Next it is important to determine the patient's living situation. Even relatively minor changes in routine or caretakers can have a dramatic impact on the functioning of some developmentally disabled individuals, particularly those with autism. It is also essential to determine the patient's resources for appropriate follow-up care within the community. The provision of routine and preventative care is particularly important in the developmentally disabled population because of the higher incidence of medical problems. Finally, determine whether the patient has a guardian or, if not, whether they are capable of making their own decisions about medical care.
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