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Eligibility for Disability Services

Requirements for Eligibility

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. The documentation must reflect the student’s need for academic accommodations.

Definition of a Disability

Section 504 defines a person with a disability as:

Physical Impairment

Any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic dis-figuration, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems:

Mental Impairment

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.

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