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Is there federal funding for people with learning disabilities after age 18y?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Please clarify

Adults with intellectual disability can apply for ssi & medicaid.
Eligibility is based on level of functional impairments & level of support needed to function in the community as well as iq testing that documents cognition significantly below average, usually with an overall score <70. Learning disabilities are "unexpected difficulty acquiring knowledge in a person with at least an average iq.".

In brief: Please clarify

Adults with intellectual disability can apply for ssi & medicaid.
Eligibility is based on level of functional impairments & level of support needed to function in the community as well as iq testing that documents cognition significantly below average, usually with an overall score <70. Learning disabilities are "unexpected difficulty acquiring knowledge in a person with at least an average iq.".
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry

In brief: To get tested

To get tested for a learning disabilty mild or severe you need to find two or three good psychologists in your area who do this work regularly and ask them. The mildness ofmthe disability does not mean it will cost les it could cost more.
Mild ld may be harder to pinpoint and may take more time to find. A related question is why are your trying to find this ld? What difficulty does it present?

In brief: To get tested

To get tested for a learning disabilty mild or severe you need to find two or three good psychologists in your area who do this work regularly and ask them. The mildness ofmthe disability does not mean it will cost les it could cost more.
Mild ld may be harder to pinpoint and may take more time to find. A related question is why are your trying to find this ld? What difficulty does it present?
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
Thank
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