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News Summary for May 23, 2016
Articles Compiled by Anne M. Kincaid

 

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.
 

Abuse/Crime-related

 

1.   “Man Out of Prison for 6 Months Charged with Rape” --- According to police, officers received a complaint of a missing 22-year-old special needs woman in the Dothan area. Officers were at the woman's ... --- Dothan Eagle --- April 18, 2016  (ALABAMA)  https://is.gd/JQf6Ev

 

2.   “Jail Guards' Union Sues Sheriff Laurie Smith over Text Messages” --- ... who chaired the jail-improvement commission, formed after the beating death of a mentally ill inmate allegedly by three guards now charged ... --- San Jose Mercury News --- April 20, 2016  (CALIFORNIA)  https://is.gd/mBf0eq

 

3.   “Police: Caregiver Found Drunk, Unconscious at Group Home” --- A woman was arrested Saturday night after she was found heavily intoxicated at the adult group home where she worked as a caregiver, according to ... --- Napa Valley Register --- April 17, 2016  (CALIFORNIA)  https://is.gd/QLghVx

 

4.   “Lawsuit Claims Boy Sexually Assaulted on Bus” --- The child was 12 years old at the time and a special education student at East Hartford middle school. Attorney Kenny said there is video surveillance ... --- NBC Connecticut --- April 22, 2016   (CONNECTICUT)  https://is.gd/mZvo2T

 

5.   “Police: Man Scammed Vulnerabe Adult Out of Thousands of Dollars”--- A Seaford man is charged with swindling a vulnerable adult out of $19,000 over a period of 16 months. --- Delaware 105.9 --- April 18, 2016  (DELAWARE)  https://is.gd/SNHLHF

 

6.   “Pinellas Park Police Searching for Missing Special-needs Adult” --- Police say Christian Molina, a special needs adult, was last seen Thursday, around 7:30 a.m., walking from his father's place of employment at 4950 ... --- TBO.com --- April 22, 2016  (FLORIDA)  https://is.gd/1COONA

 

7.  “Missing Wheelchair-bound Teen Found Safe” --- The search for a missing, wheelchair-bound 18-year old girl is over. On Tuesday, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office announced on Twitter that ... --- WPEC --- April 19, 2016  (FLORIDA)  https://is.gd/pH8UdS

 

8.   “State Says Park Royal Hospital Improperly Denied Treatment” --- State regulators say Park Royal Hospital wrongly denied treatment to three patients needing emergency psychiatric care because they held ... --- The News-Press --- April 21, 2016   (FLORIDA)  https://is.gd/vwAVoB

 

9.   “Sheriff: School Leader Allowed Abuse to Continue” --- Bus driver, 72-year-old Carlos Ojeda is accused of sexually assaulting special-needs students at least 10 times. Tuesday night, he remains in jail. --- WTSP.com --- April 19, 2016  (FLORIDA)  https://is.gd/Tfhhg1

 

10.   “Sheriff: Driver Molested Special Needs Students as Young as 4” --- There are new, disturbing details in the case of a bus driver accused of allegedly abusing special needs children on his bus. Deputies say 3 of the 4 ... --- WTSP.com --- April 18, 2016  (FLORIDA)  https://is.gd/Fqnzew

 

11.   “PBSO: Teen Confined to Wheelchair Missing Since Friday” --- An 18-year-old confined to a motorized wheelchair has been missing since Friday afternoon, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office reports. --- Palm Beach Post --- April 19, 2016  (FLORIDA)  https://is.gd/0dutoB

 

12.   “School Bus Driver Charged with Using Candy to Lure Special-needs Girls for Sex” --- The bus Ojeda drove transported students with special needs, and the girls are younger than 12. --- Daytona Beach News-Journal --- April 2016  (FLORIDA) https://is.gd/EpJFmg  

 

