List of Common Disabilities
The ADA and Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual, a record of such an impairment, and being regarded as having such an impairment.
- Mental or Physical Impairments Include:
- Communication Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Physical Disabilities
- Psychological Disabilities
- Visual or Hearing Impairments
- Major Life Activities Include:
- Walking, Seeing, Hearing,
- Sitting, Standing, Breathing,
- Reading/Math, Learning,
- Thought Processing, Concentrating, Interacting with Others
How is College Different from High School?
In college, disability related decisions and related activities fall solely on the student not on parents or others.
The student is responsible for making all decisions regarding programs of study.
The student is responsible for disclosing a disability. Once a disability is disclosed the appropriate academic assistance can be addressed.
All students are to follow the syllabus given to them by their instructor. No accommodations will be made which change the content of a course.
All students are expected to follow classroom rules and procedures as well as the Code of Conduct for the school.
Students with disabilities are encouraged to attempt a class without additional support. Many times students choose programs that work with their strengths and require no additional support.
If a student feels the need for support, it must be requested.
High School to College Transition and Accommodations