## Tuesday, October 20, 2009

### Amicus Brief: AAIDD (Dufour v Florida, 2009)

I just posted a new Amicus Brief (see Amicus Brief section of blog; click here to go to brief)  filed by AAIDD in Dufour v Florida (2009).  The brief focuses primarily on the need to incorporate the Standard Error of Measurement (SEm) in establishing a range for intellectual disability determination and the need for objective measurement of adaptive behavior (and not to place undue emphasis on specific adaptive behavior strengths).  The brief aruges that Florida law is not consistent with the Atkins v Virginia SCOTUS decision.

I'm hoping to locate copies of decisions related to the Dufour case and post them when I can.

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