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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In 2016, the prevalence of any diagnosed developmental disability in children aged 3-17 years was 6.
Developmental disability is defined as a severe, chronic disability that is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and physical impairments (other than a mental or physical impairment solely caused by mental illness as defined in division A of section 5122.
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.
The purpose is to strengthen supports for adults with a developmental disability.
Each day, this remarkable man with a developmental disability leaves his tiny, one-bedroom apartment across the street from Vitello's Restaurant and patrols the streets of his community on his bike.
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 22(2), 87-96.
Tennessee's Early Intervention System (TEIS) was developed to ensure that all families of children birth through age two who have a developmental disability have access to comprehensive, coordinated, community-based, and family-oriented services.
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.

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