AAMR

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AcronymDefinition
AAMRAmerican Association on Mental Retardation (now American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)
AAMRAge-Adjusted Mortality Rate
AAMRAnti-Aging Medical Research
AAMRAcute Antibody-Mediated Rejection
AAMRAfrican American Male Research (Washington, DC)
AAMRAssociation for the Advancement of Medicine by Research (est. 1882; UK)
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at 308 n.3 (outlining the definitions of "mental retardation" used by the American Association on Mental Retardation and the American Psychiatric Association).
(26) The American Association on Mental Retardation provides the following definition: Mental retardation refers to substantial limitations in present functioning.
The American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR) publishes an edited manual approximately every 10 years on terminology, classification, and clinical judgment related to mental retardation and disability.
Categories of mental retardation take into account an individual's physical and social development, and correspond roughly to IQ scores (American Association on Mental Retardation, 1992).
The American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR) now offers an online career service to facilitate the connection of employers and professionals in the disabilities field.
Self-advocates now sit on visible boards and committees, including the board of directors for organizations like the Arc, the American Association on Mental Retardation, and TASH as well as serving on the President's Council on Mental Retardation and the President's Committee on the Employment of Persons with Disabilities."
The position that society should share a responsibility for resolving the unemployment problem among persons with mental retardation also finds support in the current conceptualization of mental retardation reflected in the new manual (1992) of American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR).
The 1992 manual of the American Association on Mental Retardation "represents a paradigm shift, from a view of mental retardation as an absolute trait expressed solely by an individual to an expression of the interaction between the person with limited intellectual functioning and the environment" (AAMR, 1992, p.
Clearly these new definitions proposed in the American Association on Mental Retardation definition have implications for all rehabilitation settings and providers.
American Association on MENTAL RETARDATION 444 N Capital St NW, Ste 846 Washington, DC 20001 (800) 424-3688 (voice) (202) 387-1968 (voice) (202) 387-2193 (fax) Seeks to improve services to people who have mental retardation.
Other organizations with similar interests include the American Association on Mental Retardation, which has organized a special interest group on mental health services, the American Psychiatric Association, which has a committee on developmental disabilities, and the European Association for Mental Health in Mental Retardation.
Paper presented at the 119th Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Retardation. San Francisco, CA.
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