About Disability

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended states that a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities such as walking, standing, sleeping, seeing, speaking, hearing, breathing, self-care, learning, concentrating, working and reading.
  • The majority of students we serve have non-apparent disabilities such as mental health conditions, chronic medical conditions, brain injuries, learning disabilities or ADD/ADHD. Only 20% of the population we serve has an apparent disability including mobility, blind and low vision, and D/deaf and hard of hearing.
  • Generally, temporary health conditions such as broken limbs, viruses, or pregnancies are not considered disabilities. However, if students experience significant impacts to their education due to a temporary health condition, they can contact the DRC and discuss options and resources.