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Developmental Disabilities Facts

Definition:

COMAR 10.22.01.01 B (16) "Developmental disability" means a severe chronic disability of an individual that:

  • (a) Is attributable to a physical or mental impairment, other than the sole diagnosis of mental illness, or to a combination of mental and physical impairments;
  • (b) Is likely to continue indefinitely;
  • (c) Is manifested in an individual younger than 22 years old;
  • (d) Results in an inability to live independently without external support or continuing and regular assistance; and
  • (e) Reflects the need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic care, treatment, or other services that are individually planned and coordinated for the individual.