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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On the plot 21-198-1 constructed mentally disabled care home and apartments in 42 pieces.
He said by this step the mentally disabled players of FATA would be encouraged to a great extent and they would prove a precious asset for the country in future.
Mehr Taj Roghani stressed the need of arranging of awarenes about mentally disabled children and added that Development of such children was collective responsibility of the society.
He added that the Journey aims at conveying a message that the mentally disabled are able to withstand difficulties, traveling long distances by sea "hoping to realize achievements for all to boast.
In the video footage, filmed by B'Tselem volunteer Samih Da'na from his window, soldiers are seen holding the boy, handcuffing him, blindfolding him and closing him in the jeep, despite cries by Palestinian residents that the boy is mentally disabled.
The campaign aims to highlight Kuwait's experience in caring for the mentally disabled.
Lawyers for inmate Freddie Lee Hall said there is ample evidence to show that he is mentally disabled, even though most of his multiple IQ tests have yielded scores topping 70.
His sister Nabila, who is mentally disabled, tried to prevent the soldiers from entering the property.
About two thirds of the students here are mentally disabled, about a third suffer from autism.
In a seminar held in Sana'a about addiction, depression and the rights of the mentally disabled, Hammed said many people suffering from psychological problems are held in prisons.
Poor management has been blamed for uncertainty facing a councilowned double glazing and door maker which employs physically and mentally disabled staff.
Summary: Police in Philadelphia have found four mentally disabled adults held in a dungeon as part of a fraud scheme.