The definition of disability is not a yes and no process, but is in fact an discernment across a scale of abilities, capacities and possibilities. In fact, ability and disability cannot be defined from a medical diagnosis alone. Instead, there are many contributing factors to a person’s ability or inability to do something they want or need to do. For example, if a child cannot walk or go to school it may be related to any one of a number of different health conditions, or limiting environmental factors.
However, the country still uses traditional methods of assessment which include elements of labelling and contribute to stigmatization and discrimination of children and adults alike.