- What is Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities?
- How many levels of Intellectual Disabilities are there?
- What does Adaptive Functioning mean?
- How do I get involved helping at Hudspeth Regional Center?
What is Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities?
An individual is determined to have an intellectual/developmental disability based on the following three criteria: intellectual functioning level (IQ) is below 70-75, significant limitations exist in two or more adaptive skill areas, and the condition is present from childhood (defined as age 18 or less).
How many levels of intellectual disabilities are there?
- Mild intellectual disabilities – IQ level 50-55 to approximately 70
- Moderate intellectual disabilities – IQ level 35-40 to 50-55
- Severe intellectual disabilities – IQ level 20-25 to 35-40
- Profound intellectual disabilities – IQ level below 20 or 25
What does adaptive functioning mean?
Adaptive functioning refers to how effectively individuals cope with common life demands and how well they meet the standards of personal independence.
How do I get involved helping at Hudspeth Regional Center?
There are many ways to help out at Hudspeth Regional Center. One way is to donate items such as clothing, personal items or toys. Another way is to donate time. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Bel Ferguson, Public Information Director, at (601) 664-6017.