The services for persons with disabilities, also known as disability support or services for the disabled, are primarily those provided by governmental institutions and supports that are specifically designed to assist people with physical disabilities in their participation in community and national life. These support services are known as personal assistance, respite, and mobility services. These are specifically designed to make the life of the disabled person easy and comfortable so that he/she can lead a normal and happy life with or without disabilities. The term “disability assistance” refers to the type of assistance that is provided to a person with a disability. This refers specifically to services that improve the quality and life of the disabled.
Access to disability services and assistance for disabled people is essential. It is also possible. This is necessary to ensure equal opportunities for all. It is the responsibility for governments to provide equal opportunities and recognition to disabled persons. Particular measures are taken to provide reasonable accommodation for disabled persons in the decision making processes of health care, social services, in education, in job provision, in operation of public utilities, in provision of jobs, entertainment, and in provision of services at houses of worship. It is up to governments to ensure equal access to disability services.
Certain disability services programs are administered by the federal government or the state and may be supported at the federal levels. There are also private organizations that provide equal access for disabled persons to disability services. There are several private organizations which have been established to help in providing equal access to opportunities in the different sectors of society, particularly the private organizations providing education and training programs on the provision of disability services. Many colleges offer reasonable accommodation for disabled students who wish to pursue academic courses.
Many private schools offer equal access to higher education for people with disabilities. Students who are interested in higher education in certain subjects or careers may also find reasonable accommodations at some colleges. The American College of High Schools, Inc. was established as a private, non-profit organization to offer high school programs for students with disabilities. ACHS offers both online and campus-based learning programs for students with different degrees.
Income Maintenance policies are designed to provide support to individuals in making necessary purchases, including disability services. An income maintenance policy is a contract between an insurance company and an individual or family. Under the income maintenance policy, the insurer pays monthly benefits to the insured, irrespective of his or her actual earnings. The insurance company’s policy, age, dependency, and the proposed monthly income of an insured will determine the benefit amount. The contract will usually specify the benefit levels.
Funds can be granted to families and individuals who cannot afford disability services under the provisions of a special need grant. For this purpose, a number of federal and state laws have been enacted to specify the criteria necessary for eligibility. The special needs grant money may be used to provide reasonable accommodations so that disabled persons can participate in regular activities. Reasonable accommodations will be considered based on the applicant’s requirements. In order to qualify, applicants need to submit detailed written applications, which should include the following information: personal and job information; income information; date of birth; mother and father’s current address; additional income information such as Medicaid and Social Security; a listing of their debts and monthly expenses; and a summary of their assets and debts.
Individuals with disabilities have the option of both financial and medical aid. The sources of income and assistance available to individuals with disabilities may vary from one state to the next. Most disability services are focused on providing long-term services. Long-term services are offered to people who need care on a day-to-day basis, including those requiring home care. Individuals and their families can also apply for special education grants through some disability grants.