Hulga is a thirty-two year old, and still lives at home with her mother show’s Hulga is not in control of her life. She heavily relies on her mother and uses her disability as a crutch to try to keep control of over her mother, so she thinks. Hulga was born with a weak heart and at the age of ten, she lost her leg in an accident. Hulga was unable to control the accident that caused her to lose her leg only to replace it with an artificial leg. “For Hulga, the artificial leg is in effect the only real part of her, since it is a made thing... ... middle of paper ... ... Apr.
Side Effects of Having an Intellectual Disability According to Google an intellectual disability can be defined as “a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior, which covers a range of everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18.” This type of disability can be very counteractive and disruptive to not only an individual, but an entire family’s life. Intellectual disabilities vary greatly and impact each individual differently, but ultimately they all have similar repercussions. They drain individuals from their freedom to do as they please and limit them to their disabilities demands. They can
These disabilities manifest in many different ways and due to many different causes. It does not only vary across periods but also across cultures. The challenges are mainly due to the daily difficulties of living with a certain diagnosed disability and such challenges are intensified by social stigma and cruelty. The ignorance about the same gives way to negative social perceptions which affects both the people with the disability and their families. Initially the intellectual disabilities were known by many names but now many cases have been generalized and there is continued research in the same field.
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