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Intellectual Disabilities
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Introduction to Intellectual DisabilitiesCauses of Intellectual DisabilitiesDiagnosis of Intellectual DisabilitiesHistorical & Contemporary Perspectives of Intellectual DisabilitiesIntellectual Disabilities & Supportive RehabilitationSupport for Families of People with Intellectual DisabilitiesIntellectual Disabilities Summary & ConclusionIntellectual Disabilities Resources & References
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Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses

Intellectual Disabilities Resources and References

Tammy Reynolds, B.A., C.E. Zupanick, Psy.D. & Mark Dombeck, Ph.D.

Resources for Professionals

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Evidenced based practice, supported housing resource kit

Evidence based practice, supported employment resource kit

Advocacy group for families and resource center

Williams syndrome association

Disability history resource library and education

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, patient education for fetal alcohol syndrome


Resources for Parents, Caregivers, and Siblings

Special Educational legal information and advocacy

Directory for locating educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, health care providers, academic therapists, tutors, speech language therapists, occupational therapists, coaches, advocates, and attorneys for children with disabilities

Down syndrome fact sheet

Family support group for children with Cru du Chat Sydrome

Information on sources of mercury toxins

The National Fragile X Foundation

Advocacy group concerned with residential housing options and quality of life for persons with intellectual disabilities



The Arc provides a list of downloadable publications about intellectual disability

Foucault's Madness and Civilization


Self-help and advocacy





American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (Revised 4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (Revised 5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.


Foucault, M. (2006). Madness and Civilization : A history of insanity in the age of reason. New York: Routledge Press.

La Malfa, G., Lassi, S., Bertelli, M., & Placidi, G.F., (2004). Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 48(3), 262-267.

Thompson, J.R., Bryant, B.R., Campbell, E.M., Craig, E.M., Hughes, C., Rotholz, D.R., Silverman, W.P., Tasse, M.J., Wehmeyer, M.L., (2004). Supports Intensity Scale. Washington, D.C.: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities