Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Living with a disability? Find out what an intellectual or developmental disability is, and see how to get started finding treatment for individuals living with a disability.

Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) include a number of issues affecting functions in the brain. Disabilities include Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and those caused by a traumatic brain injury.

Intellectual and developmental disabilities can’t be cured and won’t go away. Discussion, services, and research focuses on improving lives through skill building, creating support, and reducing symptoms. In general, if you live with an intellectual or developmental disability, you may struggle with getting around or motor skills, personal care, or socialization and communication.

If you feel like you need help with an intellectual or developmental disability, call us at 1-888-235-HOPE (4673). We can help connect you with a behavioral health care professional.

  Learn more about: common services for individuals living with intellectual or developmental disabilities

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