• A person who is substantially limited in a major life activity and also meets academic and technical standards for admission or participation in the institution’s educational program or activity.” (The student must be admitted, currently enrolled and not disqualified.)
    • Student has evidence of, or is regarded as having, a long or short term impairment that significantly and functionally limits the individual.
    • Documentation is required to verify the existence of the condition and limitations it may pose to the learning environment. For short term conditions or pending diagnosis, documentation timelines may be extended at the discretion of SAS staff.
    • SAS staff reserves the right to make the determination of if a medical condition rises to the level of disability and also to request additional supporting documentation.


    Common examples of disability (non-exhaustive list):  Learning Disability, ADD/ADHD, Mental Health (depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, PTSD), significant emotional acute trauma (short term), physical disabilities, visual disabilities, attentional disorders, spectrum disorders, Deaf or hard of hearing, short term surgical or medical impairments that substantially limit a major life activity.

    Common examples that may not rise to the level of disability:  Colds, flu or other short term illness or medical issues that do not functionally limit a major life activity and are expected to resolve fairly quickly.  Visual impairments that are corrected by corrective lenses also are generally not covered.

    A special note about pregnant students:  Students who are pregnant may also be covered under the ADAAA and Title IX.  Due to the unique modifications that are required for pregnant students, referral to a Title IX Coordinator will be made in these cases.

Last modified: January 25, 2018