This term is one that is commonly defined very specifically by state laws or regulations. States that have specifically provided links to definitions or information regarding this term through special CDS customizations content include: PA, KS, MN.When facilities have been adapted so that persons with physical or mental handicaps may be able to use them.They have good ability to build on current knowledge and share it.
For example, being able to groom and dress yourself.
It is shown by completing daily tasks and interactions in effective and expected ways.
Action plans are more and more being used to replace previous deficit based planning (see IEP/IPP/IHP/ISP)those that need immediate attention, are temporary, and from which individuals usually recover, such as colds and flu, or can begin as needing immediate attention and may lead to long-term care, such as a heart attack or a those where a sudden presentation of a problem (e.g.
pain or decrease in function) that stems from a long-term condition (e.g. For example, sudden joint pain from a long-standing health condition of arthritis. Adaptive behavior is shown by being able to take care of yourself.
Example: an "accessible van" means that there is a wheel chair lift and handrails so that persons with disabilities may be able to get in and out of the van.