Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities Wednesday, September 30, 2009

People with developmental disabilities experience chronic conditions due to physical or mental impairments such as loss of vision, hearing impairment, cerebral palsy or autism. Although these disabilities occur by age 22, they usually last a lifetime and interfere with major life activities such as language, mobility, learning, self-help, and independent living, according to the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

The featured innovations describe two programs that deliver important health care services or health education to adults with developmental disabilities.

The featured QualityTools provide practical resources for schools and parents to support children with autism and special needs.

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