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Disability-Related Services

    Results: 39

  • Adult Day Programs (8)
    PH-0320

    Adult Day Programs

    PH-0320

    Programs that provide care and supervision in a protective setting for dependent adults living in the community during some portion of a 24-hour day. Services may include social and recreational activities, training that is essential for sustaining activities of daily living, hot meals, as appropriate and, if an adult day health care center, health and related services.
  • Adult Day Programs for Older Adults (1)
    PH-0320 * YB-8000

    Adult Day Programs for Older Adults

    PH-0320 * YB-8000

    Programs that provide care and supervision in a protective setting for dependent adults living in the community during some portion of a 24-hour day. Services may include social and recreational activities, training that is essential for sustaining activities of daily living, hot meals, as appropriate and, if an adult day health care center, health and related services. * Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
  • Adult Day Programs for People With Disabilities (1)
    PH-0320 * YJ-8750

    Adult Day Programs for People With Disabilities

    PH-0320 * YJ-8750

    Programs that provide care and supervision in a protective setting for dependent adults living in the community during some portion of a 24-hour day. Services may include social and recreational activities, training that is essential for sustaining activities of daily living, hot meals, as appropriate and, if an adult day health care center, health and related services. * Individuals who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations that affect their ability to engage in one or more major life activities. Disabilities may be temporary or permanent, may be present at birth or occur at any point in a person's lifetime, and can be of different levels of severity.
  • Adult In Home Respite Care for Developmental Disabilities (1)
    PH-7000.0500-040 * YF-1800

    Adult In Home Respite Care for Developmental Disabilities

    PH-7000.0500-040 * YF-1800

    Programs that provide a brief period of rest or relief for family members, guardians or others who are regular caregivers for dependent adults by offering temporary or intermittent care for the adult in their own home.

    A severe, chronic disability that is attributable to a cognitive, neurological or physical impairment or a combination of cognitive, neurological and physical impairments; that is manifested during the developmental period (prior to age 22); that is likely to continue indefinitely; and that results in substantial functional limitations in three or more areas of major life activity including self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.

  • Advocacy for Functional Disabilities (1)
    FP-0500 * YF-2200

    Advocacy for Functional Disabilities

    FP-0500 * YF-2200

    Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services to which they are entitled and that organizations within the established service delivery system meet the collective needs of the community; which attempt to marshal public support for a particular issue or cause; or which seek to influence legislation, local ordinances or administrative rulings in order to benefit specific interest groups or achieve specific social, political or environmental goals.

    Physical, mental or developmental disabilities which pose substantial barriers to an individual's ability to maintain independent living and which place the individual at risk of institutionalization without varying degrees of community support or which may leave no other choice than institutionalization.

  • Assistive Technology Equipment (1)
    LH-0600

    Assistive Technology Equipment

    LH-0600

    Programs that pay for or provide equipment, appliances and assistive aids that enable people, including those who have physical or sensory limitations, to increase their mobility and/or ability to communicate and live more comfortably.
  • Assistive Technology Equipment for Deafness (1)
    LH-0600 * YF-3200.1700

    Assistive Technology Equipment for Deafness

    LH-0600 * YF-3200.1700

    Programs that pay for or provide equipment, appliances and assistive aids that enable people, including those who have physical or sensory limitations, to increase their mobility and/or ability to communicate and live more comfortably.

    Partial or complete hearing loss, generally in the severe to profound range, that is present at birth or occurs later in life. Functionally, individuals who are termed "deaf" are unable to hear well enough to rely on their hearing and use it as a means of processing information.

  • Assistive Technology Information (5)
    LH-2700.0500

    Assistive Technology Information

    LH-2700.0500

    Programs that provide information about cognitive/learning aids, control and signaling aids, daily living aids, hearing augmentation aids, mobility aids, prosthetic/orthotic/seating devices, recreational aids, speech aids, and/or visual/reading aids which enables potential users to evaluate their alternatives and make informed choices.
  • Caregiver Consultation and Support (2)
    PH-0780

    Caregiver Consultation and Support

    PH-0780

    Programs that provide information, guidance and assistance that supports the ability of family members and other informal caregivers to make decisions and solve problems relating to their caregiving role. The service helps the caregiver find practical solutions to concerns about the health and wellbeing of the care recipient; and may be provided via an advice line or an online chat service as well as in in-person settings.
  • Caregiver Training for Brain Injuries / Alzheimer's Disease / Stroke (1)
    PH-0800 * YF-3000.1300 * YF-3000.0440 * YF-3000.8200

    Caregiver Training for Brain Injuries / Alzheimer's Disease / Stroke

    PH-0800 * YF-3000.1300 * YF-3000.0440 * YF-3000.8200

    Programs that provide training for family members and other home-based caregivers which focuses on care-related activities such as medication management, personal care and making the home environment safe and barrier-free as well as on stress management and other techniques to help the caregiver take care of him or herself.

