Health and safety
Topics that address the health and safety needs of individuals with disabilities.
See also Specific disability topics.
- Child welfare
- Child welfare services for children and young people with disabilities typically include foster care, adoption services, and other services aimed at protecting children and supporting family stability.
- Emergency/disaster preparedness
- Emergency/disaster preparedness, as addressed by the Institute, is a set of strategies for communities, organizations, families, and individuals to better prepare for emergencies such that people with disabilities and those who care for them are protected.
- Health and wellness
- Health and wellness, as addressed at the Institute, are ways foster the health and well-being of people with disabilities.
- Healthcare, as addressed by the Institute, encompasses ways to improve the treatment and management of illness and preservation of health among people with disabilities.
- Judicial system
- The judicial system, as addressed by the Institute, encompasses assurances that youth and adults with disabilities are appropriately served through the system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government.
- Mental health supports
- Mental health supports are supports provided to individuals suffering from mental health conditions, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, mood, and schizophrenia disorders, and in this instance, relating to disability. See also Mental health/chemical dependency.