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.