    Any of a variety of conditions that are characterized by significant destruction of brain tissue and resultant loss of brain function which include Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke and other cerebrovascular accidents, traumatic brain injury, post infection damage, brain tumors and permanent damage that occurs as a result of seizures, substance toxicity or other disorders.

    A form of presenile dementia, which is due to the atrophy of the frontal and occipital lobes of the brain, which usually occurs in people age 40 to 60 and which involves progressive and irreversible loss of memory, deterioration of intellectual functions, apathy, speech and gait disturbances, and disorientation.

    A sudden loss of consciousness followed by paralysis which is caused by hemorrhage into the brain, formulation of a blood clot or mass of undissolved matter in the blood that occludes an artery, or rupture of an extracerebral artery causing hemorrhaging in the membranes which enclose the brain and spinal cord.

  • Children with Disabilities (1)
    YJ-1520

    Children with Disabilities

    YJ-1520

    Children who have physical, developmental, mental or emotional impairments.
  • Condition Specific Rehabilitation Services (1)
    LR-1570

    Condition Specific Rehabilitation Services

    LR-1570

    Programs that provide comprehensive rehabilitation services that help people who have specific types of injuries or other impairments to achieve their maximum level of functioning.
  • Developmental Disabilities Social/Recreational Programs (1)
    LR-3100.1800-190

    Developmental Disabilities Social/Recreational Programs

    LR-3100.1800-190

    Community-based day programs that provide training in community integration and self-advocacy specifically as they relate to recreation and leisure pursuits. Participants are generally adults age 18-22 with developmental disabilities who are still in school and desire an after-school program or are older than age 22 but are not working or are working part-time.
  • Disability Related Transportation (1)
    BT-4500.6500-170

    Disability Related Transportation

    BT-4500.6500-170

    Programs that provide door-to-door (or curb-to-curb) transportation for purposes of shopping, banking, social events, medical appointments, getting to and from work, and similar activities for people with disabilities who need special accommodations and are unable to utilize other available means of transportation. Also included are programs that provide transportation for youngsters with disabilities who have no other means of accessing necessary specialized services and activities. Some but not all vehicles used for this purpose are equipped with wheelchair lifts.
  • Disability Rights Groups (5)
    TD-1600.3100-180

    Disability Rights Groups

    TD-1600.3100-180

    Organizations that support the passage and enforcement of laws or other social measures that protect the rights of people who have physical, mental, developmental or learning disabilities and maximize their ability to enjoy the same opportunities, resources and privileges as the mainstream population.
  • Disease/Disability Information (12)
    LH-2700.1700

    Disease/Disability Information

    LH-2700.1700

    Programs that provide information about the causes and origins, preventive measures, symptoms, screening/diagnostic procedures, and/or methods of treatment or management including the latest research for specific illnesses or disabling conditions.
  • Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays (4)
    LR-1700

    Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays

    LR-1700

    Programs that identify infants, toddlers and in some cases, preschoolers who show evidence of or are at risk for lags in physical development, cognitive development, language and speech development, psychosocial development or self-help skills, and provide or coordinate the delivery of an enrichment program in order to minimize the potential for a developmental delay and to meet their current developmental needs. The program may include early identification activities (child find); a developmental evaluation; a review of family concerns, priorities and resources; meetings with the family to develop an individualized family service plan; service coordination to ensure that the individual and his or her family receive needed services which may include but are not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, health/medical services, nursing services, nutrition services, psychological services including specialized play groups or therapy sessions, counseling, speech and language assistance, special instructional services, transportation, and parenting skills development; and ongoing evaluation of the child's progress and his or her changing enrichment needs. Included are "birth to three" programs and federal, state or local programs that address the needs of slightly older children or children not otherwise eligible for "birth to three" programs.
  • Elderly/Disabled Home Rental Listings (1)
    BH-3900.3050-180

    Elderly/Disabled Home Rental Listings

    BH-3900.3050-180

    Programs that maintain lists of available rental housing for review by older adults and/or people with disabilities. These listings may include HUD Supportive Housing for the Elderly (Section 202), HUD Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities (Section 811), HUD Congregate Housing (Section 236) or other housing options for independent living specifically for these populations. Included is information that is available online, in print or in other formats.
  • Family Caregiver Subsidies (1)
    NL-3000.1900

