Adaptive clothing, or adapted clothes, are clothing, accessories and footwear specially designed for people with physical disabilities and others who lack the full range of motion required for self-dressing.
Adaptive clothing comes in many different forms and styles, including magnetic closures instead of buttons or zippers or flat hems that are less prone to catching or snagging. Adaptive clothing should benefit the wearer both physically and psychologically, as quality clothing often makes us feel good about ourselves and promotes a sense of well-being.
Adaptive clothing can be considered one of the many High- and Low-Tech Aids for Daily Living.
Resources on Legal Right Regarding the Use of Service Animals
ADA Revised Requirements: Service Animals
Frequently Asked Questions About Service Animals and the ADA
Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals: Where Are They Allowed, and Under What Conditions?
Service Dog Programs and Organizations
Assistance Dogs International
Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Partners for Life
Freedom Service Dogs of America
Little Angels Service Dogs
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners
New England Assistance Dog Services (NEADS)
Service Dogs for America
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs
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