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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According to the OMH website, "A total of $10 million is available for these Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability providers and is reserved for projects related to technology purchases, upgrades, and services.
All interviews were conducted by both authors, one of whom is a white, non-Hispanic man in his early 40s with 15 years' experience working in the developmental disability field.
In Kansas, a community developmental disability organization (CDDO) and community mental health center (CMHC) are designated as the local authority.
Our developmental disability system is a tree partnership of the Department of Health and Human Services, the 10 area agencies, and the families.
Community Networks of Specialized Care are teams of professionals such as behaviour therapists, social workers, nurses and psychologists who will diagnose and treat adults with a developmental disability.
His developmental disability doesn't slow him down one bit, says Vining, a former resource developer at the North Los Angeles County Regional Center, which overseas nonprofit organizations that help people with disabilities lead independent lives.
Autism is a developmental disability that manifests itself within the first 3 years of a child's life.
Charles Lakin, Simi Litvak, and Gary Smith - also have experience in the area of disability and policy studies with particular emphasis on developmental disability issues.
IQ Loses Force with Severity of Condition: The more serious levels of developmental disability should cause the treatment team to place less emphasis on IQ and sharper focus on nursing problems, neurology, sensory issues, anatomy and other organic factors, all of which tend to be prominent within the lower spectrum.
103-230) defines a developmental disability as a chronic, severe disability of an individual five years of age or older that
Reviewed by: Susan Ludwig, Community Health Nurse, Healthy Sexuality Team, York Region Public Health, Newmarket, ON; Executive Committee member, OSDDN -- Ontario Sexuality and Developmental Disability Network; Member of SETS -- Sexuality Education Training Services, Toronto, ON; Author.
Hawaii, for example, has passed legislation authorizing individual budgets for people with developmental disability.

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