"Keynote and Welcome Presented to the National Mental Retardation Prevention Showcase and Forum, Atlanta, Georgia"
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Keynote and Welcome Presented to the National Mental Retardation Prevention Showcase and Forum, Atlanta, Georgia (September
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Keynote and Welcome
Presented to the National Mental Retardation Prevention Showcase and Forum
September 15, 1982
After reviewing some of the history of mental retardation in this country, these remarks stress amelioration and rehabilitation
as the various interested organizations in the country were gearing up to enable retarded persons to make an optimal adjustment
to community life. The President's Committee on Mental Retardation and Secretary Schweiker's proposed program on prevention
are mentioned as being on the top of the federal health agenda. Emphasis is on the biobehavioral aspect of research and service
because that's the basis upon which a great deal of the preventive effort is mounted.
Appropriate genetic counseling
"Fragile X" syndrome
Immunization, especially rubella
Integration of the mentally retarded into society
Physical fitness & exercise
Prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome
Research budget for National Institutes of Health
Research budget for Alcohol, Drug Abuse & Mental Health Administration
Risk factors in pregnancy
Risks of pregnancy
Safety in the workplace
Sexually transmitted disease
Tobacco & alcohol use
Dr. Rene Dubos
First International Summit
"Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies"
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development