Causes of Disabilities

  1. Biological/Genetic Factors

    • Chromosomal disorders (e.g.: down syndrome)
    • Metabolic disorders (e.g.: cystic fibrosis)
  2. Prenatal Infections
    • Rubella, herpes, AIDS, toxemia
    • Alcohol and/or other drugs
  3. Birth Complications

    • Anoxia (cerebral palsy)
    • Low birth weight
  4. Complications after birth

    • Meningitis
    • Encephalitis


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