New York State is one of only a handful of states that has not removed the archaic terms "mental retardation" and "mentally retarded" from its laws. ...
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Using more neutral terminology to describe a person with intellectual disability, when they need to be described at all, is just one more way to respect them. Not the only way, of course; just one. An easy one.
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