Friday, July 18, 2008

Frida links

for the week 7/11/2008 to 7/18/2008

A substitute teacher who taped a special-education student to his chair has been sentenced to 2 years probation, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Investigators for Equip for Equality are probing the deaths of two more patients at the Tinley Park center for people with disabilities (Chicago, Ill), according to this report.

A University of Texas researcher has received $1.3 million dollars from the National Institutes of Health for a study that will compare white and Hispanic women's experience with disabilities, its reported here.

As employment in home care rises, so does the abuse, neglect and fraud of the elderly who receive home care, The Wall Street Journal reports.

According to this report, a British woman has won a landmark legal case which gives carers the same rights against employment discrimination as people with disabilities.

HIV positive children throughout the United Kingdom are being excluded from primary and secondary schools, which is against the UK's anti-discrimination laws, according to an investigation by the National AIDS Trust.

The death of woman's rights activist, advocate for people with disabilities and anti-racism activist Mirlande Demers has been reported here. Demers was 26 years old.

The Pocono Record reports that an art teacher in the East Stroudsburg Area School District (Canadensis, NE Pennsylvania) has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the school district violated state and federal law when it allegedly harassed her because of her mental illness.
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