What is a disability?
Having a disability can come in all shapes and sizes, some are more obvious than others. As well as providing support for the disabled community, the Disability Support Project also helps the larger community such as those suffering with addictions which can be completely debilitating. The elderly as another example can also often get overlooked unless they are diagnosed or obviously disabled.
The dictionary description for a disability is:
"A physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities".
On this website we aim to educate as well as provide support so that the families and friends of those struggling can gain an understanding of the various conditions and disabilities that can affect their friend or family member. You can also find out how we can help you with each disability.
There is a stereo type for what a disability is, linking the need for a wheelchair, white cane, guide dog or similar mobility aid. However, not all disabilities are obvious, and some are classed as “hidden disabilities”. Here are some of them below and we will continue to grow them and provide more information as our website evolves.
You can also find out how we can support you if you have one of these disabilities.