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Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime.
People with a disability come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, sex and cultures - just as we all do. The only thing that separates a person with a disability is that, for one reason or another, they are unable to do certain things in the same way as the mainstream of society. They may require some form of adaptation or alteration to assist them to overcome the effect of their disability.
Friday 25th April is Undiagnosed Children’s Day 2014!Based around the the theme ‘#itsamystery’ to highlight the fact that many undiagnosed children are medical mysteries, people around the country will be getting together to fundraise or raise…Continue
DefinitionDepression is a medical illness that involves the mind and body. Also called major depression, major depressive disorder and clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave. Depression can lead to a variety of emotional and…Continue
Three days away from the 2011 World Mental Health Day on October 10th, let's take a look at some of the most misunderstood mental health problems affecting human lives.Often misdiagnosed, mental disorders affect millions of people every year.…Continue
We are working with a non profit consulting firm called Bridgespan that helped us put this survey together to help us quantify the benefits of Ben's Friends. The hope is that we can use the data to make the communities better and to apply for grants…Continue
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