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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. AAMR Home Page
This site details the work on local, state and regional chapters of AAMR and the national and international divisions and SIGs.
AAMR Day at the Summit - September 21, 2005

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2. Disability Info: Mental Retardation Fact Sheet (FS8)
Definition, teaching tips, and contact information from the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities.
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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

3. Texas Department Of Mental Health And Mental Retardation
State agency which works to improve the quality and efficiency of public and private services and supports for Texans with mental illnesses and with mental retardation.
The Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (TDMHMR) , which was created in 1965, ceased operations on Sept. 1, 2004. The department has worked to improve the quality and efficiency of public and private services and supports for Texans with mental illnesses and with mental retardation so that they can increase their opportunities and abilities to lead lives of dignity and independence.
Community Mental Health Services formerly provided by TDMHMR are now provided through:
Mental Retardation Services formerly provided by TDMHMR are now provided through:
Please bookmark these new sites.
For information regarding TDMHMR Legacy web site materials, please contact Tray Ivie in the DSHS Center for Consumer and External Affairs.
Department of State Health Services
DSHS consolidated the:
  • community mental health services and state hospital programs of the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
  • alcohol and drug abuse services of the Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and

4. Connecticut Department Of Mental Retardation
Department of mental retardation, State of Connecticut. This is the home page.
Department of Mental Retardation Note: in an Emergency:
Central Office 24-hr On Call Manager/Pager:
Independent Office of the
for Mental Retardation 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.
For Licensing Information: DMR Website Legal Notices
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To contact the Department of Mental Retardation: EMail:

5. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Mental Retardation
mental retardation is described as belowaverage general intellectual Causes of mental retardation are numerous, but a specific reason for mental
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Contents of this page: Definition Mental retardation is described as below-average general intellectual function with associated deficits in adaptive behavior that occurs before age 18. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Causes of mental retardation are numerous, but a specific reason for mental retardation is determined in only 25% of the cases. Failure to adapt normally and grow intellectually may become apparent early in life or, in the case of mild retardation, not become recognizable until school age or later. An assessment of age-appropriate adaptive behaviors can be made by the use of developmental screening tests. The failure to achieve developmental milestones is suggestive of mental retardation. A family may suspect mental retardation if motor skills, language skills, and self-help skills do not seem to be developing in a child or are developing at a far slower rate than the child's peers. The degree of impairment from mental retardation has a wide range from profoundly impaired to mild or borderline retardation. Less emphasis is now placed on degree of retardation and more on the amount of intervention and care required for daily life.

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    7. Disability Info Mental Retardation Fact Sheet (FS8)
    What is mental retardation? mental retardation is a term used when a person has certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as

    8. 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.
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    Opening of 18.5-acre corn maze promotes 2006 Special Olympics USA National Games in Iowa
    Maze, potentially the world’s largest, open to the public through mid-October IndyCar racing star Vitor Meira joins Special Olympics as newest ambassador
    Meira will help raise awareness and support for athletes with intellectual disabilities Special Olympics signs national partnership agreement with Jamaica Special Olympics to host free online seminar on its latest research
    Former Surgeon General Antonia Novello will participate in 17 August discussion on the health and health care of people with intellectual disabilities Maternal love drives the success of Special Olympics activities in Siberia Special Olympics research shows benefits of participation in the movement for people with intellectual disabilities Special Olympics celebrates 37 years of achievement, empowerment and growth

    9. American Association On Mental Retardation
    Q A Regarding the Definition of mental retardation mental retardation and the Death penalty A Guide to State Legislative Issues

    10. The Arc - Mental Retardation Information
    Information About mental retardation and Related Topics. Introduction to mental retardation Aging with mental retardation Americans with Disabilities
    Information About Mental Retardation
    and Related Topics

    11. 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 kid at school who seems different. You've heard people say he has mental retardation (say: ree-tar- day -shun), but what does that mean? What Is Mental Retardation?
    To understand mental retardation, it helps to know what intelligence (say: in- teh -luh-junts) is. Intelligence is a way of describing someone's ability to think, learn, and solve problems. Mental retardation means that someone has lower than average intelligence. The person may have trouble learning. It may take longer for the person to learn social skills, such as how to be friends or how to communicate with other people. The person also may be less able to care for himself or herself and to live on his or her own as an adult. Sometimes kids who have mental retardation get teased or bullied . This is especially sad because these kids really need friends and people who will be kind to them. Just because they have learning problems doesn't mean they don't have feelings! Just like you, these kids want to be liked and to have fun at school. During school, a kid with mental retardation will probably need help. Some kids have aides that stay with them during the school day. Special education and other services are available to help with learning and behavior.

