developmental disability

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developmental disability

[də¦vel·əp‚ment·əl ‚dis·ə‚bil·əd·ē]
(medicine)
A substantial handicap or impairment originating before the age of 18 that may be expected to continue indefinitely.
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Depo-Provera has the advantage of preventing conception (97% effective) with a single injection in a woman's upper arm or buttock every 12 weeks--a boon for populations such as intellectually disabled teens.
The visit was organised by the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership for the 2012 Games and came in the wake of a ground-breaking decision to let intellectually disabled athletes to compete at the next Paralympics.
The group who were blind consisted of 21 children, 11 of whom were intellectually disabled.
She is also active with her church and with other groups including PEI People First, which advocates for the intellectually disabled.
They have helped our organisation increase the number of athletes which is our main aim because we only have about 130,000 athletes registered from the region, when there are 12 million intellectually disabled people here," he said.
A nosey sports journalist had rather unsportingly spent two years playing on the team - which qualified for the intellectually disabled category - during which the only test he had been asked to take in order to compete was six press-ups, after which his blood pressure was taken.
Undercover journalist Carlos Ribagorda won a gold medal with Spain's intellectually disabled basketball team before revealing most of his colleagues had not undergone medical tests to ensure they had learning difficulties.
The association is a member of the National Union of Organizations for the Intellectually Disabled in Lebanon.
In his generation of trade union history, Eon was involved in one of the longest strikes in NSW in 1985 to campaign for the retention of public health services for the mentally ill and intellectually disabled.
Incoming filled-in ballots can be intercepted, outgoing blank ballots can be misdirected by filing false postal forwarding notices, voters' signatures can be forged, votes can be bought, voters can be coerced or intimidated, and blind, senile, or intellectually disabled voters can be "assisted.
Because most intellectually disabled people cannot speak for themselves, and many of their parents are overwhelmed by the disaster that has befallen them, overburdened with their care responsibilities, the formulation of policy for intellectually disabled people is dominated by professionals, who are outside the agony of daily reality.