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'Intellectual Disability,' Not 'Retardation'

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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to remove the terms mentally retarded and mental retardation from federal laws, to be replaced with "intellectually disabled/disabilities." The bill, already approved by the Senate and sent to the president, is called "Rosa's Law", for Rosa Marcellino, a 9-year-old from Maryland with Down syndrome.

Vol. 30, Issue 06, Page 5

Published in Print: October 6, 2010, as 'Intellectual Disability," Not 'Retardation'
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