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Selected Resources on Mental Retardation

Selected Resources on Mental Retardation [1]

AAMR National Office

444 North Capitol St. NW, Suite 846

Washington, D.C. 20001-1512

(202) 387-1968, (800) 424-3688�

www.aamr.org

(Provides links to all organizations serving professionals, parents and communities. Many resources accessible online, including the 9th edition of the AAMR manual on diagnosis and interventions.)

The ARC

500 E. Border St., Suite 300

Arlington, TX 76010

(817) 261-6003

www.thearc.org

(Provides services to parents, organizations, and communities to assist in improving the quality of life for children and adults with mental retardation and their families. Publishes a bimonthly catalog)

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)

P.O. Box 1492

Washington, D.C. 20013-1492

(800) 695-0285

http://www.nichcy@aed.org

handouts: http://www.aed.org

(Provides free or low cost information on disabilities and related issues, including referrals, publications, personal responses to questions on disability issues, information searches, and technical assistance to parent and professional groups)

Council for Exceptional Children

1920 Association Drive

Reston, VA 22091

(703) 620-3660

www.cec.org

(Provides information to teachers, parents, administrators, and others concerned with the education of children with disabilities)

Sibling Information Network

A.J. Pappanikou Center

62 Washington St.

Middletown, Ct. 06457

(860) 344-7500

(Newsletter which includes ideas, projects, literature and research regarding siblings of children with disabilities)

Wehmeyer, M.L., Patton, J.R. (Eds.) 2000. Mental retardation in the 21st century. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.

Available from The Arc's Publications Desk (888) 368-8009.�

(Comprehensive view of the field of mental retardation, including chapters on family support, positive behavior supports, genetics and life span issues that focus on ability, not disability, and “what is to be done now.”)

Smith, Romayne (Ed.) 1993. Children with mental retardation: A parent's guide. Rockville, MD: Woodbine House

Available at 800-843-7323.

(Comprehensible chapters to help parents understand their child and gain the support needed to maximize quality of life. Written in accurate yet clear, simple language. Talks about PL 94-142 rather than PL 105-17, yet otherwise helpful.)

[1] Compiled by Diana Browning Wright and Nancy Gronroos, California Department of Education, Diagnostic Center, South

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