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This website has 54 articles on a variety of topics around what intellectual disabilities are and how best to support and advocate for the people who have them. The articles are written at a college reading level, and average 650-700 words. All of the articles are authored by the same three people, Tammy Reynolds, B.A., C.E. Zupanick, Psy.D. & Mark Dombeck, Ph.D.. Below are the six headings used to organize the articles, with a sampling of titles found under each.

- Introduction to Intellectual Disabilities (10 articles, sample titles: What Is an Intellectual Disability? ; Onset and Prevalence of Intellectual Disabilities)

- Causes of Intellectual Disabilities (11 articles, sample titles: Environmental Causes of Intellectual Disabilities: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome ; Medical Causes of Intellectual Disabilities: Infections and Brain Damage; Genetic Causes of Intellectual Disabilities: Down Syndrome; and Psychiatric Conditions That May Cause Intellectual Disabilities)

- Diagnosis of Intellectual Disabilities (10 articles, sample titles: Psychological Tests and Intellectual Disabilities; and Tests of Adaptive Behavioral Skills)

- Historical & Contemporary Perspectives of Intellectual Disabilities (8 articles, sample titles: Early Medical Explanations of Intellectual Disability; and History of Stigmatizing Names for Intellectual Disabilities

- Intellectual Disabilities & Supportive Rehabilitation (11 articles, sample titles: Developing an Individualized Support Plan (ISP); and Effective Teaching Methods for People With Intellectual Disabilities)

- Support for Families of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (4 articles, titles: Additional Support Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Their Families: Community Supports; Additional Support Services: Financial Supports; Additional Support Services: Family Supports; Additional Support Services: Advocacy and Legal Supports)

- Intellectual Disabilities Summary and Conclusion

- Intellectual Disabilities Resources & References

Description based on an online review of the articles completed 1/13/2012 (entry page URL: www.gulfbend.org/poc/center_index.php?cn=208)
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This web site is maintained by the Research and Training Center on Community Living with support from the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, the Human Services Research Institute and the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. E-mail weste050@umn.edu.
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