Developmental disability  

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Developmental disability is a term used in the United States and Canada to describe life-long disabilities attributable to mental and/or physical impairments, manifested prior to age 18. It is not synonymous with "developmental delay" which is often a consequence of a temporary illness or trauma during childhood.

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