Definition of “Developmental Disability”

developmental disability is a severe, chronic disability which:

Is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments, and

Is manifested before the person attains age 22, and

Is likely to continue indefinitely, and

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

    Receptive and expressive language
    Capacity of independent living
    Economic self-sufficiency, and
      Reflects the person’s need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary or generic care, treatment, or other services which are lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated.