THE REALITY OF INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGES

Unfortunately, there seems to be a significant amount of confusion surrounding intellectual challenges. That misunderstanding starts with a lack of a clear definition of what constitutes such a disability. The simplest explanation is that an intellectual challenge is characterized by deficits in both thought and behavior. Many people assume the condition is present from birth, … More THE REALITY OF INTELLECTUAL CHALLENGES

FATHERS OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

When it comes to raising children with developmental disabilities, mothers receive well-deserved attention for their parenting. They are considered the primary caregivers and nurturers. They interact with health care professionals, teachers, and case managers. They are always on the front lines advocating for their child’s rights, and they are vigilant concerning their health and safety. But although they may … More FATHERS OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

THE DIGNITY OF WORK FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

The importance of jobs cannot be overstated because they provide the foundation for our nation’s economic stability. The more people that are working, the better off we are as a society. Employment empowers individuals by giving them the means to support themselves and by providing them with the ability to purchase the goods and services … More THE DIGNITY OF WORK FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES