* Intellectual disability (or ID) is a term used when a person has certain limitations in cognitive functioning and skills, including communication, social, and self-care skills. These limitations can cause a child to develop and learn more slowly or differently than a typically developing child. Intellectual disability can happen any time before a child turns 18 years old, even before birth.
** High-impact international federation of over 140 communities worldwide united by a commom mission to reveal that people with intellectual disabilities have value and, when given the opportunity, contribute meaningfully to the lives of those around them. L’Arche communities operate through family-style homes, community centers, day programs, and social impact ventures. Each L’Arche community is a grassroots, local effort and L’Arche Atlanta opened its first home in August 2012.