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News Summary for August 2, 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 - more articles than usual.  I have a few comments as well! I know, big surprise.  Here goes:

SEXUAL ASSAULT: 6, 20, 23, 24, 36, 37, 44, 46, 68, 73, 74, 83 155, 161

PHYSICAL ASSAULT:  15, 21, 24, 40, 45, 57, 69, 78, 79, 80

FINANCIAL ABUSE/MISMANAGEMENT: 51, 85

NEGLECT: 18, 19, 26, 35

MURDER: 63

BUREAUCRATIC MESSES: 4, 5, 10, 35, 39, 40, 41, 51, 66, 76, 85, 89, 171

CHILDREN WHO WANDERED AWAY AND DIED: 38, 55, 64, 65

NEW INFORMATION:  125, 139

GOOD NEWS: 174

 

I also found my self categorizing these by age of perpetrator, relationship of perpetrator to victim and location of the abuse.

Sexual Assault: Perp Age Range 21 - 66; location: victim’s home, perp’s home, on school bus, at victim’s work site

Physical Assault: Perp Age Range 29-62; location: hospital, school, at home, at a bar!

 

Then something so weird.  Two of the physical assault perpetrators blamed their actions on “anger issues” they have.  Really? They are not responsible, I guess, it is the anger issue that made them do it. Don’t you think they should have seen a therapist?  One rapist said that he was “trying to improve the woman hiding within her.”   He is facing a possible sentence of 25 years.  I hope.

 

Item #125 discusses drowning as the #1 cause of death among people with autism.

Item #139 describes new statistics from CDC on prevalence of disability.

Item #174 Judy Heumann discusses history and impact of ADA on the 25th year of this law.

Item #10 describes a lawsuit filed by the ACLU to get people with disabilities out of jails and into hospitals as ordered by courts within the timeline.  Some are languishing in jails for up to eight and nine months.

Please read #37 for an example of how this teacher groomed his victim and the victim’s mother to allow the sexual assault.

And, yes, good news, MN now has 24-hour phone and online abuse reporting throughout the state.

Abuse/Crime-related

 

1.   “2 Talladega Men Charged with Kidnapping, Robbing Legally Blind Man” --- Talladega police have arrested two men for robbery in the second degree and kidnapping in the first degree of a legally blind man Tuesday morning. --- Anniston Star --- July 23, 2015  (ALABAMA)  http://is.gd/k4lhTe

 

2.   “Six-year-old with Autism Mistakenly Out on Bus; Found Wandering in 100 Plus Degree Heat” --- And when I explained he was six, and autistic, she didn't seem to care and I explained we had a form stating that he shouldn't have gone on that bus ... --- ABC15 Arizona --- July 29, 2015  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/4IgIjd

 

3.   “Phoenix Decapitation Case Raises Questions about Man's Release from Mental Hospital” --- A Phoenix woman says she feels sorry for the man suspected of decapitating her daughter, saying he has a long history of mental illness ... --- Daily Journal --- July 28, 2015  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/6DoUuM

 

4.   “New Agreement Ensures Adult Protective Service Investigations Continue at Arizona State Hospital” ---  In a move prompted by ABC15's reporting, state officials signed an agreement that temporarily ensures Adult Protective Services will continue to ... --- ABC15 Arizona --- July 22, 2015  (ARIZONA) http://is.gd/bPvKCJ

 

5.   “Arkansas Governor Puts Development Disability Council under Finance Agency's Control” --- Gov. Asa Hutchinson is putting the Developmental Disabilities Council under the state finance agency's supervision after a ... --- Daily Journal --- July 30, 2015  (ARKANSAS)  http://is.gd/NOCNug

 

6.   “Former Caregiver Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault on Developmentally Delayed Adult” --- ... with a person unable to consent, one felony count of rape of a person who is unable to consent and one felony count of abuse of a dependent adult. --- KRON4.com --- August 1, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/EUGEpx

 

7.   “Suicide Spike Boosts Oversight of California Women's Prison” --- Of six inpatient programs for mentally ill inmates statewide, he found that only the one at the women's institution was providing proper care. But this ... --- ABC News --- August 1, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/p68MlN

 

8.   “Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court in 2014 Death of Mendocino County Jail Inmate” --- ... the rights of inmates, the enforcement of appropriate policies for handling mentally ill or emotionally disturbed people, prohibiting named ... --- Ukiah Daily Journal --- July 31, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/EIK3AV

 

9.   “Inmate Who Committed Suicide Earlier Arrested at Golden Gate” --- The CHP officers, after determining that Petrolino was not an immediate danger to himself or others — the prerequisite for a psychiatric hold ... --- SFGate --- July 31, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/ULCJi6

 

10.   “Calif. Sued over Care Delays for Mentally Ill, Disabled Defendants” --- On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against California alleging that the state failed to transfer defendants with mental ... --- California Healthline --- July 30, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/WwNqig

 

11.   “Ex-Employee at Sonoma Developmental Center Pleads No Contest in Sex Abuse Case” --- A former Sonoma Developmental Center psychiatric technician pleaded no contest Thursday to sexually abusing a disabled resident over ... --- Santa Rosa Press Democrat --- July 30, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/25ybPd

 

12.   “Lawsuit: Disabled Defendants Not Getting Timely Treatment” --- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit accusing California officials of leaving mentally ill or disabled criminal ... --- TBO.com --- July 29, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/c0a4Mv

 

13.   “$10,000 Reward Offered in Long Beach Hit-and-Run of Man in Wheelchair” --- The victim was thrown from his wheelchair by the impact, according to Knabe, who called the case an “incredibly heinous crime. --- Long Beach Press Telegram --- July 28, 2015    (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/IsX11V

 

14.   “Fremont: Police Seek Help Finding Missing Autistic Adult” --- Police asked for the public's help Sunday night in finding a missing autistic adult. Alexander Leung, 20, is described as an Asian man, ... --- Contra Costa Times --- July 27, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/bN7ISl

 

15.   “Nurse Who Pleaded No Contest in Rideout Patient Abuse Case Ordered Not to Work for Any Hospital for a Year” --- Deputy Attorney General Jennifer Euler last fall filed felony charges against McNamara for the charge of abuse and also filed ... --- Appeal-Democrat --- July 24, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/dtNsil

 

