Developmental delay example:
• They have a 25% delay in at least one developmental area compared to same-age peers; or
•They have a diagnosis with a high probability of delay (Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, cerebral palsy, etc.); or
Cognitive functioning or Developmental examples:
•Learning, thinking abstractly, reasoning, and problem-solving.
•Adaptive behavior, including challenges with social interactions, receptive and expressive language, self-direction, and daily practical skills.
Some examples include: Autism spectrum disorders, borderline intellectual functioning, cerebral palsy, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, intellectual disability (i.e., significant limitations in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior that onset before the age of 18), and Down syndrome.
Physical disability examples:
•Other physical/mobility disabilities that substantially limit one or more basic physical activities, such as walking, climbing stairs, reaching, lifting, or carrying.
Sensory or communication disability examples:
•Deaf: a hearing impairment of such severity that the individual must depend primarily upon visual communication, such as writing, lip reading, manual communication, and gestures. In general, an individual with a loss exceeding 80 decibels in the conversational range is considered deaf.
•Hard of hearing: a hearing impairment resulting in a functional loss, but not to the extent the individual must depend primarily upon visual or tactile communication.
•Severe visual impairments or blindness