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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We are absolutely conscious that this case has arisen from an order passed by the high court of Delhi relating to Asha Kiran, a home for the mentally challenged, yet the pathetic situation of this category of persons which have been highlighted before us in other states cannot be ignored or marginalised," said the bench.
Bahrain plans to move up to international levels in the treatment meted out to the mentally challenged, said the spokesperson.
The question remains whether the National Human Rights Commission can guarantee future safety of the mentally challenged women across India.
Haider Talib, general manager of Al Thiqah Club, told Gulf News that mentally challenged people found it difficult to land suitable jobs.
One learns soon enough that mentally challenged children make one's life transparent, a life of truth and trust.
AFYL Productions & Services Executive Director Liaquat Siddiq said the media should visit these institutions and highlight the urgent need for funds, so thousands of mentally challenged children could get equal opportunities for education and growth.
The outcome [of this program] is a live example of the results that can be achieved if mentally challenged people get a chance to mingle in the society," he said.
He added that the money would go toward the center's newly opened wing for mentally challenged children.
Boring Ben introduced "those mentally challenged wannabes who make this show possible".
On Tuesday night, Quist expanded the reach of her students to Worcester as six band members gave a volunteer performance for a group of severely mentally challenged people at a special dinner at the Salem Covenant Church.
Mustard Seed, a Christian community for mentally challenged adults, was incorporated in 1981 and has since provided a supportive environment for its "Seedsters," with activities including an art workshop and hand bell choir.
This includes government funding for health care providers and benefit plans, on placing the elderly or mentally challenged in proper facilities, institutions and housing programs, and various financial programs created for the disabled.