ERIC Number: ED152033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
MR 76. Mental Retardation: Past and Present.
President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington, DC.
The tenth annual report of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation reviews the history of America's services for the retarded from the 1850's to the present. Traced is governmental involvement through conferences on children and youth, and reviewed is the role of parents and volunteers in securing appropriate services. Among agencies described as change makers are the American Association on Mental Deficiency, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. The growth of federal programs is analyzed along with a discussion of federal resources in 1975. Other topics addressed include the progress of the Proposed Program for National Action to Combat Mental Retardation, the role of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation, state service trends, the role of higher education, and economic factors in mental retardation. (CL)
Descriptors: Federal Government, Federal Programs, Financial Needs, Financial Support, History, Mental Retardation, Organizations (Groups), State of the Art Reviews, State Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($3.50, Stock No. 040-000-00385-1)
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.
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