Resources And Organizations


  • American Association on Mental Retardation. (2002). Mental retardation: Definition, classification, and systems of supports (10th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. (See contact information below.)
  • Baker, B., & Brightman, A. (with Blacher, J., Heifetz, L., Hinshaw, S., & Murphy, D.). (2004). Steps to independence: Teaching everyday skills to children with special needs (4th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes. (Telephone: 800.638.3775. Web:
  • Kaufman, S. (1999). Retarded isn?t stupid, Mom! (Rev. ed.). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes. (See contact information above.)
  • Trainer, M (1991). Differences in common: Straight talk on mental retardation, Down syndrome, and life. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House. (Telephone: 800.843.7323. Web:



  • American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    formerly American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR)
    501 3rd Street, NW Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20001
    202.387.1968; 800.387-2193 (outside DC)


  • Division on Developmental Disabilities
    The Council for Exceptional Children
    1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300
    Arlington, VA 22201-5704
    888.232.7733; 703.620.3660
    866.915.5000 TTY

Sourced from: Mental Retardation Fact Sheet (FS8)
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Revision: January 2004