Intellectually disabled

A very interesting article by Autism and Oughtisms about the use of the term “intellectually disabled“.  In one case, it can be used as a replacement for “mental retardation” (IQ < 70), and in another it can be used to describe a disability that affects the mind rather than the body (“physical disability”).  But intellect is not intelligence – people with autism can have an intellectual disability (in that it affects the mind rather than the body), and also be very intelligent.

Language can be a rather slippery construct at times!

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