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Disability Classifications


Chronic Pain and Illness Disabilities

Chronic illnesses can be painful and difficult to deal with, but they may or may not be considered disabling. Students should consult with an Disability Services (DS) counselor and submit current medical documentation for evaluation. Even when chronic illness causes absences, students are responsible for work covered in class, homework, and tests. A peer note taker can help the student with notes, assignment dates, etc. If a student needs to miss a class, he/she should contact the professor. Together they can discuss material and tests that may be missed during the absence.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Deaf and hard of hearing students should consult with an DS counselor and submit current medical documentation for evaluation. All accommodations are given on an individual basis and are available after approval from your DS counselor.

Emotional/Mental Health Disabilities

Students with emotional/mental heath problems should consult with an DS advisor and submit current medical and/or psychological documentation for evaluation. All accommodations are given on an individual basis and are available after approval from an DS counselor.

Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Students with learning disabilities or Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) should consult with an DS counselor and submit current medical and/or psychological documentation for evaluation. All accommodations are given on an individual basis and are available after approval from an DS counselor.

Mobility Impairments

Students with mobility impairments should consult with an DS counselor and submit current medical documentation for evaluation. All accommodations are given on an individual basis and may be available after approval from a DS counselor.

Visual Impairments

Students with visual impairments should consult with an DS counselor and submit current medical documentation for evaluation. All accommodations are given on an individual basis and are available after approval of their DS counselor.

Temporary Medical Conditions

Please be aware that medical conditions may not constitute a disability. Broken limbs, surgery, flu, and pregnancy are not usually considered disabilities. It is appropriate for students with temporary medical conditions to work directly with their professors instead of going through DS. However, students may visit with an DS counselor to brainstorm their options for dealing with temporary medical conditions.