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Chronic Health Disorders

A wide range of medical conditions and health disorders exist in this category as they can functionally limit an individual in one or more major life activities. Some of these disorders include:

  • AIDS
  • Cardiovascular Disease/Impairments
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastro–Intestinal Diseases
  • Hepataties
  • Multiple Sclorosis
  • Renal Disease
  • Severe Asthma

These disorders can affect the individual’s cognitive and/or motor functions‚ and cause fatigue. Individuals report that these disorders are often acute by nature but on occasion their conditions “flare–up” and present temporary functional limitations. Because of the unpredictability of such conditions and the impact that symptoms present to the college student‚ the Disability Resource Center (DRC) suggests that students who have such disorders should register and provide medical documentation about their particular disorders. DRC staff will determine if the student qualifies to receive accommodations. Services that may be available to individuals with chronic health or medical impairments include:

Students are reminded that an adequate amount of time is needed‚ once they have provided medical documentation‚ to evaluate their accommodation request and review their records and approve accommodations. Students are strongly advised to register with the Disability Resourced Center before starting their first academic term.

To see if you qualify or to get additional information contact the Disability Resource Center at (859) 257–2754.

V/TDD (859) 257-2754


disability resource center . university of kentucky . multidisciplinary science building . suite 407 . lexington‚ ky . 40536–0082 . V/TDD (859) 257–2754 . fax (859) 257–1980

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