IRR OF RA 7277
IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS
OF THE MAGNA CARTA FOR DISABLED PERSONS
(Republic Act No. 7277)
RULE I
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Abandoned – an abandoned disabled person is one who has no proper parental care
or
guardianship, or whose parents or guardians have deserted him for a period of at least
six
continuous months.
Abused – an abused disabled person is one who has been maltreated raped, or
seduced, exploited
and overworked or made to work under conditions not conductive to good health.
He/She is
made to be in the street or public places, and is exposed to moral danger.
Accreditation – means the Certification given by the Department of Health (DOH) and
the
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recognizing the disability, skills, and
qualifications of a disabled worker.
Adapted Physical Education – therapeutic application of physical education to
rehabilitate
learners with special needs whose functional deficiencies are amenable to improvement
through
exercise. Adapted physical education programs should be planned and implemented in
coordination with psychological and medical services.
Affordable Cost – the lowest amount charged to a person that meets the criteria for
affordability
as determined under existing policies of the Department of Health.
Apprentice – means a worker who is covered by a written Apprenticeship Agreement
with an
individual employer.
Apprenticeable Occupation – means any trade, form of employment or occupation,
which
requires more than three (3) months of practical on-the-job training supplemented by
related
theoretical instruction.
Apprenticeship – means on-the-job practical training supplemented by related
theoretical
instruction.
Apprenticeship Agreement – means written employments contract in which the
employer binds
himself to train the apprentice in turn agrees to work for the employer.
Auditory Training – the producer of teaching persons with hearing impairments, to
make full use of their residual ability.
Auxiliary – a. Offering, providing help, assistance or support
b. Functioning in a subsidiary capacity; augmenting or available to augment a basis
power, potential, or ability; supplementary.
Auxiliary Aids and Services include:
1. Qualified interpreters or other effective methods of delivering materials to individuals
with
hearing impairments;
2. Qualified readers, taped tests, or other effective methods of delivering materials to
individuals with visual impairments;
3. Acquisition or modification of equipment or devices; and
4. Other similar services and actions or all types of aids and services that facilitate the
learning
process of people with mental disability.
Auxiliary Social Services – are the supportive activities in the delivery of social
services to the
marginalized sectors of society.

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