Who We Serve
Imagine! serves individuals with developmental delays and disabilities. Imagine!’s services begin at birth and last throughout the lives of Imagine! consumers.
A developmental disability is a disability that occurs before a person reaches 22 years of age and creates a substantial and lasting handicap for the person. Developmental disabilities can result from conditions such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism or other neurological impairments when those impairments hamper general intellectual functioning.
A developmental delay is the slowed or impaired development of a child under five who is at risk of having a developmental disability because of the presence of one or more of the following:
- Congenital syndromes and conditions associated with delay in development
- Metabolic disorders
- Prenatal and perinatal infections and significant medical problems
- Low birth weight infants weighing less than 1,200 grams (2.64 pounds).
- Postnatal acquired problems known to result in significant developmental delays.
- A child under five who is delayed in development in one or more of the following areas: communication, self-help, social-emotional, motor skills, sensory development or cognition.
- A child under three who lives with one or both parents who have a developmental disability.