    Family Caregiver Subsidies

    NL-3000.1900

    Programs that use federal, state, local and/or other funding to provide financial assistance for family members (or other persons such as neighbors) who are serving as informal primary caregivers for frail elderly individuals or, in some cases, for adults with disabilities; for grandparents caring for grandchildren; or, in some jurisdictions, for families caring for children with severe disabilities. Age and other eligibility criteria may vary by area. Assistance may be provided in the form of cash to the consumer/caregiver, vouchers which can be redeemed with approved service providers or through pro bono services donated by local service providers to a service bank for family caregivers. The objective of the program is to make it possible for primary caregivers to obtain the assistance they need in order to continue in their caregiving role which, in turn, enables the frail elderly individual or person with a disability to remain in the community.
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups (8)
    PN-8100.3000

    Health/Disability Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.3000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.
  • Home/Community Based Developmental Disabilities Programs (10)
    LR-3100

    Home/Community Based Developmental Disabilities Programs

    LR-3100

    Programs for individuals with developmental disabilities that focus on enabling the individual to attain his or her maximum functional level and which may serve to reinforce skills or lessons taught in school, therapy or other settings. Services may be provided in the individual's home or outside the home in community-based settings.
  • In Home Assistance (10)
    PH-3300

    In Home Assistance

    PH-3300

    Programs that provide assistance in performing routine household, yard and personal care activities for older adults, people with disabilities, eligible low income people, families whose normal routines have been disrupted by an emergency or others who need or want these services. The objective of in-home assistance is to help the recipient sustain independent living in a clean, safe and healthy home environment.
  • In Home Assistance for Older Adults (1)
    PH-3300 * YB-8000

    In Home Assistance for Older Adults

    PH-3300 * YB-8000

    Programs that provide assistance in performing routine household, yard and personal care activities for older adults, people with disabilities, eligible low income people, families whose normal routines have been disrupted by an emergency or others who need or want these services. The objective of in-home assistance is to help the recipient sustain independent living in a clean, safe and healthy home environment.

    Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.

  • In Home Assistance for Personal Care Aides (1)
    PH-3300 * YO-8200.6400

    In Home Assistance for Personal Care Aides

    PH-3300 * YO-8200.6400

    Programs that provide assistance in performing routine household, yard and personal care activities for older adults, people with disabilities, eligible low income people, families whose normal routines have been disrupted by an emergency or others who need or want these services. The objective of in-home assistance is to help the recipient sustain independent living in a clean, safe and healthy home environment. Individuals who assist older adults, people who are ill or people with disabilities to live in their own homes or in residential care facilities instead of in a health facility. Most personal care aides work with clients who need more extensive personal and home care than family or friends can provide. Some aides work with families in which a parent is incapacitated and small children need care. Others help discharged hospital patients who have relatively short-term needs. They provide housekeeping and routine personal care services. They clean clients' houses, do laundry and change bed linens. Aides may plan meals (including special diets), shop for food and cook. They may also help clients move from bed, bathe, dress and groom. Some accompany clients outside the home serving as a guide and companion.
  • Individual Advocacy for Autism Spectrum Disorder (1)
    FP-0500.3300 * YF-1800.0400

    Individual Advocacy for Autism Spectrum Disorder

    FP-0500.3300 * YF-1800.0400

    Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals to help them establish eligibility for or obtain needed services when they have been denied benefits or services for which they are eligible, when they need assistance to communicate their needs to a service provider or to otherwise effectively represent themselves, or when they have a complaint about a service. Individual advocacy attempts to reach equitable settlements without resorting to litigation and seeks to meet individual needs without attempting to change social institutions. A developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior, and includes symptoms that impair the individual's ability to function properly in school, work and other areas of life. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is said to be a "developmental disorder" because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life. Autism is also known as a "spectrum" disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction (e.g. lack of eye contact, voice tones that sound sing-song or robotic, facial expressions or gestures that don't match what is being said), restricted interests (e.g., intense interest in numbers, details, facts), restrictive/repetitive behavior (e.g., repeating words or phrases, getting upset at changes in routine or sensory input such as light or noise). People with ASD may also experience sleep problems or irritability, but also have many strengths including the ability to learn things in detail and remember information for long periods of time; being strong visual and auditory learners; and excelling in math, science, music or art. But although ASD can be a lifelong disorder and while children who have ASD have difficulty in talking, playing with other children, and relating to others, including their own family, treatment and services can improve their symptoms and ability to function.
  • Individual Advocacy for Functional Disabilities (1)
    FP-0500.3300 * YF-2200

    Individual Advocacy for Functional Disabilities

    FP-0500.3300 * YF-2200

    Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals to help them establish eligibility for or obtain needed services when they have been denied benefits or services to which they are entitled, when they need assistance to communicate their needs to a service provider or to otherwise effectively represent themselves, or when they have a complaint about a service. Individual advocacy attempts to reach equitable settlements without resorting to litigation and seeks to meet individual needs without attempting to change social institutions.

