Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual

Rights and Responsibilities

Revised:

31.6

WHO IS CONSIDERED A DISABLED PERSON PURSUANT TO THE ADA

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All applicants and recipients who meet the ADA definition of “individual with a disability,” are entitled to reasonable accommodations if they need them.  The applicant/recipient need not meet the “incapacity” definition, or qualify for, or receive, disability benefits to be considered in need of reasonable accommodations.

 

The ADA defines “disability” to mean a person with one or more physical or mental impairments that substantially limit a major life activity.  Physical or mental impairments include, but are not limited to:

 

·        Mobility impairments

·        Clinical depression

·        Diabetes

·        Bi-polar disorder

·        Cancer

·        Schizophrenia

·        Heart Disease

·        Learning disabilities (including dyslexia)

·        Asthma

 

·        HIV

 

 

Major life activities include, but are not limited to:

 

·        Walking

·        Breathing

·        Doing manual tasks

·        Learning

·        Speaking

·        Taking care of oneself

·        Hearing

·        Interacting with others

·        Seeing

·        Standing

·        Lifting

·        Working

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