreating Group Home Clients Loses Unfair Dismissal Bid” --- Disability advocates say they are "appalled" by allegations that an ACT carer washed a client with a broom, but warn the case is only the tip of the ... --- The Canberra Times --- June 12, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/iwYakI

 

79.   “Autistic Boy Left Behind on Bus” --- Bus driver and supervisor have been sacked after an autistic boy was left on a bus for more than five hours. --- Brisbane Times --- June 11, 2015  (AUSTRALIA) http://is.gd/X0iQRy

 

80.   “Arrest Made after Attack on Intellectually Disabled Man in Sydney's South” --- A man has been charged after an attack on a 23-year-old intellectually disabled man in Sydney's south. The 26-year-old man allegedly followed the ... --- 9news.com.au --- June 10, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/GDndLe

 

81.   “Domestic Violence More Severe against Women with Disabilities, Research Shows” --- Women with disability can experience violence within their family but they can also encounter it in institutions such as aged care homes, group homes, ... --- The Guardian --- June 10, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/Fd0nTx

 

82.   “Holographic Exhibition Tells Stories of Disabled Indigenous Australians” --- A holographic exhibition that has been shown at human rights conventions in Geneva ... “That they were the people most impacted who had disability. --- The New Daily --- June 9, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/DCfdiT

 

83.   “World's First 'Feeling' Leg Prosthesis Offers New Hope to Amputees” --- The world's first artificial leg capable of simulating the feelings of a real limb and fighting phantom pain will be unveiled by ... --- CTV News --- June 8, 2015  (AUSTRIA)  http://is.gd/Tokdmw

 

84.   “Valley Mom Says Mentally Ill Son Sent Home from Hospital in Pyjamas, Agitated State” --- A Kentville woman says her mentally ill son was distressed, agitated and wearing pyjamas when he left the Valley Regional Hospital this March and ... --- CBC.ca --- June 11, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/qfm2aG

 

85.   “Police Search for Suspect after Blind Woman's Bag Stolen” --- Wai's friend, who isn't blind, didn't witness the theft. Wai said she asked other patrons in the restaurant if they saw anything, and was surprised by their ... --- CTV News --- June 10, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/SFMYVU

 

86.   “Settlement Includes Maximum Compensation of $42,000 for Each Person” --- More than 3,000 people who suffered abuses at Ontario's developmental centres — places meant to help them, not harm them — will have to wait at ... --- Sarnia Observer --- June 10, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/bTSL8o

 

87.   “Teenagers 'Forced Disabled Man to Eat Maggot Sandwich and Jump Into Lake' ” --- Two teenagers forced a disabled man to eat a maggot sandwich, the man's family has claimed. Daniel Newell said his brother Matthew, 32, who has ... --- The Independent --- June 13, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/GGMAUz

 

88.   “Kent and Canterbury Hospital Facing Massive Compensation Payout to Autistic Teen Ben Harman” ---  The trust which runs the Kent and Canterbury Hospital is facing a compensation payout for millions after a couple discovered that medical ... --- Kent Online --- June 12, 2015  (ENGLAND) http://is.gd/2n7vvI

 

89.   “'Miracle Autism Cure' Seller Exposed by BBC Investigation” --- Leon Edwards sold sodium chlorite and hydrochloric acid to a reporter posing as the relation of an autistic child. Combined, the chemicals form bleach ... --- BBC News --- June 11, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/0OxcGZ

 

90.   “Four Care Homes in Derbyshire at Risk of Closure in Adult Care Shake-up” --- Four care homes in Derbyshire are at risk of closure after the council said they were "unsustainable in the long-term". The county council is now set ... --- Derby Telegraph --- June 9, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/3S19x7

 

91.   “Police Treating Newcastle Murder as 'Disability Hate Crime' ” --- Police investigating the murder of a man in Newcastle say they are treating his death as a "disability hate crime". The body of 24-year-old Lee Irving, ... --- ITV News --- June 8, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/6PLN28

