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Description:The man pictured here was shown using his laptop computer’s mouse. Though intellectually-challenged, he is still able to navigate his way through the Internet, and effectively use this computer, the mouse, and its keyboard controls.
Intellectual disability can be caused by a problem that starts any time before a child turns 18 years old – even before birth. It can be caused by injury, disease, or a problem in the brain. For many children, the cause of their intellectual disability is not known. Some of the most common known causes of intellectual disability – like Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, fragile X syndrome, genetic conditions, birth defects, and infections – happen before birth. Others happen while a baby is being born or soon after birth. Still other causes of intellectual disability do not occur until a child is older; these might include serious head injury, stroke, or certain infections.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - National Center for Environmental Health, NCEH; Disability and Health; Intellectual Disability
CDC - National Center for Environmental Health, NCEH; Disability and Health: Types of Disabilities
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