Council members want 'retarded' off city docs

Some City Council members and advocacy groups are upset over the city's use of the term "mentally retarded" in committees and documents. Officials say the

City Council members are upset over the city’s use of the term

City Council members are upset over the city’s use of the term "retarded." (1/10/13)

THE BRONX - Some City Council members and advocacy groups are upset over the city's use of the term "mentally retarded" in committees and documents.

The term can be found in the name of one of the City Council's committees, the Committee on Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Disability Services, as well as on city health and education documents.

Officials say the term is offensive and should be changed to "developmentally disabled."
 

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