We invite you to fill out a voluntary self-identification form online through MyMadison under the employee tab.  This form anonymously shares information with JMU so we can create a culture that supports everyone and their needs.  It also helps us to measure and create diversity goals at the university.

What classifies as a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.  Some examples of a disability can include but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Blind or low vision
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Celiac disease
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Autoimmune Disorder (lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV/AIDS, etc.)
  • Psychiatric Condition (bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, major depression, etc.)
  • Nervous system condition (migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), etc.)
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders (Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, etc.)

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