General Disability Topics

General Disability Topics

The dogs at Assistance Dogs of America, Inc. come from a variety of sources, including animal shelters, humane societies, pounds, pet owners and breeders. All of the dogs in our program are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers or mixes thereof. They are between the ages of eight weeks and two years of age. We are looking for happy, confident dogs that are eager to learn and friendly to people and all other animals.

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Assistance Dogs International, Inc. is a coalition of not for profit organizations that train and place Assistance Dogs. The purpose of ADI is to improve the areas of training, placement, and utilization of Assistance Dogs as well as staff and volunteer education. Members of ADI meet regularly to share ideas, attend seminars, and conduct business regarding such things as educating the public about Assistance Dogs, and the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with Assistance Dogs, setting standards and establishing guidelines and ethics for the training of these dogs, and improving the utilization and bonding of each team. ADI…

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  • Description "For a person with a disability, a personal assistant can make the difference between living in the community or being institutionalized," says the World Institute on Disability "Access to personal assistance truly is our insurance policy for staying healthy, well, and productive," says Bob Williams, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability, Aging and Long Term Care Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Clinton administration.

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  • Description The Center for Self-Determination is a non-profit organization, established in 2000, operating as the primary clearinghouse, training and technical assistance source on Self-Determination in the United States and other countries. The Center is devoted to working within the public and private sector to move power and authority over resources directly to individuals with disabilities, families and allies.

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  • Description This discussion group focuses on new approaches for allocating public money and providing planning assistance which will (or could) enable people with disabilities to exercise greater self-determination in order to obtain the community services and supports they require to participate as full citizens, without losing control of their lives.
American Sign Language, or ASL, is language that is used by Deaf individuals, their families, friends and interpreters. It is a complex visual language in which people communicate using their body, face and, most recognizably, their hands. It is a language unto itself and should not be mistaken as a form of English. People who are learning sign language must familiarize themselves with the proper grammar associated with it, just as they would with any other language. ASL is only one of many different forms of sign language used around the world. It is the sign language that is used…

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  • Description Personal Assistance Services (PAS) can be defined as people or devices that assist a person with a physical, sensory, mental, or cognitive disability with tasks that the person would perform for himself or herself if he or she did not have a disability.
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