What do the Disability Categories Mean?
We have included some examples of the types of disabilities within each disability category. These lists are not all encompassing.
Affecting the motor systems. These can include skeletal, muscle and joint abnormalities which in turn limit an individual's ability to move, stand, sit, play, reach, etc.
- Cerebral Palsy (CP)
- Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Spina Bifida
- Developmental Delay
Affecting the individual's ability to gather and understand information from the environment through any of the five senses.
- Hearing Impairment
- Visual Impairment
- Sensory Processing Disorder
Affecting the ability to communicate verbally due to limited, or altered comprehension and use of language.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Speech and Language Delay
Affecting the individual's ability to process information, reason, remember and express emotions.
- Down Syndrome (trisomy 21)
- Intellectual Delays
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
- Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Learning Disabilities (LD)