    12. The Arc Of The United States
    The Arc of the United States works to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every

    13. Congenital Syndromes Database Closed
    Database of structured descriptions of congenital abnormalities associated with mental retardation.
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    Congenital Syndromes Database Closed
    The Multiple Congenital Anomaly/Mental Retardation file was developed by Stanley Jablonski. It describes syndromes in which multiple congenital anomalies are associated with mental retardation and consists of structured descriptions of approximately 700 out of the 1600-2000 syndromes of congenital abnormalities known to be associated with mental retardation. It was made available in 1999 and has not been maintained or updated, nor is it anticipated that the data will be updated. Users should be aware that links are not being maintained and some may no longer be operational. As the data have not been updated, the information may now be out-of-date and not reflect current medical knowledge. Access the Syndromes Application Last updated: 15 June 2004
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    14. Mental Retardation A Symptom And A Syndrome
    mental retardation is an idea, a condition, a syndrome, a symptom, and a source of pain and bewilderment to many families.

    15. Children With Mental Retardation - AACAP Facts For Families # 23
    From the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, this defines what mental retardation means and how children are thriving in our communities
    C HILDREN W HO A RE M ENTALLY R ETARDED No. 23 (Updated July 2004) The term "mental retardation" is often misunderstood and seen as derogatory. Some think that retardation is diagnosed only on the basis of below-normal intelligence (IQ), and that persons with mental retardation are unable to learn or to care for themselves. Actually, in order to be diagnosed as a person with mental retardation, the person has to have both significantly low IQ and considerable problems in everyday functioning. Most children with mental retardation can learn a great deal, and as adults can lead at least partially independent lives. Most individuals with mental retardation have only the mild level of mental retardation. Mental retardation may be complicated by several different physical and emotional problems. The child may also have difficulty with hearing, sight or speech. In the past, parents were often advised to institutionalize a child with significant mental retardation. Today, the goal is to help the child with mental retardation stay in the family and take part in community life. In most states, the law guarantees them educational and other services at public expense. It is very important that the child has a comprehensive evaluation to find out about his or her strengths and needs. Since no specialist has all the necessary skills, many professionals might be involved. General medical tests as well as tests in areas such as neurology (the nervous system), psychology, psychiatry, special education, hearing, speech and vision, and physical therapy are useful. A pediatrician or a child and adolescent psychiatrist often coordinates these tests.

    16. OSD Mental Retardation
    Information About mental retardation

    17. New York State Office Of Mental Retardation And Developmental
    Welcome to the New York State Office of mental retardation web site Documents.
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    Welcome to the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) web site. OMRDD's Mission is to coordinate and provide services for people with developmental disabilities and their families and to conduct research into the causes and prevention of developmental disabilities.
    Online learning is now available. OMRDD's second

    18. Special Olympics Of Iowa > Home ( DNN 3.0.12 )
    Provides yearround sports training and competition for children and adults with mental retardation.
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    Turn Old Into Gold "Turn Old Into Gold" Ever wonder what to do with your outdated cell phone when you upgrade to a new one? Why not "Turn Old Into Gold" for Special Olympics Iowa. Just visit or call 515-986-5520 to locate drop off bin nearest you. Your used phone will not only make it possible for Special Olympics Iowa athletes to train and compete in their sport, but you will also be helping the environment. Nearly 130 cell phones are discarded each year, but could be recycled, refurbished and turned into an opportunity for our most inspiring athletes. For more information on how to become a drop site for the "Turn Old Into Gold" program or to locate a drop off bin nearest you, please contact Erin McKeown at 515-986-5520 or email See Other Fundraising Initiatives
    Welcome! Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) is a statewide non-profit organization that utilizes sports training and competition to provide people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in a larger society where they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens. Special Olympics Iowa has served Iowans with intellectual disabilities for over 35 years. With the founding of Special Olympics in 1968, the first competition in Iowa had fewer than 100 participating athletes. The growth of the program has been dramatic. In 2004 Special Olympics Iowa provided training and competitions in 22 sports for over 12,500 athletes representing each of Iowa’s 99 counties.

    19. What Is Mental Retardation?
    What is mental retardation? In simple terms, mental retardation is impaired or incomplete mental development.

    20. / News / Local / Conn. / Legislators Approve Mental
    Legislators approve mental retardation settlement. By Susan Haigh, Associated Press Writer February 16, 2005. HARTFORD, Conn.

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