Mobility Limitation Overview

Mobility limitation is defined as any orthopedic or physical impairment and/or an inability to move or a restricted range of movement that causes a serious limitation in locomotion or motor functions in the educational environment.

This may include one or more body parts due to paralysis, loss of limbs, or arthritis which may require the use of aids, appliances, wheelchairs, crutches, or splints for independent movement in specific activities.

Mobility limitation may include: Impairments caused by congenital anomaly, disease, amputation, fractures and burns. Other conditions in this category include cerebral palsy, rheumatoid arthritis, paralysis, spinal cord injury, post polio, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, back injury and others not listed.

Mobility limitation does not apply to mobility impairments due to seeing, hearing, or psychological or mobility limitations resulting from an ABI.

Documentation serves as the foundation that legitimizes a student's request for appropriate accommodations.