Do People With Epilepsy Belong To People With Disabilities?
afternoon, I want to ask whether people with epilepsy are included in persons with disabilities? thank you
Thank you for the question.
Disability has various meanings. But in general, people with disabilities are defined as a group of people with certain limitations that can hamper their participation and participation in social life. According to Law No. 4 of 1997 concerning Disabled Persons, persons with disabilities are classified into 3, namely:
Physical disability means disability that causes interference with bodily functions, such as gestures, vision, hearing, and speech. Do not have hands and / or feet, are blind, deaf, and mute are included in the group of physical disabilities. There are also physical disabilities that are congenital, but some are acquired as adults (for example due to accidents, leprosy, polio).
Mental disability means mental and behavioral disorders. Included in this category of disabilities are sufferers of mental retardation, psychiatric disorders, alcoholism, organic mental disorders, as well as epilepsy.
Double disability (a combination of physical and mental)
You can observe from our explanation above, that if you refer to the above law, epilepsy can be classified as a disability. However, if the reference is different, the answer to your question could be different. So, this goes back to the references regarding definitions and types of disabilities used, right?
I hope this helps.