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Who Are The Mentally Retarded?
This is, of course, absolute and disastrous nonsense because there are no three-year-old children who are five feet seven inches tall and weigh one hundred and sixty pounds, have had twenty years of some kind of social life experience, have adult sexual organs, and have the strength to stand for several hours lifting heavy logs onto a truck. Mentally retarded persons are not "eternal children" and this sentimental way of referring to them as such is an insult to their dignity as human beings....
|Title:||Who Are The Mentally Retarded?|
|Creator:||Gunnar Dybwad (author)|
|Date:||July 17, 1967|
|Source:||Friends of the Samuel Gridley Howe Library and the Dybwad Family|
|Keywords:||Advocacy; Children; Civil Liberties & Rights; Cognitive Disability; Demographics; Education; Educational Institutions; Human Rights; Identity; Independent Living; Intelligence; Intelligence Tests; Mental Retardation; Nomenclature; Physical Disability; Policy; Prejudice; Psychiatric Disability; Psychology; Social Welfare & Communities; Social Work; Statistics|
|Note:||Presented at the Summer Institute on Social Work in the Rehabilitation of Mentally Retarded Persons, Teachers College, Columbia University.|