The United States has a population with the highest rate of intellectual disabilities in the developed world.
Experts say the problem is getting worse, and the solution could be more money.
Experts on intellectual disabilities say there are two big areas for solutions: strengthening the ability of people with intellectual disabilities to work and learn, and creating a broader array of services for people with disabilities to access.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization says that about one in six adults worldwide has some intellectual disability.
That figure has doubled in the past 30 years, and it now exceeds 2.5 million.
But experts say the numbers are likely higher because many people are not aware that they have a disability.
In addition to increasing access to quality education and the workforce, improving the quality of health care and mental health care could help lower rates of disability.
But some experts say this could be difficult to achieve if the government and other stakeholders continue to focus on getting people with mental disabilities off welfare.
They argue that there are many reasons to prioritize health care, including improving quality of life for people who have mental illness.
“It’s very hard to create a culture that is very sensitive to mental health,” said Dr. Mark Reiss, a psychiatry professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and author of the book “What You Need to Know About Mental Illness: A Handbook for Psychologists and Psychiatric Nurses.”
“The problem with getting the government to think about mental illness in a way that is sensitive to the mental health needs of people is that the government itself has a very difficult task in making sure that mental health services are being delivered in the way that we would like.”
In a recent report, the U.N. Educational, Medical and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) said it has identified 13 mental health issues that it says need attention in the U