About Disability

About Disability

Remove the mystery
14% of Canadians have a disability.

According to Stats Canada, a large percentage of the population identifies as having a disability.

Through asking questions and a number of other methods, it is possible to learn much more about what constitutes a disability and how we can achieve an inclusive community.

Disabilities affect people differently. Typically, a disability can be physical, neurological, psychological, intellectual, or sensory.

  • Physical disabilities affect a person’s mobility, balance, and dexterity.
  • Neurological disabilities affect a person’s mental and physical functions.
  • Psychological disabilities affect a person’s thinking processes and perceptions of reality.
  • Sensory disabilities affect how a person can receive information through sight, sound, touch, etc.
  • Intellectual disabilities affect a person’s ability to learn and process information.

You must be careful to not use these categories to label persons with disabilities, however. While they make a good starting point in understanding the vast differences among persons with disabilities, the differences do not end there.

At the Independent Living Resource Centre, we believe that it is not enough to understand the general nature of a particular disability; you also have to consider each individual’s experience with and without their disability. Two individuals diagnosed with the same type of disability may find different aspects challenging, may find different ways of adapting to their disability, and may differ in whether or not they consider themselves to have a disability.

Highlights Providing information about publicly accessible places in NL

Volunteer Appreciation Celebration

Friday, April 15, 2016
7:00PM - Midnight
CLB Armoury, 82 Harvey Rd. Read More

Men’s Group

February 29, 2016
6:30 - 8:30PM
ILRC - 4 Escasoni Place. Read More

Annual Tax Clinic

Friday March 18, 2015
1:00 - 2:30 PM
ILRC - 4 Escasoni Place Read More

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