16.   “Autistic in Altadena: How Did Missing Teen Get to Utah?” --- A 19-year-old autistic man who went missing from his Altadena home last Saturday was found safe Friday in Utah. Jonathan Taylor Clark was found ... --- MyNewsLA.com --- July 24, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/N7hTam

 

17.   “Missing Altadena Man with Autism Found in Utah” --- A 19-year-old man with autism who disappeared from his Altadena home last week has been found in North Park, Utah. --- KABC-TV --- July 24, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/gie7jS

 

18.   “Cops Rescue Mentally, Physically Challenged Man 3 Days After Mother's Death” --- In a tragic incident, a 26-year-old mentally and physically challenged man had to spend three days without food or water after his 65-year-old mother ... --- Mid-Day --- July 25, 2015  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/mvo2J9

 

19.   “Connecticut Mom Charged with Cruelty against Disabled Son” --- A Connecticut woman whose 11-year-old disabled son weighed only 28 pounds during a medical exam in March ... --- The Advocate --- July 23, 2015  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/Foq06x

 

20.   “Police: Fla. Man Raped Disabled Girl at Church” --- Joseph Averitt is charged with eight counts of sexual battery on a mentally-challenged individual. The church issued a statement in regards to the ... --- Palm Beach Post --- August 1, 2015  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/NUd1mb 

 

21.  “Surveillance Video: Autistic Boy Beaten by Another Student on Bus” --- A Seminole County boy with autisim was beaten by another student while the bus attendant ignored the fight, according to a recent lawsuit filed by the ... --- Orlando Sentinel --- August 1, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/bFoHU1

 

22.   “Deputies: Man Sexually Assaulted North Fort Myers Fast Food Employee” --- A 23-year-old man has been arrested on sexual assault charges after deputies say he molested an employee with a mentally disability at a North Fort ... --- The News-Press --- July 31, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/3SX9Es

 

23.   “Palm Coast Man Accused of Using Rifle Butt to Strike Blind Woman” --- A Palm Coast man suspected of slamming the butt of a rifle against the face of a blind woman and injuring her male roommate with a ... --- Daytona Beach News-Journal --- July 31, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/Nq0LFf

 

24.   “Jeremiah Williams, 16, to Be Tried as Adult in Death of Disabled Woman” --- A 16-year-old boy accused of raping and beating to death a mentally disabled woman in Perrine will be tried as an adult in the case. --- Local 10 --- July 29, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/MzMGhM

 

25.   “St. Pete Police Close Down Unlicensed Assisted Living Facility” --- Infante has operated Access Adult Family Care Home since at least 2013, police spokesman Mike Puetz said. Located at 2895 38th Ave. N, the facility ... --- Tampabay.com --- July 28, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/2xCmaP

 

26.   “Putnam Officials Condemn Home after Finding 50 dogs, 15 cats, 2 Disabled Adults Living There” --- A filthy mobile home in southeastern Putnam County, where two developmentally disabled people were being housed, was condemned and dozens ... --- Gainesville Sun --- July 24, 2015  (FLORIDA) http://is.gd/049IKQ

 

27.   “Couple Snatches Purse from Disabled Woman in Pinellas Wal-Mart” --- Police are searching for a man and woman who snatched a purse from a disabled woman at a Wal-Mart in Pinellas Park. --- TBO.com --- July 23, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/F1JNd1

 

28.   “Thieves Steal from School for Special-needs Students” --- A metro Atlanta school that serves autistic children is without many of its supplies after thieves stole thousands of dollars ... --- WRCB-TV --- July 30, 2015  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/oWFRiB

 

29.   “Hawaii State Hospital Safety in Question after Two Assaults This Week” --- The Hawaii State Hospital houses hundreds of often violent, mentally ill patients. Last year, the hospital was the focus of a legislative investigation into ... --- KHON2 --- July 23, 2015  (HAWAII)  http://is.gd/xZif9P

 

30.   “Search Underway for Missing Special Needs Woman and Nephew in Gary” --- A massive search effort is underway in Gary, Ind., for special needs woman Diamon Bynum and her two-year-old nephew King Walker, who have ... --- WLS-TV --- July 30, 2015  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/269sUb

 

31.   “Indiana to Pay $124K to Settle Sign-language Suit” --- Indiana has agreed to pay $124,500 to settle a federal lawsuit a deaf man filed after being denied a sign-language interpreter so he ... --- South Bend Tribune --- July 23, 2015  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/f4fidG

 

32.   “Panel Faults Kansas Mental Health System” --- A special state task force says treatment options for the mentally ill in Kansas are lacking because the state's two acute care psychiatric hospitals don't ... --- Myrtle Beach Sun News --- July 28, 2015  (KANSAS)  http://is.gd/BPVOzX

 

33.   “Woman Charged with Exploiting Adult” --- ... from a disabled adult. Police say a Lexington woman is under arrest for helping steal thousands from a vulnerable adult. --- WTVQ --- July 28, 2015  (KENTUCKY) http://is.gd/qeUQul 

 

34.   “Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center Launched” --- ... routinely reports on incidents reported to the Minnesota Department of Human Services regarding the suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults. --- St. Cloud Times --- July 30, 2015  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/1tpWCD

 

35.   “Minnesota Woman Who Kept Adoptive Special Needs Children in Filthy Home Charged for Defrauding ...” --- A Minnesota woman who kept eight special needs children in a home filled with feces, filth, urine and mold — all while billing ... --- New York Daily News --- July 29, 2015  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/HbAKUy

 

36.   “Man Charged with Sexually Abusing Relative” --- A man accused of having sexual contact with a mentally impaired family member appeared in court Monday on charges of ... --- Southernminn.com --- July 28, 2015  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/qDXCuf

 

37.   “Special Needs Teacher Charged with Sex Assault of 16-Year-Old Girl” --- A 47-year-old school teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student. David Scott Henderson is a special ... --- CBS Local --- July 28, 2015  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/GDEGGd

 

38.   “Body of Missing Special Needs Child Found in River” --- St. Cloud police say the body of a missing boy with special needs has been found in the Mississippi River. Authorities say 6-year-old ... --- Albert Lea Tribune --- July 25, 2015  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/jIuNr7

 

39.   “Report: Teen in Hospital Attack Improperly Placed There” --- "They allowed a 16-year-old child with a developmental disability to go into a hostile place with a criminal population, and now you see the result ... --- SunHerald.com --- July 23, 2015  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/J2KGQu

