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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 6

Policy: In shift, Supreme Court moves away from ‘mental retardation’ (Disability Scoop) A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling clarifying what constitutes intellectual disability also marked a major milestone in efforts to put an end to use of the term “mental … Continue reading

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Changing Terms: Senate votes to drop “mental retardation”

Rosa’s Law, introduced to the Senate in November 2007, would change the language used in Federal documents from mental retardation (MR) to intellectual disabilities (ID).  The REHABDATA Thesaurus currently uses the terms mental retardation and developmental disabilities (DD) to index … Continue reading

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