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American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Association on Mental Retardation

American Psychiatric Association

Autism Society of America

Child Neurology Society

Disability Resources on the Internet

Family Village Disability-Related Resources

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The Nationís Voice on Mental Illness

Suggested Reading

Boda B, Dubos A, Muller D (2010) Signaling mechanisms regulating synapse formation and function in mental retardation. Curr Opin Neurobiol 20:519-527.

Moeschler JB (2008) Medical genetics diagnostic evaluation of the child with global developmental delay or intellectual disability. Curr Opin Neurol 21:117-122.

Vaillend C, Poirier R, Laroche S (2008) Genes, plasticity and mental retardation. Behav Brain Res 192:88-105.

Basel-Vanagaite L (2008) Clinical approaches to genetic mental retardation. Isr Med Assoc J 10:821-826.

Johnston MV, Alemi L, Harum KH (2003) Learning, Memory, and Transcription Factors. Pediatric Research 53: 369-74.

Kaufmann WE, Moser HW (2000) Dendritic anomalies in disorders associated with mental retardation. Cerebral Cortex 10: 981-91.

Kaufmann WE. Mental retardation and learning disorders: a neuropathologic differentiation. In Capute AJ, Accardo PJ (Eds). Developmental Disabilities in Infancy and Childhood. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co, Vol. 2, 1996. p49-70.

Additional Disorder Specific Resources

Fragile X Syndrome
Rett Syndrome
Down Syndrome
X-Linked Mental Retardation