Frequently Asked Questions

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Music, art, dance, and drama or theater have therapeutic value for people with disabilities and older adults. Also known as the arts, they can be effective in improving motor function, cognitive function, and quality of life; can encourage self-discovery...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define developmental disabilities (DD) as a "group of conditions due to impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. These conditions begun ruding the developmental period, may impact...
Disability studies is a broad term that the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center at the University of Washington describes as “an academic discipline that approaches disability from an interdisciplinary perspective...
Home rehabilitation support services are rehabilitation and care coordination services provided at home and in the community that support a person’s rehabilitation and care. These services are generally provided to people coming home from a rehab setting...
Psychiatric disability is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a "mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual; a record of impairment; or being regarded as having such an...

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