Category: Intellectual disabilities

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Disability News Japan Podcast: Alleged Kagoshima Care Home Abuse (Update)

According to the corporation’s investigation, in the lock-in incident, a staff member took one of the residents to his room, locked the door and prevented him from leaving for approximately four hours. The staff member is said to have explained that he was trying to protect other users because they had become violent inside the facility,

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Kagoshima Care Home Corporation Confined Intellectually Disabled People for Four Hours

According to the corporation’s investigation, in the lock-in incident, a staff member took one of the residents to his room, locked the door and prevented him from leaving for approximately four hours. The staff member is said to have explained that he was trying to protect other users because they had become violent inside the facility, but he was not given lunch during that time, and the corporation says, “It was an inappropriate response. The corporation states that “there was a lack of education for the staff”.

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Abuse found to take place at care facility for intellectually disabled children, expired food offered, air-con rarely used in summer

The abuse took place at Morinokuma-san, a day-care facility for primary schools children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. As a result of an audit conducted by the prefectural government after receiving information from the city, it was found that the chairwoman had been committing abusive acts for several years, including: (1) using expired or outdated foodstuffs in meals served; (2) giving warnings in an abusive voice such as “no rice”; and (3) rarely using the air-conditioner in the summer.

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“Despicable” former Kyoto workshop worker sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting two disabled women

A 29-year-old man, a former employee of a workshop for the disabled, was accused of quasi-forced sexual intercourse and quasi-forced indecency for sexually assaulting two women with severe intellectual disabilities. It was held at the Otsu District Court on the 15th. Presiding Judge Yasushi Hatayama handed down a sentence of 5 years imprisonment for “an extremely despicable and vicious crime”.

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20-year-old woman at facility for disabled in Kimitsu, Chiba Prefecture missing since the night of November 8th, police requesting information

At around 10:05 pm on the 8th, a 20-year-old female resident at a facility for people with disabilities in Sotominowa, Kimitsu City, called 110 to report that she had gone missing. The woman has an intellectual disability, and the Kimitsu police station is investigating her whereabouts and appealing for information.

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20 year old resident of Chiba care facility for the disabled missing since October 16th

According to the police, Takebata has a severe intellectual disability and she cannot speak. Around midnight on the 16th, Mr. Takehata was seen on the security camera in the facility. Takebata lived in a private room on the second floor, and the entrance to the facility was locked. She found a window in the second-floor corridor open, and it is believed that she went outside through this window.

Takebata is about 170 cm tall and has short black hair. She wore a blue T-shirt, gray shorts, and blue sandals.

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Japan wants more intellectually impaired inclusion at 2030 Paralympics

Toshiyuki Saito, the head of the All Nippon ID Sport Association, also known as ANISA, is urging the IPC to allow competitors with intellectual impairments to contest a broader range of sports to give them more visibility at the Paralympics.
“They should increase the number of intellectual disability Paralympic medal events in order to give athletes with intellectual disability a chance to inspire the world,” Saito said.