Developmental Disability

Developmental disability is a term used in the United States and Canada to describe lifelong disabilities attributable to mental or physical impairments, manifested prior to age 22. It is not synonymous with "developmental delay" which is often a consequence of a temporary illness or trauma during childhood.

Read more about Developmental Disability:  Causes of Developmental Disabilities, Societal Attitudes Towards Developmental Disabilities, Services and Support

Other articles related to "developmental disability, disability, developmental":

Developmental Disability (California)
... In California, Developmental Disability means a disability that is attributable to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or disabling conditions found to be closely related to ... The Developmental Disability shall originate before age eighteen, Be likely to continue indefinitely, and Constitute a substantial disability A “substantial disability” is a condition which ...
Developmental Disability - Services and Support - Other Types of Support
... Other types of support for people with developmental disabilities may include therapeutic services, such as speech therapy, occupational therapy ...
Steve Lathrop - Developmental Disabilities
... In 2008, Senator Lathrop was appointed the Chair of the Developmental Disabilities Special Investigative Committee, which was given the responsibility to look more closely at the ... providers of services for individuals with a developmental disability who live in communities across Nebraska ... to begin to reduce the waiting list for individuals with a developmental disability ...
Child And Parent Resource Institute - Services Provided By CPRI
... residential services basis for children and youth (2-18 years) with a developmental disability and psychiatric or behavioural disorder ... for children and youth (2–18 years) with a developmental delay and emotional disorder ... their families who are at risk for or have developmental or physical disabilities ...