What are Developmental Disabilities, 1975

(1975) What are Developmental Disabilities, 1975. Disabilities, Iowa Division of Persons with


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Iowans with developmental disabilities are children and adults who are handicapped by mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and some forms of dyslexia. Persons who are developmentally disabled live in all parts of Iowa, from the rural areas to the large metropolitan centers. They are people with the same needs and rights as all other citizens. The opportunity to live as full, happy and normal a life as possible should be available to them. Developmentally handicapped people throughout the country have not had adequate opportunities to develop to their fullest potential and integrate into the community where they live. The Federal Developmental Disabilities Act of 1970 was passed to assist states in planning, providing services and constructing facilities to meet the current and future needs of citizens who are developmentally disabled. Iowa and other states now have special funding which is essential in implementing a broad-based and professional program to help educate, train and habilitate these citizens.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, History
Subjects: Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Disabilities
Social issues and programs > Disabilities > Developmental disabilities
ID Code: 45818
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 15 Sep 2023 14:26
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 14:26
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/45818