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Intellect Dev Disabil. 2013 Apr;51(2):86-93. doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-51.2.086.

What's at stake in the lives of people with intellectual disability? Part I: The power of naming, defining, diagnosing, classifying, and planning supports.

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Hastings College, Chewelah, WA 99109, USA. rschalock@ultraplix.com

Abstract

This article focuses on the power of naming, defining, diagnosing, classifying, and planning supports for people with intellectual disability. The article summarizes current thinking regarding these five functions, states the essential question addressed by the respective function, and provides an overview of the high stakes involved for people with intellectual disability, their families, and the field of intellectual disability.

PMID:
23537354
DOI:
10.1352/1934-9556-51.2.086
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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