Jan 05, 2011 · Intellectual disability (ID), once called mental retardation, is characterized by below-average intelligence or mental ability and a lack of skills necessary for day-to-day living. People with.
Oct 23, 2017 · Intellectually disabled adults may be employed at minimum wage jobs and can likely be self-supporting. The majority who work favor independent living over group or supervised living situations. Moderately intellectually disabled typically live with relatives or in a supervised group setting.Author: Andrea Agnew.
People with mental retardation face a particularly daunting set of challenges in obtaining housing of their own. They are, on average, among the poorest Americans, and must contend with a national.
Jul 17, 1986 · ''The retarded adult who has spent all his life living with his parents can fall into a desperate situation in the event of the parents' illness or death,'' said Dr. Matthew P. Janicki, director of Author: Janet Elder.
Residents in homes for mentally challenged adults can feel powerless. Activities that are easy for healthy adults are beyond the resident’s abilities, and residents tire of relying on others for basic tasks. A focus on empowerment returns autonomy and self-sufficiency to residents. Some residents are happy to learn proper hygiene and personal grooming practices.