Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (Mental Retardation)

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This portal contains information regarding the rights of children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities.

The Welfare Law (Treatment of Persons with Mental Disabilities) defines someone with intellectual developmental disabilities as one who lacks or has impaired intellectual abilities, who has limited adaptive behavior and who needs to be taken care of.
One in every 200 babies is born with an intellectual disability. According to estimates, approximately 40,000 people in Israel have some form of intellectual developmental disability.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services' Branch for the Care of People with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities is responsible for identifying, diagnosing and caring for individuals with these types of disabilities and their families. Diagnosis and treatment plans are provided by a diagnosis committee.

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