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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

MHMR provides information and referral services to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and their families. We explain options and benefits, determine if people meet criteria for services and provide direct services.

MHMR is committed to getting support and information to people with IDD and their families. The IDD service system is complex and sometimes confusing – and we are here to help.

Intellectual Disability is characterized both by a significantly below-average score on a test of mental ability or intelligence and by limitations in the ability to function in areas of daily life, such as communication, self-care, getting along in social situations and school activities.

Developmental Disabilities are a diverse group of severe, chronic conditions due to mental and/or physical impairments. People with developmental disabilities have problems with major life activities such as language, mobility, learning, self-help and independent living. Frequently, people with cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and various genetic and chromosomal disorders such as Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome are described as having developmental disabilities.