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"Intellectual disability" means a significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period.  "General intellectual functioning" means the results obtained by assessment with one or more of the individually administered general intelligence tests developed for that purpose and standardized on a significantly adequate population and administered by a person or persons formally trained in test administration; "significantly subaverage" means an intelligence quotient more than two standard deviations below the mean for the test; "adaptive behavior" means the effectiveness or degree with which an individual meets the standards of personal independence and social responsibility expected for the individual's age and cultural group; and "developmental period" means the period of time between birth and the eighteenth birthday.

Source General Statutes 53a-181i (4) (applies to 53a-181j - 181l, Intimidation Based on Bigotry or Bias).

Commentary This statute incorporates the definition of "intellectual disability" in 1-1g.

Note:The term "intellectual disability" replaced the term "mental retardation" in 2011.




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