 

40.   “Developmentally Disabled Man Stunned by Police” --- West St. Paul police say an officer who used a stun gun on a developmentally disabled man thought he was the ... --- La Crosse Tribune --- July 23, 2015  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/Ec1q9G

 

41.   “Justice Department Reaches Settlement with City of Petal in Disability Discrimination Lawsuit” --- The Justice Department has reached a settlement with the City of Petal to resolve allegations of discrimination against people ... --- WHLT22 --- July 30, 2015  (MISSISSIPPI)  http://is.gd/gXyz1u

 

42.   “Atlantic City Hotels Settle Claims over Disabilities Law” --- Five Atlantic City hotels that allegedly were not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act have reached ... --- NorthJersey.com --- January 25, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/DU2ywG

 

43.   “Cops Charged in Homeless Man's Death Head to Court” --- Sixteen months after Albuquerque police officers Dominique Perez and Keith Sandy shot and killed a mentally ill homeless man in a confrontation that ... --- Santa Fe New Mexican --- July 31, 2015  (NEW MEXICO)  http://is.gd/ZowKmy

 

44.   “Sex Offender Behind Bars after Exposing Himself to Mentally Challenged Girl” --- A sex offender is behind bars again after police say he exposed himself to a mentally challenged girl at a park in Roswell. --- KRQE News 13 --- July 30, 2015  (NEW MEXICO)  http://is.gd/byZlBU

 

45.   “Queens School Being Investigated for Alleged Abuse Against Students” --- In another 2014 incident, special education principal Julia Adams retorted, “F–k you,” and, “F–k your mother,” during an argument with a special-needs ... --- New York Post --- August 2, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/L1bbv1

 

46.   “Developmental Center Employee Accused of Sexual Abuse of Client” --- Noel Smith, 21, of Binghamton was arrested last Friday after police received reports of abuse this past month at the center's location on Glendale Drive ... --- Binghamton Homepage --- July 30, 2015  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/AuzpQs

 

47.   “Lawsuit Says Bronx Health Center Turns Away Patients with Physical Disabilities” --- Michelle Caiola, the managing attorney for the New York office of Disability Rights Advocates, a nonprofit group that represents the plaintiffs, said ... --- New York Times --- July 30, 2015  (NEW YORK) http://is.gd/FBF0YK

 

48.   “Parent Says Ousted Senn Principal Discouraged Her from Sending Special Needs Son to School” --- ... who she says has an intellectual disability that puts him at roughly a fourth grade learning level, was accepted into a special education high school. --- CBS Local --- July 26, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/i9s3Xv

 

49.   “Orange AHRC Van Driver Sentenced after Leaving Autistic Man Unattended” --- A former driver for Orange AHRC, who left a non-verbal man with autism in an unheated van for five hours in January of last year, ... --- Mid-Hudson News --- July 25, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/OJRQs3

 

550.   “Audit: Lack of Oversight in Program for the Blind” --- A program that helps blind people set up businesses has spent $29 million since 2000, but operates with goals or performance measures, according ... --- News & Observer --- July 30, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/IdT58P

 

51.   “Audit: Special Needs Reimbursements Misused by Schools” --- A state audit says Robeson County's school system used $3 million meant for special needs students for other purposes ... --- Greenville Daily Reflector --- July 27, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/ypphfn

 

52.   “AG: Inmate Death Was Indefensible” --- After reviewing the death of a mentally ill inmate who died of dehydration after laying for days in his own feces and urine, the Attorney General's office ... --- News & Observer --- July 24, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/vXqIYI

 

 

53.   “Police: Deaf Man Robbed in Greensboro” --- Suspects are wanted in connection with the robbery of a deaf man in Greensboro early Wednesday, police said. --- WXII The Triad --- July 22, 2015  (NORTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/77yJ2C

 

54.   “UC Police Involved in Other Deaths” --- Brinson was a 45-year-old psychiatric patient who had voluntarily gone to the psychiatric unit Jan. 17. Three days later he became agitated when his ... --- Cincinnati.com --- August 1, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/8DsBMQ

 

55.  “5-year-old Disabled Girl Drowns at Ohio Camp” --- Authorities say a 5-year-old southwest Ohio girl drowned after she wandered away from a playground at a camp for disabled ... --- Parkersburg News --- July 31, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/iU06lR

 

56.   “Ohio Woman Arrested for Locking Out Mentally Handicapped Daughter in 90-degree Heat” --- A Cincinnati area woman was arrested for kicking out her mentally handicapped 11-year-old daughter and refusing to let her back inside despite the ... --- INFORUM --- July 27, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/VZ3d59

 

57.   “East Cleveland Principal Kicked Special-needs Child, Lawsuit Says” --- East Cleveland principal kicked special-needs child, lawsuit says ... 18 that said she intends on asking the Board of Education to fire Trammell. Corley ... --- cleveland.com --- July 24, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/Pz6ss0

 

58.   “Police Searching for Missing 4-Year-Old Boy with Autism in Sheffield Lake” --- A 4-year-old boy named Sydney with autism is missing from the 4800 block of Lake Road in Sheffield Lake, according to ... --- fox8.com --- July 24, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/FfVzv8

 

59.  “MWC Police: Father Killed While Aiding Disabled Son” --- A 51-year-old man was killed about 1:45 a.m. Saturday in a Midwest City duplex, authorities said. Midwest City police ...  --- News9.com --- July 25, 2015  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/lSTLZh

 

60.   “Talala Homicide Victim Possibly Targeted Because of Disability, Private Investigator Says” --- Talala homicide victim possibly targeted because of disability, private ... may have been targeted by a group of thieves because his disability made ... --- Tulsa World --- July 23, 2015  (OKLAHOMA) http://is.gd/a1I8ol 

 

61.   “Parent Sues Scranton School District for Violating Special Education Plan” --- The mother of an autistic teenager filed a federal lawsuit against the Scranton School District, accusing it of violating a special education plan by failing ... --- Scranton Times-Tribune --- July 28, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/F6ETlH

 

62.   “Youngwood Playground Found to Be in Violation of Disability Act Again” --- The inspector said the borough needed a swing that meets Americans with Disability Act requirements. He further found more space is needed for a ... --- Tribune-Review --- July 28, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/mrGI4c

 

