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SMC|Student Services|Disability Resources|Who is eligible to receive services in the Disabled Student Program?

Who is eligible to receive services in the Disabled Student Program?

Any SMC student who has documentation provided by a licensed

professional verifying their disability is eligible for services.

According to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and

the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 (ADA), a person with a

disability is described as :

 • Having a physical or mental impairment that

substantially limits one or more major life activities

• Having a record of such impairment
• Being regarded as having such impairment


Types of disabilities that may be covered by the ADA include, but are

not limited to the following:

• Mobility impairment • Diabetes
• Visual impairment • Chronic illnesses
 • Deaf or Hard of Hearing • HIV and AIDS
• Acquired brain injury • Psychiatric disabilities
• Epilepsy • Specific learning disabilities
 • Muscular Dystrophy • ADHD/ADD
• Multiple Sclerosis • Developmental disabilities
• Cancer  • Recovered drug or alcohol addiction
• Heart Disease



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