Disability is defined as any limitation, restriction or impairment which restricts everyday activities and has lasted or is likely to last for at least six months.
People can be born with a disability or they can acquire it later in life. Disability can result from accident, illness, congenital or genetic disorders. There are many different types of disability - physical, intellectual or mental health related.
These pages can help you to understand different types of disabilities, how they can affect a person’s ability to work, and ways to manage the impact.
The symptoms of ADHD may vary depending on the demands of personal life and the environment where the individual is working.
“When Tammy is having conversations with people on the phone the one thing we notice is that she listens attentively and understands what peoples’ circumstances are.”
After six months in her new role, Tammy-Jo Sheehan has shown her true ability, not letting vision impairment get in the way of becoming one of the top performing employees at Collection House in Brisbane.
It’s taken the collaboration and hard work of MAX, her employer, and specialist services to set up Tammy to successfully do her job.
Tammy uses a workplace disability management program called JAWS which is a computer screen reader, designed to help blind and low vision employees by reading out the content on the screen.
Epilepsy is a neurological condition where an abnormal electrical activity happens in the brain causing seizures (also known as fits).
These tend to occur when a body part repeatedly works harder, stretches further or receives more impact than it is prepared for, causing damage - commonly in the back, neck, knee, hand or arm