63.   “SC Woman Gets Probation in Boyfriend's Death by Neglect” --- SC woman gets probation in boyfriend's death by neglect ... Crystal Perdue pleaded guilty Friday to neglect of a vulnerable adult resulting in death. --- The Herald --- August 1, 2015  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/4VRJMh

 

64.   “Grandmother Arrested after Autistic Child Wanders Off” --- Jenkins had custody of her 8-year-old autistic grandson and “she did not provide supervision needed for his mental condition,” the warrant says. --- The T and D.com --- July 29, 2015  (SOUTH CAROLINA)  http://is.gd/3HMdF4

 

65.   “Missing 8-Year-Old Girl with Developmental Delays Found Dead in Ky.” --- An 8-year-old girl with developmental delays who was reported missing in Kentucky Wednesday evening has ... --- WATE 6 On Your Side --- July 30, 2015  (TENNESSEE)  http://is.gd/0KZETH

 

66.   “District Parents Contest Discipline Methods” --- The student, referred to as S, who qualifies for special education services because of a speech impediment, has a behavioral intervention plan. --- Austin American-Statesman --- July 29, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/DZqMTB

 

67.   “Wheelchair Ramp Stolen from Special Needs Child” --- A grandmother raising her 8-year-old special needs grandson is in a tough situation after her grandson's wheel chair ramp is stolen. --- FOX 29 --- July 29, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/OQautY

 

68.   “Special Needs Teen Sexually Assaulted” --- A woman claims her 17-year-old daughter, who has the mental capacity of a fourth grader, was sexually assaulted by a man. --- KPRC Houston --- July 28, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/EunaKJ

 

69.   “Parents of Autistic Child Jailed on Child Abuse Conviction” --- A Logan couple was jailed Monday afternoon on charges of inflicting abuse on their young son, a nonverbal autistic child described by his foster ... --- The Herald Journal --- July 27, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/AFwldi

 

70.   “Child Left Sitting on Hot Pavement Outside Special Needs Center” --- It's a picture that's infuriating people on Facebook: a young boy with disabilities sitting outside in the afternoon heat trying to hold his ... --- FOX 29 --- July 25, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/pCBl5a

 

71.   “Timberlawn Mental Hospital Cut Off from Federal Funding over Safety Issues” --- Federal authorities have cut off funding to Timberlawn Mental Health ... and leaving the region scrambling for enough beds for mentally ill patients. --- Dallas Morning News --- July 24, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/RZn2Qa

 

72.   “Sandra Bland Case Shows Deficiencies in Jail Oversight” --- In its operational plan, the Waller County Jail had committed to additional mental health training, but given the volume of inmates with mental illness, ... --- Texas Tribune --- July 24, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/y2xA4J

 

73.   “Jurors Find Ex-bus Driver Guilty of Abusing 2 Young Students” --- A Draper bus driver was found guilty Thursday of 19 charges of sexually abusing two special-needs girls he drove to school. --- Deseret News --- July 23, 2015  (UTAH)  http://is.gd/lTcoRv

 

74.   “NH Man Accused of Molesting Autistic Vt. Teen” --- A New Hampshire man is accused of repeatedly molesting an autistic Vermont teen. Jeremy Eaves, 32, of Lebanon, faces felony charges including ... --- WCAX.COM Local Vermont News --- July 23, 2015  (VERMONT)  http://is.gd/DXMrwD

 

75.   “Arlington County Jail under Federal Investigation after Deaf Inmate Complains” --- He spent the next six weeks in jail, unable to communicate with his jailers because he is deaf. He described a frightening, isolated experience in which ... --- NBC4 Washington --- July 29, 2015  (VIRGINIA) http://is.gd/TkzYUn 

 

76.   “Justice Dept.: Virginia Ignored Court Order on Funding for the Disabled” --- Maria Reppas, a spokeswoman for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, said the $5.4 million transfer was “a one-time ... --- Washington Post --- July 25, 2015  (VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/lOTJaY

 

77.  “Port Angeles Man Charged with Raping Woman Confined to Wheelchair” --- Port Angeles man charged with raping woman confined to wheelchair ... man has been charged with raping a woman who is confined to a wheelchair. --- Peninsula Daily --- July 27, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/z4xPBy

 

78.   “Worker Charged with Alleged Abuse of Disabled Woman Caught on Video” --- Metropolitan Police said a 56-year-old woman suffering from severe mental disabilities was beaten repeatedly and that the ... --- WJLA --- July 24, 2015  (WASHINGTON, D.C.)  http://is.gd/cBGqyU

 

79.   “Step-Father Accused of Abusing Mentally Challenged Step-Daughter” --- A Kanawha County man is accused of allegedly abusing his mentally challenged step-daughter. Charles Smith, 62, of Eskdale, is charged ... --- WSAZ-TV --- July 28, 2015  (WEST VIRGINIA)  http://is.gd/AJVpwk

 

80.   “DA: Dad Kicks, Punches Autistic Son at Bar” --- A 48-year-old father kicked his autistic son, slapped him on the head and punched him in the face during an outburst at a ... --- WAOW --- July 29, 2015  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/yObpGW

 

81.   “Uber Driver Allegedly Turns Away Wisconsin Blind Man and His Service Dog” --- A blind Wisconsin man claims a driver affiliate with the car service Uber denied him a ride because he uses a service dog. David Tolmie said his Uber ... --- NBCNews.com --- July 27, 2015  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/PnLZ5K

 

82.   “Madison Man Accused of Killing Disabled Son Has Died” --- A Madison man accused of killing his developmentally disabled son and then attempting to take his own life at an area park this week has died. --- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel --- July 25, 2015  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/udwSiM

 

83.   “Sheboygan Man Allegedly Assaults Disabled Victim” --- A 66-year-old Sheboygan man was charged with second degree sexual assault involving a mentally deficient victim. Roberto Figueroa faces felony ... --- The Sheboygan Press --- July 23, 2015  (WISCONSIN)  http://is.gd/faxdbq

 

84.   “Sources: Nation's Disabled Work Program Mired in Corruption, Fraud” --- The nation's premier federal program that provides work for people who are severely disabled is mired in widespread corruption, financial fraud ... --- CNN --- July 31, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/2RngIP

 

85.   “Sources: Disabled Work Program Mired in Fraud” --- For a company to get a contract with AbilityOne, 75% of that company's work must be performed by blind or severely disabled employees, who cannot ... --- CNN --- July 27, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/2RngIP

