(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Mental Redardation: Impaired or incomplete mental development characterized by an IQ of 70 or below and characterized by significant functional limitations in at least two of the following skills: communication, self-care, home living, social/interpersonal skills, use of community resources,... [more
New York State Adoption Subsidy Profile
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Kansas State Resources
State Agencies and Organizations United States Senators Honorable Sam Brownback (R) 303 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6521 (202) 228-1265 (Fax) E-mail Web Form: http://brownback.senate.gov/CMEmailMe.htm Web: http://brownback.senate.gov Honorable Pat Roberts (R) ... New Jersey State Resources
State Agencies and Organizations United States Senators Honorable Frank Lautenberg (D) 825A Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3224 (202) 224-8567 (Fax) Web: http://lautenberg.senate.gov Honorable Jon Corzine (D) 502 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510... Washington State Resources
State Agencies and Organizations United States Senators Honorable Maria Cantwell (D) 717 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3441 (202) 228-0514 (Fax) E-mail: cantwell.senate.gov/contact/index.html Web: http://cantwell.senate.gov/ Honorable Patty Murray (D) 173 Russell...
Council panel moves to strike 'R-word' from city code
A Philadelphia City Council committee passed a bill Tuesday to remove all references to the term "mental retardation" from the city code and replace it with "intellectual disability." Children
Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children will organise a four-day international conference on early intervention for children with mental retardation from Wednesday.Addressing pre...
The department of welfare of differently-abled persons will scrutinise recommendations of the conference on early intervention for children with mental retardation and associated disabilities and... Council seeks change to language on disability
A Philadelphia City Council committee passed a bill Tuesday to remove all references to the term mental retardation from the city code and replace it with intellectual disability.
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