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Missing Persons Location Assistance

Programs that handle reports of people who have disappeared, assist people who need to locate an individual who has been reported as missing or with whom contact has been lost and/or help relatives establish that a missing individual has, in fact, died. Also included are programs that take and/or follow up on reports of sightings of people reported as missing.

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Assistive Technology Equipment

Programs that pay for or provide equipment, appliances and assistive aids that enable people, including those who have physical or sensory limitations, to increase their mobility and/or ability to communicate and live more comfortably.

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Identification Devices

Programs that provide bracelets or pendants which contain information about the wearer's identity for older adults who have Alzheimer's disease or other similar conditions, for people who have severe developmental disabilities or are mentally ill, for children or for other individuals who may wander away from those responsible for their care and become lost.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.