Did you know that one in five Australians has a disability?
Disabilities come in many different forms, they can be intellectual, learning, neurological, physical, mental, sensory. It affects individuals in very unique ways but there are common impacting factors.
Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem-solving) and everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18.
Physical disability is a limitation on a person’s physical functioning, mobility and also other facets of daily living.
There is a wide range of mental illnesses that affect how we think, feel and behave. Mental health problems include the more common conditions such as anxiety that can be experienced temporarily as a result of the stresses in life but may develop into more severe conditions.
Sensory disability is a neurological disorder where the brain has difficulty processing sensory information such as sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell, which make people with sensory disability incapable to experience senses in a normal way.
The following frequently asked questions provide information to help you plan your NDIS.
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