Are you eligible for our program?

There is no specific eligibility criterion for our program. Anyone who views themself to have a 'disability' can be supported.

A disability is defined as one or more of 17 limitations, restrictions or impairments which have lasted or are likely to last, for a period of six months or more, and which restrict a person's everyday activities. They include:

  • Loss of sight (not corrected by glasses or contact lenses)
  • Loss of hearing where communication is restricted, or an aid to assist with, or substitute for, hearing is used
  • Speech difficulties
  • Chronic or recurrent pain or discomfort causing restriction
  • Shortness or breath or breathing difficulties causing restriction
  • Blackout, fits, or loss of consciousness
  • Difficulty learning or understanding
  • Incomplete use of arms or fingers
  • Difficulty learning or understanding
  • Incomplete use of feet or legs
  • Nervous or emotional condition causing restriction
  • Restriction in physical activities or in doing physical work
  • Disfigurement or deformity
  • Mental illness or condition requiring help or supervision
  • Long-term effects of head injury, stroke or other brain damage causing restriction
  • Receiving treatment or medication for any other long-term condition or ailment, and still restricted
  • Any other long-term condition resulting in a restriction.