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Developmental Disabilities

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FAQ on Intellectual Disability  External Link

Learn about intellectual disability in children under 18, characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior, whi... Details >

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  External Link

A Parent's Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder

This booklet defines autism, explains how this devastating childhood disorder is diagnosed, and summarizes current thinking about possible causes. Answers questions about treatment approaches, includi... Details >

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

10 Tips for Choosing Toys for Children with Special Needs  External Link

Here are the questions to ask when selecting a toy for a child with disabilities. Search a database of independently evaluated toys for children with special needs. ... Details >

National Lekotek Center  External Link

Asperger Syndrome (AS)  External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

Asperger syndrome (AS) is a neurobiological disorder that is part of a group of conditions called autism spectrum disorders. Learn about sign and symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and how to help your c... Details >

The Nemours Foundation  External Link

Asperger’s Syndrome  External Link

Also available in: Spanish   External Link

What distinguishes Asperger's Disorder from Autism Disorder is the severity of the symptoms and the absence of language delays.... Details >

The Autism Society   External Link

Autism Source  External Link

Find local resources, providers, services, and support for Autism Spectrum Disorders.... Details >

The Autism Society   External Link

Benefits For Children With Disabilities

This booklet is for the parents, caregivers or representatives of children younger than age 18 who have disabilities that might make them eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.... Details >

Social Security Administration

Causes and Prevention of Intellectual Disabilities  External Link

Although not all intellectual disabilities can be prevented, there are some that can be prevented through newborn screening, immunization and prenatal care. Learn more about it.... Details >

The Arc  External Link

Developmental Disabilities Programs By State

The Developmental Disabilities Act programs ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families receive the services and supports they need and participate in the planning and design... Details >

Administration on Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Milestones

Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Find out what developmental milestones to look for at different ages.... Details >

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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