Contributor: Deidre Griffiths, Principal Solicitor and Executive Officer, Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service
There are many degrees of intellectual disability. The definitions and accepted diagnostic test for determining whether or not a person has an intellectual disability are explained along with key legislation. It is vital that each person’s case be assessed individually, and that the views of the person who has an intellectual disability always be sought, taken into account and, wherever possible, acted upon. All people with Autism Spectrum Disorders can now be considered for disability services.
This section includes the following topics:
- Introduction, definitions and key legislation
- Disability services and programs
- Services and rights protections
- Negligence and duty of care
- The criminal justice system
- Further information
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