Welcome to the UC Davis MIND Institute and Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) resource page for Intellectual Disabilities.
Contact Brenda Shelton, Resource Center Manager, if you need additional resources or if you would like to visit the Resource Center. (916) 703-0336
What are Intellectual Disabilities?
Intellectual disabilities are characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18.
One criterion to measure intellectual functioning is an IQ test. Generally, an IQ test score of around 70 or as high as 75 indicates a limitation in intellectual functioning.
- American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Department of Health Care Services
- Helping Americans with Disabilities Live Independently
- National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
- State of California Department of Developmental Services
- The Arc - For People with Intellectual and Developmental Disablitites
- The President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
- Understanding Intellectual Disability & Health
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
The websites listed are independent of the UC Davis MIND Institute and Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD). Resources are provided for information only and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of the UC Davis MIND Institute and Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.