ERIC Number: ED024180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Proposed Program for National Action to Combat Mental Retardation. A Report to the President.
President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.
The basic purposes of the President's Panel on Retardation and the significance, impact, causes, and effect of the problem are reviewed, and improvements suggested. Each section presents basic data and opinions, gives both specific and general recommendations for improving or expanding services or developing new programs, and indicates whether responsibility for action lies with the local, state, or federal government, with private agencies, or with some combination of these. Subjects covered include research and scientific manpower, prevention, clinical and social services, education, vocational rehabilitation and training, residential care, and law and the mentally retarded, public awareness, and organization of services (planning and coordination). The President's statement in 1961 on the need for a national plan and a list of members of the Panel are included. (LE)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Comprehensive Programs, Cooperative Planning, Exceptional Child Education, Identification, Information Dissemination, Labor Needs, Legal Problems, Mental Retardation, National Programs, Prevention, Program Development, Recreation, Research Needs, Residential Care, Social Services, State Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.65).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.