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Types of Disabilities

The following is a listing of some of the disabilities for which the AADR Office may provide accommodations. Accommodations for disabilities not found on this list may also be available.

Cognitive Impairments
Information processing or acquisition issues that are not limited to but may be associated with a specific learning disability, traumatic brain injury, or autism spectrum disorder.

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
A chronic condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and sometimes impulsivity. Although ADHD appears in childhood, it is often lifelong.

Visual Impairments
A continuum of visual impairment ranging from low vision to blind, which causes an inability to access printed information without the use of assistive technology or auxiliary aides.

Hearing Impairments
An inability to understand spoken language with or without an assistive listening device or the use of manual communication.

Traumatic Brain Injury
An acquired injury to the brain that a can lead to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions, with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness.

Physical/Mobility Impairments
Limited, restricted or effective use of one or more body parts, due to paralysis, loss of limb(s), injury or arthritis, which may require the use of aids/appliances for independent movement in specific activities.

Medical Conditions
A condition that affects a part of the body that impacts at least one major life activity. Often the impact of a medical disability is unpredictable and can change depending upon external stressors. These conditions include, but are not limited to the following.

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Narcolepsy
  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diabetes

Psychological Conditions
A spectrum of mental disorders or conditions that influence our emotions, cognitions, and/or behaviors, which may include but are not limited to the following.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)