ERIC Number: ED112583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Position Papers of the American Association on Mental Deficiency 1973-1975.
American Association on Mental Deficiency, Washington, DC.
Presented are the American Association on Mental Deficiency's position papers regarding the rights of retarded persons. Included are statements on the following topics: basic rights (such as freedom of choice and the right to the least restrictive individually appropriate housing); work by residents in private and public institutions (including right to compensation); protecting the lives of mentally retarded persons in cases involving the termination of life sustaining procedures; sterilization (including definitions of voluntary sterilization and legally incompetent persons); guardianship (including a discussion of the guardian's powers and duties); human rights review and protection boards; the right to habilitation (including an individualized program plan and compensatory rights); and the use of physical, psychological and psycho-pharmacological procedures to affect behavior of mentally retarded persons. (CL)
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Authoring Institution: American Association on Mental Deficiency, Washington, DC.