In order to qualify for services, students must present written evidence from a qualified professional verifying their disability to the Director of ODS. All documentation received is confidential. The federal definition is as follows:
A person with a disability
has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person's major life activities;
has a record of such an impairment; or
is regarded as having such an impairment.
"Major life activities" includes functions such as caring for one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning and working.