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USA : Teacher convicted for abusing disabled child

Posted 03/03-11 at 17.45

Laurie Peavy, a teacher at Woodstock High School in Cherokee County, Georgia, who duct-taped an autistic boy to a chair and confined a blind girl under a desk, pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and cruelty to children, was sentenced to six year ...

China: Moves to prevent disabled children being forced to beg

Posted 02/03-11 at 21.34

The China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF), a national umbrella organization of and for disabled people, has offered to help police stop the criminal exploitation of disabled children as beggars. The statement followed recent media reports tha ...

China: Disabled people enslaved in sweatshops

Posted 16/12-10 at 17.52

A man in southwest Sichuan Province has been arrested for allegedly selling 11 laborers, including eight with learning difficulties or mental health problems, to a sweatshop in the northwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. ...

UK: Update on murder of disabled boy

Posted 18/09-10 at 00.57

As we reported in May, Yvonne Freaney, 48, had been arrested for ...

India: Disabled child beaten at special school

Posted 16/09-10 at 17.55

Parents of a 15-year-old boy with Down's Syndrome have claimed that at his South Mumbai school he had been tied and gagged with a handkerchief and even forced to eat chilies. Subsequently, it is alleged he was beaten by a teacher. The police and ...

SENEGAL: Disabled children face stigma and abandonment

Posted 15/08-10 at 16.02

In Senegal many women refuse to take disabled children on public transport, families hide disabled children, and some parents disown them outright. According to Ibrahim Gueye, the father of a child with severe learning difficulty, "In Sene ...

Bangladesh: Half of disabled children are sexually abused

Posted 11/07-10 at 21.50

A study by the Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation (BPF) and Save the Children Sweden-Denmark has found that about half of all disabled children in the country experienced sexual abuse. According to Selina Ahmed, director of child protection ...

USA: Disabled child starved to death in state care facility

Posted 26/05-10 at 17.26

Johnny Andron, a ten-year-old disabled boy, died of starvation while in foster case in Michigan. His mother, Elena, a single parent, had asked for help when she lost her job. The ‘help’ was to take her son into care.   ...

USA: Disabled child found chained to a bed

Posted 11/05-10 at 01.35

After a 911 call from a 6-year old boy, police arrived at a house in the village of Park Forest, just south of Chicago, to find the boy's cousin, an 8-year-old disabled girl, chained to a bed. She was wearing a nylon dog harness and lying in her w ...

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