Strikes term ‘mentally retarded’ from federal statutes
The measure will eliminate the terms “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded” from federal education, health and labor laws.
“This law takes â€˜mentally retarded’ out of the federal law books and replaces it with â€˜intellectual disability,’ a change that will have a positive effect on more than 6 million Americans,” said Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), one of the measure’s sponsors.
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