Community Based Rehabilitation
People with intellectual disabilities need skills to engage in livelihood activities.
However, they start with a number of disadvantages, their families and communities may assume that they are unable to engage in such activities and as a result, most people with intellectual disability are considered misfits and thus always hiding them away from the community and visitors.
Parents of children with intellectual disabilities are always stressed because of lack of break from the daily routine of looking after their children. The children themselves also suffer from being nagged by cruel parents or siblings if they do not perform to their expectations.
The core life skills in community-based rehabilitation include:
- Developing personal skills
- Developing coping mechanisms
- Developing general body fitness (therapeutic exercise)