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"Authorized representative" means an individual designated by the person receiving services, or by the parent or guardian of the person receiving services, if appropriate, to assist the person receiving services in acquiring or utilizing services or supports pursuant to this article. The extent of the authorized representative's involvement shall be determined upon designation.
"Case management services" means the following:(a) The determination of eligibility for services and supports; (b) Service and support coordination; and (c) The monitoring of all services and supports delivered pursuant to the individualized plan, and the evaluation of results identified in the individualized plan.
"Case manager" means an individual who assists with case management services and supports provided pursuant to this article for persons with developmental disabilities.
"Community centered board" means a private corporation, for profit or not for profit, that, when designated pursuant to section 27-10.5-105, provides case management services to persons with developmental disabilities, is authorized to determine eligibility of those persons within a specified geographical area, serves as the single point of entry for persons to receive services and supports under this article, and provides authorized services and supports to those persons either directly or by purchasing services and supports from service agencies.
"Developmental disability" means a disability that is manifested before the person reaches twenty-two years of age, that constitutes a substantial disability to the affected individual, and that is attributable to mental retardation or related conditions which include cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or other neurological conditions when those conditions result in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of a person with mental retardation.
"Person with a developmental disability" means a person determined by a community centered board to have a developmental disability and shall include a child with a developmental delay.
"Early intervention services and supports" means services described in and provided pursuant to part 7 of this article, including education, training, and assistance in child development, parent education, therapies, and other activities for infants and toddlers and their families that are designed to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers including, but not limited to, cognition, speech, communication, physical, motor, vision, hearing, social-emotional, and self-help skills.
"Interdisciplinary team" means a group of people convened by a designated community centered board that shall include the person receiving services, the parents or guardian of a minor, a guardian or an authorized representative, as appropriate, the person who coordinates the provisions of services and supports, and others as determined by the person's needs and preference, who are assembled to work in a cooperative manner to develop or review the individualized plan.