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Woman left quadriplegic son in woods in Philadelphia, police say
"PHILADELPHIA (Reuters)—A mother abandoned her quadriplegic son in a wooded area of a Philadelphia park for nearly a week so she could visit her boyfriend in Maryland, police said.
The 21–year–old disabled man was found by a passerby on Friday night lying on leaves and covered by blankets with his wheelchair and Bible nearby, said Philadelphia police Lieutenant John Walker."
Reuters Press, April 11, 2015.
How Not to Report on Violence against Disabled Children
"In Spokane, a woman stabbed her autistic son in the neck. Here is 100% of the information on the victim (link here):
Court documents say the 17–year–old son had several cut marks on his neck and throat, but officials say his wounds were not life threatening.
The rest of the piece is about how hard life must have been on the mother, building sympathy for her. It perpetuates the idea that autism is so terrible that it must be cured, eradicated, vanished. That violence against autistic people is reasonable."
thismess.net, February 20, 2015.
Colorado nurse sentenced to 15 years for sexually assaulting brain–injured patient
"A Colorado nurse confessed to sexually assaulting his brain–injured patient—only after the woman's family caught the crime on video."
Daily News, September 24, 2014.
Teens arrested in assault of mentally disabled man
"NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP)—Two Delaware teens were charged with assaulting a mentally disabled man after they complained to police that they were being harassed because of a video of the attack that had been posted to social media, authorities said Monday. A third teen turned himself in Monday evening."
Associated Press, September 08, 2014.
2 Virginia Schools Blamed For Restraining Students
"WASHINGTON (AP)—The U.S. Department of Education has concluded that two Virginia schools denied students with emotional disabilities the right to a free, appropriate public education by frequently subjecting them to seclusion and physical restraint."
Associated Press, July 07, 2014.
Serial child abuser charged with murder in daughter's death, 22 years after attack
"A twisted serial child abuser in Tennessee—already in jail for abusing his infant son—has now been charged with murder in his disabled daughter's death, 23 years after the fact. "
Daily News, July 09, 2014.
CA School Guard Faces Felony for Attack on Wheelchair–Bound Teen
"A surveillance video shows guard Marchell Mitchell escorting 17–year–old Francisco Martinez down the hall in his wheelchair on the morning of May 19 before suddenly handcuffing him, striking him over the head several times and throwing him face–first from his wheelchair onto the floor.
A fellow security guard then restrained Mitchell as students and teachers ran to the scene, according to the video of the incident released by Oakland High School."
Reuters Press, May 30, 2014.
- Petition to Reinstate School Guard Fired for Beating Wheelchair Teen
"'There are some students that like [the guard] and were sympathetic,' Oakland Unified School District spokesman Troy Flint told ABC News. 'I think part of the response stems from the fact that many of the students view the attack as a peer to peer situation and they are thinking about what they would have done in that situation.' But students are 'overlooking the fact that the security guard is both an adult and a school employee with higher responsibility,' Flint said.
He confirmed some students had signed a petition for Mitchell to get his job back.
ABC News, June 05, 2014.
Rabbi charged with stealing 12.4M from NY disabled kids
"A New York rabbi and three others were indicted for stealing over $12.4 million in public aid for disabled pre-schoolers and using it to spruce up their homes, get catering discounts and fund a relative's cosmetics business, authorities said on Tuesday."
Reuters Press, May 14, 2014.
CT man accused of holding sister hostage for years
"A 56-year-old woman who was found living in filth had been held captive for years by her brother in dungeon-like conditions inside their Connecticut home, police said Friday."
The Associated Press, May 25, 2014
Westbrook (ME) Woman accused of allowing boyfriend to sexually assault developmentally disabled 14-year-old relative
"A Westbrook woman who is accused of allowing her boyfriend to sexually assault a 14-year-old relative with developmental disabilities has been indicted by a grand jury on a half-dozen related charges."
Press Herald, April 15, 2014
Violence Against Women with Developmental or Other Disabilities
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2009–2012.
The Risk & Prevention of Maltreatment of Children With Disabilities
In Focus, March 2012, the journal of the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect, regarding maltreatment of disabled children.
