This handbook is intended to inform rather than to advise, and the information provided is of a general nature.You should consult an attorney for advice about your particular situation.
The average age of service users was 35, and around three-quarters (72%) were aged under 50.
The information in this book is intended solely as informal guidance and is neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act or other laws, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA and other disability-related laws.
Return to Table of Contents Disability law is an area of law that overlaps with many other areas of law – including employment law, administrative law, elder law, consumer law, construction law, insurance law, school law, health law, social security law, and civil rights law.
Around one in eight (12%) service users had an informal carer who was aged 65 and over.
While people with disability participate actively in all aspects of Australian life, they are more likely to face challenges than people without disability, and their rates of participation in various life areas are generally lower.
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