ERIC Number: ED063720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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Mental Retardation Activities of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of Mental Retardation Coordination.
Briefly described are eight mental retardation programs of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Coordination is thought to be the most cricial factor in successful administration of the mental retardation programs. The mental retardation activities of the Department are arranged according to categories of preventive services, basic and supportive services, training of personnel, research, construction, and income maintenance. The Office of Child Development is first described; mentioned are the Children's Bureau and Head Start. The Office of Education is next described, its divisions of training programs, educational services, and research. A general explanation of the Health Services and Mental Health Administration includes maternal and child health service, Bureau of Community Environmental Management, Center for Disease Control, Indian Health Services, and Health Care Facilities Service. Broad research activities of the National Institutes of Health are mentioned, followed by a lengthy description of the Social and Rehabilitation Service. Short sketches are then drawn of the Social Security Administration, Food and Drug Administration, and the Surplus Property Program. (CB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Educational Programs, Exceptional Child Services, Federal Programs, Government Role, Health Services, Mental Health, Mental Retardation, Program Descriptions, Rehabilitation, Social Services
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.35)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of Mental Retardation Coordination.