mental handicap

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mental handicap

a general or specific intellectual disability, resulting directly or indirectly from injury to the brain or from abnormal neurological development
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These are likely to be older children and may have physical and mental handicaps, or need to be placed with brothers and sisters they cannot be parted from.
Even though we use sports as our vehicle, what we are really trying to do is eliminate the stigma and stereotypes associated with individuals with mental handicaps," said Jan Maseda, area director for the Tri-Valley Special Olympics.
That is a particular problem when there are no other relatives and they read stories in the newspapers about possible cutbacks in services for those who suffer from mental handicaps.
Many of the abused children were targeted because of physical or mental handicaps, the report concluded.
Jeanette Scott spoke to members of the Young Voices of 12 group, who are young teenage carers, usually looking after a family member or a friend with physical or mental handicaps.
Members are contracted to government to provide services to vulnerable people including those with mental handicaps, children and families, people in community justice programs, day cares and other childhood-related programs.
Serious birth defects, mental handicaps, heart problems and spina bifida cases are three times the average.
Called Life without Life, the installation derives its title from the phrase 'life unworthy of life', the Nazi name for those with physical deformities or mental handicaps who were exterminated during the Third Reich.
As a movement, Special Olympics relies on dedicated volunteers to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for people eight and older with mental handicaps.
The Health and Welfare Ministry plans to review medical laws to allow blind, deaf and mute people as well as those suffering mental handicaps from obtaining licenses or qualifications to engage in medical work, ministry officials said Monday.
We know that there are higher levels of mental handicaps among IUGR babies as a result of chronic hypoxia.
The newly identified DNA rearrangements often run in families, underscoring the need for genetic screening of children who have mental handicaps of unknown origin, the researchers hold.