Links to trusted information about physical disabilities.
Rett syndrome causes intellectual and physical disability. It’s been described relatively recently, so it’s not known how it progresses to middle age.
Assistance dogs are animals trained to help people who are living with physical disabilities to move around and do everyday activities. They are also called service dogs. Read more about assistance dogs.
Sex and disability
Trusted information about sex and disability.
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.
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.
Fragile X syndrome
Fragile X syndrome is an inherited, life-long condition that can cause a range of problems. Early diagnosis and treatment can help those affected to reach their full potential.
Angelman syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes physical and intellectual disability. Learn about therapies that can improve the quality of life of those affected.
Edwards syndrome (Trisomy 18)
Edwards syndrome, also called Trisomy 18, is a genetic disorder in babies that causes severe disability. It is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 18.
Trusted information about birth defects from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on spina bifida and amniocentesis.