What is a Developmental Disability?

A developmental disability is a life-long condition and can be accompanied by other physical conditions. This disability varies greatly among individuals. A person with a developmental disability may have limitations in intellectual ability and difficulties in many common daily activities or life skills, such as personal hygiene and dressing, communication, learning, mobility, ability to live independently, and economic self-sufficiency. For more information please refer to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) 1994 edition.