Disability

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Health and Sickness - Disability

Health and Sickness
accessnoun

a means of entering, leaving, or approaching something, particularly a place

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accessibilitynoun

the fact of being easy to approach, enter, reach, use, etc.

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assistance dog
assistance dognoun

a dog that is especially trained to aid, assist, or accompany a person with a disability

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assisted livingnoun

a residence for disabled people or old people who need help with their daily routines

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autism spectrum disordernoun

a complex developmental disorder stigmatized by persistent challenges with social communication and interaction or repetitive patterns of thought and behavior

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autisticadjective

affected by or referring to autism

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blind
blindadjective

not able to see

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blindnessnoun

the condition or state of being completely or partially unable to see

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crutchnoun

one of a pair of sticks that people with movement difficulties put under their arms to help them walk or stand

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deafadjective

partly or completely unable to hear

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deafnessnoun

the state or condition of being totally or partially unable to hear

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disabilitynoun

a physical or mental condition that prevents a person from using some part of their body completely or learning something easily

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disabledadjective

complete or partial inability to use a part of one's body or mind, caused by an illness, injury, etc.

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dyslexianoun

a specific neurobiological disorder marked by difficulty reading and spelling in individuals with otherwise unaffected intelligence

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dysphasianoun

a brain disorder characterized by impairment in speaking and understanding language

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echolalianoun

meaningless repetition or echoing of vocalizations made by another person, as a result of mental disorder

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guide dog
guide dognoun

a dog that is professionally trained to lead the blind

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handicapnoun

a condition that impairs a person's mental or physical functions

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handicappedadjective

suffering from a physical or mental disability that limits the function of the mind and body, as a result of a permanent injury, illness, etc.

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hard of hearingphrase

unable to hear properly

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hearing aidnoun

a small electronic device that is worn in or behind the ear and is specifically designed to amplify inaudible sounds to help a person with hearing loss

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hearing dognoun

a professionally trained dog that guides people who are deaf or cannot hear properly

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impairedadjective

functioning poorly due to being weakened or damaged

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impairmentnoun

a state or condition in which a part of one's body or brain does not work properly

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learning disabilitynoun

a disorder that affects the ability to comprehend or process information, particularly when not associated with physical disability

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mobilitynoun

the ability to move easily or be freely moved from one place, job, etc. to another

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mobility scooternoun

an electrically powered vehicle with a sturdy seat that sits over 3 or 4 wheels, designed to help people with restricted mobility, specifically those who are elderly or disabled

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on the spectrumphrase

suffering from an autism spectrum disorder

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Paralympiannoun

someone who takes part in the Paralympic games

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Paralympianadjective

associated with the Paralympics or its competitors

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the Paralympicsnoun

a series of international contests in which people with physical disabilities take part in

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paraplegianoun

a type of paralysis that affects the legs and the lower body as the result of spinal cord damage

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paraplegicadjective

someone who suffers from paraplegia

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quadriplegianoun

a condition in which someone is paralyzed from neck down

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quadriplegicnoun

a person who is paralyzed from neck down

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rampnoun

an artificial slope that connects two parts of a road, building, etc. when one is lower than the other

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seeing eye dog
seeing eye dognoun

a professionally trained dog that leads a blind person

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sign language
sign languagenoun

a system used to communicate with deaf people that involves using hands and body gestures instead of words

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special needsnoun

particular requirements that a person has, especially an individual with physical, emotional, or mental disability

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walkernoun

a metal enclosing framework with wheels and handles that helps disabled or frail people maintain their balance while walking

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walking sticknoun

a stick, often with a curved handle, carried in the hand to provide postural stability in walking or hiking

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wheelchairnoun

a chair with wheels that is designed particularly for the use of disabled persons

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