Caring for individuals with developmental and intellectual differences requires a special level of compassion, understanding and patience, which is why the majority of this type of care is provided by family members.
Developmental and intellectual differences include any condition that is due to physical, learning, language or behavioral issues. In the U.S., one out of every six children has a developmental or intellectual difference such as ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, hearing loss, vision impairment or a learning disorder. At the same time, it’s estimated that the combination of adults with these differences, along with older adult Caregivers, will merge to incur additional weight on families and their ability to provide proper care.
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