Conditions Associated with Intellectual Disability
This section covers some of the conditions commonly associated with intellectual disabilities.
This article provides an overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
In addition to being associated with characteristic physical and behavioural features, Fragile-X syndrome causes intellectual disabilities ranging from mild to severe. It is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability and is second only to Down's syndrome as the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a pervasive developmental disorder affecting many areas of functioning.
This article explains what is known about the genetics of Down's syndrome.
PWS is characterised by hyptonia and feeding problems in infancy, hypogonadism, characteristic facial features, short stature, developmental delay, obesity and an obsession with food and eating.
This article provides an overview of Autistic Spectrum Disorder in Down's Syndrome.