13.   “Abuse Lawsuit Against Fulton County Schools Moves Forward” --- ... County Schools and nearly two dozen current and former employees will remain part of a lawsuit over alleged abuses of special needs students. --- WSB Atlanta --- April 22, 2016  (GEORGIA)  https://is.gd/6mT0FY

 

14.   “Missing Man Authorities Say Has Dementia, Schizophrenia Found in Gainesville” --- A man with dementia and schizophrenia has been found after he went missing Wednesday morning, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office. --- Gainesville Times --- April 22, 2016  (GEORGIA) https://is.gd/0aTbTO  

 

15.   “Thieves Steal 4-Year-Old's Wheelchair on Make-A-Wish Trip” --- A 4-year-old girl with cerebral palsy was having her wish granted at Disneyland Paris when her specially-adapted wheelchair was stolen. --- FOX 5 Atlanta --- April 19, 2016  (GEORGIA)  https://is.gd/heYuaz

 

16.   “Trial Starts in Suit Alleging Rape at Oahu High School” --- Officials at an Oahu high school were negligent in not preventing an alleged rape between two special education students, ... --- West Hawaii Today ---April 20, 2016  (HAWAII)  https://is.gd/DmEk24

 

17.   “Bloomington Woman Sentenced for Defrauding Disabled and Elderly Clients” ---A Bloomington woman was handed a five-year federal prison sentence Monday for stealing money from elderly and disabled people she served at ... --- Times Herald --- April 19, 2016  (INDIANA)  https://is.gd/FolY0C

 

18.   “Woman Sentenced for Abuse of Dependent Adult” --- A Manly woman has been given two years of probation for taking advantage of a disabled person at Opportunity Village in Clear ... --- KCCI Des Moines --- April 21, 2016  (IOWA)  https://is.gd/o2qoUk

 

19.   “Iowa Nurse Accused of Having Sex with a Patient” --- The facility administrator told police that she didn’t think the woman was mentally capable of consenting to sex because of her mental health issues.v--- April 19, 2016  (IOWA)  https://is.gd/5oVRLi

 

20.   “Owner of Group Home Where One Person Died in December Not Licensed by State” --- The owner of a group home that went up in flames just before Christmas leaving one man dead and another victim injured was not ... --- WBRZ --- April 19, 2016  (LOUISIANA)  https://is.gd/iz3wJY

 

21.   “Annapolis Police Investigate Man's Death as Homicide” --- Officers were called to the home in the 1000 block of Paddington Place around 6 ... Police said the home is a group home for men with developmental ... --- WBAL Baltimore --- April 19, 2016  (MARYLAND)  https://is.gd/Fzj4Wb

 

22.   ‘ 'Liar' Gets Two Years for Stealing from Vulnerable Adult” --- A man with a history of embellishing his life story was sentenced to two years in state prison after pleading guilty Monday in Washington County ... --- Herald-Mail Media --- April 18, 2016  (MARYLAND)  https://is.gd/eN7rDi

 

23.   “After Another Inmate Death, Still No Big Changes at Bridgewater State Hospital” --- Deval Patrick unveiled a more than $12 million plan to reform the state's prison for the mentally ill. The money would have hired more staff ... --- WBUR --- April 19, 2016  (MASSACHUSETTS) https://is.gd/osHdEa

 

24.  “ Court: Jail Workers Can Be Sued over Detroit Inmate Death” --- ... should decide whether Wayne County jail employees could have prevented the death of a man who was killed after a mentally ill inmate was placed ... --- Washington Times --- April 17, 2016   (MICHIGAN)  https://is.gd/UyW8lO

 

25.   “Amundson Plea Cancels Jury Trial” --- The former president of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a vulnerable adult, entered an ... --- Post-Bulletin --- April 18, 2016  (MINNESOTA)  https://is.gd/rfS3JN

 

26.   “Woman Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Defrauding Disabled Man” --- A suburban St. Louis woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison and ordered to pay $3.5 million in restitution for ... --- Columbia Missourian ---April 20, 2016  (MISSOURI)  https://is.gd/6j4pxg