 

92.   “Lee Irving Killing: Two in Court over Disabled Man's Murder” --- Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of a 24-year-old man with learning difficulties. Lee Irving was found dead in Fawdon, ... --- BBC News --- June 9, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/bFDqBc

 

93.   “Autism Campaigner Kevin Healey: ' Hate Crimes Aren't Taken Seriously Enough' ” --- "But I think cyber-bullying is more horrific than physical bullying. If someone hits you, you might get hurt, but you can walk away. Cyber-bullying stays ... --- Stoke Sentinel --- June 8, 2015  (ENGLAND)  http://is.gd/YuQblX

 

94.   “21 Cases of Care Home Abuse Probed” --- Documents obtained by the Irish Examiner show the HSE is examining 21 cases at seven more facilities amid ongoing public concern the abuse at the ... --- Irish Examiner --- June 13, 2015  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/v6WmWK

 

95.   “Residents at Disability Centre Locked in Unit Because of Staff Shortages” --- “We are facing a crisis in the provision of disability services. Minister Lynch needs to act now and fight for improved services. Making sure that the most ... --- thejournal.ie --- June 12, 2015  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/wUwbCU

 

96.   “Severely Disabled Resident 'Chemically Restrained' 13 Times” --- A resident at a care home for severe and profoundly disabled people was restrained with a sedative-type drug 13 times in just a few months, ... --- Irish Examiner --- June 12, 2015  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/JfKAw9

 

97.   “Man Accused of Taking Boy (6) with Down's Syndrome” --- A man is facing trial after a 6-year-old child with Down's Syndrome became separated from his family in a Dublin shopping district. David Ryan, with an ... --- Irish Times --- June 12, 2015  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/7i99g0

 

98.   “Assisted Suicide Bill to 'Safeguard the Vulnerable' ” --- At the group's inaugural conference in the RDS in Dublin, director and disability rights campaigner Kevin Fitzpatrick said it was impossible to include ... --- Irish Examiner --- June 8, 2015  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/7v7bCj

 

99.   “Disabled Israelis Still Face Stigma, Exclusion, Ruderman Foundation Director Tells 'Post' ” --- Israel lags behind the US in terms of services for and stigma against the disabled, Shira Ruderman, the Israel Director for the Ruderman ... --- Jerusalem Post Israel News --- June 7, 2015  (ISRAEL) http://is.gd/ZVoken

 

100.   “Mentally Disabled Man Strangled by Electrical Bed Wires” --- It has been recommended that disability carers, NZ Care conduct a safety review of its patients' beds. A mentally-handicapped ... --- New Zealand Herald --- June 11, 2015  (NEW ZEALAND)  http://is.gd/4Tilzr

 

101.   “After Being Literally Caged Up, Disabled Nicaraguans Are Finding Acceptance” --- Ned Phillips remembers the moment when he froze in horror. While touring his new home near the capital Managua several ... --- GlobalPost --- June 10, 2015  (NICARAGUA)  http://is.gd/9WRTzI

 

102.   “More Funds for School, Higher Education, Less for Special Education” --- The allocated amount for special education has been decreased from 800 million to 784 million this year. The budget for higher education has been ... --- Pakistan Today --- June 12, 2015  (PAKISTAN)  http://is.gd/Sjrc6N

 

103.   “Disabled Hate Crime Soars 270%” --- Disabled hate crime soars 270%. Friday 12 June 2015. Hate crimes against the disabled have more than tripled in five years and prosecutors have ... --- Herald Scotland --- June 12, 2015  (SCOTLAND)  http://is.gd/6CiNk9

 

104.   “UN Official Urges Urgent Halt to Discrimination of Disabled Persons” --- The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ambassador Jan Eliasson, has called for actions to reduce exclusion and discrimination of persons ... --- Leadership Newspapers --- June 11, 2015  (INTERNATIONAL)  http://is.gd/6p47Yg


 

 


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