developmental disability definition

  • noun:
    • A mental or physical disability, like cerebral palsy or emotional retardation, arising before adulthood and in most cases lasting throughout life.
    • defines life-long handicaps due to mental and/or actual, or mix of psychological and actual impairments, manifested before age twenty-two.
    • A mental or actual disability, like cerebral palsy or emotional retardation, arising before adulthood and in most cases lasting throughout life.
    • defines life-long disabilities due to psychological and/or real, or mix of emotional and physical impairments, manifested just before age twenty-two.

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