A student with a disability is eligible to receive reasonable accommodation if the documented disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities. Major life activities include: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, and working. To begin the process to receive accommodation the student must:
Contact the Disability Resources and Services Office; and
Provide documentation of medical, psychological or other appropriate diagnostic evaluations, as requested, to document the nature and extent of the stated disability.
Manager, Disability Resources & Services
SES, Room 130
Note: Individuals who are current illegal users of drugs are not protected under the ADA. The legal use of a controlled substance under medical perspective is permitted. Addiction is considered a disability. A person who is addicted to drugs, but is not actively using drugs, is considered a person with a disability and is protected by the law. Alcohol is not considered a controlled substance.