    Physical, mental or developmental disabilities which pose substantial barriers to an individual's ability to maintain independent living and which place the individual at risk of institutionalization without varying degrees of community support or which may leave no other choice than institutionalization.

  • Nonpublic Special Schools (1)
    HH-8000.6000

    Nonpublic Special Schools

    HH-8000.6000

    Private educational institutions at preschool, elementary or secondary levels that are established for the purpose of providing educational services for children with disabilities. Included are special residential schools as well as private special day schools. Parents may place a child with a disability in the private school of their choice at public expense if the district cannot provide an appropriate educational program for that child.
  • Rehabilitation/Habilitation Services (1)
    LR

    Rehabilitation/Habilitation Services

    LR

    Programs that provide rehabilitation and/or habilitation services. Rehabilitation services involve a combination of treatment and education services which are designed to restore maximum functioning, a sense of well-being and a personally satisfying level of independence for individuals who have temporary or permanent disabilities. Habilitation services involve a combination of treatment and education services which are designed to either increase or maintain the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social functioning of individuals who have not reached age-appropriate developmental milestones.
  • Respite Care for Developmental Disabilities (1)
    PH-7000 * YF-1800

    Respite Care for Developmental Disabilities

    PH-7000 * YF-1800

    Programs that provide a brief period of relief or rest for family members, guardians or other people who are regular caregivers for dependent adults or children by offering temporary or intermittent care in the home or in community settings/facilities.

    A severe, chronic disability that is attributable to a cognitive, neurological or physical impairment or a combination of cognitive, neurological and physical impairments; that is manifested during the developmental period (prior to age 22); that is likely to continue indefinitely; and that results in substantial functional limitations in three or more areas of major life activity including self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.

  • Respite Care for Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities (1)
    PH-7000 * YF-5000

    Respite Care for Mental Illness/Emotional Disabilities

    PH-7000 * YF-5000

    Programs that provide a brief period of relief or rest for family members, guardians or other people who are regular caregivers for dependent adults or children by offering temporary or intermittent care in the home or in community settings/facilities.

    An alteration in thinking, mood or behavior or some combination of those that either creates distress or interferes with people's relationships or their ability function.

  • Service Animals (7)
    LR-7950

    Service Animals

    LR-7950

    Programs that provide and train recipients in the use of animals who have been taught to help individuals who have disabilities increase their mobility and independence and/or maximize their ability to communicate effectively.
  • Special Education Issues (1)
    YZ-8290

    Special Education Issues

    YZ-8290

    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of special education.
  • Supported Employment (1)
    ND-6500.8120

    Supported Employment

    ND-6500.8120

    Programs that find paid, meaningful work in a variety of community-based settings for people who have disabilities and which assign a "job coach" to work side-by-side with each client to interface with the employer and other employees, and provide training in basic job skills and work-related behaviors, assistance with specific tasks as needed and whatever other initial or ongoing support is required to ensure that the individual retains competitive employment. Included are individual placement models in which a job coach works on-the-job with a single individual and group models such as enclaves (which are self-contained work units of people needing support) and mobile work crews, in which a group of workers with disabilities receives continuous support and supervision from supported employment personnel. In the enclave model, groups of people with disabilities are trained to work as a team alongside employees in the host business supported by a specially trained on-site supervisor, who may work either for the host company or the placement agency. A variation of the enclave approach is called the "dispersed enclave" and is used in service industries (e.g., restaurants and hotels). Each person works on a separate job, and the group is dispersed throughout the company. In the mobile work crew model, a small team of people with disabilities works as a self-contained business and undertakes contract work such as landscaping and gardening projects. The crew works at various locations in a variety of settings within the community under the supervision of a job coach.
  • Supported Living Services for Adults With Disabilities (6)
    PH-3300.8030

    Supported Living Services for Adults With Disabilities

    PH-3300.8030

    Programs for adults with developmental disabilities, sensory impairments, physical disabilities, emotional problems or multiple disabilities who do not require 24-hour supervision that provide a highly individualized, coordinated system of services and supports which facilitates their ability to live in their own homes or apartments, to hire and supervise paid caregivers, to work in the community, to participate in community activities and to interact with nondisabled neighbors. A supported living agency may help the individual hire and supervise an attendant; develop a budget and pay bills on time; learn to shop and cook or hire someone to prepare meals for them; remember to take necessary medication; schedule medical appointments and get to the doctor's office; advertise for and select a roommate; make their living space barrier-free; learn about relationships, sexuality and parenting; select recreational pursuits that are personally satisfying; and accomplish other similar activities of daily living.
  • Therapeutic Group Homes (1)
    PH-6300.8600

