Other Health Concerns

Definition

The range of disabilities in this category that may require academic accommodation includes; chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, arthritis, muscular dystrophy (MD), multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy (CP), cancers, HIV-infections, hemophilia, epilepsy, addiction(s) recovery, cardiovascular problems, diabetes, environmental allergies, kidney disease, lupus, migraines,and hepatitis, among others.

Symptoms

The range of symptoms will depend on the health concern, but many are associated with fatigue and may often lead to depression. Other symptoms and individual may experience are:

Allergies can be triggered by many things in the environment, be very difficult to treat and range form mild to severe. Symptoms may include severe sneezing, watering and itchy eyes, headaches, fatigue, difficulty breathing, and rashes or other skin irritations.

Suggested instructional strategies and accommodations