Santé Montréal

Physical impairment

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Physical disability is characterized by auditory, visual, language or motor impairment. It can be from birth or appear at any moment during lifetime. This disability, significant and permanent, impedes daily activities or execution of the social roles.

Source : Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux.

Definition of types of impairment

As many needs as people with physical disabilities

People with physical disabilities have needs that vary depending on factors such as age, sex, level of autonomy, environment, or other disorders or illnesses.

Montréal’s five Centres intégrés universitaires de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) provide a range of specific and specialized rehabilitation services to persons living with physical disabilities and their families, as needed.

The services are intended

  • develop and maintain functional autonomy;
  • compensate disabilities;
  • sustain individuals’ full social participation.
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When to Consult

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Protection and prevention

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Risk factors

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Help and Resources

Access Guichet DI-TSA-DP

The ID-ASD-PD Access Desk receives and processes applications for CLSC services and rehabilitation services for clients with intellectual disabilities (ID), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or physical disabilities (PD).

For more information or services request, visit :

- ID-ASD-PD Access.

Ressources and useful links

Note : Montréal CIUSSS are not responsible for the services or activities provided by these organizations.

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People at Risk

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Dernière mise à jour le : 2018.04.19