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ND schools fight against slur on intellectually disabled

March 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Red River High School graduate Erin Baumann, 31, stood before hundreds of Valley Middle School students Tuesday and told them what happens when the word “retard” is used. Continue Reading

Researcher recalls conditions once reserved for North Dakota’s intellectually disabled

July 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Group and adult foster care homes and other options allow people with intellectual disabilities to live within a community, holding jobs and contributing as citizens. But it took a class-action lawsuit more than 30 years later to force the state of North Dakota to make changes before things got better. One researcher’s findings prompted the lawsuit that started it all. Continue Reading