    Therapeutic Group Homes

    PH-6300.8600

    Programs that provide an alternative living environment and mental health treatment services in licensed, non-secure facilities for children and adolescents with significant emotional or behavioral problems who have some capability to engage in community-based activities. Although the types and combinations of treatment vary, treatment services typically include individual, group and family counseling, behavior modification, vocational training, recreational therapy and skill building. Therapeutic group homes are generally licensed by the state; offer a less restrictive treatment environment than residential treatment, but are more restrictive than therapeutic foster care; and are located in the community where residents attend local schools.
  • Therapeutic Group Homes for Children and Youth with Emotional Disturbance (1)
    PH-6300.8600 * YF-5000.1700-100

    Therapeutic Group Homes for Children and Youth with Emotional Disturbance

    PH-6300.8600 * YF-5000.1700-100

    Programs that provide an alternative living environment and mental health treatment services in licensed, non-secure facilities for children and adolescents with significant emotional or behavioral problems who have some capability to engage in community-based activities. Although the types and combinations of treatment vary, treatment services typically include individual, group and family counseling, behavior modification, vocational training, recreational therapy and skill building. Therapeutic group homes are generally licensed by the state; offer a less restrictive treatment environment than residential treatment, but are more restrictive than therapeutic foster care; and are located in the community where residents attend local schools.

    A disorder arising in childhood or adolescence which is marked by an inability to learn or other functional deficits that cannot be explained by intellectual, sensory or health factors; an inability to build or maintain satisfactory interpersonal relationships with peers, teachers and other adults; inappropriate types of behavior or feelings under normal circumstances; a general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression; and a tendency to develop physical fears associated with school problems or other issues that is severe enough to adversely affect the child's educational performance or ability to engage in age-appropriate activities. Characteristics may include hyperactivity, aggression or self-injurious behavior, withdrawal, immaturity, and learning difficulties.

  • Transitional Housing/Shelter for Children and Youth with Disabilities (1)
    BH-8600 * YJ-8750.1500

    Transitional Housing/Shelter for Children and Youth with Disabilities

    BH-8600 * YJ-8750.1500

    Programs that provide extended shelter and supportive services for homeless individuals and/or families with the goal of helping them live independently and transition into permanent housing. Some programs require that the individual/family be transitioning from a short-term emergency shelter. The length of stay varies considerably by program. It is generally longer than two weeks but typically 60 days or more and, in many cases, up to two years or more. The supportive services may be provided directly by the organization managing the housing or may be coordinated by them and provided by other public or private agencies. In some cases, the permanent housing option is either public housing or private rental housing supported by a tenant-based voucher subsidy. Included are post-domestic violence shelter housing programs that make affordable rental housing (or other accommodations) available to women, generally those who are coming directly out of a domestic violence shelter or other crisis shelter, often in apartment complexes owned by the shelter. * Children and adolescents who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations that affect their performance in school and their ability to engage in one or more major life activities.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation for Developmental Disabilities (1)
    ND-9000 * YF-1800

    Vocational Rehabilitation for Developmental Disabilities

    ND-9000 * YF-1800

    Programs that enable individuals with disabilities, people who abuse drugs or alcohol, or people who have emotional problems to obtain the training and employment experiences they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Services may include vocational evaluation, work adjustment, work experience, training in marketable skills and placement in competitive employment or a sheltered work environment.

    A severe, chronic disability that is attributable to a cognitive, neurological or physical impairment or a combination of cognitive, neurological and physical impairments; that is manifested during the developmental period (prior to age 22); that is likely to continue indefinitely; and that results in substantial functional limitations in three or more areas of major life activity including self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.

  • Wheelchairs/Wheeled Mobility for Physical Disabilities (1)
    LH-0600.5000-970 * YF-6500

    Wheelchairs/Wheeled Mobility for Physical Disabilities

    LH-0600.5000-970 * YF-6500

    Programs that provide special chairs with large wheels, some of which are power driven, that are used to transport patients or to provide increased mobility for people who are partially paralyzed or otherwise unable to walk. Also included are other types of personal wheeled transportation such as the Amigo.

    Any of a variety of conditions that may be due to muscular, skeletal or neuromuscular disorders, paralysis or absence of one or more limbs, which impose physical limitations on the individual.