IDENTITY: A Palm Desert foundation that assists developmentally disabled people says it's insulting.
10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
By DAVID OLSON
The Foundation for the Retarded of the Desert plans to drop the word 'retarded' from its name because of arguments that the term is offensive and outdated.
The Palm Desert group is one of only a handful of organizations nationwide that has continued to use the word, which most people with developmental disabilities find insulting, said Shirley Dove, president of The Arc of California. The group serves the developmentally disabled across the state."