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What worldwide accommodations are there for people who are disabled?

What worldwide accommodations are there for people who are disabled?

Depends on travel: There are no international standards for disability accommodations. Developed countries tend to have accommodations, however, some areas are not conducive for accommodations. For example, venice italy, as well as most historic areas in europe will not be conducive to wheelchair accessibility. Do lots of research online as part of your travel planning. ...Read more

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Are there many housing facilities for autistic young adults who work?

Are there many housing facilities for autistic young adults who work?

Depends: Adult resources for those with autism are often hard to find and vary widely depending where you live. They certainly exist and can be invaluable for some individuals, but funding is typically a chronic problem, so they tend to come and go, even where they are well established. ...Read more

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Are there any mentally retarded people who are also savants, like in autism?

Are there any mentally retarded people who are also savants, like in autism?

Definitions change: The original term was "idiot savant." the reason these rare individuals are of such interest is that often their overall capabilities, what most of us would think of as intelligence, is quite low, and yet in one or two specific areas, they have skills vastly superior to the average population. The term "autistic savant" is now preferred, but mental retardation usually is a part of the picture. ...Read more

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What beds are made for disabled people?

Hospital beds: Hospital beds may be helpful for disabled people, but there are not specific beds for "disabled people". ...Read more

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To function. Are there group homes for people?

To function. Are there group homes for people?

Yes: Group homes exist for a number of different reasons. They provide a safe structured environment where skilled staff can provide care, training and support for others with special needs arising from physical or mental disorders. Examples would be patients suffering from schizophrenia, head trauma and mental retardation. ...Read more

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What dangers are there for epileptic children in schools?

What dangers are there for epileptic children in schools?

Seizure: There is always a risk of a patient with seizures to have one at any time. Therefore the best thing is to be prepared with a safety plan. Your neurologist can give you and the school instructions of what to do in the event of a seizure. ...Read more

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How many group homes are available to people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia?

How many group homes are available to people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia?

Not sure: This varies from state to state. In ct there is a continuum of services. There is less reliance on group homes and more assisted living arrangements with teams of support people helping clients in various independent living situations. ...Read more

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Are there group homes for mci retired people?

Are there group homes for mci retired people?

Not specifically: However many who live in assisted living have cognitive deficits. It can be helpful to look at places that have multiple levels of care as many who have mci will develop dementia in the future. ...Read more

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What are the most prominent health risks for elderly folk who are obese?

What are the most prominent health risks for elderly folk who are obese?

Obesity in elderly: Obesity in elderly increases risk for heart disease, high BP, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, cancer etc. Obesity can lead to debility & loss of function/independence and vice versa. Check out https://hpi.georgetown.edu/agingsociety/pubhtml/obesity2/obesity2.html, http://bmb.oxfordjournals.org/content/97/1/169.full & http://www.obesityaction.org/wp-content/uploads/Obesity_in_the_Elderly_online.pdf ...Read more

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Are there actually jobs made for people who are anti social and have social phobia?

Are there actually jobs made for people who are anti social and have social phobia?

Social phobia, work: Antisocial and social phobia (social anxiety) could be two different things. If someone is suffering from debilitating psychological/emotional problems, he or she can go to their state division of rehabilitation services. These agencies are mandated to help diagnose problems, and if a person is a candidate for services, to do or find job training that helps someone be able to find a job. ...Read more

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Are there people who are not prone to scabies?

Are there people who are not prone to scabies?

No symptoms: Some people may not be prone to exhibit symptoms with scabies or any other insect bite. Some people release more histamine in response to bite reactions and have more severe symptoms. It is important when treating scabies to treat all close contacts who were exposed to ensure that the asymptomatic person does not reinfect symptomatic people. ...Read more

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In what ways are people tested for bipolar?

In what ways are people tested for bipolar?

Varies as snowflakes: Ideally, everyone would have a thorough evaluation with a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist, have medical tests to rule out medical or metabolic diseases that can mimic it and have psychological testing. Fact is it probably depends on access to competent providers who will take the time - a function of finances, insurance, and managed care restrictions pressures. Look 4 the best. ...Read more

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What are the americans with disabilities amendments?

What are the americans with disabilities amendments?

Work rules: The american with disabilities act (1990) primarily aimed to eliminate discrimination in the workplace for people with disabilities. It was amended in 2008 to define "disability" as some people with disabilities were not being protected due to the interpretation of the original definition. ...Read more

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Are people ever denied treatment for Suboxone when they are referee there by there physician?

Are people ever denied treatment for Suboxone when they are referee there by there physician?

Yes: The suboxobe provider must first agree to provide cane to a patient. This is done following the initial consultation. ...Read more

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What percentage of kids are mentally gifted? How many kids are treated with ADHD actually are gifted?

What percentage of kids are mentally gifted? How many kids are treated with ADHD actually are gifted?

No relationship.: "gifted" refers to performance on standardized IQ testing, which is designed so that "average" is an IQ of 100 and, depending on your definition, 1 to 3.5 percent are in the highly superior range. Individuals with adhd, on average, are not more likely to be intellectually gifted than those without adhd. But, when matched for iq, those with adhd may perform less well. ...Read more

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Why are there so many people in psychiatric hospitals when there are clinics and medicines available?

Why are there so many people in psychiatric hospitals when there are clinics and medicines available?

See below: If someone is a danger to themself or others, unable to care for self due their psychiatric disorders, or is failing treatment, then they may need psychiatric hospitalization until they are stable enough to return to outpatient (clinic) management. People are not just locked away in psychiatric hospitals. They are given medicine, counseling, and activities to treat their disorder. ...Read more

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Are there many people who are allergic to apricots?

Are there many people who are allergic to apricots?

Unusual: The major food allergens are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shelfish. Some patients with pollen allergy can have reaction to some fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more