 

86.   “Why Jails Pose Such a High Suicide Risk” --- We’ll never know exactly what happened to Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old black woman who police said was found hanged to death in her Texas jail cell last week following her arrest after a traffic... --- nymag.com --- July 24, 2015 (U.S. – NATIONAL) http://is.gd/5ah3r1 

 

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87.   “Central Alabama VA Has Shortage of Psychiatric Staff, Other Problems, Report States” --- The Central Alabama VA Health Care System doesn't have enough psychiatric staff and veterans continue to experience long waiting times to see ... --- AL.com --- July 30, 2015  (ALABAMA)  http://is.gd/B5susZ

 

88.   “A Day in the Life of an Anchorage Man Living with a Disability” --- For eight years, Nelson has served on the Alaska Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education. The council is composed of 26 members ... --- KTVA.com --- July 26, 2015  (ALASKA)  http://is.gd/WhU0gz

 

89.   “Shortage Puts Uncertified Teachers in Arizona Classrooms” --- Teacher jobs in math, science, English, special education, physical ... for students with special needs — something she said she did not have in Vail. --- Arizona Daily Star --- August 1, 2015  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/nF9dY5

 

90.   “Disabilities Act Has Changed Lives of Millions” --- In this March 12, 1990 file photo, a group of handicapped people led by 8-year-old Jennifer Keelan, left, crawl up the steps of the U.S. Capitol in ... --- azcentral.com --- July 26, 2015  (ARIZONA)  http://is.gd/oaiRlu

 

91.   “Review: 'Stanford Prison Experiment' a Harrowing, Visceral Look into Humanity’s Dark Nature” --- It's the antithesis of the popcorn movie, a thought-provoking thriller of ... That included Zimbardo (a consultant on the film, which was ... --- San Jose Mercury News --- July 22, 2015  (CALIFORNIA) http://is.gd/TizsqL

 

92.   “25 Years Later, There's Still Work to be Done on Americans with Disabilities Act” --- In the new center, he sees several other wheelchair swimmers; sometimes, there's even a line for the lift. “People want to be included,” he said. “I think ... --- OCRegister --- July 26, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/fZMOFD

 

93.   “Advocates for California Disabled Face Uphill Quest for More Money” --- Richard Royse began a career working with developmentally disabled people in California about 40 years ago, in the afterglow of lawmakers' ... --- Sacramento Bee --- July 24, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/MKIu5a

 

94.   “Parents of Grown Children with Developmental Disabilities Worry about Future” --- Emily Criss, 29-years-old, who is developmentally disabled, with her mother Elizabeth at Therapeutic Living Centers for the Blind in Reseda, CA, ... --- LA Daily News --- July 22, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/FQpQ7F

 

95.   “Grandin Seeks Happier Animals — and People” --- Before autistic advocate and animal behavior specialist Temple Grandin spoke to two sold-out audiences Tuesday evening, she ... --- Glenwood Springs Post Independent --- July 28, 2015  (COLORADO)  http://is.gd/afq9XI

 

96.   “Jay Case Recognizes Anniversary of ADA Signing” --- State Rep. Jay Case, R-63, recently recognized the 25th anniversary of the signage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. --- Torrington Register Citizen --- August 2, 2015  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/QS7UYn

 

97.   “Schools Chief: Special Ed $1M to $2M in the Red” --- Superintendent of Schools Steven Adamowski reported some unsettled debts in the school district's special education department ... --- Thehour.com --- July 22, 2015  (CONNECTICUT)  http://is.gd/RWAyJI

 

98.   “South Florida Woman First to Receive Bionic Eye in Florida” --- After 16 years of being blind, there was finally some hope for Torres. A team of doctors at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute discovered a possible solution ... --- Local 10 --- July 31, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/zgLIaC

 

99.   “Despite ADA, Still Work to Be Done for Those with Disabilities” --- Hoffman is deaf, but works from home – largely because of the ADA. “I have been fortunate enough to receive reasonable accommodations from my ... --- Pensacola News Journal --- July 25, 2015  (FLORIDA)  http://is.gd/lwf3kQ

 

100.   “A Look at the Status of the Americans with Disabilities Act and What It Means for Grundy County” --- The ADA protects people with disabilities from discrimination in the areas of employment, transportation, telecommunications, public ... --- Morris Daily Herald --- August 1, 2015  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/oXejoY

 

101.  “How Landmark Americans with Disabilities Act Changed 3 Lives” --- "I said, 'We don't have any programs for the handicapped' -- that was the word we used then," McGovern, now of Gilberts, said. "My boss pointed at me ... --- Chicago Daily Herald --- July 24, 2015  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/mQFnQ3

 

102.   “Disability Advocates: Landmark Legislation Has Many Shortcomings, Accomplishments” --- ... wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs, sidewalks lacked wheelchair-friendly curb cuts, and the Joliet train station didn't have an elevator. --- The Herald-News --- July 25, 2015  (ILLINOIS)  http://is.gd/a9ovcR

 

103.   “25 Years after ADA, Society Still Scorns Disabled People” --- A lot has improved for those of us with disabilities, especially in public transportation. However, I believe attitudes have gotten worse over the last 25 ... --- nwitimes.com --- August 2, 2015  (INDIANA)  http://is.gd/mR9ORj

 

104.   “Shortage of Special Education Teachers Continues in North Iowa” --- Note: Shortages are for the 2013-14 school year and reflect the most recent data available. The Iowa Department of Education determines shortages ... --- Mason City Globe Gazette --- July 31, 2015  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/Wg8Djy

 

105.   “Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Requires Cedar Rapids to Spend Millions on Accessibility” --- Two days after the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act being signed into law, the City Council approved a ... --- The Gazette --- July 28, 2015  (IOWA)  http://is.gd/mEY3VP

 

106.   “Man's Life Changed by Americans with Disabilities Act” --- Today marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which outlawed discrimination against those with disabilities ... --- The Augusta Chronicle --- July 25, 2016  (MAINE)  http://is.gd/aAs3BU

 

107.   “Winchester Officials Weigh in on 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act” --- After 25 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act has left a massive legacy for the roughly 750,000 residents living with disabilities ... --- Wicked Local Winchester --- July 30, 2015  (MASSACHUSETTS) http://is.gd/yu79MJ

