White House Photographs
President John F. Kennedy (seated at table) signs the Maternal and Child Health and Mental Retardation Planning Amendments of 1963, an amendment to the Social Security Act. Those standing around table include (beginning at far left): Representative John W. Byrnes (Wisconsin); Senator Vance Hartke (Indiana); Representative Wilbur D. Mills (Arkansas); Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Senator Abraham Ribicoff (Connecticut); Representative Eugene J. Keogh (New York); Senator Clinton P. Anderson (New Mexico); Senator Lister Hill (Alabama); Senator Frank Carlson (Kansas); Representative Howard H. Baker (Tennessee); President of the National Association for Retarded Children (NARC), John G. Fettinger; Gwendolyn Fettinger; Executive Director of NARC, Dr. Gunnar Dybwad; Eunice Kennedy Shriver, consultant to the President's Panel on Mental Retardation; Special Assistant to the President for Mental Retardation, Dr. Stafford L. Warren; Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), Anthony J. Celebrezze; Deputy Special Counsel to the President, Myer Feldman. Motion picture photographers film at far right. Cabinet Room, White House, Washington, D.C.