The focus of this course is on students with intellectual disabilities. It is important that you gain a good understanding of the full range of characteristics identified as intellectual disabilities. This essay will demonstrate your understanding of the characteristics and the implications for education for each of the subcategories of intellectual disabilities. In the essay you will define each of the subtypes of intellectual disability and identify the characteristics to include cognitive processing, academic skills, and social skills. The description of the subtypes is to be followed by a one page reflection stating your personal philosophy on how individuals with intellectual disabilities should be viewed/treated, including how this is guided by faith and including Biblical references. Your paper should include a title page, the essay with at least 3 citations, a reflection page with Biblical references, and a reference page. The paper, citations and references should be in APA format, double-spaced, with 12-point font and 1” margins. You may use headings to organize your essay. The length of the essay should be at least two pages and the reflection should be at least one page in addition to the title page and reference page.