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Mental retardation

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-102-008
    Title:
    Mental retardation
    Date(s) of Materials:
    1 June 1961-24 October 1963
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Kennedy administration's support and government policy toward those with mental retardation. Materials in this folder include a newsletter from the Association of Medical Hospital Chaplains, a brochure of the administration's general plan to improve the lives and care of those with developmental or intellectual disabilities, memoranda concerning the status of pending legislation to improve and increase the number of mental health facilities, background material for the President's meeting with individual governors on the status of mental retardation programs in specific states, and a listing of estimated budget appropriations for the construction of new facilities for the purpose of care, treatment, and research. The folder also contains press releases concerning the President's Panel on Mental Retardation and a copy of H.R. 7544 (the Mills-Ribicoff Bill), an amendment to the Social Security Act aimed at preventing and combating mental retardation through the expansion and improvement of maternal and child health programs.
    Extent:
    55 digital pages
    Collection:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
    Finding Aid | Digitized Content
    Series Number:
    08.
    Series Name:
    Subjects.
    Preferred Citation:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Subjects. Mental retardation
    Subject(s):
    Mental retardation
    Physical Description:
    55 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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