In order to qualify for services, students must present written evidence from a qualified professional verifying their disability to the Director of ODS. All documentation received is confidential. The federal definition is as follows:

A person with a disability

  1. has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person’s major life activities;
  2. has a record of such an impairment; or
  3. is regarded as having such an impairment.

“Major life activities” includes functions such as caring for one’s self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.