In fact, research shows that training judges, law enforcement, and corrections officers in the field of mental health will likely affect their decision-making process when they are aware that the offender has been diagnosed with a developmental disability
Another CPS worker stated, "I don't care what the estimates of developmental disability
in CPS are, I know that 100 percent of our kids have some level of disability.
This article presents a case study of the ways in which state and local government as well as nonprofit service providers negotiate cost in the context of services for individuals with a developmental disability
or a severe mental illness.
In the field of developmental disability
, the thrust of social policy is toward "closing institutions and establishing community-based facilities" (Braddock, Fijiura, Hemp, Mitchell, & Bachelder, 1991, p.
Making a Difference is an important document that addresses some unclear issues around the neglect and abuse of people who live with developmental disability
Of the 2685 children identified with a developmental disability
in 1991, a total of 122 (4.
The 1990 census suggests that there are at least 210,000 adults age 55 or older with a developmental disability
A developmental disability
is a chronic mental and/or physical disability that occurs before age 22 and is expected to last a lifetime.
and a mental health issue and challenging behaviours.
49 percent of the civilian population lives with some form of a developmental disability
(Larson et al.
Thirty-five of them have a developmental disability
, 65 of them don't.
Since the introduction of supported employment, and the implementation of legislation such as the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1986 and the Developmental Disability
Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (1984), rehabilitation counselors have been increasingly responsible for serving a diverse pool of clients.