life course perspective, 38-39, 193-195

mental health and illness, 206, 207-208

multidisciplinary approach, 195, 209, 261

preventive measures, 32-33, 185, 189, 195-213

professional education on, 201, 212-213

projections, 56, 193, 209-211

psychological factors, 195, 210

public education, 185, 201, 211-212

quality of life, 189, 190, 196, 198, 199, 208, 209, 210-211, 212

risk factors, 86, 185, 193, 198, 200, 202-205

social factors, 195, 199, 206, 210-211

see also Medicare

AIDS,

see Human immunodeficiency virus

Alcohol abuse, 88, 101, 160, 161, 164, 284

driving while intoxicated, 159-161, 330

fetal alcohol syndrome, 11, 114-115, 138

Allied health professionals, 28, 29-30, 231-232, 286, 331

see also Personal assistance services

American Academy of Pediatrics, 25, 145, 280

American Foundation for the Blind, 257

American Medical Association, 312, 313

Americans with Disabilities Act, 14, 33, 88, 91, 182, 267, 271, 329

Assistive technologies, 10, 14, 17, 107, 177, 271

access to, 226, 271

age factors, 192

cost factors, 226-227, 237, 283

definitional issues, 226

developmental disabilities, 131, 132

fall prevention, 226, 227, 228

insurance coverage, 14, 27, 227, 228, 233, 257

secondary conditions, prevention, 215, 224-229, 232-234, 237, 239, 240

transportation, 251

Association for the Care of Children's Health, 129

Attitudes, 87

about aged persons, 194, 195, 196, 198, 211-212

of aged persons, 206

about people with disabilities, 30, 70, 230, 233, 245, 264

self-perceptions, 48, 90, 194, 206, 219-220, 236-237

Automobiles,

see Motor vehicles

B

Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program, 249-250

Blindness, 257

Bipartisan Commission on Comprehensive Health Care, 25, 280

Birth defects, 65, 134-135

gestational, 113, 114-116, 125-126, 138

hereditary, 86, 112, 113, 115, 125, 330

Birth Defects Monitoring Program, 134-135

Birthweight, 26, 130, 263, 281

Black Americans, 46, 64-65, 114

Brain, 136, 153

cerebral palsy, 117

fetal, 89

fetal alcohol syndrome, 11, 114-115, 138

trauma, 12, 116, 151-153, 155, 156-183

Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development, 136-137

C

Canada, 184, 275

Census Bureau, 43, 102, 276, 327

see also Survey of Income and Program Participation

Census Disability Survey, 276

Centers for Disease Control, 16-17, 18, 34, 102, 241, 269-270, 271, 332-333

developmental disabilities, 122, 134-136, 146

Disabilities Prevention Program, 16, 34, 260-261, 269, 338

injury programs, 156, 183, 260-261

study sponsorship, 332-333, 336-338

Central nervous system,

see Brain;

Spinal cord injuries

Cerebral palsy, 117, 122

Children, 70, 121, 281

American Academy of Pediatrics, 25, 145, 280

assistance requirements, 192

chronic conditions, general, 191, 284

comprehensive services, 26, 129-131

day care, 129-131

developmental disabilities, acquired, 116, 126-127

educational interventions, 129-131

elementary/secondary education, 121-122, 129-131, 211

epidemiology, 48, 50, 54, 116-117

multidisciplinary approaches, 129, 284

insurance, 25, 280

special education, 121-122, 248, 330

state programs, 284

well-child care, 124, 128

see also Adolescents;

Birth defects;

Birthweight;

Developmental disabilities

Chronic diseases, 6, 12-13, 65, 74, 253

adolescents, 191

aging process and elderly, 2, 13, 32-33, 56, 59, 60, 100-101, 106, 184-213

children, 191, 284

epidemiology, 12, 44-46, 48, 50-53, 56, 59, 67-68, 100-101, 186-193, 195, 199-200, 208, 261

multiple, 60, 191-192



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