Other Health Impaired

Other health impairment 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, that is due to chronic or acute health problems. This includes, but is not limited to, asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Tourette syndrome, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, sickle cell anemia, and acquired brain injury. This definition is found in State Board of Education Rule, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.).

 Florida Administrative Rule for Students who are Other Health Impaired

Resources

Cerebral Palsy Group provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Guide is a small group of professionals with a desire to educate and help people with cerebral palsy. They provide a trustworthy, caring resource for families and individuals affected by this disorder.

United Cerebral Palsy Association has been committed to change and progress for people with disabilities for 50 years. UPC's mission is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities. 

Easter Seals is a community based health agency dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities attain greater independence. 

Florida Department of Education