 

27.   “Lenexa Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Man with Developmental Delays” --- A 54-year-old Lenexa man has been charged with sexually assaulting a developmentally delayed man. Rodney Eugene Sexton, who previously ... --- Kansas City Star --- April 18, 2016  (MISSOURI)  https://is.gd/REHgWj

 

28.   “Mom Claims Special-needs Son, 15, Was Assaulted at N.J. School” --- The mother of a special-needs student who attends an Archway Programs school claims her son was assaulted by an aide and ... --- NJ.com --- April 16, 2016  (NEW JERSEY)  https://is.gd/V5BTBa

 

29.   “Watertown Mother Says Autistic Son Was Slapped Twice by Classroom Aides Last Year” --- The

keeps records of special education students' behavior and goals in Individualized Education Program reports ... --- WatertownDailyTimes.com --- April 23, 2016  (NEW YORK) 

https://is.gd/Rr81PF

 

30.   “Long Island Special Ed Teacher Accused of Sick Abuse, Including Duct Tape Restraints and Forced ...” ---The families of five special-needs students have slapped a Long Island school district with a blockbuster $25 million ... --- New York Daily News --- April 22, 2016  (NEW YORK)  https://is.gd/lT6G8e

 

31.   “Elmont Man Charged with Abusing Disabled Men in His Care” --- Dandy Theodore, 29, was arraigned and charged with several counts of endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, ... --- Newsday --- April 18, 2016  (NEW YORK)  https://is.gd/DhR3NN

 

32.   “Family of Special Needs Student Suing over Alleged Sexual Abuse” --- The parents of a 14-year-old special needs student are suing a Bronx school and one of its male teachers for $5.15 million—claiming they turned a ... --- New York Post --- April 18, 2016  (NEW YORK)  https://is.gd/jmAbB3

 

33.   “Officer Recalls Struggle with Mentally Ill Teen Before Fatal Shooting” --- Boiling Spring Lakes Po

Officer John Thomas was the first to arrive at 18-year-old Keith Vidal's home when the teen's stepfather called ... --- Port City Daily --- April 20, 2016  (NORTH CAROLINA)  https://is.gd/jxAsxE

 

37.   “Trial to Begin for Officer Charged in Shooting Death of Mentally Ill Teen” --- A bench trial is scheduled to begin Monday morning for a Southport police officer charged in the on-duty fatal shooting of a mentally ... --- Port City Daily --- April 28, 2016  (NORTH CAROLINA)  https://is.gd/BJCNmL

 

38.   “Warren Police Investigate Stabbing of Man with Special Needs” --- The caregiver, who told the police she is a caregiver for adults with special needs, said the victim has autism. She said she was watching him at his ... --- WFMJ --- April 18, 2016  (OHIO)   https://is.gd/rPpQlm

 

39.   “Families, Clients Face Uncertain Future with Adult Day Center Closing” --- Addie's parents are fighting a Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities decision to cut back some of the services she receives at Liberty ... --- Hamilton Journal News --- April 17, 2016  (OHIO)  https://is.gd/av1CgP

 

40.   “Lawsuit Claims Tulsa Jail Staff Mistreated Dying Mentally Ill Man” --- A lawsuit is moving forward that accuses a Tulsa County jail of callously failing to provide medical care to a paralyzed inmate, the Daily Beast reports. --- News One --- April 20, 2016  (OKLAHOMA)  https://is.gd/DvqBe5

 

41.   “Missing: Mentally Handicapped 14-Year-Old Reported Missing in Lancaster” --- Police in Lancaster are looking for a mentally handicapped 14-year-old boy reported missing Monday night. --- WGAL Lancaster --- April 19, 2016   (PENNSYVANIA)  https://is.gd/UkqlV5

 

