In the April issue of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, there will be an article by members of the AAIDD Terminology and Classification Committee in which they discuss the renaming of mental retardation, understanding the change to the term intellectual disability and clarifying that this term covers the same population as those individuals diagnosed previously with mental retardation in number, kind, level, type and duration of the disability, and this population's need for individualized services and supports. Furthermore, every individual who is or was eligible for a diagnosis of mental retardation is eligible for a diagnosis of intellectual disability.
announcement| February 01 2007
Intellect Dev Disabil (2007) 45 (1): 55.
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Announcement. Intellect Dev Disabil 1 February 2007; 45 (1): 55. doi: https://doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556(2007)45[55:A]2.0.CO;2
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