Developmental Disability Services

A person with a developmental disablity means an individual who has been diagnosed as having significant limitations in present function, manifested as significantly sub average intellectual funding (an IQ of 70 or below) existing concurrently with demonstrated deficits in adaptive behavior and who manifests these conditions before their 22nd birthday.

A related condition is one that is found to be closely related to developmental disability including, but not limited to cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and Prader-Willi syndrome and that meets all of the following criteria:

  • Is severe and chronic
  • Results in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of a person with developmental disabilities
  • Requires treatment or services similar to those required for a person with developmental delay
  • Is manifested before the person reaches 22 years of age
  • Is likely to continue indefinitely

Results in substantial functional limitation in 3 or more of the following areas of major life activity:

  • Self-care
  • Understanding and use of language
  • Learning
  • Mobility
  • Self-direction
  • Capacity for independent living
  • Is not attributable to a mental illness or an emotional disturbance.