(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
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President Clinton Names Three Members of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation
HHS News Release The President today announced his intent to appoint Dr. Jeffrey Akaka, Dr. Glenn T. Fujiura and Jose R. Rodriguez to the President's Committee on Mental Retardation (PCMR). Dr. Jeffrey Akaka, of Pu'unene, Hawaii, is currently Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of...
Who's Teaching Our Children with Disabilities?
Introduction Each day in the United States millions of children go off to school, all with different strengths and weaknesses, abilities and disabilities. Over five million of these children have been identified as having a specific disability such as autism, mental retardation, cerebral palsy,... Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights New York
Statute: Soc. Serv. Law § 384-b Circumstances That Are Grounds for Termination Abandonment or Extreme Parental Disinterest Abuse/Neglect Mental Illness or Deficiency Alcohol or Drug Induced Incapacity Felony Conviction/Incarceration Failure of Reasonable Efforts Abuse/Neglect or Loss of... Are There Any Complications That Could Arise During or After Pregnancy?
When it comes to teen pregnancies, there is a greater risk of complication for both the mother and child. However, this risk is commonly experienced by younger teens, because their bodies have not yet fully physically developed and they usually have poor nutrition. These teens generally suffer the...
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August 12, 2008, 12:02 pm
When reading a child’s profile or a child’s history prior to placement may have you reading terms you are unfamiliar with. This series will help you with some of the things you may read.
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Searching for Tamara
April 8, 2013, 7:37 pm
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="Magenta"]My name is jackie and I have been trying to find my beautiful daughter born on Janurary 5,1989, her birth given name was Tamara Juanita Kelley, she was taken from me by the dept of human services when she was three months oldand i fought for her for 3 years,...
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Mental Retardation is a developmental condition characterized by significantly lower then average level of general intellectual functioning.
Children with intellectual disabilities (sometimes called cognitive disabilities or mental retardation) may take longer to learn to speak, walk, and take care of their personal needs such as dressing or eating. They are likely to have trouble learning in school.
MedlinePlus: Mental retardation
Intellectual disability is a condition diagnosed before age 18 that includes below-average general intellectual function, and a lack of the skills necessary for daily living ...