Federal Laws And Mental Retardation

Although there are several federal and state laws that directly or indirectly address the rights of persons with mental retardation and other disabilities, three will be highlighted here. Each of these has one main focus: to protect persons with disabilities, including those with mental retardation, from discrimination due to their disability. These laws apply to different institutions that are affected by each statue; however, their overall goal is the same. Landmark legislation to be reviewed include Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, renamed and reauthorized as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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