Children and young people with intellectual disabilities in Ghana are mostly discriminated and marginalised in the society. Many parents of such children feel ashamed — it is a
widespread belief in most of the Ghanaian communities that disability is caused by evil spirits or it is seen as a punishment from God. The social stigma is often extended to the whole family.
Few of them have the opportunity to live a descent life with the necessary support and education.
A lot of people also do not have basic medical and biological knowledge concerning the occurrence and heredity of disabilities which causes many baseless fears and avoidance of disabled