Liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties

The Oban Times - - News -

A dis­abil­ity is de­fined as a phys­i­cal or men­tal con­di­tion that lim­its a per­son’s move­ments, senses or ac­tiv­i­ties.

Be­tween one in four and one in five peo­ple are be­lieved to have a life­long dis­abil­ity.

Due to the age­ing pop­u­la­tion in Ar­gyll and the is­lands, the num­ber of peo­ple who live with a longterm dis­abling con­di­tion is higher than the na­tional av­er­age.

One in six pupils of school age are recog­nised as hav­ing ex­tra sup­port needs.

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