This volume in The SAGE Reference Series on Disability explores issues involving rehabilitation interventions and therapies. It is one of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based series, which incorporates links from varied fields making up Disability Studies as volumes examine topics central to the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. With a balance of history, theory, research, and application, specialists set out the findings and implications of research and practice for others whose current or future work involves the care and/or study of those with disabilities, as well as for the disabled themselves. The presentational style (concise and engaging) emphasizes accessibility. Taken individually, each volume sets out the fundamentals of the topic it addresses, accompanied by compiled data and statistics, recommended further readings, a guide to organizations and associations, and other annotated resources, thus providing the ideal introductory platform and gateway for further study. Taken together, the series represents both a survey of major disability issues and a guide to new directions and trends and contemporary resources in the field as a whole.

Annotated Data, Statistics, Tables, and Graphs

Annotated data, statistics, tables, and graphs

This chapter provides, in chart form, summaries of the major federal legislation for rehabilitation and disability rights, definitions of the different venues in which rehabilitation services are delivered, and data regarding the patterns of utilization of medical rehabilitation services in the United States. The chapter begins with tables that provide a demographic profile of the population of people with disabilities who may be, or have been, consumers of rehabilitation interventions.

The sources used for some of the tables and figures that follow are the U.S. Census Bureau, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Rehabilitation Services Administration within the U.S. Department of Education. ...

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