By Christina Samuels on September 27, 2010
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