Intellectual Disability:

An adult with an intellectual disability is defined as a person with sub-average intellectual functioning existing concurrently with limitations in adaptive skills. The abilities and limitations of a person with an intellectual disability diagnosis can vary widely. The diagnosis alone may not tell you whether an individual has the decision-making capacity to make advance directives and other documents. If you are unsure whether a person has the ability to make effective health care decisions, ask a doctor or clinician to make a medical determination.

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