COCEMFE represents people with physical and organic disabilities, although this differentiation is not always conceptually understood:ón:
- The physical disabilityrefers to the decrease or absence of motor or physical functions, which in turn impacts on the performance or how to carry out certain activities in a society that has severe limitations and barriers. For this reason, people with physical disabilities find it difficult to carry out movements or manipulate objects and it can affect other areas such as language.
- The organic disability is that produced by the loss of functionality of some body systems, which are usually related to internal organs or physiological processes, whether congenital or acquired. This is the case of kidney, liver or heart diseases; cystic fibrosis (lung); Crohn’s disease and metabolic diseases (digestive system); Lymphedema (lymphatic system), hemophilia (blood clotting), lupus (immune system); and headaches, migraines, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, sleep disorders, fibromyalgia, or chronic fatigue syndrome (central nervous system). In addition to invisibility, to the family, social and labor misunderstanding, and to the lack of official recognition by the Public Administration, there are also other problems in each of them that pose significant obstacles in their daily life and influence the quality of life.