Disabilities

The World Health Organization defines Disability as follows: “Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations. Thus disability is a complex phenomenon, reflecting an interaction between features of a person’s body and features of the society in which he or she lives.”

An individual may also qualify as disabled if he/she has had an impairment in the past or is seen as disabled based on a personal or group standard or norm. Such impairments may include physical, sensory, and cognitive or development disabilities. Mental disorders (also known as psychiatric or psychosocial disability) and various types of chronic disease may also be considered qualifying disabilities.

A disability may occur during a person’s lifetime or may be present from birth. A physical impairment is any disability which limits the physical function of limbs or fine or gross motor ability.

Some of the disabilities that may qualify:

  • Addictions
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Agoraphobia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Angina
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Autism
  • Behcet’s Disease
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chromosome Abnormality
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain Disorder
  • Colitis
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Cri-Du-Chat Syndrome
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • De Vivo Disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Developmentally Delayed
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dressing
  • Dysgraphia
  • Elimination
  • Epilepsy
  • Feeding
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gender Identity Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Glaucoma
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Hearing Disorder
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Hypermobility Syndrome
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypotonia
  • Infantile Spasms
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mania
  • Mental Illness
  • Migraines
  • Mild Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myotonic Myopathy
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Personality Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Psychosis
  • Quadriplegia
  • Retinoschisis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Speech Disorder
  • Specific Developmental Disorder
  • Stroke
  • Substance Abuse
  • Tic Disorder
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Tumor
  • Vision
  • Walking

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