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Determination of Intellectual/Developmental Disability or Delays in Children:
Children ages 3-5 who would be determined to have a qualified developmental delay are those who have:
a. Delay of 25 % of more in one or more areas of development, as determined by a multidisciplinary assessment.
b. Children who have specific qualifying established medical diagnoses that are likely to impact their development.
Children age 5 and older who would be determined to have an intellectual/developmental disability are those who have:
A disability that is manifested before the person reaches twenty-two years of age, which constitutes a substantial disability to the affected individual, and is attributable to mental retardation or related conditions which include cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or other neurological conditions when such conditions result in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of a person with mental retardation (Rule: 10 CCR 2505-10 8.600.4.)
For those individuals determined to have a developmental delay (under age 5 only) or disability, Envision Case Managers assist the individual and their family/guardian/authorized representative to determine which community services may be beneficial to them, and can assist with application and enrollment for community services, either directly or via referral. Case Managers function as an advocate on the person's behalf with family or any service providers when needed and desired.
Case Management services are provided to all eligible individuals, regardless of whether they are actively enrolled in services or are waiting for services to become available.