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Developmental Disabilities- Eligibility Criteria

Please contact Courtney Boyce at (541) 682-6564 if you are interested in applying for Lane County Developmental Disabilities Services. An Intake packet must be completed to initiate the intake process. It may take between 90 to 180 days to determine eligibility.

Intellectual Disability

Established by Law ORS Chapter 427

OAR 411-320-0080(3)    


  • Must be evident prior to the 18th birthday.
  • For individuals who have consistent and valid Full Scale IQ of 65 and less, no assessment of adaptive behavior may be needed if current documentation supports eligibility.
  • For individuals who have a valid Full Scale IQ or equivalent composite score of 66-75, verification of an intellectual disability requires an assessment of adaptive behavior.
  • Impairment of adaptive behavior must be directly related to an intellectual disability and cannot b e primarily attributed to other conditions, such as:
    • mental or emotional disorders
    • sensory impairments
    • motor impairments
    • substance abuse
    • personality disorder
    • learning disability
    • ADHD
  • The condition and impairment must continue, or be expected to continue, indefinitely.

Other Developmental Disabilities

Established by Law ORS Chapter 427

OAR 411-320-0080(4)


  • Must be evident prior to the 22nd birthday.

  • Requires a medical or clinical diagnosis and significant impairment in adaptive behavior (IQ scores are not used in determining a developmental disability)

  • Developmental disabilities must originate in and directly affect the brain.
  • The individual must require training and support in daily living skills, similar to that required by an individual with an intellectual disability. Daily living skills include, but are not limited to, communicating, grooming, dressing, safety and social skills.
  • Impairment of adaptive behavior must be directly related to another developmental disability and cannot be primarily attributed to other conditions, such as:
    • mental or emotional disorders
    • sensory impairments
    • motor impairments
    • substance abuse
    • personality disorder
    • learning disability
    • ADHD
  • The condition and impairment must continue, or be expected to continue, indefinitely.    

Other Developmental Disabilities include:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Tourettes
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Klinefelter Syndrome
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Links:

Oregon Department of Human Services/Senior & People with Disabilities:

http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/SENIORS-DISABILITIES/DD/Pages/index.aspx