A disorder diagnosed in childhood that is marked by either physical or mental impairment or both, which in turn affects the child from achieving age related developmental milestones. As encompassed in federal legislation for educational assistance to handicapped children, includes disabilities originating before age 18 that constitute substantial barriers to normal functioning. Developmental disabilities begin anytime during the developmental period and usually last throughout a person’s lifetime. Most developmental disabilities begin before a baby is born, but some can happen after birth because of injury, infection, or other factors. Most developmental disabilities are thought to be caused by a complex mix of factors.
Aug 13, · Developmental delay can also be a symptom of other underlying medical conditions, including: autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) cerebral palsy fetal alcohol spectrum disorders Landau Kleffner syndrome myopathies, including muscular dystrophies genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome and fragile X Author: Ann Pietrangelo. At The MENTOR Network, we believe that everyone is capable of reaching new heights and thriving in the community. Our services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) focus on personal choice while recognizing the specialized, and often complex, needs of the individuals we serve.
The Adult Developmental Clinic opened in to provide comprehensive, multi-specialty support for teens and adults who experience developmental disabilities. Moving from pediatric to adult care can be challenging for teens, as well as their families. Our nationally unique model assists individuals with this transition by providing a comprehensive evaluation and direct . May 15, · Developmental disabilities are attributable to a cognitive impairment, physical impairment, or both. They manifest during the developmental period from birth to early adulthood, and are likely to Cited by: 3.
A developmental disorder characterized by less than average intelligence and significant limitations in adaptive behavior with onset before the age of Definition (PSY) Impaired intellectual (IQ below 70) and adaptive functioning manifested during the developmental period.