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What’s in a name? Legislation would end use of the term ‘mental retardation’

We health bloggers and reporters think about words a lot and care about using the right ones. So we were interested when we heard that a legislative proposal offered in the U.S. Senate recently would outlaw further use of the terms “mentally retarded” or “mental retardation” from federal statutes and policy papers in the area of health, education and labor.