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"People with studying disabilities are stricken by considerably extra illnesses than the overall inhabitants and are more likely to have major health and wellbeing dangers. but proof indicates they aren't receiving an identical point of health and wellbeing schooling and healthiness promoting possibilities as different participants of society. This interdisciplinary booklet is aimed toward expanding expert information of the significance of health Read more...

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Org). , Sisirak, J. and Heller, T. (2010a) Health Matters: Establishing Sustainable Exercise and Nutrition Health Promotion Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Philadelphia, PA: Brookes Publishing. , Sisirak, J. and Heller, T. (2010b) Health Matters: Exercise and Nutrition Health Education Curriculum for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Philadelphia, PA: Brookes Publishing. , Medlen, J. and Magallanes, E. (2012) Peer to Peer HealthMessages Program: Becoming a Healthy Lifestyle Coach.

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Programmatic and physical barriers Many people with intellectual disabilities face obstacles to obtaining basic health care and health promotion and disease prevention services, and are thus especially vulnerable to the programmatic inadequacies of the healthcare system. Such barriers may include inflexible appointments that fail to accommodate transportation difficulties and the time needed to communicate with people who have complex needs; underinsured or no health insurance coverage; geographic unavailability of health services; lack of personal assistance, inaccessible washrooms, lack of accessible signage regarding entrances; physically inaccessible equipment; and a lack of transportation to community-based fitness and nutrition programmes.

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