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A Nelson support worker has been found guilty of assaulting a vulnerable, severely intellectually disabled boy in her care. Linda Pearl Ericson, 62, was this afternoon found guilty of three of the six charges she faced of assaulting the then 16-year-
United States, but in doing so they've contributed to more intellectual disabilities, according to a new study. Past research has shown such disabilities have been reduced in recent years through vaccines and newborn screening, for example. But
She lives in Paterson and is the mother of Kesha Smith. who resides at North Jersey Developmental Center. Governor Christie announced his plans to increase his commitment to New Jerseyans with disabilities by moving away from a system that has
Florida lawmakers are moving toward erasing the terms mental retardation and mentally retarded from myriad state laws, as the word retarded has become widely viewed as offensive to people with disabilities. Mental retardation would be replaced by
An intellectually disabled repeat sex offender is to be kept in a secure psychiatric facility for almost two decades because South Australia has no proper place for his detention. Judge Rosemary Davey on Thursday said James Nash House was not an "
The Washington Post Rachel Simon knew that having a sibling who has a serious intellectual disability had changed her life. But she had no idea that writing a book about the experience would change her life again...On Tuesday, her bestselling memoir,
A NSW mother whose intellectually disabled daughter was "taken advantage of" on a bus trip home from a leisure camp has told an inquiry she supports sterilisation on a case-by-case basis. The Senate inquiry is examining the forced sterilisation of
February 27, 2013 (L-R) Carol Jones holds a flag with a wheelchair silhouette, while Georgia SelfAdvocate of the Year Ken Mitchell listens on the steps of the state capitol in Atlanta, GA. Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) spoke to thousands of disability
On a rainy Saturday morning, in the packed gym at the Blessed Sacrament School in Northwest Washington, a parade of middle and high school basketball players, many with Down syndrome or autism, follow behind the tinfoil torch of the Special Olympics.
A nationwide campaign to end the use of the "r-word," which activists say is demeaning to people with special needs, has spread to Florida. Supporters of the move hope to persuade lawmakers to remove the word from state regulations when their