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.”
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter is standing by her repeated use of the word “retard,” insisting that she’s done no wrong and will continue to use the term.
As the presidential campaign hits fever pitch, conservative political commentator Ann Coulter is taking heat for her repeated use of the word “retard.”
When a reporter described someone as a “nut case” on national radio not long ago, she got an earful. And for good reason say people with disabilities and their allies.
A new proposal in Congress is calling for the federal government to take yet another step away from the term “mental retardation” in favor of “intellectual disability.”
A public service announcement featuring “Glee” star Jane Lynch decrying use of the word “retard” is being honored for its fearless take on the issue.
George Clooney’s new film “The Descendants” is getting some major Oscar buzz. But that’s not why disability advocates are talking about the family drama.
A scene in the new film “The Change-Up” is taking heat from disability advocates who charge that Hollywood is once again culling laughs at the expense of people with special needs.
“30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan is in hot water after making comments about children with disabilities during a stand-up comedy routine in New York over the weekend.
A group of disability advocates is charging that Facebook is turning a blind eye to profiles and pages on the social network that they say are offensive to people with disabilities.
Jane Lynch of Fox’s “Glee” is speaking out against use of the word “retard” in a hard-hitting public service announcement that’s airing on broadcast networks and cable channels nationally.
NBA star LeBron James apologized Monday after he was heard muttering “that’s retarded” during a post-game press conference over the weekend.