The Story of Intellectual Disability: An Evolution of Meaning, Understanding, and Public Perception

The Story of Intellectual Disability: An Evolution of Meaning, Understanding, and Public Perception

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2013
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1557669872
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9781557669872
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Accessible, engaging, and filled with contributions by the country's most celebrated disability experts, this fascinating volume skillfully captures how intellectual disability has been understood from prehistoric times to present. Readers will discover how different societies have responded to peo ...more

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Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD, is Ross and Mariana Beach Distinguished Professor of Special Education and Senior Scientist and Director, Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas. He has published more than 30 books and 300 scholarly articles and book chapters on topics related to special education, understanding intellectual disability, eugenics, and self-determination. He is a Fellow and past-president of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and a Fe...more