Category Archives: abuse

Disability Rights Iowa Accuses Governor of Abandoning Those in Nursing Homes to Greater Abuse and Neglect

There’s a really disturbing story out of Iowa that could be the tip of the iceberg in terms of what could be playing out nationally in the current economic and political climate. Clark Kauffman, of the Des Moines Register, writes that Group says Branstad actions cause nursing home deaths:  An organization that advocates for disabled … Continue reading Disability Rights Iowa Accuses Governor of Abandoning Those in Nursing Homes to Greater Abuse and Neglect

C & C Attorney Kathryn Tucker to Pitch Legalized Assisted Suicide at Conference on Abuse of Elderly and Disabled?

Recently, we became aware of a very disturbing development. Every year, the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) hosts a conference on abuse of the elderly and people with disabilities, sharing research and prevention strategies.  The 2010 conference is being held next week in San Diego, California. The conference sessions and workshops are a reflection … Continue reading C & C Attorney Kathryn Tucker to Pitch Legalized Assisted Suicide at Conference on Abuse of Elderly and Disabled?

Another child dead – authorities taking it seriously, if belatedly

Kristen LaBrie, mother of nine-year-old Jeremy Fraser, has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the child’s death in March. Kristina Chew at Change.org has the story: Yesterday LaBrie pleaded “not guilty” to a charge of attempted murder; she had earlier been charged with child endangerment. The July 6th Associated Press vis WBUR reports … Continue reading Another child dead – authorities taking it seriously, if belatedly

Texas: David Coronado Breathing on His Own, Off Ventilator

About 3 weeks ago, this blog reported on the case of young David Coronado, a 6-month-old infant allegedly beaten severely by at least one of his parents. Initially, a court-appointed guardian planned to petition for removal of life-support. The scheduled hearing to hear the petition was cancelled due to unspecified “new information.” (We received detailed … Continue reading Texas: David Coronado Breathing on His Own, Off Ventilator

Dick Sobsey: Blog Entry on Recent Studies Re: Abuse and Disability

This will probably be of interest to readers – at least some of our readers. Dick Sobsey’s latest post on ICAD concerns recent research on Abuse & Disability: This post lists 15 studies on the relationship between abuse and disability that were published in 2008 and 2009. A brief description of each study is reported. … Continue reading Dick Sobsey: Blog Entry on Recent Studies Re: Abuse and Disability