Disability Categories

Person with a disability means any person who: 

  1. Has a physical or psychological condition which substantially limits one or more major life activities (including walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working);
  2. Has a record of such impairment; or
  3.  Is regarded as having such an impairment (ADA, 42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq).

Disability categories include but are not limited to:

Psychological Conditions

 e.g., anxiety disorder, depression, mania, manic-depression, schizophrenia, recovery from alcoholism and substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Learning Disability

The inability to receive, process, store, or respond to information, or to speak, listen, think, read, write, spell, or compute.

Neurological Impairment

Attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, brain injury, brain tumor, carpal tunnel syndrome, cerebral palsy, Asperger’s Syndrome.

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Visually Impaired, Legally Blind, and Blind

Mobility Impairment

Arthritis, polio, spinal cord injuries, scoliosis, and other conditions that cause mobility difficulties or result in the use of a cane or wheelchair.

Medical Conditions

Asthma, diabetes, fibromyalgia, HIV- AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, lupus, heart disease, Crohn’s Disease, sickle cell anemia, epilepsy.

Temporary Disabilities

 A treatable impairment of mental or physical faculties that may impede the affected person from functioning normally while he or she is under treatment.

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