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released: 12 Nov 2008 author: AIHW media release

People with an intellectual disability represent a very significant client group of disability services in Australia, reflecting the priority given to this group and the origins of many disability services in Australia. This bulletin presents an overview of prevalence of intellectual disability and its related impairments, health conditions and activity limitations. The analyses focus on outcomes of participation in major life areas in children and young adults with intellectual disability as well as people ageing with intellectual disability.

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978 1 74024 850 1; Cat. no. AUS 110; 40pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Summary
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Prevalence and patterns of intellectual disability
  • Transition from home to school - participation in education
  • Transition from school to adult life
  • Needs and unmet demand for services and assistance
  • References
  • Technical appendix
  • Appendix tables
  • Acknowledgments

Recommended citation

AIHW 2008. Disability in Australia: intellectual disability. AIHW bulletin no. 67. Cat. no. AUS 110. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 26 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468183>.

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