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Intellectual Disabilities

What is an intellectual disability?

What is an intellectual disability?

Intellectual disability (or ID) is a term used when a person prior to the age of 18, has certain limitations in cognitive functioning and skills, including communication, social and self ,care skills. These limitations can cause a child to develop and learn more slowly or differently than a child without an intellectual disability.

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How Does an Intellectual Disability Happen?

How Does an Intellectual Disability Happen?

Intellectual disability, formerly known as mental retardation, can be caused by injury, disease, or a problem in the brain. For many children, the cause of their intellectual disability is unknown.

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What Are the Most Common Causes?

What Are the Most Common Causes?

The most common causes of intellectual disabilities are: Genetic conditions. Sometimes an intellectual disability is caused by abnormal genes inherited from parents, errors when genes combine, or other reasons. Examples of genetic conditions are Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and phenylketonuria (PKU).

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How Common Are Intellectual Disabilities?

How Common Are Intellectual Disabilities?

Approximately 6.5 million people in the United States have an intellectual disability. Approximately 1 – 3 percent of the global population has an intellectual disability, as many as 200 million people.

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About the Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year, round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic, type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Special Olympics MissionEunice Kennedy Shriver

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