Celebrating Diversity

Antara Roy, age 29 years, is a vivacious young girl who entertains everyone with her incessant chatter and bakes absolutely scrumptious cookies. With a sparkle in her eyes she talks proudly, about becoming a chef one day. She giggles and tells you about her friends and family.


For those who embrace diversity, it is a delight to witness her carefree attitude, playful mood and strength – a gift of her ‘differentness’. Others who use the barometer of ‘normality’ or “perfectness’, it is a disability (retardation is a obsolete term).
These marvels of nature have a zeal to live life whole-heartedly, once their potential is realized. To understand them, let’s first define intellectual disability, understand the causes and the development potential.

Some legal and technical definitions can be seen below