DLA – Severe mental impairment – arrested development of brain

I’m helping with a child DLA appeal. I believe the child probably qualifies for Higher Rate Mobility on the basis of Severe Mental Impairment. They are highly autistic – exhibiting disruptive, unpredictable behaviour that regularly requires intervention. The condition that I’m struggling with is “arrested development (or incomplete physical development) of the brain”.

Scans so far appear not to reveal any physical problems.  From the fact that “arrested development… of the brain” is distinguished from “incomplete physical development”, it appears that it is NOT physical.

So my questions…
1) What constitutes arrested development of the brain?
2) What would be considered satisfactory evidence of this?

Thanks in advance for any insights.

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