What is a developmental disability?
Developmental disabilities affect between 1 and 2% of the population in most western countries. Developmental disability means a disability that is manifested before the person reaches 22 years of age and includes a diverse group of chronic conditions that are due to mental and/or physical impairments. Developmental disabilities can be detected early on, and do persist throughout an individual's lifespan. They may be physical, such as blindness. They may affect mental ability, such as learning disorders. Or the disability can be both physical and mental, such as Down syndrome. Additional terminology you might hear: intellectual, cognitive, and developmentally delayed.

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