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Other Health Impairment
What is a health impairment
A health impairment means having limited strength, vitality or alertness, including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli, which results in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment. This can be due to chronic or acute health problems, such as asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever and sickle cell anemia, and adversely affects a child’s educational performance.

[+] Read about the specific criteria used to determine eligibility in the educational category of health impairments.

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education – Criteria for Eligibility in the Educational Category of a Health Impairment

A child is determined to have a health impairment when:
  1. A health impairment has been diagnosed by a licensed physician, licensed psychologist, licensed professional counselor or licensed clinical social worker
  2. The health impairment adversely affects the child’s educational performance.
[+] Other local, state and national resources related to health impairments

Local Resources
Bureau of Special Health Care Needs
www.health.mo.gov/living/families/shcn

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America-Mid America Chapter
www.ccfa.org/chapters/midamerica

Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas
http://efmk.org

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
stl.jdrf.org

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Gateway
www.lls.org/gat

Paraquad
www.paraquad.org

St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association (LDA)
www.ldastl.org

State Resources
Greater Missouri TSA (Tourette’s Syndrome Association
missouritsa.org

Missouri Assistive Technology
www.at.mo.gov

National Resources
American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org

American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org

American Lung Association of Missouri
www.lungusa.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association
www.add.org

CHADD  (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder)
www.chadd.org

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