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BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: DSM-IV & DSM-IV-TR: Mental Retardation -
This mental disorder is diagnosed in individuals who, from whatever cause,
have intelligence below an arbitrary level beginning before adulthood and
whose adaptive functioning is impaired in any of a variety of areas.
Finnish Information Center on Mental Retardation -
A database of structured descriptions of congenital abnormalities
associated with mental retardation. [English Text]
Introduction to 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).
Mental Retardation - Mental retardation can
be caused by any condition which impairs development of the brain before
birth, during birth, or in the childhood years. Several hundred causes
have been discovered, but in about one-third of the people affected, the
cause remains unknown. The three major known causes of mental retardation
are the genetic conditions of Down Syndrome, Fragile X, and Fetal Alcohol
Syndrome, the result of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.
NICHCY > Our Publications > Disability Info : FS8 - A publication of
the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, Mental
Retardation. Fact Sheet 8 (FS8). August 2002. Approx. 8 pages when printed
Assistance Associates - Tyler Personal Assistance
Associates is a non-profit organization providing services and supports to those with developmental disabilities
in the state of Pennsylvania. We operate a variety of programs for individuals in a friendly and supportive
environment. We often have a variety of positions available.
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