ERIC Number: ED065975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Mental Retardation and Other Developmental Disabilities, 1969.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
Congressional hearings on mental retardation and other developmental disabilities are presented for the stated purposes of assisting the states in developing a plan for the provision of comprehensive services to persons affected by mental retardation and other developmental disabilities originating in childhood, assisting the states in the provision of such services in accordance with such plan, assisting in the construction of facilities to provide the services needed to carry out such plan, and other purposes not enumerated. Included is a copy of S. 2846, the Developmental Disabilities Services and Facilities Construction Act of 1969. Mental retardation activities of the U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare are summarized. Testimony of approximately 20 individuals for or against the legislation, focusing frequently on the financing of the federal program, constitutes the majority of the document. Reports of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation for 1968 abd 1969 are then included. Construction program of mental retardation research centers, university affiliated facilities, and community facilities throughout the country is provided. Concluding are copies of selected laws relating to mental retardation. (CB)
Descriptors: Ancillary Services, Exceptional Child Services, Facilities, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Mental Retardation, National Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
Note: Hearings before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare United States Senate Ninety-First Congress