What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (autism) is a lifelong developmental condition that affects the way a person relates to his or her environment and their interaction with other people.

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What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affect an individual's muscle control. It can affect people in different ways from movement, reflexes and muscle control, to posture and balance.

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What is Down Syndrome?

Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder causing developmental and intellectual delays. It is the most common chromosome disorder that we know of and more than 13,000 Australians are living with Down Syndrome.

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What is Fragile X Syndrome?

Fragile X Syndrome is a genetic condition which causes intellectual, behavioural and learning challenges.

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What is a genetic condition?

A genetic condition is a disease or disorder that occurs as the result of a change in the DNA sequence before a child is born.

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What is Global Developmental Delay?

The term Global Developmental Delay, or GDD, is used when a child shows delays across several areas of development.

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What is Parkinson’s?

People living with Parkinson’s can be impacted by motor symptoms and non-motor symptoms, which will vary with each individual case. 

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What is a spinal cord injury?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is when damage to the spinal cord results in a loss of function such as mobility or feeling. Injury to the spinal cord can causes loss of function of the nerves, limbs and/or organs below the site of the injury.

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What is a stroke?

Stroke is a leading cause of disability, with 56,000 Australians suffering from new and recurrent strokes in 2017. A stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted.

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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when an external force injures the brain after birth, and can cause disabilities that affect a person’s physical, cognitive, emotional and independent functioning.

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