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Deaths of disabled children are no less tragic

Created in 2012 in response to the death of George Hodgins, an autistic man, the Disability Day of Mourning candlelight vigil is held each year worldwide on March 1 to commemorate the lives of people with disabilities who have been murdered by their families and caregivers. Within the past five years alone, over 600 people with disabilities have died […]

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Advocates & Activists Aging & Disability Culture & Community Divergent News Healthcare & Wellness

Disability Day of Mourning honours those killed by their caretakers | Vancouver Sun

Bill MacArthur was raped and beaten as a child, and he saw horrific instances of other sexual, physical and emotional abuse during the four separate times he was sent to the former provincial lunatic asylum/hospital for the insane that became Woodlands School in New Westminster.In a way he considers himself lucky: He lived to tell […]