What is a disability?
Any mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities can be described as a disability. Affected activities include walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, caring for oneself, or performing manual tasks. Other medical conditions, such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Tourette’s syndrome, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, AIDS, diabetes, cancer, psychiatric disorders, and multiple sclerosis may also be described as disabilities. Please bear in mind that no list can cover all possible disabilities. To explore whether a condition not listed here is a disability, please contact a Disability Services Provider at your community college.