Social Security aims to use 'intellectual disability' in its policies

01/29/2013 | Disability Scoop

The Social Security Administration is making a move to replace "mental retardation" with "intellectual disability" in its policies. The agency is under no direct mandate to do so, but Congress already enacted a similar change for all health, education and labor policy when it passed Rosa's law two years ago. The proposed rule change has been published in the Federal Register, which triggers a 30-day comment period.

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