Future of Disability in America

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Description: The future of disability in America will depend on how well the United States prepares for and manages the demographic, fiscal, and technological developments that will unfold during the next two to three decades. Building upon two prior studies  More...

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List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 10/24/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 618
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

The future of disability in America will depend on how well the United States prepares for and manages the demographic, fiscal, and technological developments that will unfold during the next two to three decades. Building upon two prior studies from the Institute of Medicine (the 1991 Institute of Medicine's report Disability in America and the 1997 report Enabling America), The Future of Disability in America examines both progress and concerns about continuing barriers that limit the independence, productivity, and participation in community life of people with disabilities.

Summary
Introduction
Disability and Related Societal Trends
Origin of Study Tasks and Overview of Report
Developments Since Publication of the 1991 and 1997 IOM Reports
Choosing the Future of Disability in America
The Future of Disability in a Public Health Context
The Policy Environment of Disability
Definition and Monitoring of Disability
Toward a Common Conceptual Framework
Adopting and Improving the ICF
A National Disability Monitoring System
Recommendations
Disability Trends
Current Estimates of Disability and Related Conditions
Monitoring Trends in Disability
Trends in Early Life
Trends in Disability in Middle Life
Trends in Disability in Late Life
Projecting the Future of Disability in America
Health Care Transitions for Young People
Transitions to Adult Care in a Life Span Perspective
A Critical Transition: From Child to Adult
Individual and Family Factors Affecting Health Care Transitions
Adolescent Transitions, Public Policy, and Other Environmental Factors
Health Care Services and Systems
Directions for Research
Education of Pediatricians and Adult Care Physicians
Recommendations
Secondary Conditions and Aging with Disability
A Life Span Perspective on Secondary Conditions and Aging with a Disability
Selective Review of the Literature
Directions for Research and Education
Recommendations
The Environmental Context of Disability: The Case of Health Care Facilities
Research on the Role of the Environment in Disability
Accessible Health Care Facilities
Recommendations
Assistive and Mainstream Technologies for People with Disabilities
Types of Technologies Used or Encountered by People with Disabilities
Key Policies That Promote Assistive Technology and Universal Design of Mainstream Technologies
Extent of Assistive Technology Use
Outcomes of Assistive Technology Use
Enhancing Accessibility Through Universal Design of Mainstream Technologies: Promises and Problems
Challenges to Development and Effective Provision and Use of Assistive Technologies
Recommendations
Access to Health Insurance and the Role of Risk-Adjusted Payments to Health Plans
Health Insurance Coverage for People with Disabilities
Health Insurance Markets and Their Limits for People with Disabilities
Disability and Risk Adjustment of Payments to Health Plans
Recommendations
Coverage of Assistive Technologies and Personal Assistive Services
Types of Limitations on Coverage
Coverage of Assistive Technologies
Coverage of Personal Assistance Services
Access to Assistive Technologies and Services Through Noninsurance Programs
Rising Costs and the Challenge of Expanding Coverage of Assistive Services and Technologies
Recommendations
Organization and Support of Disability Research
Federal Disability Research Programs
Challenges of Organizing and Coordinating Disability Research
Recommendations
Final Thoughts
References
Appendixes
Study Activities
Table of Contents for Workshop on Disability in America: A New Look (2006)
Risk Adjustment of Insurance Premiums in the United States and Implications for People with Disabilities
The Americans with Disabilities Act in a Health Care Context
The Employment Discrimination Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Implementation and Impact
Access to Telecommunications Technology by Americans with Disabilities: Key Laws and Policies
Transportation Patterns and Problems of People with Disabilities
Committee on Disability in America Biographical Sketches
Index

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