42.   “Caregiver Charged with Abusing Mentally Disabled Man” --- A caregiver has been charged with abusing a mentally disabled man, according to an arrest affidavit. Dominique Crutchfield, 25, was charged with ... --- Memphis Commercial Appeal --- April 19, 2016  (TENNESSEE)  https://is.gd/NlVeoI

 

43.   “MPD: Woman in  Jail after Cutting Mentally Disabled Man” --- A woman finds herself behind bar after the Memphis Police Department said she abused a mentally disabled man. According to police, Dominique ... --- FOX13 Memphis --- April 18, 2016  (TENNESSEE)  https://is.gd/nVeNdY

 

44.   “Two Special Needs Teens Missing from Houston Home” --- The Harris County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating two special needs teenagers who may have wondered from their residence around 7pm ... --- KTRK-TV --- April 19, 2016  (TEXAS)  https://is.gd/wMG7SV

 

45.   “Body Camera Summit Aims to Improve Police Accountability” --- Miller is talking about the June 2014 fatal Dallas police shooting where Jason Harrison, a mentally ill man, threatened officers with a small screw driver ... --- FOX 4 News --- April 19, 2016  (VIRGINIA)  https://is.gd/NBIue7

 

46.   “Lawsuit Says Virginia Jailers Abused Autistic Inmate” --- Virginia prison and jail officials violated an autistic and mentally disabled inmate's constitutional rights by subjecting him to cruel and ... --- Fredericksburg.com --- April 22, 2016  (VIRGINIA)  https://is.gd/YhvAHA

 

47.   “Va. Lawmakers Hear Report on Inmate's Death” --- Virginia Inspector General June Jennings went before a panel of lawmakers Tuesday afternoon to take questions related to the death of a mentally ill ... --- NBC 29 News --- April 19, 2016  (VIRGINIA)  https://is.gd/UPTH3n

 

48.    “Mom Claims Special-needs Son, 15, Was Assaulted at N.J. School” --- The mother of a special-needs student who attends an Archway Programs school claims her son was assaulted by an aide and ... --- NJ.com --- April 16, 2016   https://is.gd/V5BTBa

 

Seeking Improved Support  

 

49.   “Mentally Ill Inmate Sues over Alleged Parole Disparity”--- There is no such process when then the Alaska Department of Corrections for mentally ill offenders, who are released only after hearings are held to ... --- Juneau Empire --- April 17, 2016  (ALASKA)  https://is.gd/F8MSRw

 

50.   “Audit: Nonprofit for Disabled Was $6 Million in Red” --- Rocky Mountain Human Services is a nonprofit that provides services to people with developmental disabilities in Denver, Dec., 17, 2015. --- The Denver Post --- April 18, 2016  (COLORADO)  https://is.gd/5NfTxx

 

51.   “Mental Health Service Cuts Go Along with Layoffs” --- Community Recovery Services operated by the Norwich-based Southeastern Mental Health Authority. This is a team of social workers, nurses, mental ... --- The CT Mirror --- April 19, 2016  (CONNECTICUT)  https://is.gd/zJe2Bh

 

52.   “Lawmakers: State's Mental Health System Need Overhaul” --- The state's approach to mental health treatment still needs considerable improvement, local lawmakers said Wednesday during a ... --- Sarasota Herald-Tribune ---April 20, 2016  (FLORIDA) https://is.gd/kBscIt  

 

53.   “State Behind National Average in Incorporating Special Ed in Classrooms” --- “I think that presently, our special education students are struggling,” said ... Thus on a day-to-day basis, special needs students and general ... --- West Hawaii Today --- April 18, 2016  (HAWAII)  https://is.gd/zGQZDY

 

54.   “Father Frustrated After 7-Year-old with Autism Unknowingly Leaves School, Walks Home Alone” --- Sean Freyer was upset upset over several incidents involving his autistic 7-year ... Fryer said because of his son's autism, he can easily … --- WKRN.com --- April 16, 2016  (FLORIDA)  https://is.gd/neB0gr

 

