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SP Week 9Natalia VelascoA communication barrier that could arise for people with disabilities who are looking for substance use services could be that there are no auxiliary aids or services. For example if a Deaf individual is seeking to join a substance use service but the service does not have an effective way to communicate with the individual. Not only is the lack of communication important during face to face services such as support groups, but also in other forms. As stated by Bill Bruckman in Appendix D Alcohol and Drug Programs and The Americans with Disabilities Act “Communications conducted by alcohol and drug programs include outreach, education, prevention efforts, intake interviews, group meetings, counseling sessions, telephone and mail communications, and provision of medical services”. An example of how outreach could have a communication barrier to Deaf individuals would be a radio promotional ad. By using a radio as

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