7. Partial Participation

People with disabilities are encouraged and supported to participate to the fullest extent possible in functional activities. Not everyone is expected to become independent. For some people, the degree to which they are able to participate may only be partial but the kind and degree of partial participation in integrated natural environments will be increased through direct systematic instruction.



  • People with disabilities achieve a feeling of success and self-sufficiency through partial participation and experience the effect that they can have on their environment.
  • Partial participation results in a person being perceived as a more valuable, contributing and striving member of society.

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