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.”
Despite a complaint, a children’s book that includes the word “retarded” will remain in the libraries of several schools.
Disability advocates are slamming the new film “The Wolf of Wall Street” for using language and references that they say mock those with special needs.
When a mother of a boy with Down syndrome noticed that The New York Times’ “Ethicist” had a history of using the word “retard,” she took him to task. And boy did he respond.
Sephora is pulling a shade of lipstick called “Celebutard” from its shelves after complaints that the name is offensive to those with disabilities.
For the first time in years, someone outside the famed Shriver family will lead Special Olympics.
Coca-Cola is in hot water with a consumer whose daughter opened a Vitamin Water bottle with the message “You retard” printed on the cap.
The Social Security Administration will become the latest federal agency to start using the term “intellectual disability” in lieu of “mental retardation.”
After making critical mentions about autism in a recently-released song, a hip-hop recording artist is apologizing.
Under pressure, Facebook recently said it will improve its efforts to weed out hate speech on the social network. Disability advocates say the move is long overdue.
In what’s believed to be a first-of-its-kind case, a family is bringing a federal lawsuit after a photo of their son with Down syndrome was doctored and spread across the Internet.
In a first, the “journalist’s bible” will include guidance for reporters on how to write about mental illness and conditions like autism.
As he prepares to take the field in the Super Bowl this Sunday, the quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens is finding himself in hot water for using the word “retarded.”
The Social Security Administration has signaled its intention to start using the term “intellectual disability” in place of “mental retardation.”