Individuals with mental retardation : assessment and research plan : [an honors thesis] (HONRS 499)
Adults with developmental disabilities, specifically mental retardation, face a number of biopsychosocial issues. Institutionalization and the subsequent policy changes made that affect this population have overlooked their basic needs, leaving it difficult to experience a high quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities. Through socialwork education and work experience, I have realized a strong interest in working with this population. This project is an accumulation of research I have done for my Social Work 410 and 440 classes, as well as additional research added after the fall semester, 2002.Inc.