Other Health Disabilities

Other Health Disabilities (OHD) includes a wide range of chronic or acute health conditions, including Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), that can range from mild to severe. Medications, treatments, therapies and repeated hospitalizations can affect a student’s ability to learn and function at school. A student with such a condition may be considered for special education under the OHD category. Find Minnesota Rule language regarding other health disabilities under Related offsite resources.

Prepared for educators, the information sheets linked on this page contain information about some of the conditions that may be included in the OHD category and ways that each condition might affect a student in the educational setting.
  •  - 6/12/17
    Information on Other Health Disabilities eligibility for students.
  • Other Health Disabilities Manual - 8/16/16
    Information about Other Health Disabilities for Minnesota teachers, school psychologists and nurses.
  • Sources for Evaluation Data - 12/10/13
    Non-fillable checklist provided as an example only. For local use in conjunction with the Other Health Disabilities Manual (see Appendix 3).