What are the different types of disabilities?

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They can be summarised as follows:

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Physical Disability

  • NeuroDiversity – Autism

  • Visual Impairment

  • Hearing Impairment

Language around Disability

The language and terminology we use when discussing disability can have significant importance.

Please consider the following:

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Use person first languagePerson with a disabilityVsDisabled Person
Avoid negative PhrasingWheelchair user Person 
with Cerebral Palsy
VsWheelchair bound 
Cerebral Palsy Sufferer
Use appropriate TerminologyIntellectual Disability 
Brain Injury
Brain Damaged




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