Disability A–Z

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Mental illness

Mental illness is a health problem that significantly affects how a person feels, thinks, behaves, and interacts with other people. Some examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and addictive behaviours.

For more information visit: Mental Health Australia or National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum

National Disability Insurance Agency

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) manages the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

For more information visit: NDIS

National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with a permanent and significant disability, which affects their ability to take part in everyday activities.

For more information visit: NDIS

National Disability Strategy

The National Disability Strategy (NDS) sets out a national policy framework for improving life for Australians with disability, their families and carers. It represents a commitment from all levels of government, industry and the community to a unified, national approach to policy and program development.

Read more about National Disability Strategy »

Personal care

Personal care includes activities such as showering, bathing, grooming, dressing, managing medications and other general hygiene tasks.

Physical disability

A physical disability is a physical condition that affects a person’s mobility, physical capacity, stamina, or dexterity. Examples of physical disability include Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Chronic Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Spina Bifida and Spinal Cord Injury.

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Plain language

Plain language is writing designed to make sure the reader understands as quickly, easily, and completely as possible. Plain language should be easy to read, understand, and use.

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