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Social Security Administration Changes Terminology: Mental Retardation to Intellectual Disability

The Social Security Administration is considering dropping the phrase “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability” according to a Federal Register announcement made late January. A proposed rule was highlighted on Docket No. SSA-2012-0066 on January 28th, 2013. This term is frequently used in the Listing of Impairments that Social Security uses to evaluate claims involving mental…