Its a severe, chronic disability that begins any time from birth through age 21 and is expected to last for a lifetime. It may be cognitive, physical, or a combination of both; it is not always visible. It can result in serious limitations in everyday activities.
There are an estimated 5.4 million people living with a developmental disability in the United States. They, their families, employers, and communities benefit from NACDD's work.
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
NACDD is the national association for the 56 State and Territorial Councils on Developmental Disabilities (DD Councils) which receive federal funding to support programs that promote self-determination, integration, and inclusion for all Americans with developmental disabilities.