personal assistance

Dietary and physical activity behaviors of adults with developmental disabilities and their direct support professional providers

Kendall A. Leser, Ph.D., Phyllis L. Pirie, Ph.D., Amy K. Ferketich, Ph.D., Susan M. Havercamp, Ph.D.,Mary Ellen Wewers, Ph.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p532–541 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.01.006   Background People with developmental disabilities lead more sedentary lifestyles, consume poorer diets, as well as have higher rates of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease when compared to […]

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After CLASS – Is a voluntary public insurance program a realistic way to meet the long-term support and service needs of adults with disabilities?

Jae Kennedy, Ph.D., Gilbert Gimm, Ph.D., Raymond Glazier, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 2 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.008 Background The CLASS Act, which was part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, established a voluntary personal assistance services (PAS) insurance program. However, concerns about enrollment and adverse selection led to repeal of the CLASS Act in 2013. […]

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Cost of workplace accommodations for individuals with disabilities: with or without personal assistance services

Tatiana I. Solovieva, Ed.D., Richard T. Walls, Ph.D., Deborah J. Hendricks, Ed.D., Denetta L. Dowler, Ed.D. Disability and Health Journal, October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 196–205 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2009.04.002 Abstract Background This study compared the expense associated with use of personal assistance services (PAS) for individuals with disabilities to the expense incurred by individuals with disabilities who […]

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Influence of a Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Services Program on the lives of persons with mobility impairments

David B. Gray, Ph.D., Jessica L. Dashner, O.T.D., O.T.R./L., Kerri A. Morgan, M.S.O.T., O.T.R./L., Melissa Lyles, M.S.O.T., O.T.R./L., Michael D. Scheller, P.T.A., Carrie L. Morris, B.A., Holly H. Hollingsworth, Ph.D. Program in Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA Disability and Health Journal,  October 2009 Volume 2, Issue 4, Pages 188–195 DOI: […]

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Tax subsidization of personal assistance services

Steven Mendelsohn, J.D., William N. Myhill, M.Ed., J.D., Michael Morris, J.D. Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA Disability and Health Journal, April 2012 Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 75–86 Published Online: January 30, 2012 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.12.003   Abstract Background Personal assistance services (PAS) is the term used to describe the range of assistance, services, […]

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