Resources for People With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
"I choose not to place "Dis", in my ability" ~ Robert M. Hansel
Recent estimates in the United States show that about 1 in 6 or about 15% of children aged 3-17 have one or more developmental disabilties. Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavioral areas. These conditions begin during the developmental period, may impact day-to-day functioning, and usually last throughout the person's lifetime.
Source: Centers for Disease Control
West Texas Centers believes that with proper services and supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilties can lead healthly full and productive lives in their community.
Permain Basin MHMR provides both service coordination and rehabilitation services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilties.
Center for Online Education has published a Guide for Students with Disabilities which outlines legal rights, shows where and how to find assistance on campus, and provides an extensive list of websites, apps, and software resources designed for students with disabilities.
Autism Speaks provides information, resources, and supports for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families.
Rover wants to celebrate canine companionship in all aspects and has published a peice on "The Life-Changing Impact of Autism Service Dogs"
The National Down Syndrome Society is the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.
Below are some additional links to resources for people with Autism. Keep checking back as we add more resources and information!