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This disorder must also involve impairment in adaptive functioning, relative to a person's age and cultural group, in a variety of daily life activities (e.g., communication, social participation, and independent living).
Examples:
Problems using money
Problems telling time
Problems relating to other people in social settings
Onset is before 18 years of age.

The degree of severity is assigned by the clinician:
Mild: may be able to perform personal care but needs support with complex daily tasks in daily living such as shopping, transportation, child care and money management.
Moderate: capable of caring for a range of personal needs, though considerable training is required first. Employment in job involves limited conceptual thinking skills requiring supervision and support. A small minority engage in maladaptive behavior.
Severe:requires support and supervision for all daily tasks, cannot make decisions for self or others; as an adult it requires life long training and support for any type of skill acquisition. A number of people may engage in maladaptive behavior, including self injury.

Profound:dependent on other people for all aspects of daily activities may be able to assist with some tasks at home or the workplace. can enjoy a variety of physical entertainments through physical and sensory impairments prevent active participation. A significant minority engage in maladaptive behavior.

In DSM-5, level of severity is based on how well the individual is able to adapt in conceptual, social, and practical domains.
IQ score is no longer the deciding factor on level of severity