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Intellectual Disabilities

A condition in which individuals exhibit a range of sub-average intellectual functioning concurrently with adaptive behaviour deficits which are manifested during the developmental period and which adversely affect educational performance. (Adaptive behaviour is measured by the effectiveness with which or the degree to which the individual is able to meet the standards of personal independence and social responsibility that are expected for the person's age and cultural group).

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