||The Surgeon General will convene this two-day major national meeting in Washington, DC. Invited participants will address the many unmet and often critical health needs of children and adults with mental retardation. Presenters and participants will come from diverse backgrounds, including individuals with mental retardation, their families, health care professionals, researchers, representatives of advocacy groups, and others affected by, or involved with, mental retardation. Participants will identify common issues and make recommendations that will form the basis for an action agenda to help focus the Nation on the unique health needs of children and adults with mental retardation.
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