Disability Information

Disability Information

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.