ERIC Number: ED026796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
MR 67: A First Report to the President on the Nation's Progress and Remaining Great Needs in the Campaign to Combat Mental Retardation.
President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.
Yearly statistics are provided to show the increase in services, programs, or personnel for the mentally retarded in the areas of training programs, special education classes, vocational rehabilitation, the foster grandparent program, and diagnostic clinics. The status of 18 programs and their financial need, the decrease in retardation due to measles, and states with phenylketonuria screening and child abuse reporting laws are listed. A map of the United States shows the location of mental retardation facilities constructed under Public Law 88-164; etiological and classification percentages are given. Ten areas needing attention are described: availability of services; manpower recruitment and training programs; use of existing resources at the community level; public-private partnerships in program development, services, and research; establishment of a national information and resource center; research and research utilization; early identification and treatment; social and institutional planning; classification of legal status of the retarded; and imaginative thinking to make new advances possible. (RP)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Day Care, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Etiology, Exceptional Child Services, Facilities, Identification, Incidence, Legislation, Medical Services, Mental Retardation, Personnel Needs, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.50).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.