Whether or not they committed a crime, defendants with intellectual disabilities can spend years — and in some cases, decades — locked up with no opportunity to argue their innocence.
A major pediatricians’ group is issuing new guidelines for physicians diagnosing intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
A new show focusing on the experiences of five young adults with intellectual disabilities is coming to television.
Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder were just a few of the celebrities on hand at a White House gala honoring Special Olympics.
The president and first lady will welcome a group of people with disabilities to the White House this week for a special dinner focusing on efforts to promote acceptance.
A major health insurer has agreed to stop using the term “mental retardation” after a family complained when the phrase was used to describe their daughter’s condition.
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling clarifying what constitutes intellectual disability also marked a major milestone in efforts to put an end to use of the term “mental retardation.”
A New York woman who says her brother with intellectual disability was killed two years ago at a state institution where he lived is now being billed $11.67 million for the man’s care.
A closely divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down a strict IQ cutoff for determining who has intellectual disability.
For students with intellectual disability, functional skills are often prioritized over academics, but a new study finds that children with low IQ are capable of learning to read.
Despite a complaint, a children’s book that includes the word “retarded” will remain in the libraries of several schools.
Some of the world’s most talented athletes with intellectual disabilities will be center stage on national television under a deal with ESPN.