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         Mental Retardation:     more books (100)
  1. Teaching Students With Mental Retardation: Providing Access to the General Curriculum by Deanna J. Sands, H. Earle Knowlton, et all 2001-10
  2. Inventing the Feeble Mind: A History of Mental Retardation in the United States (Medicine and Society) by James W. Trent Jr., 1995-12-19
  3. Mental Retardation: Historical Perspectives, Current Practices, and Future Directions by Ronald L. Taylor, Michael Brady, et all 2004-08-21
  4. Teaching Persons With Mental Retardation: A Model For Curriculum Development And Teaching by Richard B Dever, Dennis R Knapczyk, 1996-08-01
  5. Teaching Students With Mental Retardation: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher by Robert (Bob) F. Algozzine, Dr. James E. Ysseldyke, 2006-03-24
  6. Handbook of Mental Retardation and Development by Jacob A. Burack, Robert M. Hodapp, et all 1998-02-28
  7. Teaching Students with Mental Retardation: A Life Goal Curriculum Planning Approach by Glen E. Thomas, 1996-02-15
  8. The Rights of People with Mental Disabilities: The Authoritative Guide to the Rights of People with Mental Illness and Mental Retardation (ACLU Handbook) by Hon. Robert M Levy, Leonard S. Rubenstein, 1996-11-01
  9. Genetics and Mental Retardation Syndromes: A New Look at Behavior and Interventions by Elisabeth M. Dykens, Robert M. Hodapp, et all 2000-08-31
  10. Differences in Common: Straight Talk on Mental Retardation, Down Syndrome, and Your Life by Marilyn Trainer, 1991-11
  11. Mental Retardation: An Introduction to Intellectual Disability (7th Edition) by Mary Beirne-Smith, James M. Patton, et all 2005-08-05
  12. The Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability Treatment Planner by Arthur E. Jongsma Jr., Kellye Slaggert, et all 2000-07-20
  13. Psychology and mental retardation: Perspectives in change by Seymour Bernard Sarason, 1985
  14. History of Mental Retardation by R.C. Scheerenberger, 1983-12

1. Disability Info: Mental Retardation Fact Sheet (FS8)
Definition, teaching tips, and contact information from the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities.
NICHCY Our Publications Disability Info
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Mental Retardation
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Matthew's Story
What is mental retardation?

What causes it?

How is it diagnosed?

Fact Sheet 8 (FS8)
January 2004
Approx. 8 pages when printed.
PDF version
Matthew's Story
Matt is 15 years old. Because Matt has mental retardation, he has been receiving special education services since elementary school. These services have helped him tremendously, because they are designed to fit his special learning needs. Last year he started high school. He, his family, and the school took a good hard look at what he wants to do when secondary school is over. Does he want more education? A job? Does he have the skills he needs to live on his own? Answering these questions has helped Matt and the school plan for the future. He's always been interested in the outdoors, in plants, and especially in trees. He knows all the tree names and can recognize them by their leaves and bark. So this year he's learning about jobs like forestry, landscaping, and grounds maintenance. Next year he hopes to get a part-time job. He's learning to use public transportation, so he'll be able to get to and from the job. Having mental retardation makes it harder for Matt to learn new things. He needs things to be very concrete. But he's determined. He wants to work outside, maybe in the park service or in a greenhouse, and he's getting ready! Back to top

2. AAMR Home Page
Disabilities Special issue of the American Journal on mental retardation on Aging and Developmental Disabilities Life Course Trajectories, March 2004.


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... City of Colorado Springs Adopts the Supports Intensity Scale
The Supports Intensity Scale is now Colorado Springs' official instrument to determine individual supports needs for persons with develop-mental disabilities. What is the sig-nificance of this move? Find out in an interview with Dr. Stephen Hall of the Resource Exchange, Inc., Colorado. Download Sample SIS Interview Forms and Case Study How Was the Supports Intensity Scale Developed? More on the standardization of the SIS Trends that created a need for SIS Frequently Asked Questions What are people saying about SIS? Press release on the SIS launch Aging and Developmental Disabilities Special issue of the American Journal on Mental Retardation on Aging and Developmental Disabilities: Life Course Trajectories, March 2004 Click here to read the introduction.

