What is a Developmental Disability
As a Senate Bill 40 Board, the Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of St. Charles County is bound by Missouri State Statute definitions of a developmental disability.
Missouri Revised Statute 630, Department of Mental Health, Section 630.005 defines a developmental disability as a disability that:
In order to receive services funded by the DDRB, individuals with developmental disabilities as defined in Missouri Revised statutes, who reside in St. Charles County must be deemed eligible by the St. Louis Regional Tri-County Office.
- Is attributable to:
- Mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, head injury or autism, or a learning disability related to a brain dysfunction
- Any other mental or physical impairment or combination of mental or physical impairments.
- Is manifested before the person attains age 22
- Is likely to continue indefinitely
- Results in substantial functional limitations in two or more of the following areas of major life activities:
- Receptive and expressive language development and use
- Self direction
- Capacity for independent living or economic self-sufficiency,
- Mobility; and
- Reflects the person's need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic care, habilitation, or other services which may be of life-long or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated; and
Persons diagnosed as developmentally disabled as defined in 42 USCA 6001, as may be amended, solely on the basis of diagnosis of mental disorder or mental illness as defined in Section 630.005 shall be served by appropriate agencies.
All persons determined eligible for services provided by the Division of Developmental Disabilities prior to January 1, 1991 shall be eligible for services on the basis of their earlier determination of eligibility without regard to their eligibility status under the (new) definition of developmental disabilities in 630.005 RSMo.
To request an eligibility packet contact:
St. Louis Regional Tri-County Office
314-244-8800 and request the Intake Department