Over four million people in Australia are living with disability, and as many as one in five Queenslanders have some form of disability. One way that we provide disability support is by first helping those in need to understand a particular disability.
Access resources relating to some of the disabilities we support and learn where you can find further information.
What is Angelman syndrome?Learn more
Angelman syndrome is a genetic condition that causes neurological symptoms.
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?Learn more
Autism Spectrum Disorder (autism) is a lifelong developmental condition that affects the way a person relates to his or her environment and their i
What is Cerebral Palsy?Learn more
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affect an individual's muscle control.
What is Cystic Fibrosis?Learn more
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder which affects many organs in the body, predominantly the lungs, pancreas and sweat glands.
What is Down syndrome?Learn more
Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder causing developmental and intellectual delays.
What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?Learn more
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, also known as DMD, is a breakdown and weakness of the muscles.
What is Dyspraxia?Learn more
Dyspraxia is a neurological developmental disability which is present from birth.
What is Epilepsy?Learn more
Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain which takes the form of recurring seizures.
What is Fragile X syndrome?Learn more
Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition which causes intellectual, behavioural and learning challenges.
What is a Genetic Condition?Learn more
Genetic condition is a disease or disorder that occurs as the result of a change in the DNA sequence before a child is born.
What is Global Developmental Delay?Learn more
Global Developmental Delay, or GDD, is used when a child shows delays across several areas of development.
What is hearing loss?Learn more
Hearing loss and hearing impairment relate to the complete or partial loss of the ability to hear with either one or both ears.
What is Huntington’s Disease?Learn more
Huntington’s Disease is a neurological condition caused by the inheritance of an altered gene.
What is Intellectual Disability?Learn more
Intellectual disability can be caused by genetic conditions, injuries, infections or problems around the time of birth.
What is Landau Kleffner syndrome?Learn more
Landau Kleffner syndrome is a rare form of childhood epilepsy which results in a severe language disorder.