University of Illinois Extension

Health Impairments

Youth may have limited strength, vitality or alertness due to chronic or acute health problems. These may include heart conditions, tuberculosis, rheumatic fever, nephritis, asthma, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, epilepsy, lead poisoning, leukemia, or diabetes. These health impairments may impact the performance of the youth. Here are some web sites to help you more effectively work with youth with these other health impairments.

Please note the University of Illinois Extension does not endorse any products advertised on the following internet sites. Also, the content of these internet links is subject to change, and thus their appropriateness as a resource may also change.

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association
http://www.diabetes.org/main/application/commercewf

Heart Condition

American Heart Association
http://www.americanheart.org/children/

Rheumatic Fever

HealthlinkUSA.com
http://www.healthlinkusa.com/Rheumatic_Fever.htm

American Heart Association
http://216.185.112.5/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4709

Asthma

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
http://www.aaaai.org/

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
http://www.cs.unc.edu/~kupstas/FAQ.html

Sickle Cell Anemia

American Sickle Cell Anemia Association
http://www.ascaa.org/

Hemophilia

National Hemophilia Association
http://www.hemophilia.org/home.htm

Lead Poisoning

National Safety Council
http://www.nsc.org/ehc/lead.htm

Leukemia

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
http://www.leukemia.org/hm_lls