For People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Arc of Atlantic County

Developmental Disabilities

New Jersey's Definition of Developmental Disabilities-- New Jersey law states that a developmental disability is a condition that:

  • is attributable to a mental or physical impairment, or a combination of mental/physical impairments;
  • is manifested before the age of twenty-two
  • is likely to continue indefinitely
  • results in substantial functional limitations of three or more of the following:
    • self-care
    • receptive and expressive language
    • learning
    • mobility
    • self-direction
    • capacity for independent living
    • economic self-sufficiency
    • reflects the person's need for a combination and sequence of special interdisciplinary or generic care, treatment, or other services, which are lifelong or of extended duration, and are individually planned.

Developmental Disabilities include:

  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Head Injury
  • Mental Retardation

Source: New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities

For further information contact:
The Arc of Atlantic County
6550 Delilah Road, Suite 101
Egg Harbor Township, N.J. 08234
609-485-0800 or CLICK HERE to send email to the The Arc

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This Page Was Last Modified on Monday, January 9, 2012