ERIC Number: ED509596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports. Eleventh Edition
Schalock, Robert L.; Borthwick-Duffy, Sharon A.; Bradley, Valerie J.; Buntinx, Wil H. E.; Coulter, David L.; Craig, Ellis M.; Gomez, Sharon C.; Lachapelle, Yves; Luckasson, Ruth; Reeve, Alya; Shogren, Karrie A.; Snell, Martha E.; Spreat, Scott; Tasse, Marc J.; Thompson, James R.; Verdugo-Alonso, Miguel A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Yeager, Mark H.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This Manual contains the most current and authoritative information and knowledge on intellectual disability, including best practice guidelines on diagnosing and classifying intellectual disability and developing a system of supports for people living with an intellectual disability. Written by a committee of 18 experts, "Intellectual Disability: Definition, Classification, and Systems of Supports" (11th edition) is based on seven years of work on: (1) a synthesis of current information and best practices regarding intellectual disability; (2) numerous reviews and critiques of the 10th edition of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) definition manual; and (3) feedback from the field regarding a series of articles published by the Committee. This is the first official AAIDD definition manual with the terminology "Intellectual Disability" (formerly mental retardation).
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities, Classification, Definitions, Guides, Best Practices, Guidelines, Clinical Diagnosis, Disability Identification, Special Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, School Psychology, Intelligence Quotient, Cognitive Measurement
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 444 North Capitol Street NW Suite 846, Washington, DC 20001. Tel: 800-424-3688; Fax: 202-387-2193; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aaidd.org/
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act