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President Obama Makes “Rosa’s Law” Official

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator In January of 2010, President Barack Obama signed an act known as Rosa’s Law, which officially changed references in federal law from “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability,” as well as rewording “mentally retarded individual” … Continue reading

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They’re Only Words…?

Several months ago, Newsday featured a brief article about people with disabilities; I believe it was entitled “Call to End Use of R-Word.”

Often, it seems that the people who use such words are unaware that their use is hurtful to someone else…

On the Black Eyed Peas’ 2003 album Elephunk, there was even a popular song entitled “Let’s Get Retarded.”

One person [at the Frazer Center] in particular stood out to me, as he displayed an extraordinary talent… Continue reading

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