55.   “Indianapolis School Caters Only to Autistic Students” --- Right here in central Indiana, there's a special school that caters to this growing group of kids. Alice Mitchell-Smith and Bill Smith are guardians of their ... --- April 21, 2016  (INDIANA)  https://is.gd/kzVLeg

 

56   “Special Education Budget Cuts Worry Parents” --- Some special education classes would increase in size by one student while maintaining current staffing levels, under the budget adopted last month ... --- The Boston Globe --- April 16, 2016  (MASSACHUSETTS) https://is.gd/3AhzfS 

 

57.   “Grand Rapids Parents Criticize School Staff for Chaotic Classroom” --- Parents of special education students at East Leonard Elementary pleaded with the Grand Rapids School Board on Monday, ... --- MLive.com --- April 19, 2016  (MICHIGAN)  https://is.gd/6S7o1W

 

58.   “Gallery: ERs Become Holding Pens with Surge in Psychiatric Patients” --- Hospital emergency rooms across Minnesota are reporting a surge in mental health patients that has turned many ERs into "holding pens'' ... --- Minneapolis Star Tribune --- April 18, 2016  (MINNESOTA)  https://is.gd/kjrnLJ

 

59.   “Bullock Solution to Address Montana State Hospital Overcrowding is Good for Patients, Staff” --- For over two3 years, up to 60 mentally ill patients with criminal backgrounds were shoehorned into a secure wing .., ---  Helena Independent Record  --- April 17, 2016  (MONTANA)  https://is.gd/M6Qb6Y

 

60.   “Database Helps First-responders Aid Those with Special Needs” --- ... first responders have enco

unters with individuals with various developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and other mental health issues ... --- NJ.com --- April 18, 2016  (NEW JERSEY)  https://is.gd/G1o2sc

 

61.   “District Special-Ed Revamp to Bridge Budget Gap Looming” --- Looking to close a $2.9 million gap in its operating budget by mid-May, Santa Fe Public Schools is considering changes to its special-education ... --- Santa Fe New Mexican --- April 22, 2016  (NEW MEXICO)  https://is.gd/2IptUk

 

62.   “Monitoring of Some Mentally Ill Sparks Rights Concerns” --- Monitoring of some mentally ill sparks rights concerns ... to do the right thing,” said Mark Murphy of the advocacy group Disability Rights New York, “but ... --- Oneida Dispatch --- April 19, 2016  (NEW YORK)  https://is.gd/KIoOQO

 

63.   “Judge Orders Eugene to Compensate Family of Autistic Teen” --- Federal judge has ordered the Eugene School District to compensate for denying an autistic teenager proper evaluation and ... --- Washington Times --- April 17, 2016  (OREGON)   https://is.gd/7fzpoS

 

64.   “Pennsylvanians with Disabilities Now Can Save Tax-free” --- Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday signed a law allowing the creation of tax-exempt savings accounts for people with disabilities and their ... --- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette --- April 19, 2016  (PENNSYLVANIA)  https://is.gd/p4vraN

 

65.   “State Trains Greeneville Police on How to Handle Cases Involving People with Disabilities” ---  Cara Kumari, spokesperson for the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities said the state created training for police ... --- WJHL --- April 20, 2016  (TENNESSEE)  https://is.gd/YMnPie

 

66.   “State Lawmakers Begin Examination of Jamycheal Mitchell's Death in Jail” --- State lawmakers who study mental health heard firsthand from the state's inspector general Tuesday about the death of Jamycheal Mitchell, the ... --- Virginian-Pilot --- April 19, 2016  (VIRGINIA)  https://is.gd/CzraOJ

 

67.  “Report: Washington Jails Spend Millions to House Mentally Ill” --- Holding mentally ill defendants in jails while they await competency services is costing cities and counties across the state of Washington ... --- HeraldNet --- April 19 2016   (WASHINGTON STATE)   https://is.gd/gahHHD

 

