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handicapped

(hăn′dē-kăpt′) Usage Problem
adj.
1. Physically or mentally disabled: a pool equipped for handicapped swimmers.
2. Intended for people who have a disability: a handicapped parking space.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
People who have a disability considered as a group. Often used with the.

handicapped

[han′dikapt]
Etymology: hand in cap, a seventeenth-century game with forfeits
referring to a person who has a congenital or acquired mental or physical defect that interferes with normal functioning of the body system or the ability to be self-sufficient in modern society. Compare disability.

politically correct

Politically sensitive adjective Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person's physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm; a person is not mentally retarded, but rather mentally challenged; a person is not obese but rather has an eating disorder, etc
Politically correct-a microglossary
Former term PC term
American Indian Native American
Black African American
Demented Disoriented, severely confused
Handicapped Disadvantaged
Homophobic Heterosexually biased
Housebound Domestic
(American) Indian  Native American
Mentally retarded Mentally disabled or challenged
Obese Large, ample, right-sized
Oriental  Asian
Physically handicapped Physically disadvantaged
Poorly educated Educationally disadvantaged
Racist Culturally insensitive
Stupid Educationally challenged
Politically correct ad absurdum–a microglossary
PCAA term Translation
Colorful Flaky, fruity
Detail oriented  Anal-retentive or, if extreme, obsessive compulsive
Eccentric  Nuts, weird
Enthusiastic & hopeful  Insufferably arrogant
Follicly challenged  Bald
Knowledge deficient Ignorant
Obtunded Stupid
Sexual arts specialist  Prostitute, hooker
Sexual arts aficionado  Slut, sleaze
Vertically challenged Short
Vertically enhanced  Tall
Visually challenged Myopic  
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74 Ophelia's on the Bay 349-2212 Heart Healthy Valet Parking Waterfront Dining Handicapped Accessible
Former governments neglected handicapped people and now is the time for the concerned NGOs to help them.
The IRS ruled that the children were attending the school principally to receive medical care in the form of special education in those years they were diagnosed as having a medical condition that handicapped their ability to learn.
4) Handicapped parking permit: a distinguishing license plate, removable windshield placard, or temporarily issued removable windshield placard that displays the international symbol of access.
The city's 529 parking officers issued 29,727 citations last year for misuse of handicapped spaces or permits, up 32 percent from 22,487 in 2001.
They are reported as being handicapped, but in fact as much as $50,000 is paid for them.
Before Congress passed it in 1975, an estimated one million handicapped kids were not getting any education at all, and vastly disporportionate numbers of black children were being warehoused under the rubric "educably mentally retarded.
Largely through his efforts and those of the Bangor Society for Mentally Handicapped Children (later MENCAP), of which he was a founder member, better facilities were provided, such as a special school and a hostel.
Turbulences' has been conceived as a prototype for a new generation of care centres engaging with the city centre, for autistic or otherwise severely handicapped children and adolescents.
Thus, while no "bright-line" rule has developed from the case law, a key issue in disputes arising out of excessive absenteeism is whether the employer can offer a "reasonable accommodation" to the handicapped employee.
The psychological difficulties that stand out among these youngsters are symptoms of depression related to social isolation and to other negative experiences confronting chronically ill or handicapped persons in general, Breslau reports in the January ARCHIVES OF GENERAL PSYCHIATRY.
ABSTRACT: Public Law 94-142 provides for a free appropriate public education for all handicapped children, but does not address the issue of disciplining handicapped students.