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Voucher-Eligible Impairments in SB 2325 and HB 765 - The Parents Campaign

Voucher-Eligible Impairments in SB 2325 and HB 765

A student is disabled under Section 504 if he/she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities are listed in the Americans with Disabilities Act and include learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, speaking, sleeping, bending, caring for one’s self, lifting, walking, standing, hearing, seeing, etc. Included in the definition are major bodily functions such as respiratory, digestive, bowel/bladder, neurological, endocrine and many others. 

Some of the impairments that would qualify a student for a Section 504 accommodation include: 

Food allergies (milk, nuts, shell fish, gluten)

Chemical allergies (perfume, cleaning agents)

Obesity

Broken arm or leg

Gender identity disorder

Stuttering

Insomnia

Poor oral health          

Nightmare disorder

Mild speech disorders (a kindergartner having trouble saying Rs or Ss)

Poor vision

Hearing loss

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD mild to severe)

Incontinence

Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, etc.

Any chronic illness, including urinary tract problems, asthma, diabetes, digestive problems, persistent cold, arthritis, blood disorders

Depression

Anxiety

Behavior disorder

(Source for behavioral and mental disorders: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition)

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