March is developmental disability awareness month.
IASSIDD is the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. They help people live happy and healthy lives. They meet in Amsterdam in 2021.
Autism affects boys 5x more than girls.
It is a spectrum.
There is no cure.
It is not degenerative.
Intellectual Disabilities (ID) are characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning (such as reasoning, problem-solving, planning, abstract thinking, judgment, learning from experience, etc.) and adaptive behavior (covers a range of everyday social and practical skills). These disabilities have an onset before the age of 18.
Developmental Disabilities (DD) are a group of conditions that result from an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavioral areas. These conditions begin during the developmental period, may impact daily functioning, and generally last throughout a person’s lifetime.
Everyone deserves education.