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  • Why We Don’t Use the Word “Retarded” and Why You Shouldn’t Either

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 20, 2012 | 10:33 pm

    During our recent LA Federation Special Needs Mission in Israel, Danny Katz from the Welfare of Ministry took great pains to point out that they were changing the name of his department from “Adults with Mental Retardation” to “Adults with Intellectual Disabilities”, so that...

  • Hidden Abilities

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 27, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    When filmmaker Jessie Nelson was growing up in North Hollywood in the 1950s, she was frightened of the mentally disabled. "I had the fear a lot of children have when they are not exposed to people with disabilities," says Nelson, whose wrenching new film, "I Am Sam," tells of a...