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What is a Qualifying Disability?
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act, the term "disability" refers to an individual with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual. To constitute a “disability”, an individual’s condition must limit a major life activity including, but not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.
Qualifying disabilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Dyslexia
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Hearing Impairments 
  • Visual Impairments
  • Speech Impairments
  • Temporary physical conditions
To discuss your qualifying disability, or the possibility of having a qualifying disability please contact:
Illinois College Office of Disability Services
Disability Services Coordinator
Caine Student Center Second Floor

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