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Mumtaz - an extraordinary journey to an ordinary Karachi life

KVTC is the first and only Vocational Education & Training (VET) centre for intellectually disabled (ID) people in Pakistan. With 400 graduated trainees gainfully employed in Karachi, KVTC has proved since 1991 that ID people can become independent, contributing, and responsible members of society. 72 more words

The half-truth of the happiness stereotype for my son with Down syndrome

Stereotypes exist for a reason I guess. They come from a collection of commonly seen characteristics attributed to one type of person. Sometimes they are damaging and hurtful and sometimes they are harmless. 1,276 more words

Down Syndrome

What Are the Major Differences between Autism & Intellectual Disability?

The notion of overlap between autism and genius has been culturally popularized. However, a significant portion of those on the spectrum also test within the intellectually disabled (ID) range with an IQ of 70 or less. 505 more words

This is one of the most common questions  regarding sexuality and disability…

If you are a guardian of an individual with a developmental disability what is your role and legal authority regarding decisions on sexual activity? 310 more words


What happens in intellectual disability, exactly?

What is it?

Intellectual disability, ID, is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by a level of intellectual and adaptive functioning that is well below normal. 627 more words

It might be a reason, but it’s not an excuse

I belong to many, many, many, many, many (keep going with that for a while) groups that talk about ASD and other disabilities. In one group, a mom posted something that I couldn’t help but disagree with, yet a lot of the other parents in the group chimed in on her side. 539 more words


Mr. E-One Year Later

My E has been in his therapies for about 15 months.  At his 1 year assessment with his occupational and physical therapists, they both concluded that he needed a break. 372 more words