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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He stated this while addressing the ceremony held here on Saturday at Chambeli Institute for mentally handicapped children.
Ferguson had posed as a charitable donor to visit centres for mentally handicapped children in Turkey and Romania, followed by hidden cameras, to highlight poor conditions.
Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that states cannot execute mentally handicapped people.
In 1958, the late Joyce Robinson applied for the post of voluntary secretary to the Society for Mentally Handicapped Children (now Cardiff Mencap).
It has suggested the majority of people on incapacity benefit are not incapacitated and it has introduced severe discrimination against smokers and people who are mentally handicapped, have a long-term psychiatric condition or learning problems when it comes operations or medical treatments.
A STATE-of-the-art home for mentally handicapped people, opened a year ago by President Mary McAleese, has still never been used.
A CHARITY which aids mentally handicapped adults is hoping to swell its coffers by more than pounds 1,000 with a big fundraising event.
The three eight-bed bungalows offered short and long stay accommodation for mentally handicapped adults.
My child is mentally handicapped but VERY active, and we cannot keep him in his crib any longer.
The children from the International Community School performed the May pole dance; Music Box supplied music and the National Association for the Mentally Handicapped performed the Dabkeh (Dance of The Levant).
Ackerman said the man, who is mentally handicapped, left a relative's home about 10:30 a.
My widowed cousin Mary died last month, leaving her mentally handicapped son living in sheltered accommodation.