A potential cancer treatment may also relieve behavioral symptoms of a condition associated with autism and intellectual disability, researchers say.
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.