Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
A developmental disability:
- Is chronic
- Begins at birth or during childhood
- Adversely affects an individual's daily living and functioning
Developmental disabilities can be caused by a mental impairment, a physical impairment or combination of both mental and physical. This can result in limited functions, including:
- Caring for oneself
- Difficulties with communication
- Difficulties with learning
- Difficulties with mobility or moving around
- Difficulties making decisions for oneself
- Difficulties living independently
- Being financially self-sufficient
If you have been diagnosed with a developmental disability, you can benefit from comprehensive, long-term services and live a more independent life.
Developmental Therapy Services
Developmental Therapy Services include individually designed instruction, training or functional developmental intervention activities based on your needs.
- For children we focus on strengthening skills in the major developmental domains. This may include training and activities in areas such as self-help, language and cognitive development, and psychosocial skills.
- For adults our services may include training in activities to strengthen appropriate developmental functioning in areas of self-care, mobility, socialization, independent living, and self-advocacy and rights.
American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Association of Self-Advocates of North Carolina
Brain Injury Association of North Carolina
Developmental Disabilities Training Institute
North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
North Carolina Office on Disability & Health