What defines a child as being disabled?

28 June 2013

The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 defines a disabled person as one who has “a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities” and provides exclusions and clarifications to this definition.

KIDS defines it as an individual with a physical, sensory or mental impairment (including mental health issues) which, in interaction with social, attitudinal and environmental constraints, creates barriers that hinder their full and equal participation in society.

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