Types of disabilities

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

Mental health

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

Sensory disabilities

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

Intellectual disabilities

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

Physical disabilities

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

What is Autism?

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

Down syndrome

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

Psychosocial disabilities

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


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

Hearing impairments

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

Muscular dystrophy

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

Multiple sclerosis

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

Cerebral palsy

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

Acquired brain injury

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

Low vision/blindness

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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

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

Development delay

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

Spina bifida

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

Spinal injuries

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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

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