42 U.S. Code § 15092 - Definitions and special rule
In this subchapter:
(1) Child with a disability
The term “child with a disability” means an individual who—
(A) has a significant physical or mental impairment, as defined pursuant to State policy to the extent that such policy is established without regard to type of disability; or
(A) In general
Subject to subparagraph (B), for purposes of the application of this subchapter in a State, the term “family” has the meaning given the term by the State.
(3) Family support for families of children with disabilities
The term “family support for families of children with disabilities” means supports, resources, services, and other assistance provided to families of children with disabilities pursuant to State policy that are designed to—
(A) support families in the efforts of such families to raise their children with disabilities in the home;
The term “State” means each of the 50 States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
(6) Systems change activities
The term “systems change activities” means efforts that result in laws, regulations, policies, practices, or organizational structures—
(B) that facilitate and increase access to, provision of, and funding for, family support services for families of children with disabilities; and
(b) Special rule
References in this subchapter to a child with a disability shall be considered to include references to an individual who is not younger than age 18 who—