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

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

Local Resources
Bureau of Special Health Care Needs

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America-Mid America Chapter

Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Gateway


St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association (LDA)

State Resources
Greater Missouri TSA (Tourette’s Syndrome Association

Missouri Assistive Technology

National Resources
American Diabetes Association

American Heart Association

American Lung Association of Missouri

Attention Deficit Disorder Association

CHADD  (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder)

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