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The following is adapted from information provided by the ARC of the United States

What is a Developmental Disability?

The essential features of a Developmental Disability are significantly sub average general intellectual functioning accompanied by limitations in adaptive functioning in at least two or the following skill areas: communication, self-care, home living, social/interpersonal skills, use of community resources, self-direction functional academic skills, work, leisure, health, and safety. This definition applies when the above characteristics present in the developmental period.

Developmental Disability – Diagnosis and Supports

Diagnosis and identification of supports for people with a developmental disability occur in three steps. The first step is diagnosis. To make the diagnosis of a developmental disability a qualified person gives one or more standardized, individual intelligence tests and a standardized, individual adaptive skills test. The second step is to describe the person’s strengths and weaknesses across four dimensions. The four dimensions are:

1.         Intellectual and adaptive behavior skills

2.         Psychological/emotional considerations

3.         Physical health/etiological considerations

4.         Environmental considerations


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Corrine Zecchini
DS Program Coordinator
Email

Ph:  (724) 830-3904

Referral & Intake to
Services:
Westmoreland Case
Management &
Supports Inc.
Toll free: 1 (800) 353-6467