Youth and Volunteers with Disabilities

Definition of a Disability

Any person who has a physical or mental impairment, has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having an impairment, which substantially limits one or more major life activities, such as self-care, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, and working. See Equal Opportunity.

Including Youth with Disabilities


It is the policy of the University of Maine to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities so that they can participate in University programs and activities.  Federal law (the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990) and the state law (the Maine Human Rights Act) establish the rights of individuals with disabilities. Refusal to provide reasonable accommodations may constitute illegal disability discrimination and creates legal liability for the University.  Locations of meetings need to be accessible to all individuals.

Request for accommodations need to be directed to the UMaine Extension county office. That request will be forwarded to:

Human Resource & Staff Development Manager
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
5741 Libby Hall, Room 102B
Orono, Maine 04469-5741