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Table of Contents.
1: Introduction to Disabilities.
2: What Is a Disability?.
3: Statistics on People with Disabilities in the United States.
4: Myths and Facts about People with Disabilities.
5: Aging and Disabilities.
6: Communicating with and about People with Disabilities.
7: A Guide for Caregivers of People with Disabilities.
8: Abuse and People with Disabilities.
9: Types of Disabilities.
10: Overview of Birth Defects.
11: Cerebral Palsy.
12: Cleft Lip and Palate.
13: Cystic Fibrosis.
14: Inherited Disorders of Metabolism.
15: Muscular Dystrophy.
16: Spina Bifida.
17: Sensory Disabilities.
18: Speech Disorders.
19: Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities.
20: Learning Disabilities.
21: Autism Spectrum Disorders.
22: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
23: Psychiatric Disability and Mental Disorders.
24: Degenerative Diseases That Cause Disability.
25: Disability Caused by Injury and Trauma.
26: Technologies and Services That Help People with Disabilities and Their Families.
27: What Is Assistive Technology?.
28: Mobility Aids: From Canes to Wheelchairs.
29: Home Use Devices and Modifications.
30: Technology for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
31: Devices for Improving Communication and Hearing.
32: Therapy to Aid Communication.
33: Low Vision Devices and Services.
34: Occupational and Physical Therapy.
35: Art and Music Therapy.
36: Service Animals and People with Disabilities.
37: Finding Accessible Transportation.
38: Family Support Services.
39: Staying Healthy with a Disability.
40: Nutrition and Weight Management Issues for People with Disabilities.
41: Physical Activity for People with Disabilities.
42: Personal Hygiene for People with Disabilities.
43: Bowel and Bladder Problems Associated with Disability.
44: Pressure Sores: What They Are and How to Prevent Them.
45: Managing Pain.
46: Coping with Depression and Anxiety.
47: Health Insurance Concerns.
48: Dealing with Hospitalization.
49: Rehabilitation: Options for People with Disabilities.
50: Choosing a Long-Term Care Setting.
51: Special Education for Children with Disabilities.
52: Balancing Academics and Disability.
53: The Parent's Role in the Education Process.
54: Laws about Educating Children with Disabilities.
55: Evaluating Children for Disability.
56: Early Intervention Services.
57: Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
58: Supports, Modifications, and Accommodations for Students.
59: Transitioning Students with Disabilities to Higher Education and Adulthood.
60: Legal, Employment, and Financial Concerns for People with Disabilities.
61: A Guide to Disability Rights Laws.
62: Questions and Answers about the Americans with Disabilities Act.
63: Housing and Safety Issues for People with Disabilities.
64: Employees with Disabilities.
65: Social Security Disability Benefits.
66: Tax Benefits and Credits for People with Disabilities.
67: Preparing for the Future: End-of-Life Planning.
68: Additional Help and Information.
69: Glossary of Terms Related to Disabilities.
70: Directory of Organizations that Help People with Disabilities.
71: Directory of Organizations for Athletes with Disabilities.
72: Finding Financial Help for Assistive Devices.