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Legal Aspects Of Mental Retardation
It is against this unfavorable background that in the most recent years a major effort is being made to arrive at a radically different legal basis for safeguarding the well-being of the mentally retarded and their families, with due consideration to the interests of society. Indeed, this new effort is a complete departure from the previous formulation of "the State versus the mentally retarded", recognizing that the well-being of the State is dependent on the well-being of all its citizens, no matter how gifted or how limited, how healthy or how disabled. Much of the initiative and the force behind this has come, nationally and internationally, from the movement beginning in the late 1940s by parents of the mentally retarded in countries around the world....
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Title: Legal Aspects Of Mental Retardation
Creator: Gunnar Dybwad (author)
Date: December 1968
Format: Speech
Source: Friends of the Samuel Gridley Howe Library and the Dybwad Family
Keywords: Advocacy; Children; Civil Liberties & Rights; Civil Rights; Cognitive Disability; Confinement; Doctors; Economics; Education; Educational Institutions; Euthanasia; Family; Government; Government Agencies; Gunnar Dybwad; Human Rights; Institutions; International Congress Of Pediatrics; Jurisprudence; Labor; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; Medicine; Medicine & Science; Mental Retardation; Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; Normalization; Parenting; Pediatrics; Policy; Prejudice; Psychology; Public Health; Rosemary Dybwad; Social Welfare & Communities; Sterilization; United Nations
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Science, Health & Technology; Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: Presented at the Round Table on Social Aspects of Mental Retardation, XII International Congress of Pediatrics, Mexico City.