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Exceptional Student Education (Special Education)

Exceptional Student Education (Special Education)

Intellectual Disability (InD)

Intellectual disability (InD) is a disability that occurs before age 18. InD is characterized by deficits in two areas: 1) intellectual functioning and 2) adaptive behavior. These deficit areas can manifest in a variety of ways including difficulty with conceptual, social and practical everyday living skills. Students with an InD may receive services through Exceptional Student Education in a variety of settings as the full continuum of services is available.

Resources

  • The Arc
    A community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    An interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens advocating quality of life and rights for those with intellectual disabilities.
  • Best Buddies
    An organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Florida Department of Education
    The Florida Department of Education provides information on state laws, regulations and other state and national resources.

Contacts

Supervisor, Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) and Intellectual Disabilities(InD) Programs
Glenda "Dee" Koshy
(813) 273-7288
Glenda.Koshy@sdhc.k12.fl.us

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