WHAT IS AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY? Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior, which covers a range of everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18. IS INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY THE SAME AS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY? Not exactly. Developmental […]
Augmentative/alternative communication systems (AAC) involve the use of personalized methods or devices to supplement a person’s ability to communicate. There are many types and methods of AAC and most individuals use a combination of systems/devices depending on the communication situation. Unaided AAC systems are those that require no additional pieces of equipment. These include manual […]
Pictures you’ve e-mailed or uploaded from your smartphone could leak information that can threaten your safety or that of your children.
What is the best first aid for a seizure? Here are some tips if you or someone you love has epilepsy. Always carry medical identification. If an emergency occurs, knowledge of your seizure disorder can help the people around you maintain your safety and provide the appropriate treatment. Make sure your family, friends, and co-workers […]
Interested parties are invited to submit a paper abstract to be received not later than 31st May 2011. Proposals should seek to promote a deeper understanding of the conference theme and can include perspectives on: Medical and psychological Educational and training Social inclusion Employment and making a livelihood Policy making Self advocacy All papers will […]