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Intellectual Disability

Texas Sending Man to Death Chamber on Thursday Based on 'Of Mice and Men'

Mark E. Olive | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics
Mark E. Olive

Invoking Lennie as its benchmark, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals announced rules that fail to protect persons with intellectual disability from execution. Because of these unscientific and fictional standards, Robert Ladd, a man who has an IQ of 67, faces the death chamber this Thursday.

One Family's Journey and Joy: The 2014 Special Olympics Makes More Than One Kind of Impact

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon something wonderful happening in Central New Jersey: it was the 2014 Special Olympics. Of course, I've heard of the g...

Stopping The R-word Is Not Enough: Culture -- Not Just Language -- Must Change

Meghan Morris | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Meghan Morris

Censorship has no place in democracy, but self-examination does. The larger goal behind "Spread the word to end the word" is not to replace the r-word with another equally stigmatizing phrase, but to increase inclusion for those who may speak, act or move differently.

Removing The Word 'Retarded' From Our Language

| Posted 08.28.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Joanna Lin A bill awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature won't change any services, righ...

Is He Just Too Old for This?

Melanie Notkin | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Men are responsible for 40 percent of all fertility problems among American couples, so why is all the pressure (read: judgment) on women for reproductive health and timeliness?