Terms: Mental Retardation
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- Special Education > Mental Retardation > Mental Retardation
- Mental Retardation (Awesome Library)
- Assessments of Nonprofit Organizations - Top Rated (CharityWatch.org)
Provides a grade for the top rated organizations in of the major areas of giving. The categories include Abortion and Family Planning, Hispanic, African-American, Homelessness and Housing, Aids, Human Rights, American Indian, Human Services, Animal Protection, Hunger, Asia and Asian-American, International Relief and Development, Blind and Visually-Impaired, Jewish and Israel, Cancer, Literacy, Child Protection, Mental Health and Retardation, Child Sponsorship, Peace and International Relations, Civil Rights and Advocacy, Population Planning, Consumer Protection and Legal Aid, Public Policy, Crime Prevention, Terminally Ill, Disabled, Veterans and Military, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Women's Rightts, Environment, Youth Development, Gun Control (Pro and Con), Youth-Residential Care, and Health-General. 11-01
- -12-11-05 NASA Looking to Savant for Answers (Guardian Unlimited)
Kim Peek "knows 9,000 books off by heart; he can direct people around US cities from maps he has memorised years ago; and he has total recall of the dates of all major world events."
"Kim - now 54 - was born with a malformed cerebellum, at the base of his brain, and lacks a corpus callosum, the thick bundle of nerves that normally connects the brain's two hemispheres. As a child he was assumed to be suffering from severe mental retardation." 12-05
- -07-19-12 Representative Michele Bachmann Refuses to Back Down on Accusations (CBS News)
"Former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and four other conservative members of Congress are charging that people with ties to Muslim extremists have infiltrated the federal government."
"It's rare for a senator to publicly rebuke members of his own party. But that's just what Arizona's McCain did, saying on the Senate floor, 'These attacks have no logic, no basis and no merit, and they need to stop,' after the five House Republicans questioned whether Abedin has ties to terrorism."
" 'When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation, and we all grow poorer because of it,' McCain continued."
"This isn't the first time that Bachmann has let her suspicions outpace the facts."
"Last year, she suggested, falsely, that HPV vaccines might cause mental retardation." 07-12
- Developmental Disabilities
- School Psychology Resources
"Research learning disabilities, ADHD, functional behavioral assessment, autism, adolescence, parenting, psychological assessment, special education, mental retardation, mental health, and more." 10-09
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Diagnostic Criteria (Clarren and Astley)
Provides diagnostic criteria for FAS, problems in infants caused by mothers consuming alcohol during pregnancy.
- Awesome Talking Library (Awesome Library)
Converts online text into spoken words through the Awesome Talkster program. Awesome Talkster has one of the clearest synthesized voices on the Web.
Converting online text into speech has many uses. For example, Talkster can speak online stories or books to children while an adult supervises. The voice can be put in "Boy" or "Girl" mode to add a character with a bubble over his or her head. The bubble will show each word as it is spoken and the voice can be put on "slow" for your child to follow. Talkster can thereby assist your child in learning how to pronounce words while reading.
Talkster is also useful for adults. It can speak news articles to you in one open browser while you are searching for information in another browser window.
For persons with visual impairments or poor coordination, Talkster can be navigated with keystrokes.
The Web can be navigated using a version of Awesome Library in a different language, such as Spanish, while using a voice for that language that is available through the Awesome Talkster. Links to different language versions of the Awesome Library are available at the bottom of most Awesome Library pages. Links to free voices for different languages can be found on the Awesome Talking Library's help page. 9-02
- -02-18-06 Young Adults With Disabilities Learn to Flirt (MSNBC News)
"Program teaches young adults how to flirt, dance and make a connection." 02-06
- 08-13-08 Editorial: Why Tropic Thunder Should Not Be Seen (CNN News - Timothy Shriver)
"I am so proud of everyone who turned out to Monday's premiere of the film 'Tropic Thunder' to protest its unfortunate and humiliating portrayal of people with intellectual disabilities." 08-08