Conditions INFORMATION

Types of disabilities

Tags Conditions

There are many different types of disabilities and each one can affect people in different ways. 

READ MORE


Mental health

Tags Conditions

According to the World Health Organisation, mental health is a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises …

READ MORE


Sensory disabilities

Tags Conditions

Everyday we use our senses to understand the world around us. 

READ MORE


Intellectual disabilities

Tags Conditions

There is a wide range of intellectual disabilities and the level of disability can vary from person-to-person.

READ MORE


Physical disabilities

Tags Conditions

A physical disability involves long-term or permanent loss of part of your body’s physical function.

READ MORE


What is Autism?

Tags Conditions Autism

Autism, also referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental condition affecting 1 in every…

READ MORE


Down syndrome

Tags Conditions Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is the most common intellectual disability with more than 13,000 Australians currently living with the …

READ MORE


Psychosocial disabilities

Tags Conditions

Psychosocial disability refers to a psychological and social condition that may arise from a severe mental health iss…

READ MORE


ADHD/ADD

Tags Conditions

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), previously known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a developmen…

READ MORE


Hearing impairments

Tags Conditions

Hearing impairments are problems that occur within the hearing pathway, but it can also stem from a disturbance in th…

READ MORE


Muscular dystrophy

Tags Conditions

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a group of genetic, inherited conditions that cause a progressive deterioration of the mus…

READ MORE


Multiple sclerosis

Tags Conditions

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects the central nervous system.

READ MORE


Cerebral palsy

Tags Conditions

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a permanent, lifelong physical disability affecting 34,000 Australians.

READ MORE


Acquired brain injury

Tags Conditions

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is any brain damage that happens after birth.

READ MORE


Low vision/blindness

Tags Conditions

It is believed over 384,000 people who live in Australia are either blind or vision impaired, with more than 70 perce…

READ MORE


Sensory Processing Disorder

Tags Conditions

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a neurological condition affecting 1 in 20 children. 

READ MORE


Development delay

Tags Conditions

Development delay is a hold-up in a young child in reaching physical and mental milestones, compared to other childre…

READ MORE


Spina bifida

Tags Conditions

Spina bifida is a common birth defect affecting 5,000 Australians.

READ MORE


Spinal injuries

Tags Conditions

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves, causing a loss in function, such as m…

READ MORE


Auditory Processing Disorder

Tags Conditions

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) is the inability to pro…

READ MORE

More coming soon! Request a topic here.