A contract is an agreement you make with somebody that gives you or them legal rights and responsibilities. You must be 18 or over to enter a legal contract. Contracts include mobile phone contracts or bank loans. If you are 18 or over and your disability does not affect your mental capacity (like your ability to make decisions and understand information), you have the right to enter contracts. In this case, your disability can’t be a reason for somebody not letting you enter into a contract. They can stop you for other reasons (like you don’t have enough money to pay for the thing you want).
If you have tried to enter into a contract but have been refused because of your disability, this might be discrimination, and might be against the law. You can contact an advocate (for example the Youth Disability Advocacy Service) or a legal service (for example the Disability Discrimination Legal Service or Villamanta Legal Service) for help.
If you are under a Guardianship Order, your guardian might have to enter the contract for you. For further information you can contact your Guardian or the Office of the Public Advocate.