 

108.   “UMMS Receives $2.5 Million CDC Grant to Help Ob/Gyns Treat Depression During, After Pregnancy” --- With depression affecting one in seven women in pregnancy and the postpartum period, and limited psychiatric resources ... --- News from the University of Massachusetts --- July 28, 2015  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/eH3sNN

 

109.   “Americans with Disabilities Act Nears 25th Anniversary” --- The couple, who lived in a handicapped-accessible condo in Acton, sought feedback from the town, which according to Franklin initially was not very ... --- Wicked Local Acton --- July 23, 2015  (MASSACHUSETTS)  http://is.gd/ddUtIG

 

110.   “A Look at ADA's Lasting Impact in Metro Detroit” --- In enacting the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, our nation embraced the idea that all Americans should be able to participate fully in our ... --- Detroit Free Press --- July 28, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/MibFQE

 

111.   “Disabilities Act Has Changed Lives of Millions” --- Even before the ADA was signed in 1990, Maahs was well on his way to a successful career as a businessman and disability-rights activist. --- The Detroit News --- July 25, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/ffq0EJ

 

112.   “Lifesaving Tracking Device for People with Autism” --- The Rochester father knows the fear, as his 15-year-old son also has severe autism. Reece Trahan was diagnosed in 2003 and has never been able ... --- KARE --- July 25, 2015  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/ziGr9t

 

113.   “25th Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act” --- The Minnesota State Council on Disability is hosting a 25th ADA Anniversary event at the Minnesota History Center on July 26th, from 12 noon to ... --- KARE --- July 23, 2015  (MINNESOTA)  http://is.gd/1rgTWL

 

114.   “25 Years After the ADA Became Law, the Disabled Continue to Be Absent from Workforce” ---  Disabled people nationwide continue to struggle finding jobs 25 years after the ... But one of the key tenets — to bring more disabled people into the ... --- Lake Expo --- July 26, 2015  (MISSOURI) http://is.gd/PSxFlo

 

115.   “MSU Makes Great Progress under 25-year-old ADA, Still Work to Do” --- Now a graduate student, Murray, 29, said she's happy MSU made a bathroom near her Cobleigh Hall office handicapped-accessible. Since Layla's ... --- The Bozeman Daily Chronicle --- August 2, 2015  (MONTANA) http://is.gd/H2FWXr

 

116.   “Omaha Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act” --- The City of Omaha is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On July 26, 1990 President ... --- KMTV --- July 24, 2015  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/EqHQRo

 

117.   “NY Town Board Approves Autism Signs for Neighborhoods” --- Louie Blazer pushed hard to be allowed to put up an alert sign that says “autistic child” in front of their neighborhood. Blazer is not alone in his ... --- Autism Daily Newscast --- August 1, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/w4g0Oi

 

118.   “Schenectady County Expanding System for Finding Missing Autistic Children” --- Local officials will unveil expansion of a program that provides emergency bracelets to autistic children so they can be found if they ... --- Albany Times Union --- July 30, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/xhvURP

 

119.   “A Lack of Access, Underground or Above” --- Still, Sid Wolinsky, the co-founder of Disability Rights Advocates, said New York is lagging when it comes to disability access, especially on a global ... --- New York Press --- July 28, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/YeeuSS

 

120.   “Mental Health Issues Are Disabilities Too. It's Time to Treat Them that Way” --- This year marks the 25th anniversary of the American Disabilities Act, which is rightfully hailed as one of the greatest pieces of civil rights legislation in ... --- MSNBC --- July 28, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/njhFQO

 

121.   “NY to Give $7 Million to Help Disabled Get Federal Benefits” --- State officials have agreed to provide more than $7 million to help provide legal assistance to people who have been denied ... --- Washington Times --- July 28, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/wH9tpG

 

122.   “Since 1990, Disabilities Law Has Been a Life-changer for Millions” --- While the ADA has made “a quantum difference,” Comcast executive and disability-rights activist Fred Maahs says, widespread joblessness and ... --- The Seattle Times --- July 25, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/IGVWEM

 

123.   “In Helping Those With Disabilities, ADA Improves Access for All : NPR” --- When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law 25 years ago, "everybody was thinking about the iconic person in a wheelchair," says civil ... --- NPR --- July 24, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/u6QFQA

 

124.   “25 Years on, Disabilities Act Has Changed Lives of Millions” --- A blind or deaf person, or anyone with a host of other disabilities, also would find accommodations enhancing their independence and engagement ... --- Sioux City Journal --- July 22, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/4Mfi40

 

125.   “Experts Say Drowning is a Leading Cause of Death for Autistic” --- ... John is autistic. "We take my son down to Black River Landing to go fishing, and he dropped the fishing pole in one day and wanted to go right in after ... --- 19 Action News --- July 26, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/k109Pj

 

126.   “University of Toledo to Offer Nation's First Undergraduate Degree in Disability Studies” --- The degree program, which begins this fall, includes the study of disability culture and history, disability law and human rights, deaf issues, gender and ... --- cleveland.com --- July 24, 2015  (OHIO)  http://is.gd/d4t0EQ

 

127.   “School for the Blind to Start School Year with Uncertainties Looming” --- Oklahoma School for the Blind starts its school year Aug. 17 during a time of transition. Principal Lynn Cragg is the school's acting superintendent until ... --- Muskogee Daily Phoenix --- August 1, 2015  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/U5FjXY

 

128.   “Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 25” --- This week, the Americans with Disabilities Act celebrates being the law of the land for the past quarter century. To commemorate the 25th anniversary ... --- NewsOK.com --- July 29, 2015  (OKLAHOMA)  http://is.gd/Wdbw7r

 

129.   “Clatsop County in Crisis on Mental Health, District Attorney Warns” --- Oregon, like many other states, has struggled to care for the mentally ill as the treatment model has moved away from institutionalization toward a ... --- Daily Astorian --- July 23, 2015  (OREGON)  http://is.gd/gV5k5E

 

130.   “Why Are So Many Mentally Ill People Imprisoned in Pa.?” --- Of those inmates, PennLive estimates, about a third of them had a "serious mental illness" - defined as the most chronic and debilitating of mental ... --- Philly.com --- August 1, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/otpJ1E

 

