Bipartisan legislation to remove term “mentally retarded” from the Social Security Act introduced in the U.S. Senate

Senate Bill 3289 was introduced by Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that, among other things, would remove the antiquated term “mentally retarded” from the Social Security Act.  The term would be changed to “intellectually disabled.”  The bill builds on the 2010 Rosa’s Law which updated the language in numerous health and education bills.

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