Mentally Retarded Children and Their Job Placement: A Follow-up Study of Four Children Discharged From the New York Foundling Hospital Between 1954 and 1955
There are nearly two million children and youth of the United States who are mentally retarded. A perusal of the literature of the past concerning the "feebleminded" conjures up such pictures as--a menace to the progress of the race, a burden of civilization, a root of social evils—but the retarded of today are seen less as liabilities and more as potential assets to the social order ; thus calling upon society not so much for control as for skilled help. In 1950, the National Association for Retarded Children, Inc., was organized. This Association has been both a producer and a product of changed attitudes toward mental retardation. The Association was created to promote the welfare of the mentally retarded of all ages and degrees of handicap, wherever they might be, and to develop the means of preventing this condition in children of the future. The National Association for Retarded Children, Inc., is the only national voluntary citizen organization espousing these objectives.
Social research|Clinical psychology|Mental health|Social work
Honan, Sallie Agnes, "Mentally Retarded Children and Their Job Placement: A Follow-up Study of Four Children Discharged From the New York Foundling Hospital Between 1954 and 1955" (1963). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30670800.