Tuesday, September 28, 2010

'Retardation' Out; 'Intellectual Disability' In

Education Week
By Christina Samuels on September 27, 2010
4:06 PM

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed "Rosa's Law," which would remove the terms "mentally retarded" and "mental retardation" from federal laws, to be replaced with "intellectually disabled/disabilities." From the Disability News blog:
The measure, called "Rosa's Law" in honor of a Maryland girl who has Down syndrome, has already passed the Senate and is expected to be signed into law by President Obama.

Full Story: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2010/09/retardation_out_intellectual_d.html

Here is the text of Rosa's law: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:s2781enr.txt.pdf

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