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of the global population has an intellectual disability.



The employment gap between those with a disability and those without.

What are Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs)?

Intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) are disorders that are usually present at birth and that negatively affect the trajectory of the individual’s physical, intellectual, and/or emotional development. Many of these conditions affect multiple body parts or systems.

Intellectual disability starts any time before a child turns 18 and is characterized by problems with both:

  • Intellectual functioning or intelligence, which include the ability to learn, reason, problem solve, and other skills; and
  • Adaptive behavior, which includes everyday social and life skills.

The term “developmental disabilities” is a broader category of often lifelong disability that can be intellectual, physical, or both. 

“IDD” is the term often used to describe situations in which intellectual disability and other disabilities are present. 

(https://www.nichd.nih.gov/, 2019)

Developmental disabilities are severe, long-term problems. They may be physical, such as blindness. They may affect mental ability, such as learning disorders. Or the problem can be both physical and mental, such as Down syndrome. Examples of developmental disabilities include:

  • Autism
  • Behavior disorders
  • Brain injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Intellectual disability

Types of intellectual disabilities:

  • Fragile X syndrome (FXS) FXS is the most common known cause of an inherited intellectual disability worldwide
  • Down syndrome
  • Developmental delay
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

How We Can Help

View Point Health proudly serves individuals with Developmental Disabilities to achieve their highest level of skill development, independence and health, while enhancing their self-esteem and dignity.

Residential Services

We provide support to developmentally disabled adults to live in their community.  The program goal is to foster self-sufficiency by providing the training needed to enhance their success in the community.

Community Integration Services

The purpose of Community Integration is to focus on the individual hopes, dreams and visions of a “life well-lived”.  We offer access to computer skills, health and safety, communication skills training, and much more.  The program also offers opportunities to volunteer within their local community.

Family Support

Services are aimed to enhance a family’s ability to meet the many needs of the family member with a disability.

Supported Employment

This program provides individuals with IDD who desire to work, acquire the skills needed to obtain and maintain employment. Our support and training also assures the employer they are receiving well trained staff with continued support needed to perform all job tasks required.

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