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Health-Related Accommodations

  • By: Cecily Lynn Betz
  • In: Encyclopedia of Family Health
  • Edited by: Martha Craft-Rosenberg & Shelley-Rae Pehler
  • Subject:Family Health, Family Policy, Family Law

Health-related accommodations refer to the services and supports available to individuals with special health care needs and disabilities across the life span (children, youth, and adults) to have the equal opportunity to participate fully in schools as well as employment and community settings as individuals without disabilities. The provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Rehabilitation Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act provide individuals with disabilities with the rights and protections to request accommodations needed to perform in the school or work settings and to participate in the community without fear of discrimination or retribution. Accommodations vary according to the individual needs and the requirements of the situation.

There are many different types of health-related accommodations for managing the ongoing treatment needs of ...

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