ERIC Number: ED126656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Tomorrow Is: Report on the Governor's Conference on Prevention of Developmental Disabilities.
Inland Counties Developmental Disabilities Services, San Bernardino, CA.
Presented is a report on the California Governor's Conference of December, 1973, called to assess knowledge of preventive techniques in the field of developmental disabilities and to develop a more extensive design for future action. Keynote addresses by F. Lanterman and E. Brian are quoted. Summaries of the following talks are included: Prevention of Developmental Disabilities -- the Pre-conception Period (M. Golbus); The Prevention of Mental Retardation and Genetic Disease -- Early Pregnancy (A. Milunsky); Prevention of Developmental Disabilities in Later Pregnancy and Delivery (A. Parmelee and C. Kopp); and the Infant and Young Child (J. Meier). Examined in the document are eight recommendations representing a composite of the 91 recommendations proposed by the more than 200 persons attending the conference. The recommendations noted include the following: provide education and information pertaining to the prevention of developmental disabilities to all Californians and, in particular, to adolescents, prospective parents, and all practicing professionals; coordinate and, where necessary, expand services to prospective parents, expectant mothers, newborns, and their parents, so as to provide comprehensive and continuous coverage from pre-conception through delivery and early infancy; and review and assess the preventive services provided through regional centers and critically assess their capacity to undertake a full range of preventive programs. Names and addresses of the conference participants are listed. (IM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Inland Counties Developmental Disabilities Services, San Bernardino, CA.
Note: (Newport Beach, California, December 2-4, 1973)