PASRR - IV. Mental Retardation

  1. Specific Conditions.  An individual is considered to have an intellectual disability if there exists:
    1. level of retardation (mild, moderate, severe, or profound, and IQ score of 70 or below) described in the American Association on Developmental disability's Manual on Classification in Mental Retardation(1983), or "other related conditions" as defined as
    2. a severe, chronic disability that meets all of the following conditions:
      1. It is attributable to
        1. cerebral palsy or epilepsy; or
        2. any other condition, other than mental illness, found to be closely related to developmental disability because this condition results in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of persons with developmental disability, and requires treatment or services similar to those required for these persons; and
      2. It is manifested before the person reaches age 22; and
      3. It is likely to continue indefinitely; and
      4. It results in substantial functional limitations (prior to age 22) in three or more of the following areas of major life activity:
        1. self-care,
        2. understanding and use of language,
        3. learning,
        4. mobility,
        5. self-direction,
        6. capacity for independent living.
  2. Specialized Services. Specialized services are those which, when combined with services provided by the NF or other service providers, result in a continuous active treatment program, which includes aggressive, consistent implementation of a program of specialized and generic training, treatment, health services and related services, that is directed toward:
    1. The acquisition of the behaviors necessary for the individual to function with as much self-determination and independence as possible; and
    2. The prevention or deceleration of regression or loss of current optimal functioning.

Initial Assessment flowchart (Microsoft Wortd*)