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Mental Illness and Autism #AtoZChallenge

Welcome to day thirteen in the A to Z Challenge. I am late once again to write my post, because I have still not mastered the skill of planning ahead and I was out of town all day. 374 more words


Inclusion Doesn't Mean That We Become So Invisible That You Don’t Ever Need to Think About Us.

Our adult transition and adult day programs are both community-based. Our participants and teaching staff constantly bump up against the negative stereotypes and everyday ableism that many community members harbor towards intellectually/developmentally disabled individuals. 943 more words

Intellectual Disabilities and Physical Activity

Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18. 445 more words


Intelligence and Autism #AtoZChallenge

Welcome to another day of the A to Z Challenge on autism. Today, I will discuss autism and intelligence.

First, what is intelligence? Intelligence is generally defined as a person’s overall cognitive ability across a number of domains, such as verbal comprheension, perceptual reasoning, working memory, etc., as measured by standardized IQ tets. 341 more words


Developmental Disorders Series

Mental Retardation

I. What is Mental Retardation? (More Details Here)

Mental retardation (MR) is a developmental problem manifested during a child’s years of development (i.e. 491 more words


'Harrowing stories' to come out of inquiry into disability abuse: Greens

Date:              10/04/2015

Author:         Brendan Foster 

Source:        WA News


Victims of alleged abuse in care are expected to give “harrowing” evidence at an the inquiry into the abuse of disabled people in institutions and homes in Australia, set to start in Perth on Friday. 78 more words


Disability abuse victims ‘have nowhere to go’

Date:             10/04/2015

Reporter:    Rick Morton

Source:        The Australian


A 13-year-old girl with an intellectual disability was raped on a school bus and segregated from her class by her principal after she reported the incident, a Senate inquiry into abuse of people with disability will hear today. 71 more words