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Mental Retardation/Special Needs

  • AAMR Home Page - We've prepared an on-line resource that will augment our activities and give you rapid access to information about the mental retardation and disabilities field.
  • Camphill Soltane - Camphill Soltane is a life-sharing educational community for and with young adults with developmental disabilities ages 18 to 25. Located on 55 acres in rural Chester County, Pennsylvania, 30 miles northwest of Philadelphia, Camphill Soltane creates a comprehensive, therapeutic and supportive environment where resident volunteers and their families make their home together with young people in need of special care.
  • Developmental disability and Mental Retardation Research - University's Matsuishi Laboratory presents its research on the medical causes of developmental disability, focusing on mental retardation.
  • Disability Info: Mental Retardation Fact Sheet (FS8) - A publication of the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
  • Down Syndrome WWW Page - This is the original World Wide Web site composed of contributions from experienced professionals and knowledgeable parents who are subscribers to the Down Syndrome listserv and newsgroup, by the parents of a wonderful son who was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth in 1993.
  • Institute for Special Education - The Web site at the University of Fribourg/Switzerland, with information on their research programs, publications, and calendar of events.
  • Introduction to Mental Retardation - Introduction to Mental Retardation What is mental retardation? An individual ... retardation. How many people are affected by mental retardation?
  • Mental Retardation: A Symptom and a Syndrome - During the Middle ages (476 - 1799 A.D.) the status and care of individuals with mental retardation varied greatly. Although more human practices evolved (i.e., decreases in infanticide and the establishment of foundling homes), many children were sold into slavery, abandoned, or left out in the cold. Toward the end of this era, in 1690, John Locke published his famous work entitled An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.
  • Mental Retardation, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities - Mental retardation is characterized both by a significantly below-average score on a test of mental ability or intelligence and by limitations in the ability to function in areas of daily life, such as communication, self-care, and getting along in social situations and school activities.
  • Northamptonshire People First - The home page of an organisation in England run and controlled by people with learning difficulties.
  • Online Multiple Congenital Anomaly / Mental Retardation (MCA/MR) Syndromes© by Stanley Jablonski. A database of structured descriptions of congenital abnormalities associated with mental retardation
  • Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Mental Retardation (RRTCAMR) - A national resource for researchers, planners, providers, self-advocates, families and students in the field of aging and mental retardation
  • Research Healthpage for Older Women with Disabilities - A page designed to be both a resource for older women with disabilities and an exploratory aid for research
  • Research Project in The Netherlands - A project for better diagnosis and treatment for children with mildly retardation and behavioural disabilities.
  • Special Kids  - The Web site of a company, founded by the parents of a child with autism, that sells learning videos, CD-ROMs and picture books for children with special needs.
  • Special Olympics International - The official Web site of the Special Olympics International.
  • The Inclusion Website - Children with special needs are now part of the regular classroom. Teachers seeking success with inclusion will find help and inspiration here.
  • Tyler Personal 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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