3. Texas Department Of Mental Health And Mental Retardation - Home Page
TDMHMR services for persons with a mental illness. mental retardation Services. Find out more about TDMHMR services for persons with mental retardation
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Big Spring State Hospital Administration Building. The hospital was founded in 1938 and employs more than 650 employees.
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Find out more about TDMHMR services for persons with mental retardation.
To know your consumer rights, to ask questions or to file a complaint, please speak to Consumer Services/Rights Protection (Ombudsman) at: (800) 252.8154 – Texas Only (512) 206.5760 – Outside Texas (800) 735.2988 – Relay Texas, Voice (800) 735.2989 – Relay Texas, TTY HHS Consolidation Information Quality Improvement for Home and Community-Based Services TDMHMR Initiatives 2004 TDMHMR Board Meeting Schedule ... Texas Homeland Security Please direct website questions to: Webmaster Page created 1/10/2003 - last updated 6/1/2004

4. Connecticut Department Of Mental Retardation
Department of mental retardation, State of Connecticut. This is the home page. Department of mental retardation. Commissioner's Welcome. Eligibility / How to Apply for Services Independent Office of the. for mental retardation En Español
Department of Mental Retardation Independent Office of the
for Mental Retardation Information for Families and Employees
Regarding the CLA Conversion Plan
In addition to the above publications, each DMR Region has one or more publications.
Please visit each Region's home page for a complete list.
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This page was last updated on: 27 May, 2004

5. UVa Special Education: Resources On Mental Retardation
What is mental retardationOrganizations for Individuals with mental retardationGeneral Resources on mental retardationDown
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What is Mental Retardation Organizations for Individuals with Mental Retardation General Resources on Mental Retardation Down Syndrome Resources ... Centers, Departments, and Program for Individuals with Mental Retardation
What is Mental Retardation
Organizations for Individuals with Mental Retardation
    The Arc (Formally the Association of Retarded Citizens) TASH (Once the American Association for the Education of the Severely/ Profoundly Handicapped [AAESPH], then The Association for the Severely Handicapped [TASH], and more recently The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, but continuing to use the acronym "TASH" because it is widely and well known) President's Committee on Mental Retardation (PCMR) , which "acts in an advisory capacity to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to programs and services for persons with mental retardation." See, especially, the

6. Introduction To Mental Retardation
Introduction to mental retardation What is mental retardation? An individual retardation. How many people are affected by mental retardation? The
Introduction to Mental Retardation What is mental retardation? An individual is considered to have mental retardation based on the following three criteria: intellectual functioning level (IQ) is below 70-75; significant limitations exist in two or more adaptive skill areas; and the condition is present from childhood (defined as age 18 or less) (AAMR, 1992). What are the adaptive skills essential for daily functioning? Adaptive skill areas are those daily living skills needed to live, work and play in the community. They include communication, self-care, home living, social skills, leisure, health and safety, self-direction, functional academics (reading, writing, basic math), community use and work. Adaptive skills are assessed in the person's typical environment across all aspects of an individual's life. A person with limits in intellectual functioning who does not have limits in adaptive skill areas may not be diagnosed as having mental retardation. How many people are affected by mental retardation? The Arc reviewed a number of prevalence studies in the early 1980s and concluded that 2.5 to 3 percent of the general population have mental retardation (The Arc, 1982).

