What is a disability?

A disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including but not limited to: caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating and working.

(Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment, 2009).

Eligibility for SAS services is based on the specific educational limitations caused by the individual’s disability.