For people with intellectual disabilities and ways to address issues at home, work and school

How can you tell if you or a family member has an intellectual disability?

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    How do you know if you or your child has an intellectual disability? You need to be formally tested to get any services and benefits. Basically the IQ is below 75, there are deficits in adaptive behavior (ability to comprehend and participate in conversations is limited, follow social norms is limited, performing every day activities such as getting dressed is limited). This is very basic. Regardless one with an intellectual disability has feelings and can see that he or she is missing out on what others have – friends, regular school, limited sports, limited opportunities. We have to do what we can to fill this void. Everyone deserves to have happiness and a more fulfilling life.

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