Intellectual Disabilities

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End discrimination against all God’s children

Q: Advocacy groups for people with intellectual disabilities are campaigning to end use of the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded.’ What … Continued

Making sure our speech is politically correct

Q: Advocacy groups for people with intellectual disabilities are campaigning to end use of the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded.’ What … Continued

The intent behind the words

Q: Advocacy groups for people with intellectual disabilities are campaigning to end use of the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded.’ What … Continued

The strangeness of political correctness

Q: Advocacy groups for people with intellectual disabilities are campaigning to end use of the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded.’ What … Continued

The bigotry behind the word ‘retard’

Professor and author Christopher M. Fairman [“The case against banning the word ‘retard,’ ” Outlook, Feb. 14] made good arguments … Continued

End the hypocrisy that words don’t matter

Q: Advocacy groups for people with intellectual disabilities are campaigning to end use of the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded.’ What … Continued

Sticks and stones

Q: Advocacy groups for people with intellectual disabilities are campaigning to end use of the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded.’ What … Continued

Changing words won’t change attitudes

Q: Advocacy groups for people with intellectual disabilities are campaigning to end use of the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded.’ What … Continued

Mentally disabled, morally gifted

Q: Advocacy groups for people with intellectual disabilities are campaigning to end use of the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded.’ What … Continued

Our violent vocabularies

Q: Advocacy groups for people with intellectual disabilities are campaigning to end use of the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded.’ What … Continued

Use insults only to insult

Q: Advocacy groups for people with intellectual disabilities are campaigning to end use of the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded.’ What … Continued

What words mean and how they feel

Q: Advocacy groups for people with intellectual disabilities are campaigning to end use of the word ‘retard’ or ‘retarded.’ What … Continued

Disabled have a dream, too

Chubbs Stillman, a special education high school senior, would make Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. proud. When Dr. King invited … Continued

The Perfect Job for Sarah Palin

Amid all the babble about Sarah Palin’s recent resignation as Alaska’s governor and amid all the speculation about her potential … Continued

Dad’s Trade-Off

In recent days, President Barack Obama has led a series of discussions and events on fatherhood. “There is no excuse,” … Continued

Conscientious Objectors of WWII

By Steven J. Taylorprofessor, Syracuse University “Mental Hospitals Are Again Under Fire” read an editorial describing critiques of state institutions … Continued

‘Special’ Athletes Aren’t Funny

Last week, President Obama thrust Special Olympics athletes and their families into a national discussion about the boundaries of humor … Continued

O’Reilly and the R-Word Factor

There’s one mystery that seems common to religions: real love, real truth, real goodness are often revealed by the least … Continued

Get a Life by Including Others

Last week, “Tropic Thunder” hit movie theaters, and I hit the protest line. I joined with a crowd of disability … Continued

What ‘Tropic Thunder’ Thinks Is Funny

I’ve been told to keep my sense of humor about the film “Tropic Thunder,” which opens this week. Despite my … Continued