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  • Re-Determination
    Over the age of 18 in Supplemental Security Income (SSI), parental incomes and assets are no longer considered, and income and assets of the child only are used in determining eligibility for SSI.
  • Reasonable Accommodation
    Are those adjustments that may need to be made within a work or school setting to allow an otherwise qualified employee or student with a disability to perform the tasks required. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Reasonable Accommodation means: A) modification to the job application process; B) modification to the work environment or the manner under which the position held is performed; and C) modification that enables an employee with a disability to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment. The term "reasonable" implies that the accommodation is one that does not cause an undue hardship for the employer. Examples of workplace accommodations include making existing facilities used by employees readily accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities; restructuring jobs/ establishing part-time or modified work schedules; reassigning to vacant positions; adjusting or modifying examinations, training materials, or policies; and providing qualified readers or interpreters. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the term "accommodation" is used primarily with regard to the development and provision of alternative assessments that are valid and reliable for assessing the performance of students with disabilities.
  • Reliability
    A quality that indicates a test provides consistent results over time.
  • Request for Proposal (RFP)
    An invitation for providers of a product or service to bid on the right to supply that product or service to the individual or entity that issued the RFP.
  • Residential Treatment Center (RTC)
    A licensed 24-hour facility (although not licensed as a hospital), which offers mental health treatment. The period of treatment at RTCs can range from brief placements of a few weeks to longer-term treatment of several months. The type of treatment provided at an RTC can vary greatly. The more common treatments include individual psychotherapy, psychoeducation (e.g., educating the youth and family about his or her MHN and about treatment options), behavioral management, group therapies, medication management, and peer-cultural therapies. Settings for RTCs can range from formal or structured environments that resemble psychiatric hospitals to those that are more like group homes or halfway houses.
  • Resiliency
    The ability and wherewithal to recover from adverse situations through having learned how to avoid such situations in the future or how to maintain a positive mode of coping.
  • Resource Mapping
    A type of environmental scanning that is a useful means of identifying, recording, and disseminating all related resources and services that comprise a service delivery system.
  • Risk Management
    An ongoing process toward avoiding or coping with certain threats in one's environment. This includes the ability to identify negative risk that will prove to be a detriment to one's well-being and positive risk that could benefit an individual's status.

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