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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The Commissioner disclosed that Mrs Anene was formerly identified as a Yoruba woman at the Home for the Mentally Challenged as she speaks only Yoruba language, until the day she regained her memory and started speaking Igbo language and as well remembered her husband's town in Awka which led to the discovering of her family.
Aningalan said the SUV driver had tried but failed to evade the mentally challenged man and the pastor.
The public prosecution investigation showed that the accused knew that the girl was mentally challenged and exploited the situation.
A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra issued the order after enlarging the scope of a pending PIL pertaining to the dismal state of affairs at Asha Kiran, a government- run care home in Delhi, for mentally challenged people, where 300 children had reportedly died.
The law proposal also seeks to bring about regulations coordinated by both the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Interior on efforts in engaging the mentally challenged who inflict trauma on others and also those are victimized.
DOHA THE total number of handicapped persons (both physically and mentally challenged) in Qatar has more than doubled in the last six years, according to Best Buddies, a non-profit organisation committed to integrate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) into the social mainstream by providing them mutually educational one-toone friendship and job opportunities.
Human society has a long history of treating people with mental illness and the mentally challenged as inferior.
Eileen Gaitonde is 70, but still a dynamo, working virtually nonstop for the mentally challenged who study at the S.P.J.
Gaza/Bethlehem- PNN -- Israeli troops stationed near the Beit Hanon crossing located at the northern Gaza borders were Israeli shot an injured a mentally challenged Palestinian teenager on Tuesday.
Persons with less than average mental ability or intelligence are called mentally challenged (1).
AFYL Productions & Services Executive Director Liaquat Siddiq said the media should visit these institutions and highlight the urgent need for funds, so thousands of mentally challenged children could get equal opportunities for education and growth.
In 1992 Mary Wheeler was awarded the MBE (Member of the British Order) at Buckingham Palace by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992 for her outstanding work with the mentally challenged. Ms.