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SD Developmental Disability (DD) - Definition

Individuals are considered to have a Developmental Disability if they meet all of the following criteria:

      They have a severe, chronic disability attributable to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, head injury, brain disease, or autism, or any other condition - other than mental illness - closely related to mental retardation* for which the individuals require treatment or services similar to those required for mentally retardation; and

      The disability manifested itself before the individuals reached age 22; and

      The disability is considered likely to continue indefinitely.

* To be considered closely related to mental retardation, a condition must cause impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of mental retardation.

Source:

http://legis.state.sd.us/rules/DisplayRule.aspx?Rule=67:54:04:05

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