California defines a person with a developmental disability as anyone who has acquired mental retardation, autism, epilepsy or cerebral palsy before age 18, or has a condition that is similar to mental retardation or requires services similar to those required by persons with mental retardation, and is likely to need special services throughout his or her life. The Federal definition extends the age of onset of disability to age 22 and looks at a person’s range of abilities instead of diagnostic categories
- “Making a Murderer” and Brendan Dassey’s Low IQ Defense.
- The Regional Center Individual Program Plan or, “IPP.”
- 1st-party Court-Established Special Needs Trust and the State’s Right to Reimbursement for Medical Assistance Paid on Behalf of the Beneficiary under a State Plan?
- The Regional Center System for Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
- Tragedy at Inland Regional Center