10 Jul '11, 2am

Arizona Removes "Retardation," "Crippled" From Statutes | Care2 Causes

Arizona Removes "Retardation," "Crippled" From Statutes | Care2 Causes

On Thursday, Arizona held a ceremonial signing to celebrate the passage of House Bill 2213 , which officially removes the words “mental retardation” and “crippled” from the Arizona Revised Statutes. Governor Jan Brewer had signed the bill back in April and the legislation will go into effect on September 30. The word “mental retardation” will be replaced with “intellectual disability” and the word “crippled” with “physically disabled” in state statutes. A campaign to end the “r” word initiated by the Special Olympics , has received national attention . Indeed, Special Olympics Arizona alerted Arizona lawmakers to the need to remove the “r” word from state statutes. According to Kate Fassett, government relations and business-development executive for HighGround, the lobbying firm that represents Special Olympics Arizona at the Legislature, “Arizona is the first state in th...

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care2.com 11 Jul '11, 6am

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TOMS & Focus on the Family: A Troubling Pairing | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 09 Jul '11, 8pm

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solarindustrymag.com 09 Jul '11, 12pm

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New Wheelchair for Jack the Dog | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 12 Jul '11, 9am

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U.S. Government Declares Marijuana Has No Medical Value | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 10 Jul '11, 12am

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care2.com 09 Jul '11, 5pm

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Ohio City Adopts the Term "Guardian" | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 11 Jul '11, 2am

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care2.com 10 Jul '11, 12am

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What The Jamie Leigh Jones Verdict Says About Rape Culture | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 10 Jul '11, 1am

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New Study Says "Food Deserts" Only Part of the Problem | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 13 Jul '11, 7am

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