Tuesday, August 18, 2015

AAIDD/ARC SCOTUS 2015 amicus brief regarding Texas adaptive behavior issues (Briseno factors)

An amicus brief (click to access) has been filed with SCOTUS by AAIDD and ARC regarding a petition for writ of certiorari for a case in Texas (Lizcano).  Briefly, the amicus brief points out the problems with the Texas Briseno factors (click here for all prior Briseno related posts) in the evaluation of prong 2 of the Dx of ID (adaptive behavior).  The problems at issue address the most basic principles of scientific reliability and validity in the evaluation of the adaptive behavior prong of the ID definition