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Age Groups

Individuals who have needs and interests in common because they fall within a specific age range.

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Disabilities and Health Conditions

Physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional impairments, illnesses or injuries that prevent or interfere with an individual's ability to perform intellectual or physical tasks that are normally within the range of human capability, or which significantly limit one's mobility or level of activity.

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Families and Individuals Needing Support

The parents, children, spouses, partners, siblings, friends or significant others of people who have specific disabilities, medical diagnoses, personal losses or other problems whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by ongoing interaction with and concern about the individual or who are dealing with the crisis or the ongoing effects of the situation. Also included are people who, because of a multitude of factors, are at risk for experiencing problems that threaten their health, safety, personal development, economic security or other aspects of their well-being.

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Topical Identifiers/Issues

Programs that publish directories, distribute pamphlets and other literature, conduct outreach campaigns, offer technical assistance and training or provide other services which deal with a particular topic, issue or problem area.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.