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What is a Developmental Disability?
Simply put, a developmental disability is a physical or mental impairment that originates prior to age twenty-two, is likely to continue indefinitely and results in substantial limitations in the areas of self-care, language, learning, mobility, self-direction, independent daily living, and/or economic self-sufficiency. 

Services Available:
  • Early Childhood
  • Therapy Services
  • Family Support Services
  • Residential Services
  • Service & Support Administration (SSA)
  • Special Olympics
  • Sib Shops

Eligibility and Referral

Age 0-2

Any child, birth through 2, will be evaluated by a team in all ares of development: cognition, fine and gross motor, social/emotional, adaptive (self-help) and communication. Screenings are also administered for hearing, vision and nutrition. Members of the team may include: Specialists, family members and nurses. Based on the evaluation results and team recommendations, a child is eligible for services with a delay in one area.

Age 3-5

For children 3 through 5 years, eligibility is determined based on evaluation results in the same developmental areas listed above. A preschooler with a delay in two areas is eligible for SSA and/or FSS Board services.