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Support

As a verb, furnishing funds or means for maintenance; to maintain; to provide for; to enable to continue; to carry on. To provide a means of livelihood. To vindicate, to maintain, to defend, to uphold with aid or countenance.

As a noun, that which furnishes a livelihood; a source or means of living; subsistence, sustenance, maintenance, or living.

Support includes all sources of living that enable a person to live in a degree of comfort suitable and befitting her station in life. Support encompasses housing, food, clothing, health, nursing, and medical needs, along with adequate recreation expenses. Most states impose a legal duty on an individual to support his or her spouse and children.

Cross-references

Child Support.

support

(Assistance), noun accommodation, aid, assist, assistance, auxilium, backing, contribution, cooperation, defense, encouragement, endowment, help, helping hand, lift, livelihood, mainstay, maintenance, patronage, preservation, promotion, relief, subsistence, succor, subsidium, sustenance, upkeep
Associated concepts: alimony, child support, failure to prooide support, inadequate support, maintenance

support

(Corroboration), noun affirmation, approval, attestation, authentication, backing, certification, confirmation, documentation, endorsement, fortification, justification, ratification, strengthening, validation, verification, vindication

support

(Assist), verb accommodate, adesse, aid, back, bolster, champion, come to the defense of, come to the help of, contribute, cooperate with, defend, endorse, feed, finance, furnish funds, further, help, lend money to, maintain, minister to, nourish, patronize, protect, provide for, reinforce, second, subsidize, suffragari, supply the necessities of, sustain, take care of, take the part of, uphold
Foreign phrases: Parentum est liberos alere atiam nothos.It is the duty of parents to support their children even when illegitimate.

support

(Corroborate), verb accredit, affirm, attest, authenticate, back up, bear out, buttress, certify, confirm, establish, make absolute, make good, make more certain, prove, ratify, reinforce, strengthen, substantiate, sustain, uphold in evidence, validate, verify, vindicate, vouch for

support

(Justify), verb account for, approve, defend, defend successfully, explain, give grounds for, make deeense for, make legitimate, provide justification, say in deeense, stand up for, vindicate
See also: abet, abettor, accept, accommodate, accommodation, adhere, adhesion, advantage, advocacy, advocate, agree, aid, alimony, allegiance, allow, approval, approve, assist, assistance, attest, auspices, authorize, backing, base, basis, bear, behalf, benevolence, bolster, bulwark, capitalize, care, certification, charity, charter, choose, concede, concur, confederate, confirm, confirmation, conform, consent, conservation, continue, contribute, cornerstone, corroborate, corroboration, cosign, countenance, countersign, coverage, defend, defense, demonstrate, document, documentation, ecology, embrace, enable, encourage, endorse, enforcement, espouse, establish, excuse, expedite, favor, fealty, finance, foster, foundation, frame, fund, goodwill, grant, ground, guarantee, guaranty, help, indorse, indorsement, insurance, invest, involve, justify, keep, let, livelihood, loyalty, mainstay, maintain, nurture, organize, palliate, participate, partisan, pass, patronage, patronize, pay, pension, permission, permit, preservation, preserve, promise, promote, protect, protection, prove, quote, reassure, recommend, recommendation, regard, reinforce, reinforcement, reliance, relief, resource, safekeeping, safety, sanction, seal, security, service, shelter, side, sponsor, structure, subscribe, subsidize, substantiate, sustain, sustenance, tolerate, underwrite, uphold, verify, vouch

SUPPORT. The right of support is an easement which one man, either by contract or prescription, enjoys, to rest the joists or timbers of his house upon the wall of an adjoining building, owned by another person. 3 Kent, Com. 435. Vide Lois des Bat. part. 1, c. 3, s. a. 1, Sec. T; Party wall.

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In the first category, Everson (1991), Neubert and Krishnaswami (1992), and Morgan, Ames, Loosli, Feng, and Taylor (1995) all surveyed supported employment professionals to determine their self-reported training needs.
Beginning in the mid- to late eighties, an increasing number of articles appeared in the literature discussing supported and transitional employment.
Initial supported employment studies, completed by Wehman, Kreutzer, Stonnington, Wood, Sherron, Diambra, Fry, and Groah in 1987, reported an approximate 79 percent employment retention rate among individuals diagnosed with a brain injury that had received community-based supported employment services.
Studies published during the last five years analyzing outcomes of the national supported employment program initiative revealed that individuals with disabilities were not being successfully integrated into competitive work environments.
Currently, a "second generation" of supported employment issues which focus primarily on providing "quality" services are emerging (Kregel, Shafer, Wehman, & West, 1989; Storey, Sandow, & Rhodes, 1990).
Job coaching has been an integral part of early supported employment demonstration projects (Boles, Bellamy, Horner, & Mank, 1984; Revell, Wehman, & Arnold, 1985) and has been refined and expanded in numerous publications and training manuals (e.
The next section of this article reviews approaches to supported employment from the business/habilitation perspective to document how a business approach can be blended with a habilitation function to achieve real employment opportunity for persons who are developmentally disabled.
Tier 2 technical support includes the support provided in Tier 1 and adds product updates and upgrades, for a fee of 19 percent of the list price of the products supported, multiplied by the total number of such products throughout the enterprise.
By its very nature, supported employment implies a significant philosophical and practical departure from traditional vocational rehabilitation programs which have served individuals with severe disabilities in sheltered settings with little or no opportunity to perform and reap the benefits of real work (U.
The first release will target PowerPC embedded microprocessors, with subsequent releases targeting other embedded microprocessors supported by Metrowerks.
leading to supported employment for individuals with severe handicaps" Federal Register, 1987).
The information found in Vantive Support is used by the product development, manufacturing and quality assurance departments of each product line supported by CPSD to further refine products and increase customer satisfaction and loyalty.

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