ERIC Number: EJ676211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Defining Mental Retardation and Ensuring Access to the General Curriculum.
Wehmeyer, Michael L.
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, v38 n3 p271-82 Sep 2003
Discussion of trends in the American Association on Mental Retardation's definition of mental retardation notes a shift toward a support paradigm and a definition stressing the interaction between a person's independent functioning and the various contexts of the person's life. The current definition is seen to promote greater access to the general curriculum for students with mental retardation. (Contains references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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