Category: Intellectual disabilities

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Nearly half of adults in Japan with developmental disabilities suffer depression: Mainichi Shimbun poll

“More than 45 percent of respondents to a Mainichi Shimbun survey targeting people with developmental disorders aged 20 and older said they had depression…Of the respondents, 862 had been diagnosed with developmental disabilities, of which 45.5 percent, or 393 people, were diagnosed with depression.”

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Hyogo prefectural police instructed pay compensation over illegal DNA collection from intellectually disabled man

“A man,41, from Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, who has autism due to severe intellectual disability, who sought damages of ¥ 16.5 million from the prefecture,  because his DNA was collected from prefectural police without consent. He was awarded 110,000 yen. The ruling was made at Kobe District Court on the 13th March. “