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  • Mentally Retarded Person Mental Retardation
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    The Reproductive Rights of the Developmentally Disabled The Reproductive Rights of the Developmentally Disabled Sterilization of the developmentally disabled or the mentally retarded is an issue that has long been debated in America. Mental retardation is defined as the inability to learn normally and develop mentally. Traditionally in America if a mentally retarded person was born to a family, that family had 2 choices- take care of the child at home, or it was strongly recommended that the chi...
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  • Undue Hardship Mental Retardation
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    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 The purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is to provide equal access and opportunity for the more than forty-three million disabled Americans living in the United States. On July 26, 1990, President Bush signed into law the ADA. The worlds first comprehensive civil rights law for people with disabilities, this event was a historical benchmark and a milestone in Americas commitment to full and equal opportunity for all citizens. The...
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  • 19 Th Century 18 Th Century
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    Mental retardation has been around since the beginning of time, but we are only able to trace it historically back about 200 years ago beginning in the 1700 s through present time. In this paper, I will give the reader more knowledge about mental retardation and how it is still viewed as a social problem today. Has society really come to understand the disorder that plagues the lives of many or are they still being viewed as the deviant outcast in society? It is important that the term mental re...
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  • Day To Day Children And Adults
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    ter> What is Autism? Autism affects more than 400, 000 Americans, between 10 and 20 of ever 10, 000 people in the United States (Mayo). Autism is a developmental disability of the brain, much like dyslexia or attention deficit disorder. Autism is not a form of mental retardation, and though many autistic people act like they are retarded, but a lot of times they are very intelligent. People need to be aware of what is, what causes it, who it is diagnosed, what people with autism are li...
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  • Neural Tube Defects Central Nervous System
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    ... b. /March 1991). Spontaneous errors in development, whose causes are unknown, can happen in the central nervous system, face, gut, genitourinary system, and heart as shown in Table 2. The time during pregnancy which these may occur is also is also shown in Table 2 and ranges from twenty-three days to twelve weeks, all which fall into the first trimester. How these anomalies are triggered in birth defects is unknown. Neural Tube Defects, which causes are also unknown, are some of the most com...
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  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
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    Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a set of physical and mental birth defects that can result when a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, such as beer, wine, or mixed drinks, so does her baby. Alcohol passes through the placenta right into the developing baby. The baby may suffer lifelong damage as a result. FAS is characterized by brain damage, facial deformities, and growth deficits. Heart, liver, and kidney defects also are common, as well as vision an...
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  • Neural Tube Defects Central Nervous System
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    Development of the Human Zygote November 16, 1995 Hundreds of thousands of times a year a single-celled zygote, smaller than a grain of sand, transforms into an amazingly complex network of cells, a newborn infant. Through cellular differentiation and growth, this process is completed with precision time and time again, but very rarely a mistake in the blueprint of growth and development does occur. Following is a description of how the pathways of this intricate web are followed and the mistake...
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  • Children With Down Syndrome Child With Down Syndrome
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    Down Down Syndrome 4 Introduction Down syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality. It is the most frequent form of mental retardation and is characterised by well-defined, distinctive phenotypic features and natural history. An error in cell development results in forty-seven chromosomes rather than the usual forty-six. There are three major types of Down syndrome. About ninety-five percent of individuals with Down syndrome have Trisomy 21. There is also Translocation and Mosaicism. Down syndrome can...
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  • Children With Down Syndrome People With Down Syndrome
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    Down Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Down syndrome is a combination of birth defects including some degree of mental retardation and characteristic facial features. It is also called trisomy 21. Down syndrome occurs when there is an abnormality in chromosome 21. It is found in approximately 1 out of 1000 all live births. Each year, 3, 000 to 5, 000 people are diagnosed with Down syndrome in the United States. The formal story began in 1866, when a physician named John Langdon Down first described a ...
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  • Imprisonment Without Parole Death Penalty States
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    &# 65279; Capital Punishment, the lawful infliction of the death penalty, is not anything new. Throughout history, all over the world, people have been put to death for stealing, fire starting, witchcraft, sexual immorality, and hundreds of other offenses. Ancient Greece had even used the death penalty for minor offenses such as laziness or stealing a piece of fruit. Of course this is an extreme example of the evilness of capital punishment, but even for an offense such as murder, much less any ...
