This August 12, 2012 found on The Dallas Post website, talks about the name change of Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health/Mental Retardation Program to Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Developmental Services. This change is in response to the Federal legislation removing “retardation” from the language used by the Federal government. Gov. Corbett followed suit by signing HB458 into law here in Pennsylvania which removes “Mental Retardation” from the MH/MR act of 1966.
This article found on readingeagle.com, and dated January 21, 2012 offers one person’s view about the recent change in name of the Berks County Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities agency which was formerly known as Berks County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Services.
**Please note that my posting an article doesn’t necessarily mean I agree or disagree with the contents of it, but simply that as in this case, I found the view interesting on some level.**