Children may be born with physical disability or experience physical disability when they are older. The physical disability may be temporary, progressive or permanent. Physical conditions may include: cerebral palsy; juvenile arthritis; spina bifida; muscular dystrophy and loss of limbs.
A person with physical disability may have difficulties moving and coordinating parts of their body for everyday life. The difficulties and barriers a person may face will depend on the type of physical disability and other environmental factors.
Physical disability may impact a person's speech, language and communication skills, their social development, their ability to perform functional daily tasks, movement, mobility and their access to learning.
Sometimes a child with physical disability may also experience other conditions or disabilities. Schools consider the supports required for all of the child’s needs. You can find out more about supports for