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Developmental Disability

The state of Missouri defines a developmental disability as:

 a disability attributable to:

 

  • Mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, head injury or autism, or a learning disability related to a brain dysfunction; or autism, or a learning disability related to a brain dysfunction; or any other mental or physical impairments, or combination of mental or physical impairments; and is manifested before the person attains age twenty-two; is likely to continue indefinitely; and results in substantial functional limitations in two or more or the following areas of major life activities:

    • Self-care: 

    • Receptive and expressive language development and use; 

    • Learning; 

    • Self-direction; 

    • Capacity for independent living or economic self-sufficiency; 

    • Mobility; 

    • Reflects the person's need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic care, habilitation or other services which may be of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated. 

  Senate Bill 40 Board
of St. Francois County

St. Francois County Board for the Developmentally Disabled is a political subdivision which is enabled by the citizens of St. Francois County to provide and/or contract for services for individuals with developmental disabilities. The board is comprised of nine members who are appointed by the County Commission. The St. Francois County Board for the Developmentally Disabled currently provides an array of services as well as contracts for services.

 Mission Statement

The mission of the St. Francois County Board for the Developmentally Disabled (SFCBDD) will be to conduct programs and/or provide opportunities which secure services and promotes the general welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities.