What is an “impairment” as used under the Section 504 definition?

December 2nd, 2013 by disability

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 Any disability, long-term illness, or various disorder that   “substantially” reduces or lessens a student’s ability to   access learning in the educational setting because of a   learning-, behavior- or health-related condition.

They may include conditions such as specific learning disabilities, diabetes, epilepsy, allergies and hidden disabilities.

 

What are some "major life activities"?

  ●  Self–care                             ●  Breathing

  ●  Manual tasks                       ●  Interacting with Others

  ●  Walking                                ●  Working 

  ●  Seeing                                 ●  Reading

  ●  Speaking                              ●  Standing 

  ●  Sitting                                   ●  Lifting 

  ●  Thinking                               ●  Bending

  ●  Learning                               ●  Concentrating

 

 

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