Nassau: 516.248.2222  

Suffolk:  631.234.0467


Long Island Advocacy Center Logo for the legal rights of students and individuals with disabilities

Major life activities include, but are not limited to:

caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing,eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing,learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.

Major Bodily Functions include, but are not limited to:
​functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive,bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.
Physical or mental impairment  means:
​(A) any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems: neurological; musculoskeletal; special sense organs; respiratory, including speech organs; cardiovascular; reproductive, digestive, genito‑urinary; hemic and lymphatic; skin; and endocrine; or (B) any mental or psychological disorder, such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities. -source 34 CFR 104.3 (j)(2)(i)
Section 504 and the ADA define disability as 
(1) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity;
(2) a record of such an impairment; or
​(3) being regarded as having such an impairment


"Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Disability in Programs or Activities That Receive Federal Financial Assistance"

"Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Disability by State and LocalGovernments"

-source Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

​nassau County

Herricks Comunity Ctr.

999 Herricks Road

New Hyde Park, NY 11040

Phone: 516.248.2222 

Fax: 516.248.2290

Suffolk County

490 Wheeler Road

Suite 165 C

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631.234.0467

Fax: 631.234.4069

The Long Island Advocacy Center, Inc. (THE LIAC) is a private non-for-profit agency dedicated to
protecting the legal rights of students and individuals with disabilities 


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