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Today I read a comment from Chocbonbonbella from room5weblog.blogspot.com. They asked

“But what if  someone IS retarded and you call that person that, and they take it the wrong way? Not saying retarded is really hard for all my friends and I.”

I commented back, but I thought that it was an intresting topic. What IF someone has an intellectual disability? Is it right to call them retarded?

I don’t think that you should because mental retardation is a condition. In my reply I said that if someone is diabetic you don’t call them by their condition,  you call them by their name. It’s the same with people with intellectual disabilities. I don’t think you should call anyone by anything other than their name. Also, unless any person invites you to talk about their condition, you shouldn’t talk about it. It would be disrespectful to do that.

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