DSPS Mandate

“No qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such a disability, be excluded from the participation in, or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of any public entity, or be subject to discrimination by any such entity. “ (ADA, 1990)

An individual with a disability is defined as a person who (1) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (2) a person who has a history or record of such impairment, or (3) a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment (ADA, 1990).