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Disability is part of human diversity. Over 4 million people, almost one in five people in Australia, have a disability and this proportion is increasing with an ageing population. People with disability contribute to society in the same way that people without disability do, the only difference is that often people with disability come up against significant barriers while trying to do the things that many of us take for granted. This means that they might need support to help them.

Fortunately, this need has now been recognised and this is the reason why the disability workforce is growing and developing to meet the demand for quality and expert supports. Disability Practitioners are experts in providing individually tailored support to match the diverse needs of individuals, based on the many different and increasingly specialised scope of practice areas. Disability Practitioners also play an active role as the link between people with disabilities, their families, careers, and the community.

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