Developmental delay is a term applied to a child (from birth to 36 months of age) who exhibits a significant delay in one or more of the following developmental domains: cognition, physical/motor, communication, social-emotional or adaptive.
One of the categories under Established Conditions includes:
SEVERE ADJUSTMENT, SOCIO-AFFECTIVE AND OTHER ATYPICAL DISORDERS
Such as autism spectrum disorders and psychiatric disorders.
To establish Part C eligibility, the presence of an established condition must be confirmed by a licensed professional. A multidisciplinary assessment including available current evaluations, is required to develop the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES
The Division of Developmental Disabilities Services provides services to those individuals whose disability meets all of the following conditions:
(i) is attributable to mental retardation (1992 AAMR definition) and/or (ii)Autism (DSM IV) and/or (iii) Prader Willi (documented medical diagnosis) and/or (iv) brain injury