​Disability at different ages

The challenges and demands of disability changes through life's different stages. 

Living life through different life stages, from infancy to early childhood and primary school age, adolescence, adulthood and into old age, all have their own challenges and demands.

For a person with disability, going through these developmental transitions means that the focus and supports may change over time.

The focus of supports for a child with disability in primary school won’t be the same as for an adult. And a teenager on the path to independence has different challenges from a person with disability nearing the age of 65 who may be looking at a possible transition into aged care services.

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