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Mental Disability

STUDY: Adults With Disabilities More Likely To Be Abused Than Non-Disabled Adults

Posted 02.29.2012 | Impact

Adults with disabilities are at a higher risk of getting physically and sexually abused than than non-disabled adults, a new study published by the La...

Four Years Frozen in ICE

Ahilan Arulanantham | Posted 04.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Ahilan Arulanantham

Like thousands of other people in 2006, Jose Franco was detained by immigration authorities. Most detainees are either deported to their country of origin or released. But this case took a different route.

80-Year-Old Austrian Man Arrested For Sexually Abusing Mentally Disabled Daughters

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 10.25.2011 | World

VIENNA, Austria — An 80-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually abusing his two mentally disabled daughters for 41 years, an...

John Rudolf

Milton Mathis, Convicted Killer, Executed In Texas Despite Evidence Of Retardation

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.01.2011 | Crime

A man convicted of slaying two people and critically injuring a third in a drug house shooting was executed on Tuesday evening by Texas officials, des...

WATCH: Man Allegedly Tricked Nurse Into Changing His Diaper By Faking Brain Injury (And He's Not The First To Do This)

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

A New Hampshire man is accused of faking a severe brain injury to trick a nurse into changing his soiled adult diaper. Investigators in Hooksett sa...

Fighting To Represent Immigrants With Mental Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Jose Antonio Franco, a 30-year-old man with a mental age of two, was facing deportation. When a judge realized he suffered from moderate retardation, ...

The Potency of the R-Word

Ami Fields-Meyer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ami Fields-Meyer

Retarded. It's ubiquitous. I can't escape it. But I have never gotten used to hearing it. Some words serve a variety of purposes; but some are meant to be attached to one exclusive definition.

Getting Fired by Sarah Palin and Landing on Your Feet

Tom Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Davis

Walt Monegan's become one of the most talked-about individuals in the 2008 presidential campaign -- and his profile was never bigger than it was on Friday.