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S32 Step By Step Guide

Cognitive Impairment

Section 32 (6) provides the following definition of cognitive impairment:

"cognitive impairment" means ongoing impairment of a person's comprehension, reasoning, adaptive functioning, judgment, learning or memory that materially affects the person's ability to function in daily life and is the result of damage to, or dysfunction, developmental delay or deterioration of, the person's brain or mind, and includes (without limitation) any of the following:

(a) intellectual disability,

(b) borderline intellectual functioning,

(c) dementia,

(d) acquired brain injury,

(e) drug or alcohol related brain damage, including foetal alcohol spectrum disorder,

(f) autism spectrum disorder.

EligibilityIntellectual disability

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