Disability Eligibility by Category
The California State University system has established the following broad disability categories that students may qualify for services.
Significant difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities
Challenges in locomotion or motor functions
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
A hearing disability refers to limitations in the process of hearing
Blindness or partial sight that affects educational processes
A chronic and persistent psychiatric or psychological disability as characterized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V)
Challenges with focus, attention, impulsivity, organizing and regulation
Trauma to the brain affecting cognition, mood or mobility
Challenges in speech, hearing an communication processes that affect learning
Any other dysfunction such as a dysfunction of a body part or a neurological disability that necessitates accommodations and does not fall within the categories listed above.
A transitory impairment of six months or less including broken bones, torn ligaments, COVID, post-surgical recovery, and more including pregnancy in some, but not all, cases. Temporary disability is decided on a case-by-case basis