68.   “High Costs of Jailing and Treating Mentally Ill Defendants Reported” --- Holding mentally ill defendants in jails while they await competency services is costing cities and counties across the state of ...” --- Q13 FOX --- April 19, 2016  (WASHINGTON STATE)  https://is.gd/MOqVKY

 

69.   “Training Will Better Equip Cops to Handle People with Mental Disabilities, Experts Say” --- Such alarming numbersare prompting some mental health advocates to call for specialized training to help police better understand ... -- Leader-Telegram --- April 16, 2016  (WISCONSIN)   https://is.gd/hz5nYY

 

70.   “FDA Proposes Ban on Electric Shock Devices Used on Autistic Children” --- In this July 15, 2014 photograph, a therapist wears the remote shocking device on his belt as he monitors student Joshua Wood, who is autistic, at the ... --- Forbes --- April 22, 2016  (U.S. – NATIONAL) https://is.gd/yZ8TuT

 

71.   “Suicide Rates Have Soared in the US” --- It's puzzling and tragic when a child this young dies by suicide, said Dr. Maria Oquendo, a psychiatry professor at Columbia University Medical Center. --- NBCNews.com --- April 22, 2016  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  https://is.gd/JbP5vV

 

72.   “Obama Administration to Forgive Student Loans of 400,000 Disabled People” --- The Obama administration on Monday began sending letters to nearly 400,000 people with permanent disabilities, in an attempt to help them ... --- Fox News --- April 19, 2016  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  https://is.gd/hX0vWr

 

Proposed Legislation and New Laws

 

73.   “Robert Bentley Signs Bill to Help Protect Vulnerable Adults from Financial Exploitation into Law” --- Drafted by the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC), SB220, entitled Protection of Vulnerable Adults from Financial ... --- Alabama Today --- April 18, 2016  (ALABAMA)  https://is.gd/nVeNdY

 

74.   ‘Emergency Bill Raises Pay of Staff at State Psychiatric Hospitals” --- Emergency bill raises pay of staff at state psychiatric hospitals. Awaiting a LePage signature, L.D. 1645 aims to improve morale and retention rates at ... --- Press Herald --- April 18, 2016  (MAINE)  https://is.gd/Grgho2

 

75.   “A Bill That Would Prohibit Abortions in Oklahoma Due to a Diagnosis of Down Syndrome or a Genetic Abnormality Has Passed the Oklahoma Senate” --- The bill called the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2016 passed Tuesday on a 39-6 vote. --- Daily Jorunal – April 19, 2016  (OKLAHOMA)  https://is.gd/KqWp27

 

International Articles

 

76.   “Desperate Plea from Mum of Missing Autistic Girl” --- The mother of a 14-year-old girl with autism who has been missing since Monday has made a desperate plea for help. Frankston mother Jeskah Oneill ... --- The Age --- April 22, 2016  (AUSTRALIA)  https://is.gd/eunAKB

 

77.   “Deaf, Intellectually Disabled Man Jake Fairest Effectively Being Held in Isolation, Court Told” ---  A deaf and intellectually disabled Victorian man is effectively being held in isolation in custody with only paper and coloured ... --- ABC Online --- April 20, 2016  (AUSTRALIA)  https://is.gd/wg7OEQ

 

78.   “Fresh Yooralla Disability Abuse Allegations Unearth Old Pain”--- Craig McDonell was a whistleblower in the Yooralla abuse case four years ago. He still lives in a Yooralla home and says he is deeply disappointed at ... --- The Age --- April 19, 2016  (AUSTRALIA)  https://is.gd/0Y8jcq

 

79.   “Woman Admits Trying to Kill Her Disabled Son” --- A woman who spent 16 months in jail after trying to murder her severely disabled son was freed Friday by a sympathetic ...  --- Waterloo Record --- April 22, 2016   (CANADA)  https://is.gd/Gakuaw

 

