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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Eleven states have tried some sort of managed care for the developmentally disabled, but the Kaiser report found that many of those states backed up to a more hybrid approach, known as Primary Care Case Management (PCCM), through which there is a capitated rate for the primary care physician, but specialists are paid a fee-for-service rate.
He wants the state to shut down several of the facilities and instead finance community-based services, which include home health, hospice and day programs for the developmentally disabled. Right now, Garrison-Tate says, some 80,000 people are on a waiting list for such services.
Until now, glycopyrrolate has been used on an off-label basis to treat drooling in the developmentally disabled population, but in a different dosage form than the approved product.
As of the latest census, more than 12.4 million Americans are mentally or developmentally disabled (U.S.
Practical, informative, and thoroughly 'user friendly' in form and format, "Social Inclusion At Work" is a very highly recommended resource that would also be of benefit to concerned parents and employers of the developmentally disabled as well.
SAN DIEGO -- Cognitive-behavioral treatment can help developmentally disabled persons with sexual behavior problems learn self-regulation skills, but don't expect one approach to work in all cases.
About 75% of the 4.6 million developmentally disabled people in the US receive in-home care from family members without public-funded aid.
The review focuses on six main themes that the reviewers feel have emerged in the literature: 1) defining developmental disability and identifying and classifying offenders with such disabilities, 2) accurately reporting the prevalence of developmentally disabled offenders, 3) experiences of developmentally disabled offenders when they come into contact with the criminal justice system, 4) competence and fitness to stand trial, 5) treatment of, and provision of programs for developmentally disabled offenders, and 6) capital punishment of developmentally disabled offenders.
Rod Blagojevich in August, one law requires health care facilities licensed by the state as well as mental health and developmentally disabled facilities to perform annual, facility-wide infection control risk assessments, to develop control policies for multi-drug resistant organisms and to enforce any updated prevention and control measures issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Releases of liability for future gross negligence violate public policy and are unenforceable, the California Supreme Court held in a wrongful death suit against the city of Santa Barbara for a developmentally disabled teen's drowning in a municipal swimming pool.
She has done writing along with a variety of nonprofit and educational jobs -- including teaching developmentally disabled adults, running a school-volunteer program in San Francisco, and running a peer-counseling program in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Michael Bernard Loggins' book, Fears of Your Life, is a charming list of the developmentally disabled artist's phobias-some humorous, some heartbreaking.

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