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To constitute a "disability," an individual's condition must substantially limit a major life activity such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working.

Disabilities may include, but are not limited to,

  • learning disabilities;
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder;
  • mobility and other physical impairments;
  • chronic health conditions;
  • deaf/hard of hearing;
  • blind/visual disabilities;
  • emotional/psychological disorders;
  • autism;
  • temporary physical conditions;
  • medical dietary disabilities.

For the purposes of providing effective accommodations at college, it is important to be able to predict the functional impact of the student's disability on coursework, testing, and program requirements. Documentation of current functioning is, therefore, required. See Appropriate Documentation for details.