The R-word, retard(ed), was used in the past to describe a person with an intellectual or developmental disability. Since then, it has morphed into a slang word to mean things like “stupid” or “idiotic.” Many people think it is socially acceptable to use the r-word in this way but the truth is, it hurts and dehumanizes those with an intellectual disability and their family and friends. The Spread the Word to End the Word movement was created to end the pejorative use of the R-word and promote dignity and respect for people with intellectual disabilities. Join the movement by pledging to end the r-word at r-word.org and vote this definition to the top.
Person 1: I'm so retarded; I forgot to get milk at the grocery store.
Person 2: Hey, I would appreciate it if you didn’t use that word around me anymore. When you use "retarded" as a synonym for "stupid" or "idiotic," you are saying that all people with intellectual disabilities are stupid, and that’s definitely not true.
A mental disability most common in white males. Autistics/aspergers tend to have higher than average IQs but have difficulty learning simple tasks and social cues intuitively and need to read an "instruction manual" for just about everything. As a result they become obsessed with minor details but miss the big picture - similar to people with obsessive compulsive disorder - and tend to get labeled as nerds, weirdos or retards and suffer social rejection.more...
An autistic guy wants to ask his secret crush to his high school prom. But instead of just asking her, he reads 600 pages worth of Sigmund Freud a week in advance in order to understand the female mind so he'll know "the correct way" to ask her to the prom.
When he finally asks her, he quotes a paragraph long "pickup line" that he memorized word for word in advance full of Freudian terms that she doesn't even understand. She she tells him she has no clue what he just said and he becomes offended and explains to her that he memorized 600 pages worth of Freud and explains to her why his pickup line was "the correct way to ask a girl out". She then assumes he's some kind of perver...
A non-profit Lutheran based agency that serves children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Mosaic Dallas provides ICF amd Home and Community Based Services in Dallas, Denton and Rockwall counties.
Mosaic Dallas is the best provider of services to people with intellectual disabilities.
is a generalized, triarchic disorder, characterized by subaverage cognitive functioning and deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors with onset before the age of 18. Once focused almost entirely on cognition, the definition now includes both a component relating to mental functioning and one relating to the individual's functional skills in their environment.
The term "mental retardation" is a diagnostic term designed to capture and standardize a group of disconnected categories of mental functioning such as "idiot", "imbecile", and "moron" derived from early IQ tests, which acquired pejorative connotations in popular discourse over time. The term "mental retardation" has itself now acquired some pejorative and shameful connotations over the last few decades due to the use of "retarded" as an insult among younger people. This may in turn have contributed to its replacement with expressions such as "mentally challenged" or "intellectual disability".
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A person (usually within the family environment) who maintains personal assistance to another who may suffer from, but is not limited to: a physical disability, mental illness, intellectual disability, or drug and/or alcohol dependency. There are no boundaries to the notion of 'caring' in this context as a large number of 'Carers' can be found throughout the globe in many different environments. Caring roles are often demanding and some services exist primarily for Carers, allowing them to 'have a break'. Support for Carers appears to be on the increase however a particular difficulty in the Human Service sector is reaching out to people who are 'unidentified carers'- those who maintain a caring role however are not aware that there is appropriate support available.
John has an acquired brain injury and is unable to perform a lot of daily personal tasks. His wife (Primary Carer) Julie assists him with tasks such as showering, grooming, and mobility.
Social misfit incapable of meaningful interaction with other members of the same species. Mostly males with no physical skills, limited intellectual ability and lacking any tact or empathy.
Wesley lived in his mothers spare bedroom and had aluminum foil blocking the windows. He graduated from a small junior college but never had friends, a job and had not spoken to a female since grade school. Living off Mom's SS disability check, he hasn't bathed or shaved in months, his diet consists only of junk food and high sugar and caffeine drinks and being hairy and obese resembled a mammoth. Like a vampire he was pasty white and avoided contact with the sun. He was a classic Woolly Gimp.
1.) A derogatory term used to describe the way people with developmental disabilities talk, think, and feel.
2.) An offensive term used for people with severe to high functioning developmental disabilities who have limited (verbal) communication (mainly for people with autism).
3.) Term used for people who aren't very bright nor articulate.
4.) Comments for people who talk or act emotionally like children.
5.) A secondary term for calling people retards.
6.) Describing someone who is illiterate.
7.) Describing someone who's use of saying words is very simple.
8.) Whining and / acting like a child.
9.) Acting childish.
10.) Term used for people who struggle with language and verbal communication.
"Forrest Gump was not only a person with limited intelligence, but he was a child-speaker as well because of his limited intelligence."
"This student in my history class was so stupid, he hardly ever talked like us. Like, he was just more of a child-speaker than a teen dialect."
"JACK! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU? You're acting like a child! You've been driving me crazy all day! You're such a child-speaker and can't even give any reasoning!"
"My mom was so sick with the flu, she was a child-speaker throughout most of the day."