Part I discusses how tort law has traditionally held mentally disabled
people to an objective "reasonable person" standard for the torts they commit within the community.(5) One reason courts have given for imposing this liability is that it provides an incentive for family members to confine their mentally disabled
relatives, in order to prevent harm to innocent strangers and to society as a whole.(6) Part II demonstrates that in the only four reported tort cases before 1991 to address the mentally disabled
in care relationships, courts failed to recognize the importance of this unique relationship.
A second possible explanation may be that health education teachers who have mentally disabled
students mainstreamed into their classroom may not have adequate knowledge and skills to teach these students vital health information and skills. A third possible explanation may be inadequate or lack of health education. "Often the mainstreamed special education student materials for this population is ignored in the regular health classroom because he/she canno read the regular materials and materials on an appropriate reading level are no available". A need exists for better training and support of teachers (both special education and health teachers) and a need for specifically adapted materials to assist in teaching health to this population.[5,12,19]
Troubled on the streets: the mentally disabled
The acting governor appreciated efforts of the Special Olympics Pakistan in finding out mentally disabled
players in the tribal areas and including them in the national and international teams.
RIYADH, Oct 27 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Sheikh Thamer Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has said that the "Journey of Hope" that covers 19 countries is a source of pride on the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Arab levels, emphasizing care for mentally disabled
A MAN and wife accused of holding a mentally disabled
woman as a sex slave in their home have been committed for trial.
THE Journey of Hope boat, which aims to draw global attention to the needs of mentally disabled
people, left Bahrain yesterday.
Twelve years after the Supreme Court barred execution of the mentally disabled
, the justices heard arguments about how states evaluate claims of mental disability that, if substantiated, protect inmates from being put to death.
According to experts cited in the report, the mentally disabled
have the highest number of victims, with at least 90 percent of them having been abused at least once.
Cheng Xiangtao was born blind and mentally disabled
. After their family home was lost, his father, 70-year-old Cheng Yuanchao apparently had no other option but to leave his son chained by the ankle to a cave in remote Chengling village of Henan province.
LAHORE, July 21, 2011 (Frontier Star): Brother gunned down a mentally disabled
sister in Lahore on Wednesday.