131.   “Fight for Equal Access Continues 25 Years after ADA Signed” --- Although disability claims made up just 5.2 percent of all EEOC complaints nationally, they made up nearly 32.5 percent of those filed in Pennsylvania ... --- Tribune-Review --- July 25, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/7ywB64

 

132.   “Nearly a Third of County Prisoners Are on Psych Meds: Check Your County” --- Because data on mentally ill inmates is often limited in county prisons, PennLive gathered the above data on psychotropic medication as one way of ... --- PennLive.com --- July 23, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA) http://is.gd/ZgTAGh

 

133.   “Special Education Teachers among Teacher Shortage in Sioux Falls School District” --- The majority of the open positions are in special education. ... They may be in the area of special ed., you may have those folks already within your ... --- KSFY --- July 24, 2015  (SOUTH DAKOTA) http://is.gd/bTS7nl 

 

134.   “Rolerson: Amarillo's Most Vulnerable Need Our Help” --- The impact of the lack of funding and resources is evident as we observe it directly affecting those in our community with mental illness. While our ... --- Amarillo.com --- August 1, 2015  (TEXAS)  http://is.gd/2f34ox

 

135.   “Mother Agonizes as Mentally Ill Inmates Continue to Languish in Washington Jails” --- Evon Bercier says it was ''heartbreaking'' to see her 32-year-old son Shawn held in the Spokane County Jail while until a psychiatric bed at Eastern ... --- Spokane Public Radio --- July 23, 2015  (WASHINGTON) http://is.gd/uPL41f

 

136.   “Google Paints Stunning Portraits of Disability Rights Heroes on Washington, D.C., Steps” --- In 1990, a group of disabled people pulled themselves up the steps at the U.S. Capitol building to advocate for the Americans With Disabilites ... --- Adweek --- July 29, 2015  (WASHINGTON, D.C.) http://is.gd/WbHKJ7

 

137.   “Area Residents Celebrate Silver Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act” --- Three words that people with disabilities once couldn't take for granted. But thanks to a law passed in 1990 banning discrimination based on ... --- Leader-Telegram --- January 26, 2015  (WISCONSIN) http://is.gd/PehguW

 

138.   “A Veteran Battles His Demons” --- The National Institute of Mental Health defines PTSD as damage to the .... didn't recognize it during childhood, their mother was severely mentally ill. --- The Register-Guard --- August 2, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/Wusw1M

 

139.   “1 in 5 US Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC” --- The most common disabilities are mobility limitations, such as having serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs -- affecting one in eight adults ... --- U.S. News & World Report --- July 30, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/OLo9un

 

140.   “Business's Next Frontier: People with Disabilities” --- Kris Foss, Managing Director, Disability Solutions @Ability Beyond, a consulting practice that leverages their organization's 60 years of working with ... --- Forbes --- July 30, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/WDfi32

 

141.   “Experts Warn: Most Mentally Ill People Are Not Violent” --- ... and most violent acts are committed by people who are not mentally ill,” said Dr. Renee Binder, president of the American Psychiatric Association. --- Detroit Free Press --- July 27, 2015  (MICHIGAN)  http://is.gd/PzMP2T

 

142.   “How a Law to Protect Disabled Americans Became Imitated Around the World” --- Dickson-Ogolo, who uses a wheelchair, is an exception; she attended the ... For wheelchair users that could mean curb cuts, a motorized lift so they ... --- KTEP --- July 24, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/6rLrnB

 

143.  “People with Disabilities Are Twice as Likely to Be Poor. These Businesses Are Fighting that Stat” ---  Eagle, 43, has a bachelor's degree in special education and said she'd love more than anything to be able to find work and stop relying on ... --- Huffington Post --- July 26, 2015  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/azg2X3

 

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

144.   “Aiming to Increase Treatment for Mentally Ill, Kern County Adopts 'Laura's Law' ” --- The Board of Supervisors Tuesday made Kern the ninth county in California to adopt Laura's Law, a bill aimed ... --- Bakersfield Now --- July 28, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/5l1pDw

 

145.   “Advocates for Physician-Assisted Suicide Dealt Setback” --- ... an Assembly committee. It ran into strong opposition from the Catholic Church and disability rights advocates. Proponents say they will keep trying. --- Capital Public Radio News --- July 24, 2015  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/GKdw6w

 

146.   “Closure of Montana Developmental Center Raises Complex Questions” --- Since the Montana Legislature voted earlier this year to close the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder and transition its roughly 60 clients to ... --- MTPR --- July 23, 2015  (MONTANA)  http://is.gd/GSAa9J

 

147.   “ A Law to Protect Disabled Americans Became Imitated Around the World” --- Dickson-Ogolo, who uses a wheelchair, is an exception; she attended the ... For a wheelchair user that could mean curb cuts, a motorized ... --- New Hampshire Public Radio --- July 24, 2015  (NEW HAMPSHIRE)  http://is.gd/jHRqrM

 

148.   “NJ Senate Approves Bill Halting Plan to Displace Hundreds of Disabled People” --- The state Senate voted Thursday to end what many called the Christie administration's "misguided policy" of saving money by forcing ... --- NJ.com --- July 23, 2015  (NEW JERSEY)  http://is.gd/Asw6Iy

 

149.   “New York's Physician-assisted Suicide Bill Excludes Some Patients, Death with Dignity Advocates Claim” --- Opponents of the proposal include the Catholic Church and a disability rights group called Not Dead Yet, which sees the ... --- Albany Times Union --- August 1, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/SGFUue

 

150.   “Cuomo Signs Legislation Strengthening Disability Protections” --- Gov. Andrew Cuomo is marking the 25th anniversary of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. Cuomo on Sunday signed two ... --- WRGB --- July 26, 2015  (NEW YORK)  http://is.gd/OchDpD

 

151.   “State Law Mandating Police Training on Mental Illness and Autism Makes Everyone Safer” --- Randall, of Autism Connection of PA, told LNP that police need to understand that an autistic person's brain works atypically, causing that ... --- LancasterOnline --- July 30, 2015  (PENNSYLVANIA)  http://is.gd/XiBuMU

 

152.   “Bill to Alert Responders to People with Disabilities Welcomed” --- The bill seeks to establish a symbol — they've chosen an orange puzzle piece with an exclamation point on it — that families with disabilities can ... --- Yakima Herald-Republic --- July 28, 2015  (WASHINGTON)  http://is.gd/QSuGRg

