Adults with learning disabilities can experience personal, social, and emotional difficulties that may affect their ability to be successful throughout their lifespan. After high school graduation, choices abound in areas of college or other educational opportunities, the workplace, and options such as the military. Since learning disabilities are neurological disorders that can impact a person's ability to function in the workplace or at school, rare disease patients with LD issues can face stumbling blocks to successfully acquire certain academic, work, and social skills due to the brain's ability to receive, process, store, and respond to information.
For Additional Information about Learning Disabilities, visit these Resources:
Interactive LD Checklist: From Preschool Age (to be filled in by adult) to High School and Adult Surveys (Note: If you or your loved one displays these signs, seek additional information or help. http://www.ncld.org/checklists-a-more/checklists-worksheets-a-forms/ld-checklist-of-signs-and-symptoms
Learning Disabilities in Adulthood: See http://www.ncld.org/ld-basics/ld-explained/ld-across-the-lifespan/learning-disabilities-in-adulthood-the-struggle-continues
Learning Disabilites in the Workplace: See http://www.ncld.org/college-aamp-work
Post-High School Options and LD Issues: Seehttp://www.ncld.org:80/college-aamp-work/post-high-school-options
Who is an “individual with a disability”, and how might a rare disease be an “impairment” considered under the Section 504 definition?
As defined by federal law: “An individual with a disability means any person who: (i) has a mental or physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity; (ii) has a record of such an impairment; or (iii) is regarded as having such an impairment” [34 C.F.R. §104.3(j)(1)]. Certainly, the diagnosis of many rare diseases falls within that legal definition.
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