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But the major rewrite by psychiatrists of the definition of autism will include all diagnosed with a form of the disorder now, one expert says.
October 05, 2012
The greatest number of complaints were about whether students were receiving a free, appropriate public education.
June 04, 2012
The new definition would rename mental retardation "intellectual developmental disorder," and change how it is diagnosed.
July 19, 2011
Students with disabilities, in particular an emotional disturbance, are especially likely to be suspended or expelled from Texas middle and high schools, a new study finds.
May 25, 2011
A new report looks at how special education students and the people who work with them have changed during the last decade and concludes that the field needs to change, dramatically.
September 27, 2010
"Rosa's Law" would remove the terms "mentally retarded" and "mental retardation" from federal laws, to be replaced with "intellectually disabled/disabilities."
June 25, 2010
While Congress is considering dropping "mental retardation" from official use, other states are making that move on their own.
June 08, 2010
Is the "A-word" the new "R-word?"
May 26, 2010
Why should there be outdated or offensive language in the very laws designed to protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities? That's what some lawmakers are discussing on Capitol Hill this week. Senators are preparing to eliminate all references in federal law to the terms "mental reta...