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    Well said!
    By Cher

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    I have a degree in psychology as well as elementary ed. and "mentally retarded" is the term we used when referring to individuals with cognitive challenges. It is a legitimate term when used correctly. It can be used in a degrading way, but just because someone uses it does not make them comparable to a racist like a previous poster stated.
    I have a cousin who is moderately retarded. I call him what he is in a clinical sense, not meanly. I'd never say that he's a "retard" for example!
    I'm sorry to have jumped in so late to this discussion, but I had to say something about it!
    Cheri


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