Developmental disorders

August 12, 2020 - 1:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Understaffing and inadequate supervision of staff and patients plagued a nonprofit health organization where at least 41 intellectually disabled children have reported sexual assaults over the past quarter-century, a newspaper investigation found. The Philadelphia Inquirer...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2008, file photo, former NFL football player Dana Stubblefield leaves a federal courthouse in San Francisco. Stubblefield was convicted Monday, July 27, 2020, of the rape of a developmentally disabled woman after, prosecutors said, he lured the victim to his home with the promise of a babysitting job. A jury found Stubblefield, 49, guilty of rape by force, oral copulation by force and false imprisonment, and acquitted him of raping a person incapable of giving consent, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Jurors also found that Stubblefield used a gun during the assault, prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 28, 2020 - 12:36 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was convicted Monday of the rape of a developmentally disabled woman, after prosecutors said he lured the victim to his home with the promise of a babysitting job. A jury found Stubblefield, 49, guilty of rape by force, oral...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing a protective mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic, chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, June 7, 2020. (Menahem Kahana/Pool Photo via AP)
June 07, 2020 - 5:29 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called the deadly police shooting of an unarmed Palestinian man with autism a “tragedy,” although he stopped short of apologizing for the incident. Netanyahu's remarks were the first he's made since police in Jerusalem's Old City...
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Rana, mother of Iyad Halak, 32, holds his photo at their home in East Jerusalem's Wadi Joz, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian near Jerusalem's Old City who they had suspected was carrying a weapon but turned out to be unarmed. A relative said Halak was mentally disabled and was heading to a nearby school for people with special needs. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
May 31, 2020 - 12:07 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police shot dead an unarmed autistic Palestinian man in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday after saying they suspected he was carrying a weapon. The shooting drew broad condemnations and revived complaints alleging excessive force by Israeli security forces. On social media,...
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In this April 14, 2020, photo, Jodi Hansen walks with her son Jacob Hansen near their home, in Eagle Mountain, Utah. Even before the new coronavirus hit, cystic fibrosis meant a cold could put Jacob Hansen in the hospital for weeks. He relies on hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to keep germs at bay because has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, but these days shelves are often bare. For millions of disabled people and their families, the coronavirus crisis has piled on new difficulties and ramped up those that already existed. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 06, 2020 - 6:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Even before the coronavirus hit, cystic fibrosis meant a cold could put Jacob Hansen in the hospital for weeks. He relies on hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to stay healthy because he also has cerebral palsy and can't easily wash his hands from his wheelchair, but these...
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In this photo taken Thursday, April 16, 2020, Jerome, second left, Nadege and their children Thomas, 17, left and Pierre, 14, both with intellectual disabilities pose at the window of their apartment in Montigny-le-Bretonneux, near Paris. Coronavirus lockdown is proving an ordeal for kids with disabilities and their families who are having to care for them at home because special schools have been shut down to curb infections. The family requested to be identified by their first name out of concern for privacy. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
April 25, 2020 - 1:44 pm
PARIS (AP) — Weeks into France's strict coronavirus lockdown, Mohammed, a 14-year-old with autism, took a pickax and started hitting the wall of his family's house. His explanation: “Too long at home, too hard to wait." The disruptions in daily life caused by the virus pandemic are a particularly...
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This Friday, Nov. 8 2019 photo from Caledonia, Wis. shows the grave of Jane Doe who has been identified as Peggy Lynn Johnson. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling says Linda La Roche, of McHenry, Ill., has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in the killing of Johnson. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)
November 08, 2019 - 6:34 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A woman known for two decades simply as "Jane Doe" after her battered remains were found on the edge of a Wisconsin cornfield was a cognitively impaired 23-year-old who sought help from a nurse now accused of "barbaric brutality" and charged in her death, investigators who worked...
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This undated image provided by the Lee County Sheriff's Office shows Linda La Roche, 64, of Cape Coral, Fla., who has been charged with homicide and hiding a corpse in the 1999 death of Peggy Lynn Johnson. Johnson was known only as Jane Doe after her body was found in a cornfield in Racine County, Wisconsin, until DNA testing in 2019 identified her. (Lee County Sheriff's Office via AP)
November 08, 2019 - 5:00 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 64-year-old nurse has been charged in the killing of a 23-year-old cognitively impaired woman whose battered remains discovered at the edge of a cornfield in southeastern Wisconsin were for two decades known simply as "Jane Doe," police said Friday. Linda Sue La Roche was...
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This undated image provided by the Lee County Sheriff's Office shows Linda La Roche, 64, of Cape Coral, Fla., who has been charged with homicide and hiding a corpse in the 1999 death of Peggy Lynn Johnson. Johnson was known only as Jane Doe after her body was found in a cornfield in Racine County, Wisconsin, until DNA testing in 2019 identified her. (Lee County Sheriff's Office via AP)
November 08, 2019 - 2:23 pm
RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A 63-year-old nurse has been charged in the beating death of a 23-year-old cognitively impaired woman whose battered body was discovered at the edge of a cornfield in southeastern Wisconsin in July 1999, police said Friday. Linda La Roche was arrested Tuesday in Cape Coral,...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, May 18, 2015, British main opposition Labour Party lawmaker Harriet Harman speaks during a press conference at their party headquarters in London. A British Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights said in a report issued Friday Nov. 1, 2019, many people with autism or learning disabilities are being detained in “horrific” conditions and is calling for an overhaul of the system, “This inquiry has shown with stark clarity the urgent change that is needed,” said the committee chair, Harriet Harman, in the statement. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
November 01, 2019 - 10:55 am
LONDON (AP) — A British Parliamentary committee says some young people with autism or learning disabilities are being detained under "horrific" conditions and has called for an urgent overhaul of the medical system overseeing their treatments. In a report issued Friday, the Joint Committee on Human...
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