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We're Not Talking About a Major Sex Assault Problem

NPR looks at assaults against those with intellectual disabilities

(Newser) - Amidst the #metoo movement, NPR reports on a group of Americans who may have more reasons than most to utter those words—and yet have been kept in the shadows. Joseph Shapiro reports that people with intellectual disabilities are assaulted seven times more than those without such disabilities, a finding... More »

A $240M Win for Disabled Workers 'Treated Like Cattle'

Defunct turkey plant in Iowa ordered to pay damages to 32 workers

(Newser) - A now-defunct turkey plant accused of abusing its workers for decades has been ordered to pay $240 million in damages to 32 of its former employees. The men, who were granted $7.5 million each, were among hundreds of mentally disabled Henry's Turkey Service workers sent from Texas to... More »

Autism Linked to Dad's Age: Study

Finding might explain increase in cases

(Newser) - The older a man is when he conceives a child, the more likely that child is to develop autism or schizophrenia, a study released today concluded. The finding lends credence to the theory that the recent surge in autism diagnoses is caused in part by the trend toward having children... More »

Mother Who Left Disabled Daughter Won't Face Charges

Girl is 19; she was ditched in another state

(Newser) - A mother who abandoned her mentally disabled daughter at a bar in a different state will not be charged with a crime. Because the daughter is 19, she is legally an adult, and her mother does not have legal guardianship over her, reports MSNBC . The mother, Eva Cameron, drove from... More »

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