80.   “Dartmouth Parents Plea for More Support for Disabled Son” --- Jeff and Marie Jones constantly double-check that the doors in their house are locked. Their 22-year-old son can't be left unsupervised, even in their ... --- CBC.ca --- April 22, 2016  (CANADA)  https://is.gd/NiavK8

 

81.   “Missing Boy with Disability Was Left Behind on School Bus” --- Devin, who has a cognitive disability and is unable to speak, was found three hours after he had left home, sitting in a parked school bus where he had ... --- Timmins Press --- April 18, 2016  (CANADA)  https://is.gd/4M5Qey

 

82.   “Police Looking for Missing Girl Who Is Deaf” --- Police are looking for a missing adult student from EC Drury School for the Deaf in Milton. Staff at the school noticed at around 9:30 Sunday night that ... --- iNews880.com --- April 18, 2016  (CANADA)  https://is.gd/KERFf5

 

83.   “Expect Medically Assisted Dying for All Canadians if Bill Becomes Law: Jane Philpott” --- The bill was unveiled last week and met with harsh criticism from various groups for failing to ensure access to assisted death for the ... --- Globalnews.ca --- April 17, 2016  (CANADA)  https://is.gd/1dd8V1

 

84.   “Disabled People Becoming More at Risk of Violent Attack, Charity Warns” --- Disabled people in Plymouth are increasingly at risk of being victims of violent crime, a charity has warned. Independent charity Victim Support said ... --- Plymouth Herald --- April 19, 2016  (ENGLAND) https://is.gd/h5s2CD 

 

85.    “Learning Disability Nurse Suspended for Six Months for Sleeping on Shift” --- A nurse working with patients with learning disabilities has been suspended for sleeping during night shifts and giving a patient medication ... --- Gazette Live --- February 19, 2016  (ENGLAND)   https://is.gd/jFTwwd

 

86.   “Croydon Councillor Who Fleeced Mentally Ill Wife: 'I Did Nothing Illegal' ” --- A politician who fleeced his mentally ill wife, forcing her to sleep rough in a park, has told a council meeting he did "nothing wrong". --- Croydon Advertiser --- April 18, 2016  (ENGLAND)   https://is.gd/ky7tjW

 

87.  “How the World of Disability Has Changed in the Last 80 Years – in Pictures” --- It's holding an exhibition called Crippled, Handicapped, Disabled: Living Beyond Labels at the Oxo Tower, London, from 20-24 April 2016. --- The Guardian --- April 18, 2016  (ENGLAND) https://is.gd/OblMlO 

 

88.   “German Police Free 'Mentally Disabled' Woman Held Captive by Her Mother” --- Bavarian police have rescued a mentally disabled woman from a "squalid" apartment, saying it seemed that her mother had locked her away for years. --- Deutsche Welle --- April 19, 2016  (GERMANY)  https://is.gd/wqwsex

 

89.   “Two Arrested After Autistic Man Mugged in Bray” --- Two arrests have been made after a young man with autism was mugged in Bray. The victim in his mid 20s was assaulted and had his phone stolen ... --- 98FM --- April 21, 2016  (IRELAND)  https://is.gd/ytHGlO

 

90.   “Special Needs Boy 'Let Down' by Education System” --- A Christchurch mother of a boy with special needs says she feels frustrated by a lack of support for special education in schools and says she has ... --- Newshub --- April 20, 2016  (NEW ZEALAND)  https://is.gd/zPopZA

 

91.   “Disabled Students in Korea Suffer Under Reluctant Education System” --- As much as the family was determined at the beginning, Doh said she is now considering moving him to a special education school, as attending a ... --- Inquirer.net --- April 20, 2016  (SOUTH KOREA)  https://is.gd/TNVKlT

 

92.   “S. Korea Covered up Torture of Children, Disabled” --- An Associated Press investigation shows that rapes and killings of children and the disabled three decades ago at a South Korean institution for ... --- Santa Fe New Mexican --- April 19, 2016  (SOUTH KOREA)  https://is.gd/nw4KYR


 

 

 


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