Advocates, parents, and lots of others have been talking about it for awhile now, but it finally has been passed into law. The term "mental retardation" will be changed in the federal laws to "intellectual disability". Currently in the NH special education rules, "mental retardation" is still the label used. Usually, it takes about two years for NH laws and rules to catch up to the federal language, so we'll see how long the change for this will take. The federal law is being called Rosa's Law after a little girl and her family advocated for the change. Read more here.
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