The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall
have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates
(1) Disability--A physical or mental impairment that
substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an
individual; a record of such an impairment; being regarded as having
such an impairment.
(2) Learning disability--Evidence of significant learning
difficulties which substantially affect or limit one or more major
life activities, and which are not primarily due to cultural, emotional,
or motivational factors. The term does not include learning problems
which are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities,
intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, or of environmental,
cultural, or economic disadvantage. Note that while some of these
factors may be involved in other types of disabilities, such factors
are excluded from the determination of a learning disability.
(3) Major life activities--Walking, speaking, seeing,
hearing, breathing, learning, working, caring for one's self, and
any and all amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,
as Amended in 2008 (42 U.S.C. 12102 (2)).
(4) Mental impairment--Any mental or psychological
disorder such as organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness,
and specific learning disabilities.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §511.92 adopted to be effective June 30, 1997, 22 TexReg 5926; amended to be effective February 27, 2000, 25 TexReg 1379; amended to be effective December 6, 2017, 42 TexReg 6796; amended to be effective June 2, 2021, 46 TexReg 3406