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Other Health Impairment

IDEA §300.8 (9) 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—

 

(i) Is due to chronic or acute health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, epilepsy, a heart condition, hemophilia, lead poisoning, leukemia, nephritis, rheumatic fever, sickle cell anemia, and Tourette syndrome; and

 

(ii) Adversely affects a child’s educational performance.

 

 

Training information and documents are available by following the links below:

 

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)

 

Attention Deficit Disorders Resources (ADD Resources)

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources (ADD Resources) is a nonprofit organization run mostly by adult volunteers with ADHD. ADD Resources is dedicated to supporting, educating and serving as a resource for people with 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.

 

Employment

 

SVSS is currently seeking a
Sp Ed Unit Business Manager. The application window closes on November 1, 2017 and the position will begin December 4, 2017. Please see the

attached information

(pdf)or log into ND Job Services to apply.

 

SVSS currently has two full time SLP positions available. If interested or curious, please contact Alison.Dollar@svssnd.org

 

ND Job Service

 

 

504 Compliance

Dr. Alison Dollar

alison.dollar@svssnd.org

 

Discrimination Policy

(119kb - pdf)

If you cannot fully access the information on any web page of this site, please let us know the accessibility issue you are having by contacting, Alison Dollar at (701) 857-4410 or by e-mail at Alison.Dollar@svssnd.org.

 

We will try to provide the information to you in an alternate format and/or make the necessary improvements to make the information accessible.  If you would like to file a formal grievance under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, you may contact our Section 504 coordinator, Alison Dollar, Director at 1370 20th Ave SW., Minot ND, (701) 857-4410 or by e-mail at Alison.Dollar@svssnd.org

 

The Souris Valley Special Services Unit is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment in all employment and educational programs, activities, and facilities. The Unit prohibits discrimination and harassment based on a student, parent/guardian, employee and/or applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or other status protected by law, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.

 

The Unit’s nondiscrimination policy (pdf)

 

For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, or to file a complaint of discrimination or harassment, please contact:

Dr. Alison Dollar

Title IX, 504, and nondiscrimination Coordinator

1370 20th Ave SW

Minot, ND. 58701

Alison.Dollar@svssnd.org

701.857.4410

 

Inquiries and complaints under Title IX may also be referred to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR):

Office for Civil Rights, Chicago Office

U.S. Department of Education

Citigroup Center

500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Telephone: (312) 730-1560

E-mail: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov

 

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