other health impairment , specific learning disability, deaf-blindness, or multiple disabilities
who need special education and related services.
Chronic Illness is addressed in Other Health Impairment (OHI) Category
Definition of Other Health Impairment:
“… 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, ADD or ADHD, diabetes, epilepsy, heart condition”…and a few others now including Tourette syndrome
Not all children with disabilities qualify for Special Education
If it is determined through evaluation that a child has one of the disabilities identified but only needs a related service , the child is not a child with a disability under this part .
If the related service required by the child is considered special education rather than a related service under Virginia standards, the child would be determined to be a child with a disability.
If a child has a disability that adversely affects educational performance, the child is eligible for special education services under IDEA. They are also protected under Section 504
If a child has a disability that does not adversely affect educational performance, the child will not be eligible for special education services under IDEA, but will usually be entitled to protections under section 504
In IDEA, FAPE means special education and related services
In Section 504, FAPE means regular or special education and related aids and services designed to meet the individual needs of persons with disabilities as adequately as the needs of non-disabled persons are met (Equal Access)
Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed – A Guide for School Personnel ( www.ndep.nih.gov/diabetes/youth/youth.htm - scroll to middle of page. Also, look at side of page for School Nurse News Articles)
ADA’s Packet on Education Discrimination (1-800-DIABETES)
www.diabetes.org – click on For Parents & Kids & then click Diabetes & the Law
www.doe.virginia.gov – choose Special Education in the scroll window
www.rhep.org (our HEP website) – search the “Learning Library”
www.wrightslaw.com – a comprehensive advocacy resource