According to the Americans with Disability Act, in order to be enrolled with Disability Services, a person must meet with each aspect of the criteria listed below:
The person must be regarded as one who has a disability.
The person must identify themselves to the institution.
The person must present the institution with documentation regarding their disability and the documentation must reflect the studentís need for academic accommodations.
Definition of a Disability
Section 504 defines a person with a disability as:
Someone with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Someone who has a record of said disability.
Someone who is regarded as having a disability.
Any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfiguration, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems:
Any psychological neurological disorder such as organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness and specific learning disabilities.
Major Life Activity
Any function such as: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.