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'Mental retardation' may be out of use soon, says SSA

"Mental retardation" is a term we all know. But we also know that it often carries negative connotations. Despite this, the Social Security Administration has continued to use the term in its Listing of Impairments and in other policy documentation. It's not hard to see how people in New York and elsewhere who apply for disability benefits may feel disrespected to see this term used regularly by the SSA. Fortunately, that may be changing soon.

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