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Special Education

Health Impairment

A chronic or acute health problem such that the physiological capacity to function is significantly limited or impaired and results in one or more of the following: limited strength, vitality or alertness including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli resulting in limited alertness with respect to the educational environment. The term shall include health impairments due to asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit with hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, sickle cell anemia, and Tourette syndrome, if such health impairment adversely affects a student's educational performance.

General Resources Diabetes Lead Poisoning
Attention Deficit Disorder/with Hyperactivity (AD/HD) Epilepsy Sickle Cell Anemia
Asthma Hemophilia Tourette Syndrome

General Resources

Band-Aids and Blackboards
This is a site about growing up with medical problems. Its goal is to help people understand what it's like, from the perspective of the children and teens who are doing just that. These kids have become experts at coping with problems that most of you have never heard of.

Asthma

Asthma - National Center for Environmental Health
The National Center for Environmental Health, NCEH, works to prevent illness, disability, and death from interactions between people and the environment. This website provides information and resources for people with asthma.

The New England Asthma Regional Council
ARC is a governmental policy organization. ARC promotes sharing of information and resources across the New England region to address the many ways that the environmental impacts asthma. It's mission is to reduce the impact of asthma across New England, through collaborations of health, housing, education, and environmental organizations with particular focus on the contribution of schools, homes, and communities to the disease and with attention to its disproportionate impact on populations at greatest risk.

Attention Deficit Disorder/with Hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD)

CDC - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services. This site presents information and resources on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
CHADD is the national non-profit organization working to improve the lives of people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder through education, advocacy and support.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
Attention Deficit Disorder Association, ADDA, provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults and children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives.

Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC) is an information dissemination service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). NDIC was established to increase knowledge and understanding about diabetes among patients, health care professionals, and the general public.

Epilepsy

CDC - Epilepsy
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services. This site presents information and resources on epilepsy.

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE)
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy by raising funds for research and by increasing awareness of the prevalence disease.

Eplilepsy.com
Epilepsy.com is an online resource provided by the Epilepsy Therapy Development Project. The mission of the site is to inform and empower two groups of patients and their families: those facing newly diagnosed epilepsy, and those struggling with epilepsy that has resisted treatment.

The Epilepsy Foundation
The Epilepsy Foundation will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and services.

Hemophilia

Hemophilia - MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. This website provides information and resources for people with hemophilia.

National Hemophilia Foundation
The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for bleeding and clotting disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research.

Lead Poisoning

Lead Poisoning - MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. This website provides information and resources for people with lead poisoning.

Lead Poisoning - National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, international public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. This website provides information and resources for people with lead poisoning.

Sickle Cell Anemia

American Sickle Cell Anemia Association (ASCAA)
The American Sickle Cell Anemia Association (ASCAA) is an organization that provides quality and comprehensive services through diagnostic testing, evaluation, counseling and supportive services to individuals and families at-risk for Sickle Cell Disease.

Sickle Cell Anemia - MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. This website provides information and resources for people with sickle cell anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia - TeensHealth
Created by The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, TeensHealth and KidsHealth provide teens and families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use. This website provides information and resources for people with sickle cell anemia

Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome- MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. This website provides information and resources for people with Tourette syndrome.

Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA)
The mission of the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) is to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome. This website offers resources and referrals to help people and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS.

Tourette Syndrome- Now What?
The purpose of this website is to help families with a new diagnosis better understand and interpret literature about Tourette Syndrome and realize that the prognosis for children with tics is optimistic.



Last Updated: September 2, 2008
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