Association for the Mentally Handicapped is a non-governmental organization that works with People with Intellectual Disabilities (PWIDs) and their families.
Inclusion Uganda was established in 1983 by a group of parents and professionals of children with intellectual disabilities who came together to find a common solution to the problems that were affecting their children both at home and the community. The organization started in Kampala but later spread out to various parts of the country. In 2003, the organization changed its name to Inclusion Uganda.
We are currently operating in 18 districts in Uganda with a local branch in each of the districts. UAMH/IU advocates for the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities through full inclusion of PWIDs in all aspects of life as stipulated in the United Nations Convention of Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Constitution of Uganda.
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Inclusion Uganda has been existing since 1983 by a group of parents and professionals of children with intellectual disabilities. We give the great services for our children.
What is an intellectual disability?
Intellectual disability is a term used when a person has certain limitations in cognitive functioning and skills, including communication, social and self-care skills.
A society where the rights of people with intellectual disabilities are observed, protected and promoted.
These limitations can cause a child to develop and learn more slowly or differently than a typically developing child. Intellectual disabilities can happen any time before a child turns eighteen years old, even before birth..
Intellectual disability is significantly more common in developing countries – 17 in every 1,000 people. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) estimates that 80%of all people with intellectual disabilities live in developing countries with approximately one in ten people worldwide.
Has intellectual disability if he or she meets the following criteria:
i. Intelligence Quotient (IQ) is below 70%
ii. There are significant limitations in two or more adaptive areas (skills that are needed to live, work and play in the community or self-care)
iii. The condition manifests itself before the age of 18 years.