Person with a Disability

October 25, 2015 - Less than a minute read

A term arising out of the person-centered movement. This term is used both in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to mean a “a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual; has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment.” Recent amendments to Probate Code 3600 et seq. replaced “incompetent person” with this more relevant term