Chronic Illness and Other Medical Condition Disability Explained

A chronic health related illness is an illness/disease that substantially limits one or more major life activity, such as breathing, feeling, walking, self-care or learning. A student's medical needs may have a direct impact on his or her educational success. Health related conditions may result in absences due to illness, therapies, hospitalization, and the effects of medication. Health related illnesses may also result in activity restrictions that may inhibit the student's full participation in all activities of the University.

Examples may include, but are not limited to: Acquired Brain Injury, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Asthma, Allergies, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Cardiovascular & Heart Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Chemical Sensitivities, Chronic Fatigue, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Hemophilia, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Nephritis, Pulmonary Conditions, Sickle Cell Anemia, Spina Bifida, Tuberculosis and others not listed.

Documentation serves as the foundation that legitimizes a student's request for appropriate accommodations.