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Public Education

Activities provided to increase awareness and understanding of the causes and nature of conditions and situations which affect a person’s functioning in society. Services focus on prevention activities, which are designed to convey information about the cause of conditions, situations, or problems that interfere with a person’s functioning or convey ways in which the knowledge acquired can be used to prevent their occurrence or reduce their effect.

Public awareness activities, which convey information about the abilities and contributions to society of all people; the causes and nature of conditions or situations which interfere with a person’s ability to function; and the benefits that providing services and supports have for the community and for the individual.  Activities should include educational and informational techniques that promote the person as an integral part of society and eliminate social and legal barriers to that acceptance.

**Prevention means efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the causes and nature of conditions or situations which affect an individual’s functioning in society.  Prevention activities are designed to convey information about the cause of conditions, situation, or problems that interfere with an individual’s functioning or ways in which that knowledge can be used to prevent their occurrence or reduce their effect, and may include, but are not limited to, training events, webinars, presentations, and public meetings.

**Education services means activities that increase awareness and understanding of the causes and nature of conditions or factors which affect an individual’s development and functioning.

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