What is a Disability?

A disability is a condition that can substantially impact your ability to:

  • breathe
  • hear
  • learn
  • perform manual tasks
  • see
  • speak 
  • take care of yourself
  • walk
  • work

It could include conditions like:

  • attention deficit disorders (e.g., ADHD)
  • autism spectrum disorder 
  • chronic medical conditions
  • learning disabilities
  • mental health disorders
  • neurological disorders
  • orthopedic conditions
  • sensory conditions (hearing/vision)
  • traumatic brain injury

Next Steps

If you are experiencing difficulty with one or more of these activities due to a disability or possible disability, please consider contacting our office to meet with someone to discuss options.

If you would like to request disabilities services or accommodations, please follow the steps to register with our office.

Applicable Laws

Disability is defined under these federal and state laws: 

While the federal laws pertain to people with disabilities lasting six months or longer, New York state’s Human Rights Law affords similar rights to individuals with conditions that last less than six months.