how would you define Disability?

July 21, 2009 9:00pm CST
when you hear the term "disabled person" what do you think of? how do you define 'disability'?
2 responses
• Melbourne, Australia
31 Oct 09
Disability comes in many forms, not just something you can 'see'. My son is 16yo, he has an IQ lower than 70. While he is able to walk, run feed, shower.. all that normal stuff everyone else does... he is disabled. He has ADHD, ODD & goes to a special school. He is clever & can remember things very well. He can read, he speed reads like I do. But he is disabled as he will nnot be able to take care of himself in life activities. I will have to care for him for the rest of my life. It's nothing you can see.
@ShibbyKid (279)
• United States
22 Jul 09
I would define it as someone who is incapable to doing a common task, like typing. A person who has a disabled hand could not type very well. Also, a person who broke their leg has a disability, they could not walk very well.