Intellectual Disability

  • Originates before the age of 18
  • Means significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behaviour, as expressed in conceptual, social and practical adaptive skills
  • Has a high prevalence - 2.7% (up to 500,000 Australians)
  • Means a reduced life expectancy
  • Infers high levels of co-morbidity and complex healthcare issues
  • Means those who experience it are generally devalued by society


Personal Stories

Maria & Tristan
Charles & Denise
Judy & Christine