Links to trusted information about physical disabilities.
Assistance dogs, also called service dogs, are animals trained to help people who are living with physical disabilities to move around and do everyday activities.
Rett syndrome causes intellectual and physical disability. It’s been described relatively recently, so it’s not known how it progresses to middle age.
Fragile X syndrome
Fragile X causes intellectual disability, behavioural and learning difficulties, and physical problems. It’s the commonest genetic cause of autism.
Cri du chat syndrome
Cri du chat (“cat’s cry”) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes delayed physical development, a small head size and intellectual disability. Learn more here, including why the condition has this name.
Sex and disability
Trusted information about sex and disability.
Occupational therapy can help people with health issues or a disability to find solutions, and help them take part in everyday life. Learn more about what they do.
What not to say to an amputee
More than 20,000 amputees live in Australia. To mark Amputee Awareness Week, follow these tips for talking to people with limb loss.
A rare syndrome causing physical and intellectual disability. It can’t be cured, but some therapies can improve the quality of life of those affected.
Caring for someone can be physically and emotionally exhausting, but regular breaks can help relieve stress. Find out about respite care here.