Mayor Nutter Signs Councilman O’Brien Bill Removing ‘Mental Retardation’ From City Code

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Philadelphia, Feb.19, 2014 – Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law Councilman At-Large Dennis O’Brien’s legislation amending the Philadelphia Code by replacing references to “mental retardation” with references to “intellectual disability.” By removing words often used to hurt or demean the differently abled from official City documents, Philadelphia hopes to become a more welcoming and inclusive City. 

To watch the signing ceremony and Councilman O’Brien explaining the importance of his legislation, click the videos below. For photos, visit Council’s Flickr page.



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