There are many activities that adults with developmental disabilities can engage in to challenge them physically and mentally. These adults can play popular games like Bingo, do scavenger hunts and participate in three-legged races, depending on their level of functioning.Continue Reading
Having a developmental disability does not necessarily limit an individual when it comes to participating in activities; it simply calls for more creativity in identifying suitable events. There are several different types of developmental disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities and epilepsy, says the state of California's Department of Disabilities' website. Each of these has a different level of functioning that should be taken into consideration when gathering DD adults for an activity.
Along with activities listed above, intellectual activities such as Memory, Conversation Group and Famous Faces, found on RecreationTherapy.com, help strengthen cognitive skills. Activities such as the Challenge game, the Candy game and Just the Way You Are help to strengthen one's self-esteem. Activities and games that call for physical activity include three-legged races, Do What I Do and Places I've Been. In order to stimulate social interaction and strengthen social skills, choose some interactive activities such as What Is It?, Hangman and Know Thy Neighbor.Learn more about Conditions & Diseases
Friends and family members of disabled adults can find well-reviewed facilities for their loved ones by contacting local organizations and groups that monitor the quality and reputations of group homes. Some good sources of information for this type of search are The Arc and Disability.gov.Full Answer >
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There are many educational opportunities available in the United States for adults with learning disabilities, including four-year colleges, two-year colleges, vocational-technical programs, continuing education programs and basic life skills courses. Before choosing an educational program, adults with learning disabilities, or their caregivers, should consider the severity of their disorders, their specific learning needs, and whether high school was completed or not.Full Answer >
General eligibility requirements for Medicaid in Pennsylvania include children 20 years old or younger, adults 64 or younger whose income is at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty line, or adults 65 or older or individuals with disabilities. Social Security defines the accepted disabilities.Full Answer >