7. Massachusetts Department Of Mental Retardation: Home Page
Lieutenant Governor Ronald Preston Secretary, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services Department of mental retardation
Mitt Romney Governor
Kerry Healey
Lieutenant Governor Ronald Preston
Secretary Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
Department of Mental Retardation Gerald J. Morrissey, Jr., Commissioner Home Message from
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Mission Statement ... Site Map Welcome to DMR
The Department of Mental Retardation (DMR) is the state agency that provides support to citizens with mental retardation and their families. It is part of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Every day the DMR provides a wide range of services to more than 32,000 individuals. DMR provides assistance in job placement, transportation, housing, or intense levels of treatment, monitoring and care. DMR provides these services both through state-operated programs and with 265 provider agencies across the state. You can get more information about DMR services in your local community. To find the DMR Area Office that serves your community, please use our Area Office Locator.

8. Office Of Mental Retardation Home
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The Office of Mental Retardation supports a comprehensive array of services and supports for people with mental retardation including: community residential and day support services which are either administered or operated by county MH/MR programs; contracted private residential intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation (ICF/MR) services or services in state centers. The mental retardation system is funded through federal, state and county funds. The mental retardation program is evolving from a predominately facility-based system, comprised of large public and private residential facilities, to a flexible and dynamic system of community supports and services tailored to the needs of persons living in the community. The Office of Mental Retardation operates or provides funding for privately operated institutional care for people with mental retardation. The Commonwealth provides services through six state centers and one mental retardation unit. The primary goal is to develop each resident's ability to function more independently and thus prepare them to live in less restrictive environments. All facilities are currently certified for Medical Assistance funding under standards established by the Health Care Financing Administration. Private ICF/MR facilities also provide intensive habilitation services to persons with mental retardation. Large facilities are single or multiple buildings on campus-like sites accommodating more than 8 persons while small facilities may be located in the community and serve 8 persons or less.

9. Search Jablonski S Multiple Congenital Anomaly/Mental Retardation
Search NLM Web Site NLM Home Contact NLM Site Map FAQs. Search Jablonski s Multiple Congenital Anomaly/mental retardation (MCA/MR) Syndromes Database.

10. Mental Retardation Fact Sheet
DEFINITION OF mental retardation. mental retardation is 2193. Fact Sheet Frequently Asked Questions About mental retardation. Where can
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Mental retardation is not something you have, like blue eyes, or a bad heart. Nor is it something you are, like short, or thin. It is not a medical disorder, nor a mental disorder. Mental retardation is a particular state of functioning that begins in childhood and is characterized by limitation in both intelligence and adaptive skills. Mental retardation reflects the "fit" between the capabilities of individuals and the structure and expectations of their environment.

The AAMR Definition of Mental Retardation
Mental retardation is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills.
This disability originates before age 18.

11. Special Olympics Public Website
An international program of yearround sports training and athletic competition for more than one million children and adults with mental retardation.
East Asia (Chinese) Latin America (Spanish) Latin America (Portugese) Middle East/North Africa (Arabic) document.write(' ');
There are many ways to donate to Special Olympics...for instance, have you accumulated more frequent flyer miles than you need? Consider donating them through the mileage donation programs of several leading airlines There's never a charge to athletes for participation in Special Olympics; supporters who donate frequent flyer miles help to significantly defray travel costs. is a FREE service that allows provides an opportunity for relatives, friends and supporters of Special Olympics to generate revenue for the movement as they shop online with participating retailers — more than 500 popular stores! FIBA Europe and Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia sign agreement to bring new opportunities to players with intellectual disabilities
The signing took place during the Special Olympics Education through Sports Festival, held 14-21 May 2004 in Rhodes, Greece, with 41 Special Olympics basketball teams competing (see also stories from the Festival) Dignitaries Visit Special Olympics Headquarters Pledging Support
Natasa Karamanlis, wife of the Prime Minister of Greece

12. American Association On Mental Retardation (AAMR)
American Association on mental retardation (AAMR) The AAMR is an quot;interdisciplinary organization of professionals (and others) concerned about mental retardation and related disabilities.

