developmental disabilities

12:13 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Michigan Senate and House Vote to Remove Word "Retarded" From State Laws

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The word will be replaced by the terms developmentally disabled or intellectually disabled
LANSING - The Michigan Senate voted unanimously today to "Spread the word to end the word," a national campaign to remove the word retarded from state law. The seven bill package will remove the word from a variety of laws dealing with criminal activity, the foster care system, mental health institutions, insurance claims, educational facilities and surrogate parenting.