ERIC Number: ED117869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Mental Retardation: The Known and the Unknown. Information as of February 1, 1975.
President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.
The report of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation deals with three goal areas: minimum occurrence of disability, adequate and humane service systems, and assurance of full citizenship for the retarded. Considered in an initial section are the background, definition, prevalence, and incidence of mental retardation. Reviewed is research relating to prevention and described are the associations between mental retardation and such conditions as Tay-Sachs disease, rubella, lead poisoning, and prematurity. Among the service systems discussed are health services, vocational training, and programs of daily activity. An analysis of full citizenship covers such aspects as right to education, right to treatment, and right to payment for work, and addresses the effect of legislation, competency questions, and attitudes on the rights of the retarded. A final section reviews the economic impact of vocational rehabilitation and education and analyzes federal spending trends. (CL)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Definitions, Demography, Educational Trends, Equal Education, Etiology, Exceptional Child Services, Financial Policy, Health Services, Incidence, Lead Poisoning, Legislation, Mental Retardation, Organizations (Groups), Prevention, Research Reviews (Publications), Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, washington, D.C. 20402 [Order No. (OHD) 76-21008, $2.45]
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.