Developmental disabilities are conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language or behavior areas that impact a person’s day-to-day functioning. Developmental disabilities emerge between birth and age 22, and usually last throughout a person’s lifetime.
Many different types of developmental disabilities exist, and most are caused by a complex mix of factors, which may include genetics, parental health and behaviors, complications during birth, prenatal or early childhood infections, and prenatal or early childhood exposure to environmental toxins.
Some examples of developmental disabilities include:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Mixed Expressive Receptive Language Disorder
Fragile X syndrome
Traumatic Brain Injury
Many other types of developmental disabilities exist.