Definitions for "Natural Supports"
When friends, neighbors, relatives, coworkers, and others volunteer to help a person with a disability live a more independent life, they are called natural social supports.
Natural supportive relationships that are fostered and developed among individuals with disabilities and non-disabled co-workers, classmates, activity participants, neighbors, and etc.
Refers to the use of persons, practices, and things that naturally occur in the environment to meet the support needs of an individual.
Places, things and, particularly, people who are part of our interdependent lives and whose relationships are reciprocal in nature.