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Services for the disabled are those government or other institutional services specifically

 provided to enable people who are disabled to participate on equal grounds in society. Some such services are mandated or required by law, some are assisted by technologies that have made it easier to provide the service, and others are commercially available not only to disabled people, but to everyone who might make use of them.

Foster care is a system by which a certified, stand-in "parent(s)" cares for minor children or young people who have been removed from their biological parents or other custodial adults by state authority. Responsibility for the young person is assumed by the relevant governmental authority and a placement with another family found.

 

 

 

 


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Mental retardation is a term for a pattern of persistently slow learning of basic motor and language skills ("milestones") during childhood, and a significantly below-normal global intellectual capacity as an adult. One common criterion for diagnosis of mental retardation is a tested intelligence quotient (IQ) of 70 or below and deficits in adaptive functioning.

Suicide prevention is an umbrella term for the collective efforts of mental health practitioners and related professionals to reduce the incidence of suicide through proactive preventative measures.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an informal society for recovering alcoholics. Members meet in local groups that vary in size from a handful to many hundreds of individuals. In 2001 there were 100,000 groups worldwide, making a global community of more than two million members.

The stated primary purpose of the society is "to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety." AA teaches that an alcoholic, in order to recover, should abstain completely from alcohol on a daily basis

   
   
   
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