There are over 40 million people in America who have disabilities. That’s one in five Americans. These individuals face unique challenges and obstacles throughout their life, but they also have many abilities to offer the world.
Everyone wants to d their best to help them live their best lives possible by providing resources and support for those who need them the most. Here’s an article that will help you understand people with disabilities better.
What are developmental disabilities and congenital disabilities?
Developmental disabilities refer to a group of conditions that affect the development of an individual. These conditions can be genetic, congenital, or acquired. Such disabilities impact the brain and nervous system in ways that cause problems with learning, behavior, communication skills, self-care abilities, and more.
There are many different types of developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cerebral palsy (CP), and Down syndrome.
What are the causes?
Developmental disabilities and congenital disabilities are severe conditions that can affect people of all ages. They can cause physical, cognitive, emotional, and social challenges. There are many reasons behind these disabilities and congenital disabilities.
Some of the reasons are genetic changes (inherited), environmental factors (such as exposure to toxic substances), or problems during pregnancy or childbirth. Some development disabilities and congenital disabilities have no known cause and cure yet.
What can we do?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to protecting people’s health in the United States. CDC collects, analyzes, and shares data to understand developmental disabilities and congenital disabilities better.
They also work with partners at state health departments, universities, federal agencies, community organizations, private companies, foundations, individuals, and other groups to conduct research that will help prevent these conditions from occurring.
To learn more about the most common disabilities, visit us at www.njddc.org.