All age ranges of individuals who have, have had, or are regarded as having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity are protected. Life activities include walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, caring for ones-self and performing manual tasks. The life activity that is affected does not have to be learning for a student to have 504 protections at school. To be protected, and individual must be "otherwise qualified" for the program or activity. Eligibility is determined by a team of people. It is best practice to include parents on the team, but is not required. Substantially limits means that the student is: Unable to perform a major life activity that the average student of approximately the same age can perform OR Significantly restricted as to the condition, manner or duration under which a particular life activity is performed as compared toe the average student of approximately the same age. The impairment must be substantial and somewhat unique rather than commonplace, when compared to the average student of approximately the same age. We must discount from the analysis any sub-par performance due to other factors, such as a lack of motivation and the immediate situation or environment. We must make an educated estimate of the mitigation of medication.