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Climate and Weather in the United States and Its Impact on People with Disabilities in Rural Communities

  • Noel A. YsasiEmail author
  • Irmo Marini
  • Debra A. Harley
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Abstract

The geographical attributes of rural, frontier, and territory communities present transportation and mobility challenges depending on what part of the country individuals reside, particularly for those with disabilities in the rural United States. The chapter addresses geographical topography factors in relation to inclement climate and weather patterns pertaining to the unique barriers faced by those with disabilities. The intent is to identify strategies of how these barriers can be addressed by vocational rehabilitation counselors in service delivery.

Keywords

Rural Young adults Older adults Quality of life Health Disability Weather Climate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Health and Human Services, Rehabilitation Services and Rehabilitation CounselingNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalbUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, School of Rehabilitation Services & CounselingEdinburgUSA
  3. 3.Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation CounselingUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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