Other Health Impairment

NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet 15 (FS15) Updated August 2012PDF versionEn español | In Spanish“Other Health Impairment” is one of the 14 categories of disability listed in our nation’s special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Under IDEA, a child who has an “other health impairment” is very likely to be eligible for special services to help the child address his or her educational, developmental, and functional … [Read more...]

Sickle Cell Anemia

August 2009 The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), our nation's special education law, defines 14 categories of disability under which a child may be found eligible for special education and related services. One of those categories is "Other Health Impairment," or OHI, for short. Within OHI's definition, numerous disabilities and medical conditions are explicitly named.  Sickle Cell Anemia is one such. This resource page accompanies … [Read more...]

GEMSS: Genetic resources for educators

Approximately 1 in every 20 children nationwide has a genetic or metabolic condition like Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome, sickle cell disease, or Phenylketonuria (PKU). The Genetics Education Materials for School Success (GEMSS) website provides educators, other school personnel, and parents with a “one-stop shop” of useful tools and tips for support of students with genetic conditions throughout the school day. Each condition and its symptoms … [Read more...]

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