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Mental retardation : determining eligibility for social security benefits / Daniel J. Reschly, Tracy G. Myers, and Christine R. Hartel, editors ; Committee on Disability Determination for Mental Retardation, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.

p. ; cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Supported by contract between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Social Security Administration Contract No. 0600-99-38803

ISBN 0-309-08323-0 (pbk.)

1. Mental retardation—Diagnosis. 2. Disability evaluation—United States. 3. Social security—United States.

[DNLM: 1. United States. Social Security Administration. 2. Disability Evaluation—United States. 3. Eligibility Determination—standards—United States. 4. Mental Retardation—diagnosis—United States. 5. Public Policy—United States. 6. Social Security—United States. WM 304 M549 2002] I. Reschly, Daniel J. II. Myers, Tracy G. III. Hartel, Christine R., 1947- IV. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Disability Determination for Mental Retardation. V. United States. Social Security Administration.

RC570.2 .M46 2002

616.85’884075—dc21

2002005467

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Suggested citation: National Research Council (2002) Mental Retardation: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits. Committee on Disability Determination for Mental Retardation. Daniel J. Reschly, Tracy G. Myers, and Christine R. Hartel, editors. Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Cover: Michele de la Menardiere. Detail from Colors #5. Acrylic on canvas.



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