ERIC Number: ED291209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Mental Retardation: Meeting the Challenge.
World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).
Major components of care for mentally retarded persons are discussed from an international perspective. The use of community resources to provide comprehensive services is emphasized, including teaching and rehabilitation techniques. Topics addressed include identification and assessment; etiological factors (prevalence and causative factors); national policy formation; services (community programs, prevention and treatment, training and rehabilitation, manpower development); and the role of voluntary and international organizations. Forty-three references are appended. (JW)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Delivery Systems, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Etiology, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Handicap Identification, International Organizations, Long Range Planning, Mental Retardation, National Programs, Public Policy, Rehabilitation, Voluntary Agencies
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).
Note: Prepared in collaboration with the Joint Commission on International Aspects of Mental Retardation.