The disability must have had to manifest prior to the age of 18;
And the disability must result in at least 3 of 7 substantial functional limitations (SFLs).
Qualifying Disability:The Department requires the diagnosis for autism and cognitive/intellectual disabilities come from a provider such as a licensed psychologist. However, the allegations (as DDD refers to the qualifying disabilities) for epilepsy and cerebral palsy must come from a medical doctor (which Dr. Andersen is not – Dr. Andersen is a licensed psychologist). Dr. Andersen has been in the field of school psychologist for over 13 years and is proficient at evaluating and diagnosing autism and cognitive/intellectual disability.
Manifest Prior to the Age of 18:The Department is clear that the disability must be apparent and have a substantially limiting effect on an individual’s functioning before the age of 18. In addition, the disability is likely to continue indefinitely.
The disability results in at least 3 of 7 Substantial Functional Limitations (SFLs).
Receptive and Expressive Language
Capacity for Independent Living
If you have an individual that is looking to apply for DDD benefits and are in need of an evaluation contact Dr. Andersen’s office at 602.699.4543 x1 or email@example.com.
10210 N. 92nd St., Ste. 106, Medical Plaza III
Scottsdale, AZ 85258