ERIC Number: ED112547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Mental Retardation and the Law: A Report on Status of Current Court Cases.
President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.
Featured in the issue is an analysis of the consent Decree in New York State Association for Retarded Children v. Carey (Willowbrook case). In addition, summaries and updated information are presented for 25 new cases and 34 cases previously reported regarding the following topics: architectural barriers, classification, commitment, custody, education (including West v. Secretary of Defense in California and Wilcox v. Carter in Florida), employment, protection from harm, guardianship, sterilization, treatment (including Wyatt v. Hardin in Alabama and Welsch v. Likins in Minnesota) and voting. The Willowbrook case is said to be important because it provided relief for institutionalized retarded persons based on the right to protection from harm theory. (CL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.