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 Language Delay?Learn more
Language delay can be a result of hearing loss, physical impairments, brain injury or intellectual impairment.
What is Leber Congenital Amaurosis?Learn more
Leber Congenital Amaurosis is an inherited retinal degenerative disorder that causes an infant to be born with severely impaired vision.
What is Multiple sclerosis?Learn more
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system that interferes with nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic ne
What is Myotonic Dystrophy?Learn more
Myotonic dystrophy is a form of muscular dystrophy in which the muscles have difficulty relaxing.
What is Narcolepsy?Learn more
Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally.
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?Learn more
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder features recurrent obsessions severe enough to be time consuming or cause distress or impairment.
What is Oppositional Defiant Disorder?Learn more
Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a childhood behavioural problem characterised by constant disobedience and hostility.
What is Parkinson’s Disease?Learn more
Parkinson’s can be impacted by motor symptoms and non-motor symptoms, which will vary with each individual case.
What is Perthes Disease?Learn more
Perthes disease is a condition which affects the hip in growing children.
What is PICA?Learn more
PICA is an eating disorder in children and adults that involves eating items that are not typically thought of as food.
What is Rett Syndrome?Learn more
Rett syndrome is a severe condition of the nervous system that affects physical movement and motor skills.
What is Spina Bifida?Learn more
Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don't form properly.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?Learn more
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is when damage to the spinal cord results in a loss of function such as mobility or feeling.
What is a Stroke?Learn more
Stroke is a leading cause of disability, a stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted.
What is Tourette syndrome?Learn more
Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by repeated involuntary behaviours known as ‘tics’.