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Other Health Impaired (OHI)
Definition: Other Health Impaired (OHI) 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 due to a chronic or acute health problem, including but not limited to asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, leukemia, kidney disease, sickle cell anemia or Tourette syndrome.
- Guidance for Determining Eligibility for Special Education Students with Other Health Impairment (PDF)
- Protecting Students with Disabilities - Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities (from the US Department of Education - Office of Civil Rights)
- Comprehensive Overview of Other Health Impairments - National Association of Special Education Teachers
- Other Health Impairment - Center for Parent Information and Resources
- Project IDEAL
For more information about Other Health Impaired, contact:
Email Sara BLumenthal
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