Learn About Disability

Did you know that one in five Australians has a disability?

Disabilities come in many different forms, they can be intellectual, learning, neurological, physical, mental, sensory. It affects individuals in unique ways but there are common impacting factors.  

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Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem-solving) and everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18.

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Physical disability is a limitation on a person’s physical functioning, mobility and also other facets of daily living.

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There is a wide range of mental illnesses that affect how we think, feel and behave. Mental health problems include the more common conditions such as anxiety that can be experienced temporarily as a result of the stresses in life but may develop into more severe conditions.

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Sensory disability is a neurological disorder where the brain has difficulty processing sensory information such as sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell, which make people with sensory disability incapable to experience senses in a normal way.

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