ERIC Number: ED399698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Who is Eligible for DDD Services? Report No. 5.24.
Kohlenberg, Elizabeth; And Others
The effects of broadening the definition of eligibility for services from the Washington State Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) are analyzed. Five different definitions are discussed. The existing definition includes: (1) "statutory conditions," which includes persons who are mentally retarded or have difficulty carrying out major life activities due to cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or autism; (2) "developmental delay under age 6," which includes young children who are limited in major life activities due to any condition; and (3) "continued developmental delay over age 6," which includes persons who are limited in major activities due to some condition occurring before adulthood. Proposed additions include: (4) "fetal alcohol syndrome among persons with IQ over 69," which would include individuals of all ages with this condition; and (5) "functional activity limitations occurring before age 21, caused by all other conditions" which would likely add a large number of clients. Limitations to the estimates are discussed. Individual sections of the report cover the context of these proposed changes, questions answered in the report, sources and methods for estimating effects on numbers of possible clients, possible client estimates, strengths and limitations of these estimates, and the likelihood that these possible clients will use DDD services An appendix includes an explanation of synthetic estimation methods. (Contains 44 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia. Office of Research and Data Analysis.
Identifiers - Location: Washington