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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Irfan Sabir, Minister of Community and Social Services Since 2015, significant improvements have been made to the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program.
Chueng (2013) suggested a national standard model for defining intellectual disabilities and establishing a standard of proof that is a combination of the definitions of intellectual disability by the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in its new DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Developmental Disabilities, 5th edition; APA, 2013).
Proceeds will benefit over 400 adults with developmental disabilities.
Prevalence of autism spectrum disorders--Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 14 sites, United States, 2008.
The Registered Nurse Certification in Developmental Disabilities Nursing and the Licensed Vocational Developmental Disabilities Certification have been recognized as meeting continuing competency requirements for licensure renewal for nurses caring for patients with developmental disabilities.
The Administration on Developmental Disabilities defines a developmental disability as a physical or mental impairment that begins before age 22 that alters or substantially inhibits a person's capacity to do at least three of the following (U.
It also found that, except for autism, developmental disabilities were more common among children from low-income families.
In 2006, the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine published a case about a six-year-old girl with profound developmental disabilities who was given estrogen patches to reduce her final height.
This is particularly true for individuals with developmental disabilities (Vladeck, 2003; Miller, Kitchener, Elder, Kang, Rubin, & Harrington, 2005).
In 1991, New Hampshire made history by becoming the first state to dose its institution for individuals with developmental disabilities.
OKLAHOMA CITY--The national and state celebration to raise awareness of developmental disabilities, "Nothing About Us Without Us," took place during the month of March.
The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council is seeking volunteers to fill three open positions on the Governor-appointed member organization.

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