has applied to the Department of Energy and Climate Change for planning permission.
According to the most recent definitions put forth by AAMR
(2002), adaptive behavior is defined as "the collection of conceptual, social, and practical skills that people have learned so they can function in their everyday lives" AAMR
presents three core skill groups as a framework for analysis, each with numerous subcategories.
Two letters were mailed together to the prospective participants: (a) a letter from the executive director of AAMR
encouraging participation in the study and (b) a letter from the researcher describing the study.
201) See AAMR
, supra note 199 (explaining the AAMR
's position that providing supports can improve individual functions and promote self-determination and personal well-being over time).
In the summer of 2002, after Atkins was decided, the AAMR
announced a new definition of mental retardation: "Mental retardation is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills.
Briseno, after all, purported to hold that Texas will "follow" the AAMR
definition, which was codified in section 591.
Critical analysis of the 1992 AAMR
definition: Implications for school psychology.
Georgia wanted to develop a fair, equitable, and transparent system of funding based on the person's individual support needs, and no other currently available assessment can so readily be used to help develop good individual plans," says Steven Hall, Director of the Georgia Office of Developmental Disabilities in an interview with AAMR
(read full interview at http://www.
118) Polling data submitted by the AAMR
shows a "widespread consensus among Americans, even those who support the death penalty, that executing the mentally retarded is wrong.
Shirley is a long-time active member of AAMR
and is active on the Health Promotion and Prevention Committee, as well as the Nutrition Division.
In what appears to be contrary to Greenspan's model, AAMR
still proposes that the criterion for diagnosis of mental retardation include test scores that are two standard deviations below the norm on an IQ test and two of three areas of an adaptive behavior assessment.
Adaptive Behavior Scales -- Residential and Community (2nd ed.