Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities typically respond well to music activities because it motivates action, captivates attention, brings joy, and offers success. In particular, music can be helpful because it is processed in both the right and left hemispheres of the brain. May 15, · The life expectancy of most persons with developmental disabilities now approaches that of the general population. 2 For example, the mean age of death for a person with an intellectual disability Cited by: 3.
Some people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) have communication difficulties. People with intellectual disabilities or those whose disabilities directly affect speech, hearing, or sight are more likely to have communication difficulties. Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are a complex, vulnerable population known to experience health inequities. Interprofessional primary health care teams are recommended to improve access to comprehensive and coordinated health care for these individuals.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was amended by the ADA Amendments Act of ("Amendments Act" or "ADAAA"), is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with .