Developmental Disabilities means a chronic disability of a person which appears before 22 years of age and:
Is attributable to an impairment, such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism or other condition found to be closely related to or similar to one of these impairments that requires similar treatment or services, or is attributable to dyslexia resulting from such impairments.
Results in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following areas of major life activity; self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, or economic self-sufficiency.
Reflects the needs for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary or generic care, treatment or other services which are of life-long or extended duration and individually planned and coordinated.
The definition of 'Developmental Disabilities' is found in Idaho Code 66-402(5).
Please click the following link for: Developmental Disabilities Guiding Principles
A variety of services is available to children and adults who have developmental delays and disabilities, and to their families. Please click the following links for additional information on:
Services for Adults through Medicaid Care Management
Service Coordination for Children-Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Service Coordination (ESC)
Family Directed Services
Intensive Behavioral Intervention
Housing and Living Supports
Infant Toddler Program