Acquired Disabilities

While some disabilities may be more frequent in one population that in another, this is not always the case with acquired disabilities. These are types of disabilieis that can occur at any time without regard to gender or ethnicity. Examples of acquired disabiliteis include but are not limited to:

  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Alzheimer's Disease

Developmental Disabilites

These are congenital abnormailities or diseases which disrupt or delay the rate of growth, development or maturation in a certain individual. Sometimes these are referred to as "learning disabilities" but are not limited to only learning. Examples of developmental disabilites include but are not limited to:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Dyslexia
  • Down's Syndrom or Mental Retardation
  • Learning Disorder
  • Learning Disability

Physical Disabilities

These disabilities are typically apparent at birth. Examples of physical developmental disabilties include but are not limited to:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Down's Syndrome