AbnormalDevelopmental and Cognitive Disorders

I Am Sam trailer

This trailer for I Am Sam shows Sam, who is mentally retarded, and his struggle to support his young daughter, Lucy.

Because her intellectual maturation exceeds his by the time she reaches age eight, Lucy is taken away from Sam.

He hires a prestigious lawyer who attempts to help Sam get custody of Lucy. How prevalent is mild mental retardation in the U.S.? What causes of mental retardation have been discovered?

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