 

International Articles

 

153.   “Cochlear Implant Technology Could Be Used to Create 'Bionic Spine' ” --- Almost 500,000 deaf people worldwide can now hear, thanks to the cochlear implant - or bionic ear - invented by Graeme ... --- ABC Online --- August 1, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/Inx8KO

 

154.   “Pediatricians Seeing Three Times the Autism Patients in Five Years” --- Australian pediatricians are seeing more new patients with autism, according to a study that shows the proportion of first consultations taken up by the ... --- The Australian --- July 31, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/6I8qpv

 

155.   “Father Accused of Allowing Men to Repeatedly Sexually Abuse His Daughter over Past 2 Years” --- An Australian man has been accused of allowing seven men to repeatedly sexually abuse his 13-year-old daughter over the ... --- Huffington Post --- July 29, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/vHOBzj

 

156.   “People with an Intellectual Disability Now Equal before the Law in SA” --- Look, it makes the vulnerable children and adults with a disability - an intellectual disability - equal before the court. I'm happy to say that I'm thrilled ... --- ABC Online --- July 29, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/4sEnDe

 

157.   “Lengthy Inquiry into Cage for Autistic Student 'Close' to Completion” --- An inquiry into the decision-making process behind a Canberra school erecting a cage for a student with autism is "close" to being released, according ... --- The Canberra Times --- July 28, 2015  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/soReFD

 

158.   “Goodwill Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the ADA” --- This week marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which prohibits discrimination against people with ... --- The Beacon (press release) --- August 2, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/6cKQC7

 

159.   “Canada Wide Warrant Issued for Mentally Ill BC Man Who Went Missing from Psychiatric Hospital” --- Police say that Charbboneau poses a medium risk to the public and is suffering from a mental illness. People are warned not to approach if they ... --- Vancouver Sun --- July 31, 2015  (CANADA) http://is.gd/04CRmU

 

160.   “Ontario Names Panelists to Probe Youth Group Homes” --- There are 3,300 children and youth in 484 group homes and children's mental health settings and another 400 in 60 youth justice open and closed ... --- OurWindsor.ca --- July 31, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/vTVa5p

 

161.   “Brampton Woman Charged for Allegedly Trafficking Woman with Intellectual Disability” --- A 40-year-old Brampton woman is facing multiple charges after police say she allegedly trafficked a woman who had an. intellectual disability for ... --- CBC.ca --- July 28, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/FS0y9l

 

162.   “Jury Recommends New Laws at Inquest into Death of Developmentally Disabled Hamilton Man” --- The jury has made the recommendations to the Ministry of Community and Social Services, the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Office ... --- Globalnews.ca --- July 24, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/t2i120

 

163.   “Toronto Woman Stranded after Wheelchair Stolen” --- Dorothy Creaser, 81, had her custom-made wheelchair stolen from her. In response to the theft she says, "you didn't just steal my chair, you stole my ... --- Hamilton Spectator --- July 22, 2015  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/nKZhPH

 

164.  “See the Lives of China's Mentally Ill” --- Of the more than 100 million victims living with some form of mental illness in China, 16 percent are classified as severe, according to a 2009 report by ... --- TIME --- July 29, 2015  (CHINA)  http://is.gd/ybtCxz

 

165.   “The Country Where Disabled People Are Beaten and Chained” --- Presenter and campaigner Sophie Morgan recently visited Ghana to see what life is like for disabled people there. What she found came as a big ... --- BBC News --- July 28, 2015  (GHANA)   http://is.gd/Y5j8D7

 

166.   “50 Million Suffering from Mental Disorders in Country” --- He also informed that there are 3,800 psychiatrists, 898 clinical psychologists, 850 psychiatric social workers and 1,500 psychiatric nurses in the ... --- Times of India --- July 25, 2015  (INDIA)  http://is.gd/CV3LV5

 

167.   “Light Across the Spectrum: The Challenges of Autism in Iran” --- Iran has no official estimate of its autistic population. Nonetheless, the State Welfare Organisation says the number of diagnoses is rising. --- The Guardian --- July 29, 2015  (IRAN)  http://is.gd/tsJhu6

 

168.   “Obscene Message Found Written on Wall of Profoundly Deaf Woman's Home After Burglary” --- A teenager has been ordered to carry out community service after he and a younger boy burgled the house of a profoundly deaf woman last year. --- Irish Independent --- July 30, 2015  (IRELAND) http://is.gd/2l6EAd

 

169.   “Can You Help? Man with Down Syndrome Missing from Dublin” --- David Dempsey, who has Down syndrome, was last seen at approximately 2pm yesterday. David is described as being 5ft tall and 15 stone in weight. --- thejournal.ie --- July 27, 2015  (IRELAND)  http://is.gd/ZYdzCl

 

170.   “Israel Police to Investigate Harassment of Group Home for People with Autism” --- You understand, as the mother of an autistic child, I'm forbidden to photograph any autistic child at the hostel except my son, but he's pointing his ... --- Haaretz --- July 29, 2015  (ISRAEL)  http://is.gd/yu7WQR

 

171.   “Mexico City Bans Cages, Restraints at Facilities for People with Disabilities” --- A Mexico City official said the city would ban the use of restraints and cages on children under its care and work to get many into homes, after a ... --- ABC News --- July 30, 2015  (MEXICO)  http://is.gd/VYCxK7

 

172.   “Sharp Rise in Euthanasia for Psychiatric Patients” --- Dictionary definition of word euthanasia In the first six months of this year, 18 people with severe psychiatric problems have been helped to die at a ... --- DutchNews.nl --- July 23, 2015  (the NETHERLANDS)  http://is.gd/lTVEoC

 

173.   “Pakistan Urged to Halt Execution of Severely Disabled Prisoner” --- Pakistan urged to halt execution of severely disabled prisoner. Clive Stafford Smith. As a mentally ill man and a paraplegic face execution in Pakistan, ... --- The Guardian --- July 27, 2015  (PAKISTAN)  http://is.gd/nGcFYj

 

174.   “How a Law to Protect Disabled Americans Became Imitated Around the World” --- Or you wouldn't be here," Judy Heumann, the State Department's special adviser for international disability rights — who uses a motorized wheelchair ... --- KUNC --- July 24, 2015  (INTERNATIONAL)  http://is.gd/ry7e6s
 

 

 


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