Of the 152 individuals under age 22 admitted during Fiscal Year 2007, 72 individuals, or 47%, had a diagnosis of mild mental retardation, 46 individuals, or 30%, had a diagnosis of moderate mental retardation, 23 individuals, or 15%, had a diagnosis of severe mental retardation, 7 individuals, or 5%, had a diagnosis of profound mental retardation, and 4 , or 3%, had a diagnosis of unspecified mental retardation.
These 152 individuals were determined eligible for admission by the MRA or by the court system under the Family Code or Code of Criminal Procedures. For admission under the PMRA, the individual was determined eligible based on complex medical needs or the frequency and intensity of behaviors or a combination of behaviors.
Of the 152 individuals, 24, or 16%, had a diagnosis of autism or pervasive developmental disorder and 86, or 57%, had a co-occurring diagnosis of mental illness. 73% of the 152 individuals had a diagnosis of autism/PDD or mental illness.
Updated: May 18, 2009