Intellectual disability means a significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information and to learn and apply new skills. This causes people to have less ability to cope independently (impaired social functioning), and begins before adulthood, with a lasting effect on development.
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Inclusion Australia is the leading national voice on issues of importance to people with intellectual disability in Australia. It works to raise expectations, recognise potential and promotes the value of people with intellectual disability. Inclusion Australia works locally, nationally and internationally, providing policy expertise and advice to drive systemic change.