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  633.170.  Definitions. — As used in sections 633.170 to 633.195* and section 208.500**, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Adult", a person eighteen years of age or older;

  (2)  "Child", a person under the age of eighteen;

  (3)  "Developmental disability", a disability which:

  (a)  Is attributable to:

  a.  Intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, head injury or autism, or a learning disability related to a brain dysfunction; or

  b.  Any other mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and physical impairments;

  (b)  Is manifested before the person attains age twenty-two;

  (c)  Is likely to continue indefinitely; and

  (d)  Results in substantial functional limitations in two or more of the following areas of major life activities:

  a.  Self-care;

  b.  Receptive and expressive language development and use;

  c.  Learning;

  d.  Self-direction;

  e.  Capacity for independent living or economic self-sufficiency; and

  f.  Mobility;

  (e)  Reflects the person's need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary or generic care, or other services;

  (f)  Reflects the person's need for services and supports which may be of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated;

  (4)  "Family or private caregiver", the person or persons with whom the individual who has a developmental disability resides or who is primarily responsible for the physical care, education, health, and nurturing of the person with a disability.  The term does not apply to persons providing care through hospitals, habilitation centers, nursing homes, group homes, or any other such institution;

  (5)  "Family support", services and helping relationships whose purpose is to maintain and enhance family caregiving.  Family support may be one or many services that enable individuals with disabilities to reside within the family home and remain integrated within their community and are:

  (a)  Based on individual and family needs;

  (b)  Identified by the family;

  (c)  Easily accessible for the family;

  (d)  Flexible and varied to meet the ever-changing needs of family members;

  (e)  Provided in a timely manner; and

  (f)  Family-centered and culturally sensitive;

  (6)  "Family support program", a coordinated system of family support services which enhance family caregiving, strengthen family functioning, reduce family stress, foster community integration, promote individual and family independence and encourage economic self-sufficiency for the purpose of helping children with developmental disabilities remain with their families.


(L. 1993 H.B. 330 § 1, A.L. 2014 H.B. 1064)

*Section 633.195 does not exist.

**Section 208.500 was repealed by H.B. 1608, 2012.

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