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(16.7) What are some examples of an “impairment that substantially limits a major life activity”?

(16.7) What are some examples of an “impairment that substantially limits a major life activity”?

Examples of an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity include, but are not limited to:

  1. Deafness substantially limits hearing;
  2. Blindness substantially limits seeing;
  3. Intellectual disability substantially limits brain function;
  4. Partially or completely missing limbs or mobility impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair substantially limit musculoskeletal function;
  5. Autism substantially limits brain function;
  6. Cancer substantially limits normal cell growth;
  7. Cerebral palsy substantially limits brain function;
  8. Diabetes substantially limits endocrine function;
  9. Epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, and multiple sclerosis each substantially limits neurological function;
  10. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection substantially limits immune function; and
  11. Major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, obsessive compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia each substantially limits brain function.

These disabilities/conditions may substantially limit a child’s major life activity of learning.