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 Disability Information - Mental Retardation

 

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Mental retardation is a term used when a person has certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communicating, taking care of him or herself, and social skills. These limitations will cause a child to learn and develop more slowly than a typical child. Children with 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. They will learn, but it will take them longer. There may be some things they cannot learn.  Learn more at http://www.nichcy.org/pubs/factshe/fs8txt.htm.

 

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New Edition of AAMR Classic Defines Mental Retardation

 

Death Row Decisions  - When Daryl Renard Atkins was in school, no one came to the conclusion that he was mentally retarded—or even in need of special education.

 

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