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Senate passes bill striking 'retardation' from state laws

...Alaska has moved one step closer to striking "mental retardation" from state laws.The Alaska Senate on Thursday...which would replace "mentally retarded" and "mental retardation" with terms such as "intellectual and developmental...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-02-21/senate-passes-bill-striking-retardat
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Workshop on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders slated

...exposure during pregnancy is the leading cause of mental retardation in the western world, but most people born with...Most (individuals) don't have an IQ in the mental retardation range, they have an IQ in the average range, but...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/032508/news_4697.shtml
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State targets schools, other institutions for FAS prevention

...Stevens, R-Alaska, will send $5.8 million annually to the state for addressing FAS, the leading known cause of mental retardation. Fetal alcohol syndrome is 100 percent preventable if women abstain from alcohol after conception. FAS and alcohol-related...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/111300/ala_111300alapm0160001.shtml
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Difficult decisions

...are intended to pay for services Medicaid doesn't cover. In the early '90s, the state Legislature passed the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability (MRDD) waiver that would allow people with Down's Syndrome and other mental disabilities...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/072407/news_3193.shtml
Ombudsman for elderly would be moved to new agency under Knowles' order

...grants and a fund of more than $300 million, using earnings to provide services for people with mental illness, mental retardation, psychosis due to alcoholism, or Alzheimer's disease. About 70 percent of the Alaskans who need long-term...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011401/ala_011401ala0030001.shtml
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Peninsula team wins championship

...Olympics program that pairs people with and without mental retardation to train and compete in a number of events, including...and competition to more than 1 million people with mental retardation in about 150 countries. In Alaska, Special Olympics...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112601/peo_112601peo0040001.shtml
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