OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES

ELIGIBILITY FOR SERVICES

Who Has a Disability?

According to the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 a person with a disability is anyone who:

  1. has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities
  2. has a history of such an impairment, or
  3. is regarded as having such an impairment.

A qualified individual with a disability is one who meets the essential functions or requirements of a program with or without reasonable accommodations.

A student who believes that he/she is eligible for services as a student with a disability must provide documentation that he/she meets the eligibility requirements as defined by the ADAAA, the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.