Mentally Retarded Adults in New York City: A Survey of How and Where the Needs of the Educable in This Group Are Met in This City in 1963
It has become obvious that a person with mental retardation has basic needs which are the same as any other human being. He has the need for a feeling of self-worth, of independence, and the opportunity to gain the satisfactions derived from productive work. exceptional needs calling for special services. He also has He needs maximum help in order to make use of the limited development of which he is capable. He is a person whose defenses are the most vulnerable to social and economic misfortune. If we can make our country one in which even the mentally retarded person can live a happy and useful life, we would have made it a better place for everyone.
Social research|Mental health
Sklar, Reuben, "Mentally Retarded Adults in New York City: A Survey of How and Where the Needs of the Educable in This Group Are Met in This City in 1963" (1963). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30613236.