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UNDERSTANDING THE PEOPLE WE SERVE
For more than 40 years, the Dixville Foundation (1974) has achieved many projects and activities with the objective of promoting a better quality of life for children and adults having an intellectual disability or an autism spectrum disorder in the Estrie region (05).
Intellectual disability (DI)
Limitations in intellectual functioning and adaptive behaviors. These limitations affect the conceptual, social and practical skills, and occur before the age of 18.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
A range of symptoms characterized by limitations in communication, social interactions, with the presence of restricted interests and repetitive behaviors, typically diagnosed in childhood.