A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
I. King Jordan Student Academic Center (JSAC), Room 1242
(202) 250-2612 (videophone)(202) 448-7065 (voice)(202) 651-5887 (fax)
The terms "chronic illness", "systemic illness or disability", and "medical conditions" refer to any of a number of health-related conditions that may affect the respiratory, neurological, circulatory, or immune systems of the body. The symptoms associated with these conditions are often unstable and unpredictable and may be episodic. Conditions referred to by these labels can include:
A chronic disease or medical condition can adversely affect an individual's ability to perform a number of major life activities and, if substantial, would therefore be described as a disability. In other cases, side effects of medications or combinations of symptoms from various conditions can impair major life activities such that the person is considered disabled.
Accommodations for students with chronic illnesses might include:
[Parts of this section were adapted from the pamphlet "College Students who have Chronic or Episodic Disabilities", Association on Higher Education and Disability, Huntersville, NC.]
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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