There are many different types of disabilities such as intellectual, physical, sensory, and mental illness.
It is important to remember that disability can be quite complex and two people with the same type of disability may not have the same experiences. Also, 90% of disabilities are invisible – so while you may not see any visible signs, the disability can still be a part of someone’s day-to-day life.
An intellectual disability may mean difficulty communicating, learning, and retaining information.
Different types of physical disabilities may affect, either temporarily or permanently, a person's physical capacity and/or mobility.
Different types of mental illness affect a person's thinking, emotional state and behaviours.
Different types of sensory disabilities affect one or more senses; sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste or spatial awareness.