Intellectual disability (ID) is a term used when an individual has certain limitations in intellectual and adaptive functioning, which can include: 
  • Communication 
  • Self-care
  • Home living
  • Social/Interpersonal skills
  • Self-direction
  • Functional academic skills 
  • Work 
  • Leisure
  • Health & safety
  • Use of community resources
ID is not an illness or a disease, but a condition that can occur anytime before, during or after birth. There are varying levels of intellectual disability ranging from mild., moderate, severe to profound. 
  • Mild intellectual disability: IQ 50/55 - 70
  • Moderate intellectual disability: IQ 35/40 - 50/55
  • Severe intellectual disability: IQ 20/25 - 35/40 
  • Profound intellectual disability : IQ 20/25 and below
Each and everyone of us has a part to play to promote inclusiveness. With guidance, love and acceptance, IDs can play a meaningful role in our society. 

Information courtesy of MINDS.