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Developmental Disablities

Description: Developmental disabilities are severe, chronic disabilities attributable to mental and/or physical impairment, which manifest before age 22 and are likely to continue indefinitely.

Symptoms: Developmental disabilities result in substantial limitations in three or more areas: Self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, and self-direction.

Number of Americans diagnosed: There are nearly four million Americans with developmental disabilities.

Long-term problems/treatments: Capacity for independent living and economic self-sufficiency are diminished, creating a continuous need for individually planned and coordinated services.
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