Fact: There are over 7.1 million Americans with some form of intellectual/developmental disability. 1 in 10 families are affected.
Fact: Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities are found among all races and cultures.
Fact: On the average, 3% of the population has a developmental disability.
Fact: There are over 250 known causes of intellectual disabilities, but in one-third of the people affected, the cause remains unknown.
Fact: Intellectual Disability affects intelligence. Mental Illnesses are biologically based brain disorders. The two are not the same.