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(1.91) Who qualifies for special education under the “other health impairment” category?

(1.91) Who qualifies for special education under the “other health impairment” category?

Students qualifying for special education under this category have limited strength, vitality, or alertness (including a heightened alertness to environmental stimuli that results in limited alertness in the educational environment), that is due to chronic or acute health problems, including, but not limited to: a heart condition, cancer, leukemia, rheumatic fever, chronic kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, asthma, epilepsy, lead poisoning, diabetes, tuberculosis and other communicable infectious diseases, hematological disorders, such as sickle cell anemia and hemophilia, nephritis, attention deficit disorder, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Tourette syndrome, and which adversely affects a student’s educational performance. [34 C.F.R. Sec. 300.8(c)(9); 5 C.C.R. Sec. 3030(f).] An “adverse effect” on educational performance may be measured by a student’s grades, but may also include consideration of other ways in which a student’s condition affects her school activities. See Chapter 14, Information on the Rights of Students with Significant Health Conditions.