Disability can result from accidents, illness or genetic disorders and may impact an individual’s mobility and ability to learn and communicate.
A disability may be visible or hidden, permanent or temporary and may have minimal or substantial impact on a person’s abilities. Some people may have more than one disability.
A workplace incident or car accident may also result in a disability
- Physical – affects a person’s mobility or dexterity
- Intellectual – affects a person’s ability to learn
- Mental Illness – affects a person’s thinking processes
- Sensory – affects a person’s ability to hear or see
- Neurological – affects the person’s brain and central nervous system
- Learning disability
- Physical disfigurement
- Immunological – the presence of organisms causing disease in the body
For further information on the various types of Disability and supports, visit the Australian Disability Network.