A developmental disability may take different forms.
Developmental disabilities (DD) are specific disorders that may occur anytime from before a baby’s birth, up until the age of 22. A developmental disability may take different forms. A developmental disability condition may cause a child to develop more slowly all along, or to have physical difficulties and limitations, or have trouble learning and growing like other children in general. Sometimes an individual has more than one condition or disability.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies developmental disabilities as a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. These conditions begin during the developmental period, may impact day-to-day functioning, and usually last throughout a person’s lifetime.
- Help Me Grow WNY – Dedicated to helping children reach their full potential by providing vital information and resources on child development.
- Center for Parent Information and Resources – Online resource library for parents.
- Developmental Disability Alliance of Western New York – Provides services and resources to people with developmental disabilities.
- Office for People with Developmental Disabilities – Community services and support for people with developmental disabilities.
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