Lifehouse is committed to educating parents, families and community members about developmental disabilities and the resources available in the community.
If you need further assistance, please contact us at 415.526.5300 or email@example.com.
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:: About Developmental Disabilities::
::Learn the Signs & Act Early::
about developmental disabilities
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates 19% of the 2010 population in the United States had a disability. That is approximately 56.7 million people. An article published by the CDC reported 15% of American children have a developmental disability, including autism and ADHD.
Common Types of Developmental Disabilities
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Learning Disorders
Assessing Individuals in California
Begin before the individual’s 18th birthday
Be expected to continue indefinitely
3. Present substantial limitations in three or more life activities:
- Self Care
- Receptive & Expressive Language
- Capacity for Independent Living
- Economic Self-Sufficiency
learn the signs & act early
Early intervention can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to learn new skills as well as reduce the need for costly interventions over time.
A developmental delay is when a child does not reach milestones at the same time as similarly aged children.
If You’re Concerned - Don’t Wait!
Talk to your child’s physician. The CDC offers many parent-friendly materials that are research-based, free and easily accessible.
Have a relative of a developmental disability?
For more info about our programs, please contact Kate O'Connor, Director of Programs and Operation at Lifehouse, to discuss your relative’s potential needs.
- American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
- Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA)
- Disability Rights California
- Golden Gate Regional Center
- Marin Health and Human Services
- Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center
- National Association of Councils of Developmental Disabilities
- National Down Syndrome Society
- North Bay Regional Center
- West Bay Housing Corporation
- Tuck-Advancing Better Sleep for Down Syndrome
- Administration for Community Living
- California Council on Developmental Disabilities and Area Board 5 & 4
- CDC Developmental Disabilities Information
- Department of Developmental Services
- Marin County Government Offices
- Medline Plus
- San Francisco City and County Government Office
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
- In-Home Supportive Services Program (IHSS)
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- College Accessibility: Financial Aid and Scholarships
- College Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities
- Affordable Colleges Online: Going to College with Autism
- Cerebral Palsy Information Guide
- Cerebral Palsy Symptoms
- Cerebral Palsy Group
- Cerebral Palsy Guidance
- United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay
- Boost Conductive Education