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  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
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    Prenatal alcohol exposure is a preventable cause of birth defects, including mental retardation and neurodevelopmental deficits. Since the initial recognition in 1968 of the multiple effects that alcohol can have on the developing fetus [ 1 ] and the subsequent delineation in 1973 of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), [ 2 ] it has become clear that prenatal alcohol exposure can be associated with a wide range of abnormalities. [ 3 ] More than 80 % of children with FAS demonstrate prenatal and postnat...
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  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects Prenatal alcohol exposure is a preventable cause of birth defects, including mental retardation and neurodevelopmental deficits. Since the initial recognition in 1968 of the multiple effects that alcohol can have on the developing fetus [ 1 ] and the subsequent delineation in 1973 of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), [ 2 ] it has become clear that prenatal alcohol exposure can be associated with a wide range of abnormalities. [ 3 ] More than 80 % of c...
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  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Low Birth Weight
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is an increasing problem in our world today. At least 5, 000 infants are born each year with FAS, or about one out of every 750 live births, which is an alarming number. In the United States there has been a significant increase in the rate of infants born with FAS form 1 per 10, 000 births in 1979 to 6. 7 per 10, 000 in 1993 (Chang, Wilkins-Haug, Berman, Goetz 1). In a report, Substance Abuse and the American Woman, sent out by the Center on Addicti...
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  • Easy To Understand Mental Retardation
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    In the story, Fish Head by John Hertz, the subjects of human grief and mental retardation are discussed in a matter that makes the reader retain the theme with little difficulty. First, the story is unusual and, therefore, it appeals to the readers imagination. Next, the story is easy to understand in that it uses language that is plain and simple. Finally, the story appeals to a large level of people and social classes. This story explores the topics of human grief and mental retardation in a m...
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  • Mentally Retarded Mental Retardation
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    Fragile X Syndrome is an inherited genetic condition associated with mental retardation. It is caused by a mutation of the X chromosome. Fathers cannot pass the disease onto their sons, because females always give an x chromosome where a man gives either an x or a y. If a man gives a y chromosome, then the result is a boy baby, and since the disease is only carried in the x chromosome, a boy can only inherit this disease from his mother. A girl, on the other hand, can inherit the disease from ei...
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  • Mentally Retarded Person Mental Retardation
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    The Reproductive Rights Of The Developmentally Disabled The Reproductive Rights Of The Developmentally Disabled Sterilization of the developmentally disabled or the mentally retarded is an issue that has long been debated in America. Mental retardation is defined as the inability to learn normally and develop mentally. Traditionally in America if a mentally retarded person was born to a family, that family had 2 choices- take care of the child at home, or it was strongly recommended that the chi...
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  • Mental Retardation Mentally Retarded
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    Running Head: Cognitive Impairments The definition of mental retardation is made up of three classifications. The onset must be recognized before the age of 18, the individual must show deficits in adaptive behavior and have a sub-average intellectual level. (Wong, D. , 1995) General intellectual function is determined by IQ, which is measured with one or more standardized and individually administered intelligence tests. Mental retardation is not based solely on IQ. Adaptive function must be si...
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  • Mentally Retarded Mental Retardation
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    Mental Retardation In order to be considered mentally retarded, you must have an IQ below 75, have significant limitations in two or more adaptive skill areas, and the condition is present from childhood (defined as age 18 or younger). People can be mentally retarded as all different levels. About 78 % of mentally retarded people will only be a little slower than the average person, while in others it is very apparent (Arc of New Jersey). There are many causes of mental retardation. One cause of...
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  • Mental Retardation Genetic Disorders
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    The Mental Retardation Mental Retardation The term Mental retardation or Mentally challenged which most people prefer, is when a person can t really think for themselves. The person can t do what most normal people can do such as communicate with others properly or be able to do schoolwork, also they have a low attention span. For example if you were talking to them for let s say 20 minutes, maybe after ten minutes they would get frustrated and their mind would be wondering somewhere else and it...
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  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Prenatal Diagnosis
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    Prenatal DianosisHeredity Disorders, Other Biochemical Diseases, and Disfiguring Birth Defects There are over 250 recognized sex-linked diseases, affecting every organ system. Of these, 95 % affect males, (Emery, 1968). Despite these many sex-linked diseases, at present prenatal diagnosis can specifically be made in fewer than 40 diseases. (Emery, 1968). These sex-linked diseases are individual rare and some are named after physicians who described them, for example, Hemophilia A and B, Duchenne...
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