13. Mental Retardation
Provides a definition, suspected causes, and what life is like for someone who is mentally retarded.
KidsHealth Kids Kids' Health Problems
There's a new kid in your class at school. Right away, you notice he seems different than everyone else and he has a teacher's aide with him all the time. He seems nice and friendly, but you can't stop wondering why he acts the way he does. He may have a condition called mental retardation. What Is Mental Retardation?
Mental retardation
(say: ree-tar- day -shen) is a condition in which people have lower than normal intelligence and are unable to function at the level expected for their age. People with mental retardation are usually born with it, or it develops early in their life. They may also have some difficulty with daily living skills such as learning to read and write and caring for themselves. Doctors and other professionals determine that a person has mental retardation based on their intelligence and how well they can do everyday activities. Intelligence is the ability to learn and understand. Levels of intelligence are measured by special tests called intelligence tests. The score a person gets on one of these tests gives a numerical measure of a person's intelligence. This is called an intelligence quotient (say: kwo -shunt) or IQ.

14. The Arc Of The United States
statespecific information on benefits, supports and services for families raising children with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities.
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The Arc of the United States works to include all
children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and
developmental disabilities in every community
Updated May 23, 2004
The Arc's 2004 National Convention

November 18-20 in Boston
We invite you to join us in Boston if . . . have been to The Arc's convention in the past want to attend our convention for the first time are a chapter board member volunteer your time with a chapter of The Arc work at a chapter of The Arc are a member of The Arc want to learn more about The Arc are thinking of forming a new chapter of The Arc are all of the above or none of the above The Arc's National Convention has room enough for all. Join us in Boston to greet old friends, make new friends, and help us spread the word about The Arc! Program Information Online Registration Mail/Fax Registration Hotel and Airline Information You can help build The Arc by donating your used car, truck, trailer, boat or RV.

15. Jablonski S Multiple Congenital Anomaly/Mental Retardation
Online. Multiple Congenital Anomaly / mental retardation. A database of structured descriptions of congenital abnormalities associated with mental retardation.

16. President's Committee On Mental Retardation
Acts in an advisory capacity to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to programs and services for people with mental retardation.
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President's Committee on Mental Retardation (PCMR) The Role of the PCMR The President's Committee on Mental Retardation (PCMR) was initially organized by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and was formally established in 1966. More than seven and a half million Americans of all ages experience mental retardation or significant developmental delay, affecting one in ten families. Much has changed for people with mental retardation since the 1960's due to tremendous advances in medicine, technology, research, education, and public understanding. It is the mission of the PCMR to keep the President apprised of the achievements, continuing needs, and emerging issues in this dynamic field. PCMR evaluates the adequacy of current practices and programs, and coordinates federal agency activities impacting people with intellectual disabilities. The Committee highlights the need for appropriate changes, promotes research, and promotes training for the frontline workforce providing direct support to persons with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities.

17. American Journal On Mental Retardation
American Journal on mental retardation lt;b gt;Full Text lt;/b gt; This journal reports current and critical research in biological, behavioral, and educational sciences related to mental

18. Special Olympics Iowa Front Page
Provides yearround sports training and competition for children and adults with mental retardation.
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."



19. TDMHMR Employment Opportunities
TDMHMR is made up of over 20 facilities statewide that provide both inpatient and outpatient mental health and mental retardation services.
TDMHMR Employment Opportunities on this page:
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Employment Applications

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TDMHMR is made up of over 20 facilities statewide that provide both inpatient and outpatient mental health and mental retardation services. Each facility has its own human resource office and each facility does its own recruiting and hiring. Note: Not all jobs posted by TDMHMR facilities are posted on the web.
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After an applicant accepts a conditional offer of employment, the facility human resource office schedules any pre-employment tests required for the position which have not yet been completed. An applicant must pass all required tests before beginning employment with the department.

20. Mental Retardation And The Death Penalty
mental retardation and the Death Penalty Court Declares the Execution of Persons with mental retardation Unconstitutional. On June 20, the Supreme Court issued

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