Man Convicted of Keeping Mentally-Impaired Women as Sex Slaves
www.ktla.com, October 2, 2008
Blind-Boy Sex Stunner
New York Post, March 15, 2002
Ex-Bus Driver Gets Life For Rape
Sacramento Bee, May 14, 2002
Ex-Judge Pleads Guilty to Theft
Pioneer Press, April 2, 2002
Ex-Pupils Seek Payback for Abuse at Deaf School
The Boston Globe, June 11, 2001
Neighbors Reported Abuse Before Disabled Boy Died
Sun-Sentinel, November 9, 2001
Nursing Home Abuse Unlike Other Crimes
The Associated Press, March 3, 2002
Nursing-Home Assaults Skyrocket in Mass.
The Boston Herald, March 17, 2002
Nursing Home Predator Gets 2 20-year Terms
Tyler Morning Telegraph, March 7, 2002
State Awards Rape Victim $7.6 Million
Palm Beach Post, June 6, 2002
Parents Charged in Retarded Man's Death From Starvation
The Associated Press, April 10, 2002
For Mentally Ill, Death and Misery
The New York Times, April 28, 2002
Pioneer Press, May 31, 2002
All Agreed the Retarded Woman Was Raped: Case Closed
The Boston Globe, June 10, 2001
College Entrance in China: 'No' to the Handicapped
The New York Times, May 23, 2001
Deal Made in Case of Sex Abuse at Boys Home
Las Vegas Sun, June 1, 2001
Decades of Sex Abuse Plague Deaf School
Series of articles regarding repeatedly–ignored sex abuse allegations at the Washington School for the Deaf.
Seattle Post–Intelligencer, April 2001
Ethics and Orphans: The 'Monster Study'
Ethics & Orphans Part 2: An Experiment Leaves a Lifetime of Anguish
Special Report from The San Jose Mercury News, June 7, 2001, regarding a 1939 "experiment" secretly conducted at an orphanage, subjecting children to emotional abuse in order to induce stuttering, with the idea of "testing a new theory."
Pachuca Journal: New Model for the Mentally Ill
The New York Times, May 11, 2001
Leprosy Patients in Japan Gain Respect
Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2001
Abuse of Children With Intellectual Disabilities
Report/FAQ, and resources from The ARC.
Teen Death Ruled Homicide
Houston Chronicle, May 14, 2002
Disabled-Abuse Complaints High In State
The Tennessean, August 21, 2001
Abuse and Women With Physical Disabilities
National study conducted by the Baylor College of Medicine regarding emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of physically disabled women, January,1999.
Invisible Lives and Deaths
The Washington Post won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for these two series, "Invisible Lives: D.C.'s Troubled System for the Retarded," and "Invisible Deaths: The Fatal Neglect of D.C.'s Retarded."
Child Maltreatment and Disability
Issues in Child Abuse Prevention No. 7, Summer 1996
The Sexual Abuse of Children With Visual Impairments
The British Journal of Visual Impairment, May 1996
Violence and People with Disabilities: A Review of the Literature
From the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (Canada).
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Access to Independence of San Diego
8885 Rio Diego Dr., #131
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 293-3500
TDD: (619) 293-7757
The goal of the Access Center is to aid individuals with disabilities to remain vital parts of their communities, and maintain independent lifestyles. Free services include provision of and training in the use of adaptive technology, independent living skills assistance, job training and placement, housing referral, employment assistance, and advocacy.
Behinderte Menschen Online e.V.
Hannes Heiler and Helke Raab
c/o Selbst e.V.
Furstenbergerstrasse 25.60322 Frankfurt
Online German language resources for disabled people, literature and assistance referrals for disabled individuals subject to sexual abuse.
Center for Research on Women with Disabilities
3440 Richmond Avenue, Suite B
Houston, TXs 77046
Phone: (713) 960-0505
Toll Free: 1-800-44-CROWD
Mental Disability Rights International
1666 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 325
Washington, DC 20009
Non-governmental advocacy organization dedicated to the recognition and enforcement of the rights of people with mental disabilities.
U.S. Department of Justice
Victims With Disabilities
Office for Victims of Crime
810 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
Information on victims with disabilities, victim services, and support.
World Health Organization
Violence & Injury Prevention for the Disabled
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 791 45 47
Mob.: +41 79 249 35 20
World Health Organization Violence & Injury Prevention in Disability
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