ERIC Number: EJ1006283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
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Beyond Terminology: The Policy Impact of a Grassroots Movement
Ford, Marty; Acosta, Annie; Sutcliffe, T. J.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v51 n2 p108-112 Apr 2013
This article discusses the history of the grassroots movement led by self-advocates and their families to replace the stigmatizing term "mental retardation" with "intellectual disability" in federal statute. It also describes recent and pending changes in federal regulations and policy to adopt the new terminology for Social Security and Medicaid.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Vocabulary, Change, Federal Regulation, Public Policy, Advocacy, Activism, Social Action, History
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 7065, Lawrence, KS 66044-7065. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail: AJMR@allenpress.com; Web site: http://aaiddjournals.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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