NICHCY offers brief, but detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities. Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability.
Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of this Specific Disabilities page at the CPIR is:
Autism Spectrum Disorders | Includes autism, Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, PDDNOS, and childhood disintegrative disorder.
Learning Disabilities | Includes dyslexia, dyscalcula, and dysgraphia.
- OHI is a disability category under IDEA that lists examples of health-related conditions that may qualify a child for special education. The conditions that are mentioned are: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, heart conditions, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, sickle cell anemia, and Tourette Syndrome. Each of these conditions has a stand-alone resource page to connect you with more information. You’ll still want to read the main OHI fact sheet.
Visual Impairment | Including blindness.