Developmental Cognitive Disabilities

Developmental Cognitive Disability (DCD) is defined as a condition that results in intellectual functioning significantly below average and is associated with concurrent deficits in adaptive behavior that require special education and related services.

Access resources addressing the needs of students with Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD) including students labeled DCD Mild-Moderate and DCD Severe-Profound. For current Minnesota language regarding DCD, use the link under offsite resources to view Minnesota Rule Chapter 3525.1333.

A 2007 public opinion poll from the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities regarding attitudes Minnesotans hold toward persons with developmental disabilities reflects the attitudinal changes of the general population in the last 45 years. The published results indicate ares of positive changes as well as areas that are of ongoing concern. Use the offsite resources link to view the results.