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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This guide aims to provide background on IDD and the many contributing factors/diagnoses, as well as resources for student/faculty researchers and relevant organizations to be aware of.

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The Many Facets of IDD

As several definitions describe, intellectually and developmentally disabilities are characterized by a pervasiveness in every aspect of life: including cognitively, physically, emotionally, and socially. In all people, there are dimensions to our functioning and abilities: this is also true for individuals with IDD. By no means are disabled people a monolith.

Interact with the infographic provided below (click on the orange buttons) to learn more about how each area of life can be impacted.