A developmental disability is caused by either an intellectual disability or conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism or epilepsy. A person with an intellectual disability has below average intellectual and adaptive skills. Typically a person who has an intellectual disability has an intelligence quotient (IQ) of 69 or less. To be considered a developmental disability, it must occur before a person reaches age 22; an intellectual disability must occur before age 18.
For more information about eligibility and the Developmental Disabilities program in general, watch our show on TVCTV called Community Matters. The segment is about 12 minutes long.