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Age Groups

Individuals who have needs and interests in common because they fall within a specific age range.

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Disabilities and Health Conditions

Physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional impairments, illnesses or injuries that prevent or interfere with an individual's ability to perform intellectual or physical tasks that are normally within the range of human capability, or which significantly limit one's mobility or level of activity.

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Educational Status

Individuals who are students, school dropouts or graduates of a particular level within the formal education system or who have needs and interests based on their exceptional intellectual abilities or the level and type of education they have received.

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Family Relationships

Individuals who have needs and interests in common on the basis of their connection by blood, marriage, adoption, guardianship or cohabitation, or by their lack of familial or intimate relationships.

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Organizational/Practitioner Perspectives

Organizations and individual practitioners who have a particular religious, political or philosophical orientation that influences the types of services they offer and/or the way their services are delivered.

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Religious Groups/Communities

Voluntary organizations whose members adhere to, profess or entertain the same religious creed, persuasion or tenets and usually meet on a regular basis for the purpose of worship, religious instruction and support for the group's ministry. Religious beliefs usually include a system of ethics, a philosophy of life, dogma regarding the nature and role of one or more deities, and a body of doctrine which governs religious observances and practices.

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Sex/Gender

The biologically determined (or surgically adopted) sex of individuals which may be the foundation for commonalities among people of the same gender as a result of similar experiences, concerns or expectations. "Sex" refers to the biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women. "Gender" refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women. "Male" and "female" are sex categories, while "masculine" and "feminine" are gender categories.

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Topical Identifiers/Issues

Programs that publish directories, distribute pamphlets and other literature, conduct outreach campaigns, offer technical assistance and training or provide other services which deal with a particular topic, issue or problem area.

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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.


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