See related terms: Power of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive, and Living Will. A condition in which white blood cell counts fall below safe levels. Aided communication approaches include the use of actual objects, communication boards with photographs or symbols, or "high tech" voice output devices that "speak" for the person. It can be a side effect of antipsychotic medication. A person may pace or fidget and appear restless or nervous. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia among older people.
A person who speaks up and is active in working toward equal rights, opportunities, and respect for another person or groups of people. It can be mild to very serious feelings of sensitivity. It involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language.
Example: an "accessible van" means that there is a wheel chair lift and handrails so that persons with disabilities may be able to get in and out of the van.
This is usually a change that helps a student work around his or her disability.
ACT services are available to a person with serious mental health conditions as needed and on a regular basis in the community.
It is recognized as an evidenced based practice by SAMHSA; however, it is not widely available.
This term is one that is commonly defined very specifically by state laws or regulations. States that have specifically provided links to definitions or information regarding this term through special CDS customizations content include: PA, KS, MN.
When facilities have been adapted so that persons with physical or mental handicaps may be able to use them.
For example, being able to groom and dress yourself.
It is shown by completing daily tasks and interactions in effective and expected ways.